Become one of six monstrous characters and attempt to make
your way around the board while collecting all six hidden
keys within the allotted 49 minutes. The DVD operated Gatekeeper
will be watching your progress. In order to beat him you will
have to face your greatest fear in the sinister Well of Fears...
is a fantastically spooky game. Anyone who remembers the original
range of video board games will be really impressed with how
this classic series has been updated for the 21st century.
video version, from oh so long ago, used the video to simply
add a little atmosphere to the game. But, with the introduction
of the DVD version, it offers a lot more interactivity.
the game allows you to inform the Gatekeeper which characters
are playing - so that he can speak directly to only those
characters that are participating in the game. Secondly, at
various times the Gatekeeper will ask you to choose an item
from a selection of six. Once you've made your choice the
Gatekeeper decides your fate. Finally, unlike the video game
- where you had to stop the video if you won - you can now
see a specially designed cut-sequence if you can make it to
the Well of Fears and face your nightmare before the allotted
time runs out.
probably the greatest advancement to the DVD version of the
game is the many different punishments, insults and introductions
that the Gatekeeper randomly throws your way. This means that
each time you play the game you're never really sure of how
he will behave. Will he reward more than punish, or will he
be in a vindictive mood?
only way to play Atmosfear is in a room lit only by
candles (we found that four tealight's placed in holders on
the outside of each corner of the board made for a very atmospheric
really is good, solid family entertainment - the Gatekeeper
is amusing more than scary - so your little ones should be
able to play without getting too frightened.
the stagnant, and rather dull, board game market, Atmosfear
is a scream.
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