The Haunted Hotel
||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail) (INHEVILPR)
ESRB Rating: Teen (13+) - Animated Blood
Imagine Your Worst Fears
It's been twenty years since your parents were murdered at
the Reed Hotel, only you and your brother escaped. Your brother returns to the
hotel your parents owned, hoping to re-open it. Now he is suddenly missing. Are
you next? You rush to the hotel to investigate, but mysterious sounds and
gruesome events from that frightful night twenty years ago plague your
efforts...and so do your dead parents. It's up to you to make your way through
the hotel finding clues to unlock the dark secrets of Inherent Evil.
- Photo-realistic 3D graphics
- Challenging puzzles
- 8 Ghastly levels
- Multiple endings
- Huge areas to explore
- Hours of game play
- Intuitive interface
- Hair raising original soundtrack
Windows 95/98/Me/XP: Pentium 100MHz (P166MHz
recommended), 16MB RAM (32MB recommended), 4x CD-ROM drive (8x recommended),
SoundBlaster compatible sound card, DirectX compatible video card (16 bit
color), keyboard, 100% Microsoft compatible mouse, 150MB available hard disk
Tested OK on Windows XP. Windows NT is not supported.
Gamer by Ray Ivey
"And as actually released, it's a pretty darn fun, modest
game. Why modest? Well, it's got modest ambitions, it's a modest length, and
it's available for a very modest price.
" I happen to be a big fan of modest games. Playing Inherent
Evil reminded me of other lean and mean games like Safecracker, Cracking the
Conspiracy, Connections, The Cassandra
Galleries and Frankenstein: Through the Eyes
of the Monster."
"This is the tried and true formula of many fun adventure
games. The gameplay interface is elegant, intuitive and unobtrusive. The game
is not innovative by any means, but there's something comforting in its very
familiarity. You don't play Inherent Evil to bang your head up against Black
Dahlia-type puzzles. You breeze through it to enjoy the atmosphere.
"There are a few wonderfully creepy sequences in the
game. Exploring the dark second floor with nothing but a flashlight was
wonderfully stressful. And there's a wonderful moment late in the game that
involves lights snapping off and a ghostly messenger that's really
"First, the acting is shockingly, unbelievably, unforgivably
bad. I'm sorry, but these here adventure games have been made for lots of years
now, and there's no excuse whatsoever for this problem...The second problem the
game has is its already notorious lack of a game save feature. Yes, you read
that correctly. No save feature. The game is separated into eight sections, and
whenever you complete a section, you get booted out of the game - yes, booted
out of the game, sports fans - and when you restart the game you can then
progress to the next level. I understand this odd structure has something to do
with the developers' early intention of this game being an online only
"These criticisms aside, however, I have a very fun eight
hours or so playing this creepy, atmospheric, comfortingly familiar game. If
Eclipse DOES create a sequel, I'll jump on it like a duck on a June bug."
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