While set in the same universe as the previous game, it features an entirely new cast of characters and time setting. Players explore the environments using a lantern, with diary entries and notes providing information on the lost memory of the title character. Some elements of The Dark Descent have been removed, while new elements have been added. One of the reasons for this is to provide a fresh gameplay experience to veteran players of The Dark Descent. The inventory has been removed, along with the oil and tinderboxes.