[PS4] Tape: Unveil the Memories Review
Tape: Unveil the Memories from BlackChilliGoat and Sony Interactive Entertainment is a first-person psychological thriller on PS4. Learn more in our Tape: Unveil the Memories review!
Tape: Unveil the Memories from BlackChilliGoat and Sony Interactive Entertainment is a first-person psychological thriller on PS4. You’ll be playing as Iria, who sets out on a journey to find out what really happened to her father. To do this, you’ll have to help her find the different VHS tapes that he left behind. She receives the first VHS tape from her father at her house in the small town of Antumbria, and it will be because of this that she dives into her memories to try and uncover why he’s gone missing. Along with the VHS tape, you’ll also receive a very special camera.
While exploring her memories, Iria will be able to use the camera to affect the objects she encounters. How will she do this? By moving them forward, backward, or having them stop in time! This is an interesting gameplay mechanic that ties into how Iria’s father was a famous horror filmmaker. Tape: Unveil the Memories pays homage to the horror movie scene of the 1990s, wrapped in an indie package boosted by the PlayStation Talents initiative.
You can move around each area with the left analog stick, controlling the camera with the right one. Run by pressing and holding down the L1 button. The R1 button will be used for zooming in to take a closer look. You can interact with objects with the X button. To check your inventory, press the Triangle button. The Circle button will be used to equip and unequip the camera. Once you have equipped it, you will notice which objects can be affected by the camera thanks to the camera’s focus turning blue. The L2 button will be used to rewind time, while the R2 button will be for fast-forwarding. Press the L3 and R2 buttons at the same time, and you can pause an object.
Tape: Unveil the Memories has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy to add to your collection. The full list is split into 11 Bronze trophies, 17 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies. As for the objectives you’ll have to complete, several trophies will unlock as you progress through the game’s story, while others will be tied to finding all of the collectibles in the game and getting the different endings on offer. Talking more about the trophies would certainly spoil the story.
Tape: Unveil the Memories is a fun first-person psychological horror experience on PlayStation 4 from indie BlackChilliGoat and Sony Interactive Entertainment by way of the PlayStation Talents initiative. Using an old-school camera with tape to change the time of objects forward or backward or to stop it in place. Add a Platinum trophy, and you have something for trophy hunters to take a swing at as well. Tape: Unveil the Memories is out on PlayStation 4 at a $19.99 price.
This Tape: Unveil the Memories review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment.