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  • Summary: In Whispering Willows, the player takes on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of theIn Whispering Willows, the player takes on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion - lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elenas corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansions enigmatic specters, and find Elenas lost father. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Jul 13, 2015
    85
    Whispering Willows wants you to learn its story, connect with its characters, and become engrossed in its world.
  2. Jul 6, 2015
    80
    It’s a 2D adventure game that’s light on puzzles and heavy on reading, but I think it strikes an effective balance overall.
  3. Jun 30, 2015
    74
    Whispering Willows is an engaging horror-themed graphic adventure starring a likeable hero and a haunted mansion. Unfortunately, the great presentation is undone by a predictable story and simple puzzles. Elena's journey may be full of ghouls and ghosts, but it fails to scare up much excitement.
  4. Jul 7, 2015
    66
    It just didn’t quite hit the necessary benchmarks for execution and the ultimate realization of the main concept.
  5. Jul 10, 2015
    60
    Whispering Willows has you guiding a story along more than actually playing a game.
  6. 60
    Immersive audio and impressive art-style isn't quite enough to prevent the gameplay of this intriguing ghost story from being quite banal.
  7. 40
    It’s the kind of game that lacks satisfying substance, the kind of game where all you can say is that you finished it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 2, 2015
    10
    Whispering Willows has some beautiful 2D art, a great story, fantastic audio, and compelling gameplay! Also the dynamic Playstation 4 theme isWhispering Willows has some beautiful 2D art, a great story, fantastic audio, and compelling gameplay! Also the dynamic Playstation 4 theme is awesome! Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2015
    10
    Like the female protagonist, Elena. Cool graphics, especially if you are into graphic novels and/ or horror/ mystery. Elena's ability to leaveLike the female protagonist, Elena. Cool graphics, especially if you are into graphic novels and/ or horror/ mystery. Elena's ability to leave her body to interact with ghosts is very cool (female Ghostbusters, anyone?), and the game has kind of Tim Burton feel to it. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2015
    10
    Whispering Willows has really been improved on PS4 with better graphics and FPS. Play as Elena, a girl who can astral project her spirit andWhispering Willows has really been improved on PS4 with better graphics and FPS. Play as Elena, a girl who can astral project her spirit and talk to ghosts. Explore the Willows Mansion and try to find her lost father. Beautiful game, glad to buy it a second time. Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2015
    10
    Great story. Lush graphics. Spooky soundtrack. You'll get lost in it for sure as you try to puzzle your way out of the mansion. Remindful ofGreat story. Lush graphics. Spooky soundtrack. You'll get lost in it for sure as you try to puzzle your way out of the mansion. Remindful of some classic MUDs even. A very different kind of game to add to your collection. Expand
  5. Jul 6, 2015
    9
    Great game with simple mechanics. Really easy for the casual gamer to pick up. What it may lack in complexity, Whispering Willows makes upGreat game with simple mechanics. Really easy for the casual gamer to pick up. What it may lack in complexity, Whispering Willows makes up with amazing art and immersive story. Definitely worth getting to have a fun play-through and just get lost in the world for a few hours. Expand
  6. Mar 12, 2016
    7
    The game has a very nice art style and the audio works really well. The only thing that drags it down for me was the gameplay, it was fine forThe game has a very nice art style and the audio works really well. The only thing that drags it down for me was the gameplay, it was fine for the most part but it could've been better. Also the ending wasn't the greatest in my opinion but overall it was a small game that, if on sale, would definitely recommend getting. Expand