A simple phrase at the outset of “White Night” sets this mood for this Depression-era thriller. “Times were worse than hard, and the bar was about to close.”
The words come from a down-on-his-luck man, struggling like much of the United States was in 1938. He staggers to his car, a clearly unfortunate action the player has no control over, and kicks off the game when he crashes into a tree.
What follows in “White Night,” available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, is a ghost story at its most cerebral.
The man (we aren’t given a name) is in desperate need of medical care when he stumbles