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This review is from: Barrow Hill (PC DVD) (Video Game)
Barrow Hill restores the balance to 'point and click' adventure games. If you're bored with making war, killing things, city building, or wearing your fingers out from trying to reach the next platform... then you might enjoy this nicely done, (very atmospheric and slightly creepy), brain teaser. The puzzles are fun but not mind bending. The solutions are logical and make sense within the context of the game. A certain amount of reading is required but the various text add to the story and reveal many clues. Be warned, a couple of inventory items are well hidden. I wouldn't say there's any 'pixel hunting', but it's important to see the whole game, every screen. The music and voice acting add to the spooky environment. This game does a good job of playing on our fears of 'things that go bump in the night'. I appreciated that there was a choice of endings. Playing this game a second time might reveal interesting bits that could be missed the first time around. This is a first time effort from independent producer Shadow Tor and I'm looking forward to their next release.