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Tales of Terror: House on the Hill - Review

You and your sister decided to sign up for a spine-chilling adventure at a so-called haunted mansion. At first, you thought the house was only there for commercial purpose, only to know later that entering the house would put you in grave danger. The house morphs and separate your sister from you, find your way out of the house through traps and mazes before you have no chance!



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Name: Tales of Terror: House on the Hill Collector's Edition
Release Date: 18 May 2014
Developer: Deep Shadows

Tales of Terror: House on the Hill started out to be very promising, with a strong and spooky story that got our attention immediately. The opening cutscene is not epic, but it is solid and exciting enough only to disappoint us later. While the main storyline is pretty entertaining, the backstory and events that happened after that failed to impress us. There are several twists and turns; unfortunately, we did not find them to be very exciting. The characters in the game are very forgettable, although live actors that portray them are probably the very best we have seen in this industry.

We do not really have anything to say about Tales of Terror: House on the Hill since all of the aspects are so-so. The visuals are appealing, but they would not wow you by any means. The music and voice overs are good in  quality, nothing spectacular.

The gameplay is average, straightforward and not very challenging. Tales of Terror 2 plays like a typical HOPA, there are no special features or real creativity. The Hidden Object scenes are mostly standards with a couple of interactive items. The puzzles are the usual run of the mill, many are very simple and not very entertaining.

Just to make this Collector's Edition more disappointing, Tales of Terror: House on the Hill is a very short game. The length of the main game is barely three and a half hour for fast players and the bonus chapter, which is absolutely unnecessary is roughly  half an hour. The extra content is thin also; a strategy guide, concept art, wallpapers, achievements, collectibles and soundtracks.

Tales of Terror: House on the Hill is a humdrum time-passer and is certainly does not worth the CE status. The game is a total waste of awesome live actors due to its dull gameplay, short length and the lack of extras.

Graphics: 3.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4/5 Stars
Story: 3.5/5 Stars
Originality: 3.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 3/5 Stars
Extras: 2.5/5 Stars


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