Highly disappointing game. Some things about Stasis are really good, like the 3D environments and the musical score, that create an astounding atmosphere.
The problem is that, once you take technical parts apart, you end up with a boring game with a terrible story. It’s not a matter of lack of originality, it’s just plain bad: a clichèd B-movie centered on shocking the player with disturbing scenes, while forgetting about plot consistency, balance and characters.
That is, you won’t stick to it for the story.
The puzzles are often illogical and you are just tempted to try everything on everything. You don’t have dialogues or real riddle-like machines, just inventory-based puzzles with few items in a limited number of rooms: difficulty is obtained through unintuitive, illogical combinations, and this is no fun.
The game is full of diaries to read, but they break the rythm, increase the boredom and decrease the fun once again…
I would recommend this game only to fans of horror sci-fi that don’t care about interesting plots, and just like the idea of exploring a beatifully rendered spaceship where bad things happened. The strong and consistent atmosphere is what saves this game from being just a negative experience.
Time Played: 5-10 hours