Secret Neighbor — Have You Seen This Child? Review
Secret Neighbor is a multiplayer sequel to the legendary Hello Neighbor. In this macabre adventure you join forces with a team of kids who must escape the mustached villain’s house at any cost. But it gets harder as you realize that the Neighbor isn’t a human being at …
- Different hero classes
- Up to 8 players per game
- You can play as a Neighbor
- Believable horror atmosphere
- No mode variety
- The same location
- Limited customization
Secret Neighbor — Have You Seen This Child?
Secret Neighbor is a multiplayer sequel to the legendary Hello Neighbor. In this macabre adventure you join forces with a team of kids who must escape the mustached villain’s house at any cost. But it gets harder as you realize that the Neighbor isn’t a human being at all...
Graphics and Sound 8/10
The game deserves a solid B+ for its visuals and atmosphere. Like in the original game, we have here a bizarre art choice. Mimicking a 3D cartoon Burton-style, the game takes you inside the spooky lair of the mustached evil personified.
Hipsterish audiovisuals add a nice indie touch to the game. We deal with strangely shaped furniture, lamps, and gramophones. Sounds of dusty old vinyl records from the Fred Astaire times and snippets of a ghostly music box. Squeaky stairs and the heartbeat sound — Secret Neighbor’s vibe brings some serious chills.
Controls in Neighbor games have always been messy a tad. The same button often executes two different moves. For instance, LMB allows us to use the first item from inventory and peep through the keyhole. So, you’ll need some time to master them. Note: to shapeshift press T.
A gang of kids is tuck inside the house. They must break free until it’s too late. Or until Neighbor catches all of them. (This results in a beautiful animation of a child turning into a pile of Missing posters).
To escape the villain’s residence, your team should find all the keys. They are scattered in random places all over the house. So, to survive and complete the mission, you will need a strategy, teamwork, and hero classes.
- Leader. Gives a speed boost to the team.
- Scout. Fast and armed with a slingshot.
- Inventor. Can craft a flashlight or a toy gun.
- Detective. Can locate the keys faster.
- Brave. Can escape Neighbor’s grip.
- Bagger. A mule who has 3 item slots.
If you prefer being the paranormal predator, you’ll get a good head start. Neighbor can lay infinite traps that stun and damage kids. His arms are pretty long, so if you manage to sneak up on a child and grab them — instant game over for the little rascal.
Though, the best Neighbor’s talent is disguising. He can turn either into one of the kids or an object. This is great for laying an ambush: who would suspect an indoors plant? Plus, you can choose his Clown alter-ego. This grants access to poisonous smoke bombs.
Lasting Appeal 8/10
Secret Neighbor is captivating, hands down. It has an electrifying vibe of the horror hide-n-seek. There ‘s a great good deal of strategy and tactics involved. And the asymmetrical multiplayer adds some extravagant spice.
Neighbor is on the warpath…
If you enjoy clever multiplayer, which can give you the heebie-jeebies — try Secret Neighbor. It’s fun and scary enough.