Shrouded: Brave the Haunted Halls of the Greenhaven Public Library
An anime-style 2D horror game with a lot of potential.
Welcome and Enter if You Dare…
Shrouded is a 2D survival horror role-playing game created by the independent game developer, MY5TCrimson who is best known for Sonic.EXE - The Game. The first demo version was published online in 2019. The teaser has already garnered its fair share of attention from online gamers awaiting the official full release. In a more recent update, MY5TCrimson revealed that a second demo will be released in the near future.
What Is Shrouded?
Shrouded is an anime-style 2D survival horror role-playing game. It was created by independent game developer Adam Gavigan, also known as MY5TCrimson. The game focuses on the adventures of a young college student named Carmen and is set in the dusty, shrouded Greenhaven Public Library in the sleepy little American town of Greenhaven.
Concept Rating: 4/5
For a 2D indie game, Shrouded has some noteworthy and effective anime-style visuals. It includes a solid soundtrack by co-composers Noah McKnight and Liam Wells. The game also includes the talents of voice actors Alexis Monteith, Edwyn Tiong, and Liam Wells which truly adds to the overall story.
Graphics & Audio Rating: 4/5
Don’t Be Afraid To Play
Your survival test takes place in the Public Library of Greenhaven, USA. There is definitely something unusual about this musty old library, but no one knows exactly what or why. It was once a lauded landmark in which the locals took pride, but some time back in 1978 it fell into a state of dusty disuse.
Most of its sections and corridors are locked and closed to the public’s prying eyes. Why it was closed is anyone’s guess. It might be connected to the mysterious disappearances of 27 Greenhaven residents. The local authorities investigated over the past 20 years, yet years later, the case remains unsolved and cold,
You are Carmen Flynn, a young college student, a guitarist, and a real love for history. Thus, you have come to the cryptic Greenhaven Library to learn what’s what. After all, the many disappearances are certain to make a great subject for your upcoming term paper.
Mind you, researching this paper could literally be a real killer. Still, there’s no place to do the homework but at the infamous library. Don’t be too scared though as you have your little brother Charlie by your side.
You must monitor him as he is a bit feisty. Then again, his love of video games and penchant for electronics could come in handy. One thing is certain, this will be an experience like no other. Indeed, this library could very well spell your doom.
Grim Greenhaven Library holds many sinister secrets that will make your pending paper a mere afterthought. Now you must focus on solving the plethora of puzzles hidden here to solve the mystery of long-forgotten disappearances of 1978 and ensure your own survival. Find the clues hidden amongst the library stacks.
Put them in your notebook to aid you in overcoming an assortment of difficult situations. Save and use different tools that will help you make your way through the dark corridors, incoming halls, and wild, winding pathways. Finally, never forget to stay at least one step ahead of the ever-present threat of the anonymous, insane friend stalking your every step.
You can run. You can hide, You can even set traps. Do whatever you can to survive.
Gameplay Rating: 4/5
The Horrific End
Overall, the current demo version of Shrouded is quite fun and shows great promise. With an engaging story, solid graphics, synchronized sound design, and a thrilling atmosphere, we are eagerly awaiting the second demo version of this 2D indie game.
Replayability Rating: 4/5
Shrouded is a fun and challenging survival horror role-playing game that is sure to be a hit with gamers looking for a scare.