COLINA: Legacy is an indie tribute to classic survival horror

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The trailer for COLINA: Legacy opens in a room that reminds me of the Lake View Hotel from Silent Hill 2, which is a good way to pique my interest. Developed by indie studio Chance6, this is a survival horror game that's explicitly old school, as becomes obvious the moment you see the flashlight play over a puzzle seen from a third-person perspective. They've also drawn inspiration from escape rooms for its puzzle design, which is an intriguing concept.

The story has you stuck in your grandmother's house, with the rest of your family mysteriously absent. As the trailer shows, it certainly goes some places from there.

COLINA: Legacy is available now (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.