Man Of Medan’s Friend’s Pass is an oddly restricted solution to share the horror

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Like most horror flicks, The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man Of Medan is healthier with mates. Starting this week, Medan homeowners are getting a brand new Friend’s Pass, letting you invite one particular good friend onto the digital sofa to share the scares collectively over the subsequent two months. It’s a one-time-use key, so that you’ll have to select your companion rigorously, however what higher means might there be to plunge into Medan with a mate on-line?

Wait, doesn’t Medan assist Remote Play Together anyway?

Until “mid-late January”, gamers who personal or choose up Man Of Medan will see a particular “Friend’s Pass” model of the game pop up of their Steam Library. This one-time move will let any of your non-Medan proudly owning buddies take part on the game’s Shared Story multiplayer mode, letting two gamers sail by means of the seafaring horror collectively.

Here’s the factor. Man Of Medan additionally helps Steam Remote Play Together, which lets people play offline multiplayer modes by means of streaming shenanigans. The Friend’s Pass solely appears to allow you to play the Shared Story mode, restricted to 2 gamers, whereas I consider distant play will let 4 extra buddies hop in for Movie Night’s “build-your-own horror flick” romp.

I s’pose you’re not on the mercy of video streaming with the Friend’s Pass. But getting it up and operating is a weird course of. As demonstrated on this tutorial video, getting it operating includes downloading a second copy of Medan your self, buying a code from that model, sending it to your pal to activate and set up themselves. It’s a weird trade-off, notably given the Friend Pass is a one-time deal, one which’s solely obtainable for the subsequent two months.

It in all probability makes extra sense over on Medan’s Remote Play-less console variations, carried over to PC for parity.

Weirdness apart, Supermassive have launched the Curator’s Cut model of Man Of Medan – beforehand a pre-order unique – as a free replace. Available when you’ve pulled off one playthrough, Curator’s Cut brings in different scenes and views usually restricted behind a second participant’s display screen in Shared Story.

While it’s acquired its hiccups, Man Of Medan is a strong visible novel wrapped in an especially polished horror flick wrapper. Supermassive’s breakout Until Dawn won’t be on PC for now, however Sin’s Man Of Medan review left her optimistic for the Dark Pictures Anthology going ahead.

The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man Of Medan is at present 40% off in the Steam Autumn Sale, bringing it all the way down to £15/€18/$18.



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