My Favourite YouTube Gaming Series #11

Layers of Fear – Jacksepticeye

Episodes: 6

Game synopsis: Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion.

This is definitely a very underrated game and considering its indie, it’s very impressive. I’m assuming it’s heavily influenced by Amnesia and I love those games so that makes this even better. If anything I enjoy this playthrough more than any Amnesia playthrough I’ve seen. 

I’m completely in love with the soundtrack. Game music is one of my favourite things in the world, and I love listening to it when I read. I’m also a bit of a weirdo and I love music that slightly creeps me out and Layers of Fear does that perfectly. It’s the right balance between creepy and beautiful. 

There’s so much care and attention in this game. Firstly, the graphics look amazing, the voice acting is very good and the fact that the game camera jolts slightly when you walk because the character has a prosthetic leg is incredible. Not that the character lost their leg, obviously, but that’s such a small detail that they didn’t need to add, but they did and it’s great. 

The story of this game is definitely an interesting one. It deals with some very heavy topics and is a horror game so do be aware of this if you were thinking of checking out the playthrough. 

The further you get into the game the more palpable the atmosphere gets. This game is pure atmosphere, I wouldn’t say it’s scary. There are a few jumpscares though. 

Right, enough gushing about the game, this post is about the playthrough. 

Sean as always is super funny and defuses scarier situations with his loudness. Yes, this is during the green hair, loud era. I get that a lot of people don’t like this style and to be fair he doesn’t shout that much, he’s just a generally loud person. So don’t worry about there being any over-the-top reactions – that’s not really Sean’s style. 

His face when he realises that the rooms change when he leaves them is so funny and this mechanic is actually part of what makes Layers of Fear so great.

The best part in the entire playthrough has to be “I mean, that was on my to-do list today, get bread, drink coffee, go insane, walk the dog… oh wait! I can’t! Fido’s burned!”. You really need to watch it to get why it’s so funny, but Sean really has great comedic timing. 

This game isn’t super long so it’s definitely the type of playthrough I keep coming back to when I don’t know what to watch. It’s also a great entry-level horror game if you’re not into the genre but want to give it a try.

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