When Hello Neighbor was introduced at PAX South, many parents were concerned that when young boys and girls were very young participating in the game. This makes the older people both impressed and somewhat worried when many child gamers join, although this is a terrifying and scary game. It turns out; it is a fevered game on Youtube with millions of views since the game was officially introduced to the community. TinyBuild Studio develops this game by trying to create a game with a hidden action style and a stuffy, tense atmosphere, but not as scary or creepy as many horror games are doing vibrant in the market.
The game is suitable for all ages, including children
The reason is that the publisher TinyBuild directs this game to love Minecraft. Obviously, the game development team has succeeded in creating a game suitable for young people, the booming Minecraft generation on Youtube. In fact, this game itself has all the properties that appeal to child gamers, like survival horror, but the game gives the feeling of where you watch a movie on Cartoon Network rather than lost in the fantasy world of horror Outlast or RE7.
Do not let fear hinder the game experience
In Hello Neighbor, players will not have to heart or be scared to death with the intimidation of monsters in the game simply because there are no such horror things in the game. The game atmosphere is still bright and lets you get lost, immersed in the virtual world of the game instead of engaging you in fear. Instead of the full-toothed zombie or a ferocious monster, the game’s monsters are a cartoon character that looks a bit silly with a weird sticker, a big head, and a neck, but it makes you feel closer because the character shape is closer to the children’s movies.
So what will you do in the game? Hello Neighbor tells the story of a man who sneaks into his neighbor’s home to discover what secrets are hidden in the basement. However, his presence was soon discovered by the fastidious landlord. If not careful, an unknown fate will happen to him. The player’s task is straightforward, just break into the neighbor’s house and find his secret cellar. The main aim is for the player to avoid detection while also obstructing traps indoors. Each room will contain strange secrets, and challenges will become more formidable as the game progresses. In the game screen, you will have to solve a few puzzles at the same time deftly avoid the hostname. It is the process of solving puzzles and avoiding the villain that will create the game’s atmosphere. But I still can classify it as a horror game thanks to great mechanics.
Do you remember Outlast? If you see a monster, your only option is to run and hide, hoping and praying simultaneously so that those disgusting creatures won’t find you. With Hello Neighbor, everything is precisely the same as a thing. When you open the wrong door, the neighbor will see it, and you will have to run like never before to find a way to escape. Even the game’s Al is so brilliant that it remembers your previous failed plays to change the way the game behaves, and maybe you will again plunge into brand new trappings that you could never expect before in that colorful house. When caught, you will immediately restart the level. The game wants to give you a feeling of fear and tension, not scare you to death.
General evaluation of the game
Simple gameplay, hidden layered storyline, colorful images like a movie for children is the answer to why Hello Neighbor received many positive reviews come to like things. Although the graphics are somewhat mimicking things related to the Toy Story franchise, the reality of the game’s graphics may deceive you by being fun and colorful, but it has a vaporous vibe. The creepy direction is quite strange, making the player even more curious. Hidden under the colorful curtain is a tragic story about Mr. Peterson’s family that players will somewhat learn in the process of the experience.
If you want to try your hand at solving challenging puzzles or challenging your courage when you have to find a way to get rid of the scary neighbor, Hello Neighbor is a perfect choice. It will be suitable for those who love horror games but do not want to be too frightening and scary.