I never played Slender. I’ve heard it was scary due to the near constant darkness, crushing isolation and the anxiety of not knowing when Slender Man would appear. That concept sounded intriguing to me, but I was too involved with other games to dive in this world. This time around, I’ve set time aside to get my feet wet with the beta version of Slender: The Arrival. To commemorate this moment, I thought it would be fun to record my reactions during the first few moments of gameplay.
Slender: The Arrival is one of those games that should definitely be played in the dark with headphones. This is the best way of to squeeze every bit of tension out of the experience. In my case, I thought I was hearing a second pair of footsteps and seeing images in the woods even though nothing was there. I was so worried about running into Slender Man, I was seeing him all over the place. Make no mistake, you’ll know when Slender Man actually appears.
If you want to play the beta for Slender: The Arrival, visit the game’s website and pre-order the full game for $5. Blue Isle Studios is expecting to release the Slender: The Arrival for PC on March 26.