Shut In – Game review

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Shut In is a dark comedy, psychological horror game developed by Cael O’Sullivan and published by Hidden Track. Shut In explores depression and isolation by trapping you inside your own house.

Explore a hostile home, solves puzzles, and withstand sarcasm from the rude and unreliable narrator. The narrator is very interesting – he seems lazy, he belittles you, and makes you feel like an idiot. The narrator appears to be the voice of the main characters depression and he’s not nice, to say the least. He belittles you, making you feel like an idiot and unworthy.

Your looks, how you eat, the way you smell, etc. are just a few of the things the narrator will find fault with. Essentially, he doesn’t want you to leave the house. Exiting your room, things already seem to be a little off. Looking at the stairs, you have a long way to go.

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Once you make it to the bottom of the stairs, you find doors to twisted versions of the rooms amongst other odd things. You need to solve the puzzles to gain items to help you along your journey. Some of the items will require you to think outside of the box and “don’t quite make sense”.

Also, along your journey, you will find many ways to die as well. Many of these pitfalls are scattered around. When you die, you are greeted with a sarcastic cheer and the narrators witty comments. Not to worry.

Lastly, there are many endings to this game. Replay-ability is quite good for this game, as you can explore both the many ways to die and the many different endings. At the end of each playthrough, the narrator will assess how long you took to play, how many events killed you, and the number of items you found, and your grade.

This is a wonderful game. If you are looking for a unique puzzle game, give this one a chance!


Lastly, there are many endings to this game. Replayability is quite good for this game, as you can explore both the many ways to die and the many different endings. At the end of each playthrough, the narrator will assess how long you took to play, how many events killed you, and the number of items you found, and your grade.

This is a wonderful game. If you are looking for a unique puzzle game, give this one a chance!

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