Neural Parasite is a clever little experimental first person horror game where you attempt to escape a Nazi bunker while using only the mouse to control your character.
WASD and Mouse controls have been a mainstay of first person gameplay for a long time now, but Neural Parasite (inspired by papercookies’ Car Game) shakes things up in some clever ways. You wake up in a zombie-filled Nazi research bunker after being experimented on, and attempt to make your escape. However, rather than just using keyboard controls to move around and interact with things, everything is controlled with the mouse.
At the bottom of the screen are a pair of shoes, and to move forward you alternate clicking on the left and right ones. To turn you just click on the side of the screen you want to turn towards and to shoot you simply pull out your gun, aim the reticule and click. It’s a very intuitive system, but does make moving around a little slower, which makes for some very tense moments when you’re being chased by enemies (particularly as you also need to reload the chambers of your gun manually).
It’s quite short and low on narrative, but it’s a cleverly executed concept that would be great for expanding into something larger. An excellent example of a limiting control scheme allowing for inventive gameplay. Highly recommended.
Controls: Mouse – Point & Click
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here