By Brett Wolfe
Reviewed on Xbox One
Released on September 9th, 2016 on Xbox One (Also Availible on PS4, PC, and Mobile)
Developer: Shawn Hitchcock Publisher: SKH Apps
Emily Wants to Play is a survival horror adventure game developed by Shawn Hitchcock. The game follows the protagonist, a pizza delivery man on his last stop for the night. You are informed to just walk in for the delivery, but the house seems to be empty. Once you enter the house, the door shuts behind you and the fun begins. You meet Emily, a deranged little girl, and her three friends. While this game is nothing new to the survival horror genre, I believe that it does hold on its own. While it is a shorter experience, it is a complete one and that’s better than some games that come out nowadays. The story seems short at the beginning, but there are a multitude of various audio recordings and pictures that can be found around the house to add to the overall experience.
The replayability in Emily Wants to Play is one of the higher aspects of this game. The game being on the shorter end lends to additional playthroughs. The one downside with the multiple playthroughs would be the fact that the game will not change. However, all spawns are random making each hour different every time you play it.
This title is worth picking up. It is affordable and it is a quicker title if you are into shorter, fun experiences. The achievements are really easy as well as you receive all of them from playing through the games and finding a couple of the Easter Eggs. The game is a cool title with a spooky atmosphere that will be great for the Halloween season. So order that pizza, grab a flashlight and watch out for the puppets…it is going to be a long night!
Final Score: 7.5/10
+Fun Smaller Title
-Not A lot of Jump Scares
-Killer Clowns (Okay not really, they are just scary dammit!)