The game I'm reviewing for you all now, First Times, is a horror game that's light on the difficulty but complex in the story and overall extremely fantastic.
I'll try not to spoil things for you all, but the gist of the game is that you wake up in a hospital morgue and have to find your way out. Not hard, right? Well, there are locked doors and puzzles to hinder your advance...and let's not forget the creepy wooden doll people. Yes, creepy, human-like dolls make appearances throughout the game and, let me tell you, they're creepy as hell without having to jump out and scream ooga-booga.
My main praise for the game is that Hero Robb is a master of building atmosphere. In the first room there is a message that appears every few seconds, no matter what you're doing. That text?
According to the other reviews on the site, the game borrows heavily from Silent Hill. I've never played Silent Hill games and thus have absolutely no idea what is or isn't lifted from those games. I wasn't missing anything by no having played through those games, and people who commented on the game have mentioned that it's not intrusive.
I was greatly immersed in the game, half wanting to close my browser and never be this freaked out again and half needing to finish the story so I can sleep at night, and my curiosity was sated by every description. I found myself caught up in the "plot" of sorts, and eager to find out what happens next. My suggestion to you, reader, is to make a map. In MS Paint or on real paper, just start charting rooms and directions. If you don't, you're going to get overwhelmed by all the North, South, East, and West directions you have to deal with. I found the controls for the game to be intuitive, but because it is a game you have to operate within certain perimeters. So, stuff like this happens:
Overall, though, I give this game a 5/5. It is great for horror fans, great if you like Silent Hill, great if you enjoy text adventures, and all around fun to play. If you're interested, the game can be played here on the web, downloaded from here to your computer (unless you have a Mac), or downloaded as an App from the Apple store, Android store, or on Amazon for Kindle fire. All of these options are free.
So, what do you say, readers?
Open your eyes.