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  • Summary: Something ancient and evil is stirring in Victorian England. Only you can stop it. Journey to the brink of madness and beyond as you set forth alone into the dark.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    90
    Simple but effective, The Last Door offers a great, chilling narrative experience. A little on the short side, episodes do not run longer than thirty minutes or so, but its levity is no reason to ignore this well written and conceived story of the supernatural.
  2. Jun 5, 2014
    85
    If love a creepy atmosphere and you're a Lovecraft fan, you can't go wrong with this collection of adventures, developed in Spain. The story is able to give some chills, the interface is simple, clever and works great. Its pixel art it's wonderful too.
  3. Aug 25, 2014
    85
    I am delighted with this old school point’n’click. Unmatched atmosphere, suggestive visuals, great audio – all this is worth much more than 10 euros they’re asking. [08/2014, p.55]
  4. May 21, 2014
    80
    With a great pay model — you give money to play chapters as they release to help fund further development, but each is eventually free — and no lack of dread-inducing darkness, The Last Door is worthy of the unflinching, lidless eye of horror and adventure fans. Be warned, though: you’ll be waiting a while for the answers Devitt seeks.
  5. Jul 28, 2014
    80
    The Last Door is a great retro atmospheric horror game that will make you want to keep opening up its mysteries until you reach the end.
  6. Jun 29, 2014
    76
    The cliffhanger ending leaves far too many questions to be satisfying. [Aug 2014, p.78]
  7. May 21, 2014
    60
    I do agree that the biggest horror is the one you cannot see. But that's not the same as making essential puzzle pieces hardly distinguishable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Jun 10, 2014
    9
    Beautiful. If u played and liked "5 days a stranger"-series you will remain witched by the story, by the atmosphere, by the music. A good job. Must played with lights out. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2014
    7
    great music, great atmosphere, very good story. those are the pillars on which an adventure must rest - and the last door has it all.

    Especially in that case - i do have to question the developers choice of a pixel look though. While i do agree that the game works best with hand drawn sprites instead of some silly 3d or 2.5d, i do think they have gone too far here. A good example of a "good" pixel look is the Blackwell series. ( especially part 1&2 )
    In case of the last door, the presentation kind of ruins it for me. As far as i understand the intention is to have ones imagination work harder by not going too much into detail on the screen - but it could have done better at - at least VGA resolution. I never started to get a real connection to the protagonist - mainly because he was never much more than a stick figure to me.

    So i am quite sad that i have to dock points for the graphics - something i d want to avoid when graphics really should be secondary for a good story, but for me - it does ruin the storytelling more than it aids it.
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