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  • Summary: You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve a mystery.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
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  1. Dec 5, 2018
    90
    The Haunted Island is the perfect way to close out 2018. Playing this game made me happy and giggly in a way so few video games make me, and it’s the kind of video game experience I wish I had more of. In an industry that only grows larger and more expansive every year, this latest release from Grace Bruxner is a standout treat that goes against the tide of video games and delivers a silly, adorable adventure that everyone deserves to experience.
  2. Nov 23, 2018
    80
    This has some great potential as a bite-sized series to spend an evening with. If I had kids, this is exactly the sort of experience I'd want to share with them. As a thirty-one-year-old bachelor, I still think it's pretty gosh darn rad.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Jan 4, 2019
    70
    This endearingly scrappy effort could teach bigger games a thing or two about the value of good writing. [Issue#328, p.122]
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    65
    The Haunted Island is a very charming adventure. Leaving its short length aside, it’s an interesting option for those who want an easygoing take on the genre.
  5. Jan 3, 2019
    60
    The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game is certainly a unique title, but its quirky humor will only appeal to a select few. Fans of adventure titles best approach this fetch quest with caution.
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  1. Dec 25, 2018
    The way The Haunted Island plays with your expectations with these contrasts is what makes it fun to play. It’s a detective game, but you don’t actually do any detective work. There is a serious noir undertone, but everything is brightly colored, characters have friendly rounded features, and speak to each other cheerily. There is a farcical logic to everything, and seeing how everything connects is what keeps you playing.
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