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4.3 stars

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More of what I loved about Penumbra: Overture 0

Penumbra: Black Plague, being a sequel to Penumbra: Overture, is of course a continuation of the same story with very similar gameplay. Considering how much I enjoyed Overture and that both games are on the short side (I finished this one with 6.3 hours logged in Steam), that was very much welcome. I got Overture with the first Humble Indie Bundle, and by the time I got around playing it the included offer to get the rest of Penumbra cheap had expired. Luckily it was part of the Halloween 2011 S...

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The sequel is still creepy, and with fewer problems than Overture 0

The Penumbra series very pleasant surprise when it come out. This series is a cross between a traditional adventure and 1st person survival horror. The combination of gameplay styles feels very refreshing and new, and just as important, the story is captivating too. The second installment, "Black Plague", brings the series to a close with improved gameplay and a satisfying end to the story. Like Overture, Black Plague is creepy and scary, and it is filled with moderately challenging but intuitiv...

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Underappreciated Gem 0

Penumbra: Black Plague picks up the story right where Penumbra: Overture left off.  And given that Overture was a pretty short game that ended in a cliffhanger, I think it's fair to say that a sequel was required.  It's a quick ride to what is basically the end of the Penumbra story (although Penumbra: Requiem does flesh things out a bit more), clocking in at somewhere between 5 and 10 hours of gameplay.  If you're in a real hurry and follow a walkthrough, you could probably finish in even less ...

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No thank you, Clarence 0

Penumbra Black Plague picks right up off where Overture left off and see's protagonist Phillip kidnapped, stripped of his weapons (a thing Frictional Games will adapt into all future titles) and locked in a room in an underground facility deep below the tundra in Greenland. Primarily a horror experience Black Plague excels in it's immersion with another one of my favourite mechanics in the Frictional Games catalogue, manual interaction with the mouse. While sometimes clunky and less practical, t...

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