Emily Wants to Play Too rating. Xbox One.

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Pros:

  • There is plenty of scary moments throughout the game and without a doubt it will satisfy people who are fans of horror games.
  • I really enjoyed the presentation side of the game and I think they’ve done a wonderful job of creating fear when it comes to the visuals and sound design.
  • There seems to be more variety than in the previous game and that’s evident when it comes to the fantastic designed enemies you come across.
  • The game has some replayability and when you combine that with the very good price you definitely get your money’s worth.
  • I love how the game doesn’t hold your hand very much because this gives you a sense of freedom and having to think makes the game even more scarier.

Cons:

  • Unfortunately the game suffers with a few technical issues and these issues can affect the immersion levels every now and then.
  • There isn’t much of a story in the game and I think a little bit more in this aspect would’ve made things even better.
  • The game can be a little too difficult at times and that can make things become a little bit annoying.

 

Final Thoughts:

All in all I will admit that over the years some games have actually scared the stuffing out of me and one of them games that did that to me was Emily Wants to Play. As you can imagine I was nervous of playing the sequel, but at the same time I was excited and thankfully Emily Wants to Play Too is an excellent sequel and in some ways it’s scarier than the first game. If you don’t like games that have plenty of jump-scares then this game won’t be for you. Everywhere you turn strikes fear into you and the amount of tension is off the charts and has been cleverly implemented in certain areas. Another thing the game does well is that it doesn’t hold your hand and this without a doubt creates an almost derelict feeling. You’re basically on your own throughout and progressing through the game requires a lot of thought. Whilst I enjoyed this process it did get a little too difficult at times so expect to become frustrated from time to time. That isn’t the game’s biggest problem though because that is reserved for its technichal issues. Unfortunately the game suffers with these technical issues throughout your time with the game and whilst none of these are game-breaking they can harm the immersion levels somewhat. Thankfully they don’t harm the immersion too much though and that’s mainly down to the enemies and the environment you face them in, so any immersion that’s lost is quickly got back. Speaking about the enemies you will notice that there’s a lot more variety this time around and they definitely scared me along the way which is great because that’s what the game is meant to do. I would however have liked a story to accompany these enemies and I think more of a story would’ve made the game even better and in a way it would have given me more of a rewarding feeling once I completed the game. One of my favourite things about the previous game was how they handled the presentation side of things and thankfully it’s also one of my favourite things in this game. Visually the game looks decent and when you combine the visuals with the scary sound design you end up with a game that hooks you from start to finish. At the end of the day some sequels fail miserably but that’s definitely not the case when it comes to Emily Wants to Play Too. They’ve managed to improve quite a few things over the original and despite it suffering with a few problems here and there it still didn’t stop me from wanting to play it. If you like horror games then this game is a must buy and the best thing is that the game is priced extremely well and offers you a lot of bang for your buck.

I rate Emily Wants to Play Too    7.5/10.

Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)

 

Developer: SKH Apps

Publisher: SKH Apps

Genre: Adventure/Horror

Release Date (Xbox One): April 25, 2018

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