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The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

Developer: Cloak and Dagger Games

Publisher: Wadjet Eye Games

Story-Driven
Adventure
Retro
  • Price: $14.99
  • Release Date: Jan 25, 2023
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: M [Mature]
Reviews:
  • Delivers a mix of rural character, old-school adventure, and some legitimately chilling revelations

    Set in the English countryside, the rural town of Bewley serves as an unassuming enough setting for you to set out on your archaeological endeavor to excavate an ancient burial mound… what could go wrong? If you’ve seen enough horror movies it doesn’t take long for your early warning radar to give off a blip or two. Townsfolk are naturally suspicious of outsiders, often making their information unreliable or at least worth questioning, and though there’s a veneer of politeness to most of the people you’ll encounter, there’s a constant feeling something is going on below the surface. As an adventure, as the genre goes it’s actually pretty sensible and generally lacking in frustration. Sure, there are spots where a specific sequence of events will need to occur to kick off some change you’ll need to progress, but at least most of the time you don’t feel like you’ve walked the same space endlessly in search of some item or clue to your progress. The result is probably one of the better implemented bits of creeping horror on the Switch, generally hitting the right notes along the way to keep you engaged and eager to bring it all to a close.


    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.5]
2023

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