Are you afraid of the deep web? What if I try to get inside? Thanks to Welcome to the Game now you can! Let's find out in this review
Dear reader, you are not faced with a positive or negative review here. This because Welcome to the Game it is not a game, it is a life experience. Let's find out the reasons for this statement together.
Welcome to the Game, the deep web simulator
We have all been used to simulators of various kinds, but all of a quiet caliber and, in some cases, successful. Sim City, with no ifs and buts, is the backbone of everything that derives from it (the catalog of astragonand MR Software, etc.).
But hey, do you feel like you're in a quiet simulator here?
The game takes place entirely in the first person but soon ends up becoming a "desktop game", or rather a navigation simulator. The reason? Next paragraph!
A simulator with a plot? If it may already seem strange from here, imagine that there is not only a plot.
But it is also original!
You are a normal person, in a normal environment, involved in a far from normal business. You will be contacted by a person you've never seen and will never be able to see, who will provide you with information regarding the "Red Room“, A place that I will not show you, so as not to spoil the surprise (remember that the game costs 1,99 €).
In order to access the Red Room, you will need 8 codes to put together for compose the URL, able to direct you to the forbidden room. How to get the codes? Next paragraph!
Do you want to buy drugs?
That's right, in this game you can buy certain items that are only found on the "real" deep web. And it is precisely in these sites that you will have to go to look for the unknown codes. Looking for the first code? It could be on the cocaine sales site. Are you looking for the second? It could be from the butcher of humans. Are you looking for the third one? It could be in the shop of the slave women, looking like dolls.
And this is where the heart of the game is: to collect the codes, you are forced to search these gore / scary / creepy sites. Remember that you are still on the deep web, a place where, if you know your way around, you can buy corpses, child pornography photos and hand grenades. Not Amazon items!
Watch out who you meet!
If the whole game had stayed this way, it would have been fun too (but I don't think so!).
But there is only one problem. You.
By entering the deep web, you will be tracked by people who don't want you around. You will hear the sound of footsteps inside your house and you will begin to sweat at the mere thought that, who does not want you between the boxes, is behind you, ready to slit your throat without you noticing. In these cases, what will you do?
You will have no weapons or protections. You will turn off the lights and pray that the killers don't see you.
The negative sides, fortunately, do not affect the story (or at least, most of it). The absence of the Spanish language, a questionable duration, various hacking phases and a rather hasty realization of the gameplay are gods that, for better or for worse, do not affect the positive sides of this game. One above all, the original idea.
Now you understand why Welcome to the Game it is an experience. Is it worth buying it? Si! It costs € 1,99 on Steam. See it as a coffee at the bar, reciprocated by an experience that, in real life, only a few have managed to sustain.
Will you be able to enter the deep web? Yes.
But you will bitterly regret it, after tasting its contents. And if you think you've seen it all… wait until you get to the Red Room.8.7 Must try!