Bringing back elements of the glory days of point and click adventure games
Hob’s Barrow tells its story through the adventure game genre of the late Eighties/early Nineties, complete with the controls, mystery and nuances of the era. In fact, it does it so well that it we’re captivated by the attention to detail in the game.
The game embeds itself into the horror genre, perfect for this time of year, and it emphasizes the aura of fear and uneasiness through its excellent rotoscoped animations in cutscenes.
The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is perfect for those that love the classic point & click genre, but its modern touches make this a must play for anyone who likes narrative focused gaming experiences. In fact, it’s already on J.J.’s shortlist for top games of the year.
This Review is based on a Steam code provided by the publisher to SideQuesting. It originally appeared on the October 31st episode of The SideQuest. Logo, images, & game video courtesy Cloak & Dagger Games nd Wadjet Eye Games