Hello Neighbor review

5 / 5
5
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Latest Version:

1.01

Publish Date:

2018-07-26

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The description of Hello Neighbor

Horror movies and games are always special kinds of entertainment. Not everyone likes it and not everyone understands that fear feeling when the bad guy is following you. But you definitely would not like to be followed by more annoying rather than an evil neighbor in the “horror” created game.

Gameplay

The story begins with a curious kid, trying to uncover what the heck his neighbor has hidden in the house’ basement. It sounds simple and straightforward, yet it all goes downhill from there. There is a quick cutscene at the beginning which effectively lowers your expectations of gameplay. After that, you get a short tutorial which explains how to control and the rest is up to you. There is no explicit or implicit instruction, ‘beyond a door is locked’ or ‘the key is upstairs’.

The game is divided into 3 acts. The first Act gets you inside the neighbors’ house and starting from here it gets annoying. Hello Neighbor is declared as horror and it’s really horror one. By saying that, we mean that the evil guy always catches you no matter where you hide or what you do. A good horror game makes you scared of getting caught but avoids having it happen too commonly.

When you finally arrive in the basement you have a little time without the neighbor which allows you to investigate and really understand what the game was trying to do. Although, as soon as the evil neighbor enters, it quickly becomes tedious and boring again.

Visuals

It’s honestly a mess. The game was originally developed for PC and all that was needed was a real effort with creating a mobile version that wouldn’t sicken the player. The graphics are very low quality, they may look quirky from a distance, but everything is unpleasant to look at close-up. What makes this even more frustrating is the file size, a 1.2GB mobile game should be filled with lots of content and decent quality graphics but instead, it falls short.

Control

For a game that requires users’ immediate response, the controllers are really poor. Even though the game went through 5 versions, there’re still problems to be fixed. Most users complain about tap controllers that don’t response on your touch at all. Furthermore, the same controllers are for different functions and you have to memorize that. For example, it turns out that the button that you use to interact with items is also the button to pick them up. The “throw” button is the only that behaves as it was expected. The middle button is a complete mysterium. It highlights when you hold an object, like a chair, but absolutely nothing happens when you press it.

5

Great

Overall, we can’t recommend giving this a go. Trying the Act 1 will be enough to understand that the game has a lot of updates to go through. Act 2 and 3 are to be purchased and it costs $14.99. Maybe you can have some fun with this game if you just adapt to bad controls and graphics and wait till the developers do something to fix it. But now, we personally would not invest in this game and say “Goodbye” to the Neighbor instead of “Hello”.

Professional Critic
Francesca Nicasio

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Latest Version: 1.01
Publish Date: 2018-07-26
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Hello Neighbor history

Version: 1.2.31 for Android 4.0+ - Latest Version!
Update on: 2017-05-07
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: 19084bafba294716ab3c99afeb5512664c119817
Version: 1.2.30 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2017-04-26
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: bb5ca07fddfdd397a8e30bba4f277e7429732220
Version: 1.2.29 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2017-04-25
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: 3508c8f2ab068577cc725cc08ae9f40a678f05e0
Version: 1.2.28 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2017-04-20
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: f61f14fe6dc4f3edcf277d62cc03635a46b02513
Version: 1.2.27 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2017-04-14
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: fa1c6f471c6a1611dd6fc02e67cdcff71213b815
Version: 1.2.26 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2017-02-23
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: 30097d1fced164b1d2a535c28f45a6da6f816e94
Version: 1.2.25 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2017-02-13
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: 52e215d38a508a70f76a7e6c1649aff0417a9075
Version: 1.2.24 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2017-02-09
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: 7f68021108360fe385a1a87dd06dbf7427b6aa25
Version: 1.2.23 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2017-01-04
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: c1a8e99b8bf416effddf2d18c752a66d83c0df4f
Version: 1.2.21 for Android 4.0+
Update on: 2016-12-12
Signature: c34d63078fbc676aeb51872ab4573903b8464508
APK File SHA1: 06a34c1fe9a6b43da20843beceb5f856aaaa81c3

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