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  • Summary: Emily Wants to Play Too offersfun new survival horror gameplay and strives to creep you out.
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  1. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    I really like this game because it's scary and fun to play at the same time. A great addition to the horror genre.
  2. Aug 18, 2018
    10
    I’m honestly pretty happy about this game considering that the original was a huge refresher to the horror genre. This one is no different andI’m honestly pretty happy about this game considering that the original was a huge refresher to the horror genre. This one is no different and still great!!! Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2018
    7
    Emily Wants to Play Too
    I hate this game.
    But I hate it for all of the right reasons. Emily Wants To Play Too is the direct sequel to Emily
    Emily Wants to Play Too
    I hate this game.
    But I hate it for all of the right reasons.
    Emily Wants To Play Too is the direct sequel to Emily Wants to Play, this time however you’re playing as a sandwich guy instead of a pizza boy...
    the game starts with you getting ready for work… this is where you’re initially introduced to the new cast of characters…
    Then it’s off to an office building…
    This game improves a lot on the past game as well as disappoints me a bit..
    The good changes though come in the gameplay…
    in the first game you dealt with 3 dolls with their own set of rules, and the goal of the game was to survive every hour figuring out the characters different rules, and this was on repeat until you could get Emily to come out to play..
    The formula is sortve the same here but it’s much less survival based...
    it feels more like the stealth levels of an outlast game... or like the final few in game hours of the first game...
    meaning you’re forced to explore to progress the game..
    It isn’t about figuring out the cast and running around rooms looking for an exploit to beat them...
    for the first half of this 2 hour game you have to find access cards to unlock new areas of the building, dealing with now a cast of 6 dolls plus Emily…
    and once you’ve unlocked every area which is an anxiety inducing challenge.. That’s when Emily comes out to play...
    you’ll be playing the classics like hide and seek and a new games like freeze tag...
    it’s a nice balance of trying something new for the first half and then for the 2nd half, it’s basically gives you the first game again with different solutions and characters in a new area
    Where this game disappoints me though is the lack of exploration incentive..
    This new map is just not enjoyable to explore or full of mystery like the house in the first game...
    finding the creep drawings and the recordings in the dark, searching for secret areas all while trying to survive and figure out what was going on is what made the first game for me..
    And all of this is stripped down to practically nothing in the sequel...
    everything there is to find will give a little back story for the new characters, and throwbacks to this games past..
    But that’s about it...
    the area ends up feeling like just a video game map instead of a mysterious puzzle...
    the game does sequel bait, and I hope the narrative focus and mystery comes back...
    Emily Wants to Play Too is a solid horror game...
    it made me feel uneasy, the jump scares are intense
    its atmosphere may not blow you away...
    And the story is severely lacking
    but it’s fun in a torture to your heart kind of way
    I give Emily Wants to Play Too
    a 7/10
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  4. May 3, 2018
    7
    Growing up in the late 80’s with access to a huge library of horror titles, nothing really fazed me except for Chucky. Like many kids aroundGrowing up in the late 80’s with access to a huge library of horror titles, nothing really fazed me except for Chucky. Like many kids around that time, I had a My Buddy doll, which looked similar to the villain from Child’s Play. While I outgrew my fear of dolls, it’s still something to this day that I remember vividly. I’d awaken many nights with the doll sitting in a chair across from my bed, staring at me with its dead eyes and no matter where I moved him, it would return to that chair night after night to haunt me. The original Emily Wants to Play has a soft spot in my heart as a flawed yet memorable experience where the titular doll and her cohorts terrify a pizza delivery guy in an abandoned home.

    The newly released follow up, Emily Wants to Play Too, follows a similar story with Emily and her friends stalking another delivery person in their own home, this time with some additional mechanics peppered in for good measure. For those unfamiliar with the series, Emily and the other dolls each have a specific mechanic you must figure out to avoid death. Some will require you to not let the doll out of your sight until they disappear while others require light to be shown on them or simply to run away. Much like many of the other horror games on the market with the hero having no means of defense, this plays like a rouge-lite with horror themes, as each run will be a bit different. There’s little direction outside of some minor hints displayed on the screen in the form of the character’s internal thoughts, so you will have to use a bit of trial and error (or search the internet) for the means to avoid a quick demise. The follow up takes the same premise and adds the requirement to find randomly placed items in the home to progress while avoiding the demonic beings.

    This sounds too easy, right? Well, our unnamed protagonist is a bit of a slob. Not just some dirty laundry in the bathroom or a few bottles left over from a night of drinking slob; we’re talking call the Hoarders team in with a few dumpsters to clean out this place in a weekend level of a slob. Honestly, it would probably be easier for them to just burn the place down and start over than clean it.

    While the overall presentation is nothing to write home about, there are some genuine scares to be found in the title. The game relies heavily on jump scares, which I fell victim to a few times, but it also throws some random events your way to build tension. I’d often round a corner to see a shadowed figure standing still in the middle of the hall, only to turn around and run head first into his waiting grasp. The sound design works well in that regard, as you will regularly hear things implying something is waiting for you in the dark, which really gives the player the feeling they are not alone.

    The biggest opportunity the game has to improve is the dialogue, which isn’t unbearable, but it falls short of the so bad it’s good level that the likes of old school Resident Evil reached referring to a “Jill Sandwich;” the protagonist’s interior monologues are terrible. One line in particular stands out, as the player takes a shower they state “The water smells horrible, but I used extra soap.” At another point, the character lets the player know he should do some dishes, ignoring the fact that the rest of their home is a complete wreck filled with wall to wall trash. While the title is a bit on the short side, the random placement of the required items gives the title some replayability; however, the only additional mode is a time trial mode, which doesn’t add or remove anything from the overall experience.

    If you’re like me and grew up with a fear of dolls and did everything but set the demonic being on fire to be rid of it, Emily Wants to Play Too will likely provide you with some nostalgic terror and should not be missed, even if it’s short on content.
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  5. Apr 27, 2020
    6
    Acquistato per i momenti da brivido che regala, devo ammettere che non l'ho più proseguito per l'esasperazione, abbastanza difficile. CercheròAcquistato per i momenti da brivido che regala, devo ammettere che non l'ho più proseguito per l'esasperazione, abbastanza difficile. Cercherò di riprenderlo in futuro Expand