Wondering if Carrion has a proper story, beyond your creature’s desire to shove meat into its mouth? Read on.
Carrion casts you as an oozing abomination whose only drives are to eat and escape. Awakening in a research base, you’re soon tucking into anything you can get your tentacles on. But does the game have a proper story, perhaps with a heroic nemesis who’s doing their best to stop you unleashing yourself upon the world?
The short answer is no. There are brief sections where you play as a human, revealing how your monstrous protagonist came to be, but Carrion has no proper story. The enemies you face are largely anonymous, there’s no specific antagonist and there are no story beats to raise the stakes.
That doesn’t mean Carrion isn’t worth playing; we gave it 7 out of 10 in our review, and there’s a lot of fun to be had just sneaking around, yanking people up into the ceiling, devouring them before their co-workers can blink. But Carrion does lose momentum near the end of the game. Giving you a specific foe, like The Thing‘s R.J MacReady, could have kept you on your toes.
So, no, Carrion doesn’t have really have a story but this fleshoidvania is still worth your time.