On this page of our The Medium guide, you'll find some starting tips to make the game easier. We've highlighted a few elements that you might forget about when focusing on the story.
- Use the sight
- Carefully examine your surroundings
- Listen to dialogues
- Use the spirit form
- Pay attention to achievements
- I'm stuck - now what?
Use the sight
The sight is an important mechanic in The Medium. You can use it by pressing LB. Thanks to the sight, you will see hidden items, important things for the plot, and many interesting secrets. You must use the sight to detect objects, otherwise, the character will not always understand your intentions.
If you want to learn more about the controls, check out the separate page of our guide.
Carefully examine your surroundings
You can find a lot of interesting objects in The Medium. Some of them are directly related to the plot, others count as secrets, and the rest simply contribute to the game's atmosphere. The important thing, however, is that collecting items not only affects your experience with the game but can also unlock a few achievements. The game has achievements for collecting secrets and a few that are simply about picking up items.
Listen to dialogues
The most important element of the game is its storyline. To follow it, you need to listen to the dialogues – they will also help you with the tasks. Characters often say what they need to do or where they need to go. This can make it faster and more efficient for you to follow the story.
Use the spirit form
Your spiritual form will talk to you at certain points in the plot. You can freely explore the hotel as her and create memories.
If you want to learn more about memories, you can find their descriptions and locations on separate pages of the guide.
Remember, that you can leave your normal form and control the spirit form. However, you can't go too far away – the spirit will start to disappear if you spend too much time outside of your body.
Pay attention to achievements
There are 39 achievements in The Medium. Some of them are directly related to the storyline, while others can only be unlocked at specific moments, such as the Famished Feline achievement. Check the list of achievements to get them all on your first playthrough.
Our guide has a list of all achievements along with descriptions on how to get them.
I'm stuck - now what?
If you are stuck, it is worth considering a few things:
- You must use your sight – it is possible that the solution to the puzzle is impossible to spot with the regular sight. Use special abilities to see things invisible to the naked eye;
- You need to reset the game – this is rather rare, but it can happen that the game won't load everything after entering a location. We had two such situations when creating this guide. The only solution was to reset the game.
Remember, you can find the solution to every puzzle in our guide. If the previous steps didn't work, check out the walkthrough pages and follow the steps to make progress.