I respect Bloober Team’s persistence in the realm of psychological horror games. They’re not for everyone, and I understand the complaints that their games lack a certain impact, but I like ’em okay.
The Medium, Bloober Team’s latest release following the back-to-back Layers of Fear 2 and Blair Witch, feels higher-profile. The horror-adventure game has been pushed quite a bit as an early Xbox Series X/S title due in large part to its distinct “two worlds” split-screen concept, but it’s also out on PC.
That’s where I played it, and after seeing the recommended specs, I was surprised to have pretty good performance with my setup: an i7-7700K, GTX 1080 Ti, 16 GB RAM, and SSD. I didn’t have to make too many visual compromises at 1080p. Whether Marianne was in the spirit world, the real world, or she was inhabiting both realities at the same time side-by-side, the game ran consistently well for me.
But apart from The Medium working on a technical level, is its world worth exploring? Is it actually scary? And what about those stealth encounters with a trash-talking demon voiced by Troy Baker?
Source: Destructoid Review: The Medium