DAYMARE: 1998 is a third-person survival horror game that recreates the mood of iconic titles from the '90s, with a fresh storyline. An incident that turns a small town into a deadly zone, ... See full summary »
I get it. It wants to be a 90s horror game. It is very self aware that it is a version of Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and a lot of every other survival horror games of the era.
The negatives do outweigh the positives, however, It is a close call.
The story is overwhelming. I hope you like reading, because you will be doing a lot of that. You will get a great deal of information on to what is going on. However, the cut scenes are so god awful and poorly written (maybe on purpose), that you won't know what the heck is happening.
I do love RE and the rest. So this was enjoyable to see a little throwback. Especially with the references and nods. That was excellent. But overall... it's just not quite right. Solid play, but not worth finishing or caring about. 6/10