YMMV / Slender: The Arrival

  • Even Better Sequel / Sequelitis: Or remake, rather. Slender: The Arrival has been shown to do functionally everything better than its predecessor. On the other hand, the plot has been criticized as too vague and the length is said to be a bit too short.
  • That One Level: The abandoned mine area, where you have to turn on the generators seem frustrating to some since not only is Slenderman trying to get you but also his proxy who tries to chase you down and if it catches you, it cripples you making it a lot harder to get away later. Fortunately you can switch the modes on your flashlight to stun it, but the game doesn't tell you that. Heck even after you turn on all the generators, it can still get you while you're waiting for the elevator to rise.
  • What an Idiot: Seriously, Kate. If you have a something like the Slenderman haunting you, what makes you think that leaving your doors and windows open at night during a thunderstorm was a good idea? Granted doors wouldn't even slow him down, but that still doesn't justify being so slack with home security.
    • You don't need to be followed by Slenderman for keeping your front and back doors shut to be a necessity. Apparently, Kate's not concerned about her house being broken into.
      • Who says it was her? Imagine going to bed with securely locked doors and windows and waking up with all of them unlocked and open. Imagine this happening so often that it doesn't even surprise you anymore. Imagine knowing that the Humanoid Abomination with vast supernatural abilities including teleportation that seems to be stalking and toying with you just wants you to know that there is no way to keep him at bay.
      • Except that wouldn't make any sense since the entire mission of the flashback was about closing the windows and doors to keep him out. Why bother doing it at all if you know that the last several times have proven to be ineffective?
      • It's also likely that continued exposure to Slender Man was already turning her into a proxy by that point. In which case, she may have taken a page from Alex, Jay, and Tim's book by leaving her camera on to discover what's happening while she sleeps. She may have seen herself be controlled into doing it. This may at least partially explain why she's filming herself in the video that Lauren finds.
    • Who lets their only child wander a dark, creepy forest that's known for disappearances? Essentially the entirety of the Matheson family's Slender Man problems were caused by them themselves, though, considering that one picture, it's entirely likely Charlie would have disappeared anyway. Just... later.
    • They didn't let Charlie go into the forest; he wandered off himself. But that still doesn't explain why they left him unsupervised while he was playing on the beach. Also, that "dark, creepy forest" you're referring to wasn't necessarily known for abductions/disappearances - for all we know Charlie could be the first person to disappear in the forest.