Hello Neighbor Review
Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor’s house to figure out what horrible secrets he’s hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a neighbor that you genuinely hated. I don’t mean the guy that constantly plays the bass at 2 am and you’re forced to throw eggs at his window until he shuts up. I mean the guy that has a creepy basement with a barred window.
Hello Neighbor is a horror game about sneaking into your neighbor’s house to figure out what horrible secrets he’s hiding in the basement. It’s also one of the smartest horror games I’ve ever played.
The Game Itself
Hello Neighbor focuses on a single house with a basement. From the outside, your neighbor seems like a pretty normal guy. He’s doing his best to maintain his lawn and keep his house looking nice. The problem is that if you get too close to the house, you can clearly see that he has a basement that he doesn’t want anyone to know about. If you get even closer, you can see that the basement is heavily fortified.
The neighbor has a full range of security systems: cameras, security alarms, and other security traps, and they’re all connected to each other in some way. He has a dog that chases you when you’re in the basement.
Hello Neighbor is mostly about stealth, but it’s also about figuring out the AI. It’s about testing it and seeing what it will do in different situations. The AI is the heart of the game. It’s not just about avoiding the neighbor.
What makes the game so difficult is that there’s no way to interact with the neighbor. He’s always watching you, but you can’t do anything about it. You can’t sneak up and knock him out or trick him into thinking you’re not there, or that he’s going crazy. It’s just you and the neighbor. You’re trying to figure out how to get the basement, while he’s trying to figure out how to stop you.
The game’s biggest weakness is that it’s very easy to get stuck. There’s a lot of trial and error that can get you stuck in a room that you just can’t figure out how to get out of.
If you’re good at playing stealth games, then this game is going to be a lot of fun. It’s a lot of fun to figure out how to get around the house without getting caught. It’s a lot of fun to figure out how to get into the basement without getting caught.