Forgotten Hill: Little Cabin in the Woods
When does "taking liberties" go too far? Like the lost episode of a Brothers Grimm story, Little Cabin in the Woods - A Forgotten Hill Tale is a twisted take on the mundane. This latest work from FM Studios is quick and to the point -- an abbreviated, self-contained side story installment of Forgotten Hill.
You're back in a house that looks quite familiar, with photos, puzzles, and furnishings reminiscent of previous episodes. The ask is simple and the clues are direct; however, some puzzles may take a bit of fidgeting -- user error or designer error, hard to tell. Compared to other browser game horror series like Rusty Lake and The Last Door, Forgotten Hill is generally less refined. FM Studios's games are less smooth to play; its animations nonsensical; and its graphics less uniform, resembling a collage of various stock sources. Attention to detail is limited from both the user interface and graphic design standpoints. On the flip side, what the series and Little Cabin lacks in finesse, they make up for in originality. In addition to interwoven storylines and intriguing characters, this game indeed satisfies players' cravings for excursions into the point-and-click horror realm.
While spooky and unsettling with a couple of jump scares, once finished, this installment is best described as "comical." The premise, animations, and conclusion are simply ridiculous. Once you've played, you'll know what I mean. Little Cabin in the Woods is a bite of fun, campy horror, a hokey caricature within the scary game genre.