The Medium on Xbox Series X
“So there I was, existing in two worlds, but not really living in either.”
Marianne comes out with this line about midway through The Medium, and it’s a quote that near-perfectly sums up how I feel about the game’s unique dual-reality mechanic: while its inventiveness is admirable, the design never feels as though it realizes its true potential and pushes Blooper Team’s latest horror to truly mind-altering heights.
That being said, there’s no doubt that The Medium is still the developer’s most ambient and cinematic game to date, which is saying something indeed given that the Layers of Fear series and Observer are hugely impressive in that same regard.
The Medium’s story focuses around…