Immortality review | PC Gamer

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What is it? An immersive interactive movie where you are the editor and the film might be haunted.

Expect to pay: $20 (Also on PC Game Pass)

Developer: Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid

Publisher: Half Mermaid

Reviewed on: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 2.10 GHz, 12 GB RAM

Multiplayer? No

Link: Steam (opens in new tab)

Where does art come from? What makes creating a film different from writing a letter or inventing the toaster? Does it come from within us, or is it, sort of, all around us, y’know? This is the realm of cultural philosophy that Immortality (rather more eloquently) delves into as you unravel its FMV-led mysteries. 

Immortality is presented less as a game and more as a collector’s edition Blu-Ray box set of forgotten (and fictional) French model and actor Marissa Marcel’s filmography. Players begin with a question posed in the “Short History of Marissa Marcel,” helpfully written by Immortality director Sam Barlow: What happened to the actor? Why has she been absent for 20 years? Why were none of her movies released? Where is she now? 

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