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Ice Scream: Horror Neighborhood

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Awkward controls ruin teen-focused fright fest.

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age 9+

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Um dos melhores games de aventura

Um dos melhores games de aventura, muito legal, porém meio difícil para jogadores de 1 viajem. Aqui esta um tutorial para ajudar a zerar o game:

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (14 ):

As much as you may enjoy a good scare, the most frightening thing about this scary stealth game is its prohibitively awkward controls. In Ice Scream: Horror Neighborhood — or, as it's known on iPhones and iPad, Ice Scream: Horror Adventure — you're a kid who's excited to see the ice cream truck... until you witness the ice cream man grab one of your school chums. Played from the first-person perspective, you have to rescue the kid by exploring the world and solving problems, all while doing your best to not be seen by the ice cream man.

While this take on a precious childhood memory could add to the fright factor here, this isn't nearly as scary, or engaging, as it could've been. For starters, the controls don't work as well as they should for a game in which you have to run away from a child predator. Not only does it not let you interact with objects unless you're positioned just right, but the movement controls are really clunky. It also doesn't help that the ice cream man has better situational awareness than he should for a man wearing a large, unwieldy mask (or is that his head?). And yet he sometimes can’t find you even when he sees you you duck into a hiding spot. All of which is why Ice Scream: Horror Neighborhood isn't even as scary as getting brain freeze from a milk shake.

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