Forgotten Hill: Fall
Why is it that whenever the protagonist's car breaks down in the middle of the night they go to the only house with no lights on? And then they just invite themselves inside as if they owned the place. Serves them right when the door snaps closed behind them. Forgotten Hill: Fall has you in such a predicament, but even a rude person like yourself doesn't deserve what's awaiting you in this house. FM Studio's point-and-click escape horror game doesn't waste any time giving you the chills as you solve puzzles to venture deeper into the house hoping to find the way out. Death could be, and is, one click away so be careful where you go poking your nose. Sadly, that's a must for escape games, so be ready for some jumps, deaths, and a very appreciated automatic save system.
While having a good sprinkling of jump scares, Forgotten Hill: Fall has the perfect thing any horror game needs; dread. In the beginning the only light comes from your mouse and so scanning each room can be a nail-biting experience. After your first sudden death you'll soon be flinching at things that should be giving you courage, like solving puzzles or even turning on the lights. The only thing missing from this game is descriptions of items around the place. When you see an object and can't pick it up, it doesn't give a nice visual clue of what it might be, which can leave you wondering if it's actually part of a puzzle or just there for decoration. The other slight issue is some of the hints seem a bit obtuse, though a well-seasoned escape-the-room game player won't have many problems with them. Even if you're not too familiar with these types of games Forgotten Hill: Fall is sure to be a pleasure for those wanting a good fright or two.