In the modern world, many of us wouldn’t even recognize our neighbours, let alone know what they get up to behind closed doors … or in their basement. With a bit of stealth and intrigue to suck you in, Hello Neighbour is a slick game with a captivating plot and cool cartoon graphics. Convinced that your new neighbour is hiding something suspicious, your character sets out to break into his house and sneak around in an effort to discover what Al is hiding in his basement. The problem is, the neighbour is clever and learns from you moves as you make them, enabling the enemy character to anticipate your next step. Detecting the routes you take through the house and the items you pick up or move, the neighbour begins the scary process of stalking you and attempting to hamper your progress using methods that are based on your own actions. Creepy in the extreme!
Hello Neighbor is a very thoughtful game. As the player you start off by moving into a new house while your neighbour eyes you from his house. Your suspicions are aroused by him and you decide to have a better look. The game is on! You break in to his place with the goal of peeking into his basement to find out what he is up to but don’t be fooled, he (the AI next door) is clever and cunning and he learns from your mistakes so what worked once may not work again! This is a stealth horror game full of puzzles and other mysteries to will need to unravel. Picking locks, working out key pads, avoiding robotic sharks and using an umbrella to slow your decent when you fall are all a part of this cleverly constructed game. Expect to be caught plenty of times, especially in the beginning, but you will be rewarded by going on. The soundtrack is great, the graphics have a certain charm about them and you can feel the tension in the air as you pursue your goal. As the game is still in development, there is absolutely no way of knowing the ultimate result but strange noises in the night and paintings on the wall will certainly get your imagination working.