The Desolate Hope PC

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  • Summary: The Desolate Hope is a 2D side scrolling action platformer from Scott Games.
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  1. Jun 24, 2015
    8
    This is not your regular Five Night's at Freddy's game everyone has so lovingly fell in love with

    The Desolate Hope still has its weird art
    This is not your regular Five Night's at Freddy's game everyone has so lovingly fell in love with

    The Desolate Hope still has its weird art style everyone has fallen in love with in the FNAF series but it has a very compelling story to follow with and very lovable characters.

    The game offers memorable yet some weird and scary characters along with a very compelling story which will hook you in no matter what. The atmosphere is just stunning, it take you a minute to admire the beautiful atmosphere, a few times I stopped and looked at the art style. The combat system is very unique, a bit confusing at first but you get the hang of it after a few tries and the combat music is so much fun to listen!

    However this game does have its fair share of problems, however none of them are game breaking. The gameplay may get repetitive, collecting chips at night and finding viruses during the day. Walking is very slow and their is no option to sprint or run a bit faster. There is a lack of tutorials to introduce you to the mechanics, which can leave you wondering for quite a while and asking yourself what on earth you have to do next.

    But, this game is a gem of a game and I congratulate Scott Cawthon for making such a beautiful indie game very different to his widely successful FNAF series, and hopefully this game may be given so more love, care and attention and we get a series just like FNAF fans are getting right now.

    The only thing I am sad to say is that although this game is very good, it is a lost gem piled from Scott Cawthon's other successful game series, which is a real shame :(
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  2. May 15, 2014
    8
    This is a game I am simply astounded by.
    I judged this game prematurely and in the end I have never been so wrong.
    Beautiful music, a
    This is a game I am simply astounded by.
    I judged this game prematurely and in the end I have never been so wrong.
    Beautiful music, a amazing story, and a unique gameplay experience.
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  3. May 17, 2015
    6
    Essentially two games in one, The Desolate Hope combines familiar gameplay elements from vastly different genres to create something greaterEssentially two games in one, The Desolate Hope combines familiar gameplay elements from vastly different genres to create something greater than the whole of its parts. While clunky at times, it feels refreshingly creative despite doing little new.

    Normal levels play out like a simple sidescrolling platformer where you collect resources and unlock & upgrade abilities. Every map has one boss that you have to beat four times; although it sounds tedious, they mix things up by moving the boss entrance around the map and drastically increasing the difficulty of boss tiers (which essentially forcing you to play through other levels and then backtrack). This helps breaks up the flow and promotes exploration, instead of just steamrolling through the maps one at a time.

    The bosses that you are preparing for during the platforming segments are the crux of the gameplay; it is really refreshing to look forward to a boss battle in a western game. These play out like JRPG battles, with your party of AIs on the right throwing their "spells" at the boss on the left. It took me a while to get used to it because its very fast and click-happy, with bosses often acting faster than your whole party can. Eventually the combat gets so fast that you have to use special abilities to automate certain functions (trying to avoid spoilers here!). Herein lies my biggest complaint because once the combat gets truly challenging and gives you all your tools & toys, the game just plays itself.

    While I really enjoyed this game, I don't see it getting a sequel anytime soon considering how it ends. Hopefully once the devs are done milking FNAF we will get a spiritual successor because The Desolate Hope is a very creative and colorful take on a futuristic apocalypse.
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