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Gloomy Hollow
Yup, it is
By Harry Slater 21 June 2013
Game Name: Gloomy Hollow | Developer: Skyrock Games | Publisher: Chillingo | Format: iPhone, iPad | Genre: Action, RPG | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
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While appearances might suggest otherwise, there's nothing simple about dungeon-crawlers. In order to succeed they need to balance risk and reward perfectly, and keep you unaware of their inherently repetitious nature.

Unfortunately, Gloomy Hollow fails to do any of that. It's a muddled, directionless sort of a game with flappy controls, bland graphics, and an overwhelming feeling of loneliness permeating its empty levels.

Dark and shallow

To begin with, you're playing a sheriff. The default controls are a tap to move, tap to shoot abomination, but thankfully you can turn these off after a couple of minutes and use the slightly less horrible, but still pretty horrible, floating joystick and buttons.
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Summary
Gloomy Hollow manages to live up to its name, but not in a good way
RATING
4/10
 
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