Emily Wants to Play Too
|a game by||Shawn Hitchcock|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 1 vote|
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|See also:||Action Adventure Games, Best Indie Games, Download Co-op Games, Psychological Horror Games, Games Like Edith Finch|
Emily Wants to Play Too is a survival game with horror elements. The game centers around a seemingly simple task. You must go to bed, wake up—and survive. The game gives you a variety of ordinary tasks such as turning your alarm clock off and taking a shower, but doesn’t mention that you’ll need survival aids to get there. Certain objects around your home, such as dolls and mannequins, will come to life as you’re getting ready to go to work. If you don’t follow the right actions, they will reanimate and force you to go back in time to when you first woke up.
Terror gives way to frustration
At first, playing this game is every bit as horrifying as it sounds. After getting sent back to your bed repeatedly to the same monsters in the same way however, the fear often turns to frustration. It’s not scary anymore when you’re familiar with it, and the game provides little in the way of hints on what you’re supposed to do. Eventually, by luck or by finally figuring out all the hairpin triggers in the game, you can escape the house and play the rest of the game.
Same thing, bigger playing field
The house you escaped from the first time ends up being a tutorial for a bigger world. You’re now at a sandwich factory where you evidently work, and find the dolls are all plotting something there. It’s now up to you to escape the facility with your life.
The game progresses in the exact same way, with you trying to navigate your way to the next keycard that will get you closer to escape, without getting discovered by a spooky character.
Despite the repetition, each time a doll scares you it still manages to be equally terrifying, which is a plus for the game. If you played the games predecessor, Emily Wants to Play, you’ll know more or less what to expect from this section.
The biggest problem with Emily Wants to Play Too is the technical issues the game seems to be ripe with. While the textures in the game are good, the lighting is completely off and gives the game a ‘cheap’ feel to it. Add onto it the terrible sound that relies on similar repetitive sounds to jump scare you, and it strips all the spooky atmosphere the game is trying to create. The overall feeling is of a cheap game rather than a truly serious horror.
This is an indie horror game popularized by the first game in the series. While it is true that it offers a horror element and some replay value, the game itself needs more work on the technical side of things before it can be a competitive game on the horror market. If you’re a fan of the first game, Emily Wants To Play, you may find it worth a play. Otherwise, this game is probably worth skipping.
- Manages to stay scary
- Lots of technical issues
Download Emily Wants to Play Too
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP