Hello Neighbor review
Hello Neighbor is a quest game developed by Dynamic Pixels. It was initially released in 2017 on Windows and now is available on Android, iOS, PlayStation, and Xbox, the reviews on all platforms are mostly positive. In the game, you have to sneak into the Neighbor’s basement to reveal his secrets. Along the way, you will have to find keys, open doors, and complete puzzles to proceed.
Gameplay: Explore the Hood
The main antagonist is the character’s neighbor, who lives across the street. He behaves suspiciously, and the character decides to explore his house to reveal the mystery behind him. You will be able to freely explore the locations and discover ways to proceed. Alpha-versions of the game offered many ways to complete or even skip puzzles, but the release version is simpler in these terms. You only have one way to pass certain obstacles, so there is less room for creativity. The game allows you to pick up tools and use them in different interactions. There are screwdrivers, boxes, flashlights, chairs, and much more available for you to pick up and use.
Graphics: Only a Bit Suspensive
The developers claim the game to be a horror, and some of the visuals may seem a little suspenseful, for example, the house interiors look strange, and the weird forms are adding some tension. However, the game itself is far from being a horror: the graphics are cartoony, the Neighbor himself is not creepy at all. The game lacks some work with light and details in the environment, but it is still possible to enjoy it. Such graphics allow the developers to make Hello Neighbor properly optimized for mobile devices, and it runs pretty stable even on the budget smartphones.
Controls: Typical Quest Mechanics
The game does not offer much new in terms of mechanics, and the controls are prey basic as well. You are able to move your character to discover locations, and run away from the Neighbor, rotate the camera to look around, pick up, drop and use different tools you find on your way. It is comfortable to play Hello Neighbor both on mobile and on PC, so the controls are pretty fine here.