Horror Story: Hallowseed Image
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  • Summary: Horror Story: Hallowseed is a single-player story-driven psychological horror game that takes place in the fictional location, Hallowseed. A place forgotten by time, wrapped in a mysterious demonic terror!

    Three friends were camping in the woods, when an obscure event takes them away,
    Horror Story: Hallowseed is a single-player story-driven psychological horror game that takes place in the fictional location, Hallowseed. A place forgotten by time, wrapped in a mysterious demonic terror!

    Three friends were camping in the woods, when an obscure event takes them away, causing two of them to disappear. Left alone in an unknown place, Michael seeks answers about what happened, while trying to find his friends.
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  1. Apr 15, 2022
    80
    Hallowseed is still a great playthrough that was uninterrupted by bugs or annoying mechanics, and the jump-scares and rapidly unfolding story will have you sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation. There's a very real sense that you are the good guy and that you can defeat the demon on your tail, despite being the comparative underdog. Who doesn't love a story about the underdog saving the day? Lovers of horror games will recognize Horror Story: Hallowseed as a great example of their favorite genre. Costing less than $20 USD on Steam, Hallowseed won't disappoint.
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  1. Jul 30, 2020
    10
    Great game so far!
    the game is in early access at this moment I'm writing, but in the current state, I can tell it is going to be great!
  2. Oct 30, 2021
    7
    Horror Story: Hallowseed
    Such a creepy game
    Horror Story Hallowseed is a 3 hour long first person adventure horror game wher you play as
    Horror Story: Hallowseed
    Such a creepy game
    Horror Story Hallowseed is a 3 hour long first person adventure horror game wher you play as Michael, in search of his 2 friends after they go missing during your trip in the woods, from the jump, I was so impressed with how this game looks, now ont get me wron you wont look at this game and think wow how beautiful, but you will llook at it and think this is some of the best attention to detail ive ever seen esepecially when it comes to the forest.. it actually looks like what a reel forest looks like, I was having AN UNCANNY VALLEY MOMENT playing through the open area, really immersing me in, but then you get to this creepy house and this is where the rest of the gme for the most part takes place, your friends are in this house somewhere and the game basically consist of you trying all the doornoobs until a door opens, finding a key or key item inside so that you can go check all of the other door nobs rinse repeat, but obviously this house is haunted, so its creepy and unsettling. You feel like im fine to explore nothing can hurt me, but youre still not quite sure.. am I really safe? And then the games final hour happens and my enjoyment dies.. here lies the biggest issue with the game, the demons.. there are demons in the final 3rd that just pop up out of nowhere, the screen will go dark and youre supposed to know to immediately turn around, and I do mean immediately, you don’t even have one full second to react, and run otherwise you fail and are put back to the closest checkpoint.. another thing this game is bad at.. its checkpoints are awful, games should save after I collect a story based item or collectable, stop making me redo what I just did because you threw a cheap demon at me.. which brings me to probably the most frustrating part of the game, here I crouch, collect a key, open a chest, collect a page and another key, you then walk, the game triggers a demon, you then have to turn around in time, run to the area you got the first key, crouch, turn around and close the door… normally this isn’t too much of an ask, but there is no proper controller support, a controller will work for most of the game, but not for crouching, I had to use the keyboard to crouch, needless to say it was a nightmare getting through this moment especially because to my point earlier I had to recollect each item every time I retried.. another design flaw here is its sounds.. you will hear items such as a phone ringing around you can swear its supposed to be in this room, but its actually in the room a floor below you.. there are a handful of times where the sound direction just doesn’t match the location..
    Overall though Horror Story Hallowseed is definitely creepy and definitely worth checking out for horror fans.
    I give Horror Story: Hallowseed
    a 6.5/10
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