When it comes to walking simulator-type games that mix in some horror to help try to liven up the blandness of walking through mostly sterile environments in first-person perspective it turns out I’m not much of a fan. Quintus and the Absent Truth I was hoping could break my streak of being uniformly unimpressed, mixing in moments where you can make use of your clever rat pal to help you out at times, but unfortunately he just serves as an occasional gimmick. In particular there’s a weird bugginess to this title in spots, most easily seen when you pick up pretty much anything and struggle to see any details due to the really weirdly implemented lighting system that ends up leaving almost everything dark. Whatever moments you’ll get being startled or thrown off by an occasional jump are lost in a sea of aimless walking around and being pretty bored.
Justin Nation, Score: