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Game review
Hopeless: The Dark Cave
Hope springs eternal
by Matthew Diener 24/1/2014
Product: Hopeless: The Dark Cave
Publisher: Upopa Games
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Arcade, Shooter
Players: 1
Version: US
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It's dark, you're a glowing blob, and you've got a gun.

Suddenly, you hear a sound off to your right - or maybe it was your left. A rusty iron gate screams in the darkness as it lets... something... draw closer to you.

Steadying your finger on the trigger, you wait. Will it be a friend, or will it be a giant Muppet-looking monster waiting to devour you? Movement flashes, you blink at the worst possible moment, and you make your decision..

Gumdrop dead

In a nutshell, that's the world of Hopeless: The Dark Cave, a disarmingly cute time-waster that's a great addition to the niche genre of 'adorable free-to-play survival horror shooters'. ...
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Easy to pick up and difficult to master, the deceptively twee Hopeless: The Dark Cave is a perfect game for short bursts of entertainment
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 10
Innovation: 8
Overall: 7
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