GYLT Released For PCs and Consoles – Here is GYLT Review

GYLT is a visually striking game that packs the sort of progression that players might recognize from horror games in their heyday. Electricity puzzles, strangely-shaped keys, and combat with monsters that could be doing a mechanical impression of Alan Wake all make GYLT feel like a familiar sort of experience. Check out this GYLT review to learn more about the game.

GYLT is a dark puzzleadventure game with horror themes. The game was available exclusively on Stadia but is now available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows (via Steam). 

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GYLT Offers a Great Storyline with a Good Message About Bullying

In GYLT, you play Sally, trying to find her cousin Emily in a messed-up version of their hometown. The game begins with her hanging up missing posters in the real world, but she is soon chased by bullies into a twisted version of her hometown, where she must dodge shadow monsters and otherworldly creatures to find her.

I have to tell you that the game’s story delivers a good message about bullying. Though it sets a content warning before starting the main campaign, it doesn’t shy away from exploring the negative psychological and physical impacts of bullying on children.

The story in GYLT is not particularly deep, and the jumpscares are not very scary, but it manages to create a tense atmosphere with its visually striking world. The monster designs are also creative and creepy, including blobby fish people with upside-down heads, teleporting creatures, and a massive humanoid creature that can rip you apart.

The environments are pretty cool, like an old arcade and creepy gym, and the story is told really well through the surroundings. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re into that kind of thing.

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GYLT Gameplay Features Are Simple

GYLT is a stealth/action game that offers players the choice between evading enemies or fighting them head-on. You can use your inhaler, flashlight, and fire extinguisher to fend off enemies or run through corridors to search for key items that help them progress.

Puzzles are simple but interesting, with players moving around objects and shining flashlight beam patterns on the walls to illuminate the area. 

The game’s mechanics are also simple, and most players will feel comfortable running around rooms evading monsters or combating them.

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However, the gameplay could get a bit repetitive as the game goes on since you are likely to encounter the same enemy types throughout each building visit.

Although the game does offer a few unique enemy types, the gameplay loop is not enough to keep you interested in returning to the game for more. 

In addition, the game’s climax is weak and leaves the player wanting more from the story.

All in all, the gameplay’s stealth mechanic is a cool compromise to combat the lack of action, allowing you to sneak past or evade enemies. Finding collectibles adds some replay value, and the autosave system lets you explore to discover other possible endings.

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GYLT Was Released For Multiplatforms in July 2023

Originally released as a Google Stadia exclusive in 2019, Madrid-based developer Tequila Works’ gothic horror got a multiplatform release on July 6, 2023. It may not be a genre-smashing pioneer, but it is a well-crafted entry into the medium.

GYLT is now available for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on PS Store, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S on Xbox Store, and Microsoft Windows on Steam

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