Awesome Game, Mild Jumpscares, Lots of Glitches
OK, let me start off by saying that this game is downright amazing! The only reason I gave it a 4 star rating instead of 5 is because of all the glitches. But I'll get into that later. So, Hello Neighbor is a stealth-horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house and uncovering the secrets in his basement. There are bad messages such as breaking into his house, also at the beginning of the game you see the neighbor strangling someone, then locking them in his basement. There are disturbing screams coming from the victim, especially in Act 3. The neighbor also wears rubber gloves. Okay, gameplay. You are controlling Nicky Roth in a first person view, so everything feels more real. But, the games graphics are cartoonish and funny, so it doesn't really capture horror as much as some other games do. There are a lot of fun puzzles to solve, all while avoiding the neighbor. All of the controls are relatively easy to pick up. Glitches, hmm...worst part of the game. Glitches happen randomly without reason (well of course they do they're GLITCHES!) and can be very frustrating. So, example of a glitch, the train stops working no matter how many times you push the button. Another glitch is sometimes, in Act 2, the neighbor will throw glue at you, and then you will fly over the
fence and complete the Act. Scares, okay, the scares in Hello Neighbor are pretty mild, so it's not worth getting worked up over. But, there are some tense moments, so you could be sneaking up to the neighbor's house, then the loud chase music would play suddenly, making you jump, then you might get caught in that second of weakness. The neighbor has a funny but intimidating mug, which could scare some players. Also, the neighbor has a bunch of manikins lying around his house, so it could make you jump if you go into a room and a manikin is
lurking there. The violence consists of the jumpscares, the neighbor strangling that person, and you can throw stuff at the neighbor to slow him down. Well, that's it! I think it's OK for kids 9 and up because of the mild scares. I hope this helped you decide, PEACE!