Based on appearances, A Short Tale of Solitude
takes its cues from survival-horror's darkest, dreariest, earliest days ' before fancy whosamwhatsits like player-controlled camera angles and color were invented. And yet, while A Short Tale's appearance gives off a strong early-Resident-Evil vibe, the story seems to be headed into far less charted territory. Set inside an abandoned French orphanage during World War I, the game focuses on warring factions of deranged children and cites Lord of the Flies as one of its main influences. Kids, right? With all theirwars
and other crazy nonsense. When will they ever learn, the silly tykes?