Dollhouse begins with a lot of potential, but after a few levels of repetitive gameplay, the horror elements start to lose their impact. What starts as a trip through a disturbed mind quickly becomes monotonous, and Marie's story suffers as a result.
Dollhouse takes good ideas and puts them behind clashing mechanics. The randomly-generated landscapes all look the same, causing many issues with navigating and retrieving much-needed items. This pool of ideas lacks cohesion, and the minuscule payoff makes the tedium feel like a complete waste of time. Very little works in Dollhouse's favor.
Dollhouse has some interesting ideas, but currently there are to many bugs, including some game-breaking bugs. When it works, its repetitive nature shows up, and even if the developers fix the bugs, we don’t think we would have a particularly good game. At least for now, if you’re interested in the game, wait for a few patches.
A great concept does not automatically make for a great videogame, especially when the execution is this lacklustre. In this case, the repetitive gameplay, long loading times and awful graphics are the main detractors. The intriguing multiplayer set-up could've been a saving grace, but is ultimately hampered by a severe lack of players. Shame.
SummaryThis haunting horror game draws you into the mysterious atmosphere of film noir. Delve deep into the mind of Marie, a detective trying to unravel the secrets of her past, memory by memory. Use the ‘Focus’ feature to see through the eyes of your pursuer as you try to survive a suspenseful game of cat and mouse.