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  • Summary: Experience the quiet terror of this 1-bit love letter to Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft. Navigate a hellish roguelite reality with turn-based combat and unforgiving choices. Experiment with your deck of event cards to discover new forms of cosmic horror in every playthrough. The inevitable awaits...
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 5, 2020
    World of Horror is the gross, little bump that you just can’t keep yourself from poking at and won’t be able to get off your mind.
  2. Mar 28, 2020
    World of Horror is a 1-bit love letter to masters of horror like Lovecraft, Junji Ito e Kazuo Umezu. It's a brilliant take on the Japanese dark-folk culture.
  3. Jan 26, 2021
    While the premise is great, and it's very polished in execution, sometimes World of Horror can be a frustrating and messy title due to its rogue-like nature. That said, it's so unique, charming, and horrifying, that it's impossible to put down once a good run gets going. It is genuinely gripping, and has just enough intrigue to make players protective of the main characters. Here's hoping this keeps receiving updates, and that the developer rides this success into a new project filled with just as much endearment and love. To conclude, insanely cathartic when luck is on one's side.
  4. Mar 8, 2020
    Quotation forthcoming.
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  1. Feb 27, 2020
    It's tempting to look at World of Horror and file it away for a rainy day, but don't feel like you need to wait until version 1.0 launches to crack some spooky cases. The Early Access build is already in a great place, and given the game's modular design, you shouldn't feel burned by future story updates. [Early access review]
  2. Feb 19, 2020
    World of Horror is a roguelite style horror RPG, coming on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC from the 1-bit aesthetics of early Macintosh computers. [Early Access Score = 85]
  3. I won’t spoil the outcome of scissor woman investigation or anything in the story beyond that, but I certainly left the adventure satisfied. Sure, the game could explain its mechanical intricacies and combat systems a bit better, but this is still a work in progress. World Of Horror is overflowing with boogiemen that need a good thrashing, and I’m more than willing to keep dishing out exorcisms so that the folks of Shiokawa sleep a little easier. [Early Access review score = 80]