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Gloomy Hollow
Yup, it is
by Harry Slater 21/6/2013
Product: 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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Gloomy Hollow manages to live up to its name, but not in a good way
Audio/visual: 5
Gameplay: 4
Value: 3
Innovation: 4
Overall: 4
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