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  • Summary: In Whispering Willows, the player takes on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion - lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elenas corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansions enigmatic specters, and find Elenas lost father. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 24, 2014
    75
    The gameplay Whispering Willows delivers serves its purpose, but it’s clear the developer’s aspirations were to immerse the player and draw them in. On that point, this freshman effort is a success.
  2. Aug 6, 2014
    70
    Unfortunately, the slow and unnerving pace at which you walk will leave you with ample time to wonder what could have been if the writing were more meaty, leaving one with an overall taste of unrealized potential. In any case, not bad for a first effort.
  3. Aug 8, 2014
    70
    Pretty simple and short, Whispering Willows stands out from the indie crowd through its beautiful art and compelling story.
  4. Jul 10, 2014
    65
    You will enjoy the beautifully painted graphics. You will experience the charming atmosphere as you will read the stories of the deceased occupants of the Mansion and that's all. No serious challenge, no real horror.
  5. Aug 6, 2014
    60
    Coming to Steam from OUYA, the game brings an exciting story but simple gameplay.
  6. Jul 28, 2014
    60
    The plot is quite interesting, and the graphic is lovely, but the gameplay is way too slow. Still, if you are looking for a simple and short experience, Whispering Willows can be a decent suggestion.
  7. Jul 14, 2014
    50
    It means that for all Whispering Willows’ atmosphere it can’t deliver what it sets out to achieve. I don’t often say games need to be longer but here, the experience needs more locations, more detail and more time to fill out its fiction to be able to tackle the themes it wants to tell.
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  1. Jul 13, 2014
    10
    This game has beautiful art and a fantastic soundtrack and atmosphere. Some of the puzzles are a bit simple, but it never detracted from the overall world and aesthetics. Whispering Willows is incredibly immersive and a gorgeous game all around. Expand
  2. Jul 20, 2014
    10
    This game has absolutely beautiful artwork, a compelling story, and a haunting soundtrack. Strongly recommended for any fans of puzzles, ghost stories, and gorgeous art styles. Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2014
    10
    Seriously one of the best indie games to come out this year. At first it looked a little cartoony, but the story is really well written, gameplay is fantastic (and actually original!), and the environments are surprisingly creepy. I recommended playing this if you're an indie gamer. Expand
  4. Jul 15, 2014
    10
    spooky atmospheric game with great art and concept - not that many collaborative games out there especially ones where you're working with a ghost. wouldn't say horror outright but more a moody piece. and different that it has a female lead. worth it. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2014
    10
    I love horror games this is a good one for my collecsiooun. I like the artwork and the music really kicks it into action. What is really cool about this game is that you can really get submersed in it very quickly . i give this game a 10 for its awesome artwork music and story ! Expand
  6. Jul 17, 2014
    10
    I have found myself drawn into the game over time, all the elements of art/lighting/sound, some of which are subtle, give me an unsettling feeling (in a good way) that leads me right into the story. The spirit form mechanic offers another chance at exploring further into the narrative and a slight change of pace. A lot of thought went into this game to make me feel like I was a part of it Expand
  7. Jul 18, 2014
    8
    A nice art spooky adventure game it draws right from the start allthough a map would be nice so you can see where is where music is good gameplay is addicting overall a nice ghost spooky adventure Expand

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