Developer: 3rd eye project | Publisher: Sony UNTIES || Overall: 7.5/10
Well, it’s been a while since I wrote a review; don’t think I was being lazy though, folks. I was playing a LOT of games. There’s a few I played that I need to review and honestly I have so many that it is going to be hard to write “full reviews” for each of them. And a lot of them don’t really need it.
So, I’m going to try something
new old (pun) and use the format of reviews I used for those old GameMaker games I reviewed 20 years ago. Yes, it’s been that long. It is a little less advanced from a writing perspective, but this is 2020! No one likes to read anymore.
3rd Eye is a game about girls doing weird and scary stuff. Most of them are dead, say and do disturbing things, decapitate heads, etc. You use a “3rd Eye” to reveal creepy stuff. When you see creepy stuff, it is stuff like zombies or beheaded girls, or rotting stuff. Think horror and you’ve basically got what’s going on randomly popping up.
The graphics have a hand-drawn/painted look and everything moves around like puppets. There’s not much animation, and dialogue is delivered with strange dialogue and odd cutscenes. I guess the characters are based on the Touhou Project cast, but I hardly know much about it as evidenced by my other Touhou Project reviews. There is a lot of dark humor that I wouldn’t have expected considering the age of the girls being depicted.
The sound is mostly creepy music and creepy sound effects. There aren’t any voice overs, and the sound definitely helps in making the horror work, and is probably the least offensive thing in the whole equation.
So, basically, it’s a point and click hidden object game. The puzzles are kind of annoying and there are multiple endings I guess. I played it for 4 hours before stopping, but there is probably a bit more to the play time than I would have initially thought.
It feels like the program was made in the middle of the 1990s. Its janky as fuck, messes up your monitor’s resolution, other weird shit. The programming is almost as creepy as any other part of this game. It is a pain in the ass to play because it was developed for consoles; there’s hardly any options and you basically have to use a controller since I couldn’t figure out most of the keybinds. Oddly enough it was harder to use a controller at points than a mouse and vice verse. I had to constantly switch between the two to do things.
In the end, the game is okay, but you’ll probably only want to put up with it if you are really jonesing for a horror game or a showpiece to impress your nerd friends with a niche Touhou Project game.