When The Quarry came out about a year and a half ago, there was a mixed feeling about it. Is it a game? Is it a movie? Is it like Dragon's Lair with quick time events? My answer is yes. It is all those things. We here at Gaming Nexus reviewed it when it first came out, but I think it deserved a second chance, and boy was I glad I did. Of course, there are some horror movie holdovers here, like dialogue, overpowered killers, and dumb characters, but over all, I had an absolute blast with the game.
The Quarry is like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. And I had never played a Super Massive game, so the visuals here were insane to me. After the full playthrough, I did some digging online. While the game claims there are 186 endings, that may be a stretch. Mathematically, and depending on who gets infected, killed, or survives, you could say this is correct. And yes, the game just ends when you make the final decision. But EVERY SINGLE DECISION can decide the outcome of each character. There were times where I knew I made the wrong decision and it turned out ok. There was a sense of panic where you think you could've answered a question, or hid instead of running, but that's the beauty of the game. There's also a mode you unlock after finishing the game where you get three "lives", so if you lose a character, you can replay it. You can also replay it from any chapter, in case you do all the right things, until you don't.
The fun for me here, was keeping not just one, but ALL of them alive. My main mission was to keep one of my favorite underrated actors alive, and that's Brenda Song, who plays Kaitlyn in the game. There was more fun had discovering the clues, and checking out what paths I chose, which were VHS tape covers. This game was pretty cool to me, and I don't want to ruin it for you. It could also be because I didn't pay $60 for it, and I got it on PS+. Currently it's 24.99 on Steam as part as a Halloween bundle. If you haven't already ruined the game for yourself, give it a shot. It's a good spooky season game for sure. Or save money and watch my (botched) full playthrough below.