The scariest part to any story is the sliver of truth you hide in the horror. Sometimes its not about the axe wielding murder, but the fact that he’s lurking somewhere in your basement. Sure, you keep telling yourself that you’ll replace the burnt out light every week. But when you hear something downstairs, you’ll wish that you spent five minutes fixing the light rather than the rest of the night with a flashlight and a baseball bat in hand.
The House 2 mixes the real with the horror by combining realistic photos with virtual gore. As you click around the real world environments, you’ll slowly unravel the story of a family driven mad by their past deeds. Every room you encounter highlights a new member and how they met their grizzly end. As with any point and click adventure, you’ll spend most of your time poking around and clicking on anything that looks like you can interact with it.
One of the few problems with this game comes from the fact that you’ll often find yourself clicking on the same object multiple times in each room in order to forward the story. At the same time, the game doesn’t force you to combine seemingly random objects to accomplish your goals. Even if it feels as though you’ve flipped the note a dozen times, your actions keep you moving forward.