Failing is the game's best aspect, in fact. It's what gives Until Dawn its bloody, horrific flavor. Screwing up now and then gets the characters killed, and you're stuck with your failures because the game doesn't stop to force you to try again or let you flip back to an earlier save to cheat another try. That element takes Until Dawn from being what's effectively a movie with quicktime events to a dynamic middle ground of storytelling: more than a horror movie you might catch on a Friday night, but still grounded in the tropes of that experience. When Until Dawn is hitting that stride, it's at its most exciting.