Kevin Richards, the developer of the highly-controversial Eternity project has hired you to protect him from any danger at all costs. But now he has been attacked, captured, and took into an abandoned hotel, you need to rescue him from a psychotic mask man as well as learn the dark, buried secrets about the project Eternity!
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Name: Haunted Hotel: Eternity Collector's Edition
Release Date: 26 April 2015
Developer: Elephant Games
Here comes the eight game in the Haunted Hotel franchise, the fourth that is developed by Elephant Games. In Eternity, the story once again sets in an abandoned hotel, although this time the hotel acts more like a laboratory of some sort. We were impressed by the uniqueness of the plot in Eternity; it is very exciting, as well as captivating. The developer also did a fantastic job on creating an eerie and suspenseful environment; the use of surveillance cameras and monitors are very effective.
Haunted Hotel: Eternity also looks amazing, despite some scenes being a little too dark at times. The quality of the graphics is satisfying, providing sharp and breathtaking visuals. Besides, the special effects are professionally-crafted, really help build up that spooky atmosphere. The cutscenes are commendable, even though we have seen much better ones from Elephant Games in their other games.
Now comes the audio, which plays quite a significant role in this game. The soundtracks are creepy and moody, which go along well with the theme of the game. The voice overs are basically top-notch, especially the voice of the kidnapper - which every now and then, menaces and taunts you - gave us goosebumps every time.
Where Eternity falls a little short of is the gameplay. The adventure part of the game is simply crammed with boring tasks and mundane interactions, nothing innovative, nothing challenging. The hidden object scenes are fairly entertaining, but not necessarily noteworthy. In contrast, the puzzles are splendid, some are very creative and a few are amazingly complicated.
The Collector's Edition of the game is not too heavy on extras, the full list can be found below. The bonus chapter further elaborates on the details of the Eternity project, which is actually interesting. As for the length, the whole game, including the bonus chapter, took us just under 5 hours to complete.
To sum up, Haunted Hotel: Eternity is fun and haunting, intriguing and heart-pounding. If you don't mind how easy the game actually is, then Eternity would provide you with hours of worthy entertainment.
Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 5/5 Stars
Story: 5/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3.5/5 Stars
Puzzles: 4.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 4/5 Stars
Extras: 4/5 Stars
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