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Haunted Hollow
Both of those things
by Harry Slater 3/5/2013
Product: Haunted Hollow
Developer: Firaxis
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Haunted Hollow is a curiosity. It's a turn-based strategy game of sorts, condensed and tweaked for a more casual audience, that sees you battling for control of a small village with an AI or real-life opponent.

You lead an ever growing army of spooky creatures, from ghosts to grim reapers, out from your mansion base into the titular township to scare the living daylights out of the residents. Scare all the houses and you're the winner.

The twist comes when the villagers get bored of your shenanigans and form a mob to stop your wicked ways.

Empty ghosts

You begin with a single-room mansion and no creatures of the night. At the start of every turn you receive a random new room to add to your evil estate. These let you generate monsters to go out and do your evil bidding. ...
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After the first flush of excitement, Haunted Hollow doesn't manage to add anything to keep you interested
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 6
Value: 6
Innovation: 7
Overall: 6
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