Whispering Willows

Friday 18 September 2015

I finally got around to playing Whispering Willows yesterday and I managed to beat the game in a mere 3 hours, which made me sad as I totally wish there was more of this game!

Here is what the developers website says about the game:

Whispering Willows is an adventure, horror themed game where the player takes on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In this spectral form, she can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion. Help Elena use her astral projection to solve puzzles, help lost spirits, and uncover the mysteries behind her missing father.

In the game Elena discovers she is descended from a Shaman and as such has spiritual abilities which help her to save her father. This game is a horror side scroller with added puzzles which at times can be super chilling. Elena uses her spiritual powers to squeeze through small gaps, and possess objects which can help her (human form) progress further into the creepy environment.

I had been dying to play another horror game for some while now and this one was exactly what I had been looking for. A game where the element of horror isn't too in your face, but at times is plenty creepy enough. I mean who isn't going to be creeped out by little creatures that you cannot see with your human eye, only your spiritual one! The puzzles are easy enough to solve, although I'll admit there was a moment when I found an item that I had no idea what to do with, and wandered around for a good while before realising what I needed to do with it. One of my favourite things about this game is the use of the spiritual powers. You could be walking through an empty room and your controller would start vibrating alerting you that there is a spirit in the room which you can communicate with. There's something about that which is really spooky, but at the same time, pretty cool.  The only problem I had with this game is that it ended far too soon, I'd have been happier if it was twice if not three times as long, but I guess that just shows how much I enjoyed it right?

If you are looking to play a horror game which isn't too frightening, then this is definitely one for you! You can pick this up on Xbox Live for a mere £7.99, which in my opinion is pretty cheap for a game as cool as this...

What games are you playing at the moment? Are there any that you would recommend to me?
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