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Game Review: The Last Door Season One

Posted on the 17 July 2014 by Kandee @kandeecanread

Developed By: The Game KitchenOfficial Website: Page:
Summary: Original and intriguing story that will leave you hunger for more at the end of each chapter. Travel back and explore dark and mysterious Great Britain from the 1890's, investigate ghostly and gloomy places to uncover their cryptic secrets.

My Thoughts: Gothic horror takes a new twist in this click-and-point adventure game. There isn't much to this game, just clicking forward and solving puzzles and such. The graphics aren't great and pretty much suck, but what keeps you playing is the story. The puzzles I have to say, are great! They're simple enough for someone who isn't an out-of-the-box-thinker like me, but not too simple. (I still used a walkthrough, however.) The sound was also fantastic. I believe it won this game an award, too. What I mean when I say the sound was fantastic was that the footsteps are  realistic, the noises you hear are creepy and add to the horror setting you've been placed in. Plus, you can hear sounds from other rooms like at one point a record is playing and when you leave the room, you can still hear it playing, which is great.This game takes place in episodes, 4 of which make up the first season and are out right now. Three of the episodes are free and the fourth (the newest one) will be free soon. The way the payment for these episodes are set up is very different from the usual way. The episodes start off being about 1 to 2 bucks and when the development for the next episode starts, the previous one will be free for all. So, if you're impatient like me, you can get the next episode right after you finish the last. These are really, really, really good and definitely worth your time.Since game is released in Chapters, now I will talk about each episode individually, story wise because sound, graphic-wise and such they're the same.

Chapter One: We start off playing as Mister Devitt going off to visit a friend who wrote him a mysterious letter. When we arrive, no one is to be found and you're going off to look for your friend. Great start to a series and the beginning of the episode started with a very intense little scene relating to the episode, all of them have this scene, but this one is my favorite out of the four episodes. The story is a great start off and very engaging, but it doesn't really get you until the end.This chapter is short, but worth the play. 
Chapter Two: Next, Chapter Two we are still Mister Devitt and it follows the first game and we see him and his psychologist, I presume, talking. This game takes place at a hospital run by nuns. This one is my favorite of them all because it has so much going on in just one location, while the first one was also in one location, it wasn't as congested. It was the most gripping and it kept me on my toes and we got to actually speak to people. There were different dialog options to click on to speak to different characters and that was great as well. Chapter Three: We are still, Mister Devitt, following the events of the last one we are now in England. This chapter is probably my least favorite. The story was still great, this was my favorite story line, actually, but my least favorite to play. It involved many, many locations and so many things to do that I eventually got tired of clicking. The structure of the puzzles was a little all over the place and I had to use my walk through a lot because it was just hard. Chapter Four: This game is the season finale and this comes at a close second in my list of favorite chapters. We play as Mister Devitt and come to the home of one of our colleagues, Alexandre. Like what I enjoyed about the second game, it is very congested in the house we are in, but like the third, the puzzles were a bit unstructured. Not to the point where it annoyed me, but a bit. The story was wrapped up very well in this chapter and left me wanting more, so I will donate so I can play the next episode sooner.My overall thoughts are: This game is pretty damn good and you need to play this game for yourself because it is...That good.

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