developer: Creazn Studio
publisher : SOEDESCO Publishing
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Dollhouse is a psychological horror inspired by noir cinema. It is a project of Creazn Studios team, and SOEDESCO Publishing is responsible for its release.
The main character of Dollhouse is the detective Marie, who tries to discover the secrets of her own past, associated with the death of her daughter. However, she quickly learns that she has lost her memories for good reason as her deadly executioner begins to follow in her footsteps.
Dollhouse is based on classic survival patterns of horrors. The action is observed from the first person perspective (FPP). In the course of the game, we travel through successive locations, trying to collect memories scattered around the map, in which the mysterious existence interferes with us. The heroine has no chance of surviving in a direct confrontation with her chasing terror, so the priority is to avoid meeting her. The authors have put at our disposal more than 40 skills, which will be unlocked as the game progresses. Some of them can be combined to create different effects, making it easier to escape from the danger. The Focus function is also helpful. It allows you to look through the eyes of the chasing creature, like sightjacking from the Forbidden Siren series.
The title puts a lot of emphasis on the player's choices that shape both the gameplay and the story being told. We create this one from fragments of memories collected by the heroine, putting them into different combinations like scenes in a movie editor. In addition, the characters we meet on the way can be friendly or hostile towards the heroine, depending on our decisions.
In addition to the single player campaign, Dollhouse offers a multiplayer mode based on competition. Participants are supposed to collect memories scattered on the board and eliminate a specific character randomly selected by the game. Each player has one abuser and one goal, and not following the scenario can have unpleasant consequences. Before starting the game, you should choose one of the fourteen characters with different active and passive abilities, allowing, among other things, to move the hero back to his previous location and see the footprints of all the players. The alternative is a cooperation mode for up to four people with a separate feature campaign.
All game modes use a system of procedurally generated levels, randomly selecting each element of the location. As a result, gameplay is not the same, be it in a single player campaign or in an online skirmish.
The creators of Dollhouse were inspired by noir films from the 1950s, which can be seen in the visual setting. The game is dominated by gloomy, dark locations, effectively building the disturbing atmosphere of the title.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9800 GT / Radeon HD 4870 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8
Minimum: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180 2.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8400 GT / Radeon HD 2400 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7(SP1)/8