This game is a survival-horror in style and genre it also has elements of memory tests and puzzles as well as alternate endings depending on what you do or not do.
The story itself is cleverly woven and keeps the viewer/player interested – It also bears the question what is life? What does it mean? and what bearing does it have on how we live it? I like games that ponder these questions and by nature Haunting Ground does in overt gothic-horror like fashion.
What is interesting about all the characters is that they are with their intense wants – it one of those rare games that questions the social negativity in this world such as people with learning and developmental disabilities (Debilitas) and the wanting to be liked, the negative male misogynistic attitude towards women (Daniella) and the pain it causes, the destructive nature of egotism and selfishness (Riccardo & Lorenzo) and jealousy singled mindedness that comes with it. It also shows the positive nature of animals in the form of Hewie the dog and persistence of good in the from of the main character Fiona.
I highly recommend this game not only for its nostalgia trip but it’s cleverly woven plot, well constructed characters and interesting storyline.
Paul Isaacs 2015