There’s a bit of music theory that details the Tritone, sometimes colloquially referred to as the Devil’s Interval or, infrequently, the Devil’s Third. To get slightly technical, it’s an interval of an augmented fourth or diminished fifth, spanning half an octave – or 3 whole tones. Without going too much in to it, the “diabolus in musica” as it was called by those who speak Latin, was usually used to create dissonance, and a feeling of evil or dread.
It’s all rather apt then; because playing through Devil’s Third stirred within me so much dread that I very nearly considered giving up playing videogames forever. Yes, that’s hyperbole, and in truth The Devil’s Third probably isn’t the worst game I’ve ever played – but it’s certainly very, very far from being good.