While perhaps its VR-ish setting is only minimally functional, the parts that deliver like the voice acting, suspense, and humor work wonderfully
You know, there’s nothing quite like a game that manages to catch me by surprise. I’ll admit that, at times, that can probably skew my sense of value higher than deserved, but I respect experiences that aren’t able to be predicted well. That’s absolutely the case for Killer Frequency, a game that starts out a bit weird insisting on a VR-esque setup, but that delivers some chills, fu, and challenges once it gets rolling that will help you forget all about that. You’re playing the part of a former big-time radio host hotshot who has been relegated to manning the night shift at a station somewhere in the middle of nowhere. The thing is, it turns out this town has a chilling note in its history, a terrifying serial killer dubbed The Whistling Man and once he returns to town you’ll quickly become acquainted with him as you try to save various people calling in looking for some help. Shifting pretty quickly in many cases from being tense to funny to weird to unnerving, you’ll be trying your best to help them make decisions that could save their lives… or simply increase their odds of dying if you’re feeling a mean streak. The result is just a pleasant surprise that doesn’t quite feel like anything else out there, and I’m here for it.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.6]