Anxiety and Hallucinations Take Form in The Lady

Anxiety and Hallucinations Take Form in The Lady

I watched the trailer for The Lady. Then I watched it again. Then I read the description. Then I watched the trailer one last time. After all that, I think I may have some idea on what The Lady is, but I still wouldn’t bet on it. Surreal and downright strange, it’s hard for me to figure out what this action game actually is.

You take on the role of a woman working her way through a series of fever dreams and hallucinations. The imagery is weird, with most of what I’ve seen just being the main character fighting against other representations of herself. Why she feels the need to smash them with her head, I don’t know, but the weird sounds and strange vibe of the game have me interested in knowing what exactly is going on here. No matter how much research I do I still don’t have much of a clue, and am more than willing to drop the five bucks to buy it so I can find out. I mean, look at the trailer! What is this game? How does it work as an action game about depression and anxiety? This is going to drive me crazy until I play it and find out.

The Lady is on Greenlight if you want to give the developers a helping hand there, although there’s no demo that I can find to help players decide if they want to vote for it or not. There was one before the game came out and a bunch of Let’s Play videos were made about it, so there are resources if you want to look in on the game before you decide to lend your support. Still, if you really dig strange game stuff, I don’t think you’re going to need a whole lot more convincing than some of the game’s trailers will give you.

I’m going to go watch it again and see if I understand yet.




A horror-obsessed gamer, Joel is still spending his days looking for something to scare himself as much as Fatal Frame. Even so, he has ridiculous action games and obscure gems to keep him happy in the meantime. A self-proclaimed aficionado of terrible retro games, he's always looking for a rotten game he hasn't played yet, and may be willing to exchange information for candy.

Specialty: Horror