Hello Neighbor review
Hello Neighbor is a horror game developed by Dynamic Pixels. It was released in 2017 on iOS and Android and now has more than 10 million downloads in Google Play.
Gameplay: Smart AI
The gameplay of Hello Neighbor is pretty typical for a stealth horror game: you have to explore the house of your mysterious Neighbor and avoid confronting him. You will need to solve puzzles to progress with the exploration and reach new rooms. These puzzles will involve finding keys and correct object interactions, just like in the other genre games. What makes Hello Neighbor unique is the enemy's smart artificial intelligence: the Neighbor adapts to your behavior, remembers the rooms you often visit, and comes there more often. He also sets traps in the most visited rooms and tries to interrupt the player from his exploration all the time.
Graphics: Upper Indie
The graphics are pretty decent for an indie game: Hello Neighbor might not have a densely filled environment and interiors, but it has its style. The inside of the Neighbor's house is strange and interestingly designed: the furniture and other interior parts are odd and add suspense to the gameplay. The Neighbor himself is not scary on the screenshots, but he may make you feel uncomfortable by paying you a surprise visit. There is even some light work in Hello Neighbor, which is excellent for an indie game.
Controls: Typical Horror Controls
The controls will be very familiar to the fans of the genre. As the game does not offer new gameplay opportunities for the player, the control options are also very similar to other stealth horrors. You can rotate the camera, run and jump, interact with objects, and pick up keys. The only interesting part of the controls is that the objects have physics, and sometimes using them grants interesting results. For example, throwing a box to the Neighbor's house window will break the window and let you get inside.