Being chased is widely reported as one of the most common nightmares. In video games, it’s become a conspicuous feature of modern horror, SOMA, Outlast 2, and countless others presenting looming monsters the player can never truly escape. Now we have The Eternal Cylinder which isn’t a horror game but does offer a fresh and monumental twist on this idea of panicked escape. From what? Try the molten cylinder its title refers to, as tall as a mountain and wide as a continent. Anything caught in its path is instantly obliterated.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7amjq/eternal-cylinder-is-a-surreal-survival-game-and-a-nightmarish-metaphor