Hello Neighbor review
Hello Neighbor is a first-person puzzle horror game. It is a mix of puzzles and horror that was made to excite our imagination and curiosity. This is not a typical puzzle solving game, due to multiple “try and see” levels you will need to go through, instead of using analytic thinking. There are almost no rules in the game except to not get caught by the neighbor.
Frankly speaking, Hello Neighbor may attract us with our own hidden desires from childhood to investigate our suspicious neighbors’ lives, but numerous bugs and inconsistencies to both its genres make it harder to play. The main character here is also a child, who suspects that his neighbor is up to no good. He wants to find out the truth. And to do this, he tries to sneak into neighbor’s spooky house.
The task seems impossible. It looks like the neighbor guesses every your next move. So you’ll have to be unpredictable. Smart AI remembers your previous behavior and calculates the chances of you to go in certain places. While your main goal is neighbor’s basement, you will have to walk around his house to search for keys, extra tools, and so on. To receive something you need, the game offers you to solve some puzzles, which usually illogical and depends on your wild guesses and numerous tries.
Moreover, your neighbor does not sleep. He definitely knows that something is not right. And of course, he suspects you. While you are running back and forth through his house, he sets traps. Your task is to escape all the traps successfully and don’t get noticed.
This game is definitely atmospheric. And the story starts in a peacefully, beautifully looking neighborhood. However, not many players find graphics in the game worthy of attention. The Android version of Hello Neighbor is even less beautiful than the PC version. It looks like the game’s developers decided to cut lots of scenes and corners for the mobile format. The moves seem a little bit undeveloped and mechanic. But this is a specific of the game. You will get used to the graphics of Hello Neighbor after few hours of playing.
Hello Neighbor was made for PC originally. And the whole experience is better there. So, when it appeared on mobiles, gamers had high hopes. Developers revealed the player’s rotation and widget that can be set everywhere we press. It is helpful in some situation, but not everywhere, and not while you are in danger and widget repositions all of a sudden.