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    genkicoll

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    House of 1000 Doors 4: Evil Inside

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:25 pm

    House of 1000 Doors: Evil Inside

    by Alawar / Logris Games - March, 2015

    Series links: House of 1000 Doors 1: Family Secrets, House of 1000 Doors 2: The Palm of Zoroaster, House of 1000 Doors 3: Serpent Flame, House of 1000 Doors 4: Evil Inside

    Available at:
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition /



    Emily’s everyday life is shattered when a strange woman knocks at her door, begging for her help as a frightening meteor descends from the sky. In an instant, she’s whisked away to the mysterious House of the Lancasters, where she discovers she has a special gift: the inner light. Now Emily’s power is the only thing that can stop the dark disease that threatens to swallow the entire world. This deadly infection corrupts anything it touches: humans, animals, even plants and inanimate objects, turning them into violent monsters. Work together with your new family to fight back and restore the world, before it’s too late!

    • Special bonus chapter featuring another adventure in the House of 1000 Doors!
    • Tons of collectibles and achievements!
    • Soundtrack and Wallpapers
    • High-quality cinematics with fully-voiced characters!





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    Re: House of 1000 Doors 4: Evil Inside

    Post by JustTheFacts on Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:35 am

    *Yes, this is Justie, and yes, this may meet the requirements of a review!*


    In Brief


    I am a big fan of this series, and have enjoyed each one of the previous. I love the feel of the house, the ways it changes with each new game, and the ways it stays the same. This one makes a giant leap in those changes.

    Graphics are excellent, kaleidoscopic and surreal, with wild bold colour everywhere, and it is not at all pretty. 

    The HOP scenes are likewise quite different from past games. The two I played in the full 90 minutes of the demo were find & use, with a lot of interactions. They were clear but also tricky to figure out where what might be found/used.

    There are 3 levels of difficulty and a custom option. I played on easy, and it was, for most I think, too easy. There were helpful black bar hints, indications in the map about where to go next, and a hint that pointed directly to the item needed. But you can eliminate any or all of that on other levels.

    The puzzles were not overly different than what we've seen before, but a new twist has been tried with most. There are two extra 'specialty' aspects. A pet you get in the "introductory" chapter, and who can get hard to reach objects, and a "hand of light" you have and can use on evil-infected objects or people. The little task you must do to use this skill is quick, reasonably easy even for a hand-impaired like me, and done a little differently than most of these ones.

    In brief?! you gasp... yeah, I know.

    In brief, the 90 minutes went by without me bailing, a momentous achievement, but still I felt the story moved too slowly for my taste. 

    Other than that, the only criticism is, surrealism aside, there's nothing outstanding or different about this game. But it's a solid game. And certainly has at least twice as long as the demo to go.

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    Re: House of 1000 Doors 4: Evil Inside

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:07 am

    Nice to see a review from you, Justie! Okay  Thanks for the input~!


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