Yup, it is
by Harry Slater 21/6/2013
Product: Gloomy Hollow
Developer: Skyrock Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, RPG
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.
Gloomy Hollow manages to live up to its name, but not in a good way
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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