Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Nov 042019
 

Celebrating All Things Spooky 2019 is now over, and we had three winners this year: Moombit in first place with 28 points, Ellie in second place with 20 points, and Ludwig in third place with 10 points.

The winners have received their prizes, aside from the one who picked the game review. That will be coming up soon!

But although October is over, we aren’t quite done with horror yet.

When I reviewed The Last Door, I mentioned my interest in playing the sequel to see the rest of the story.

Well, I recently picked up Xbox GamePass for PC to play The Outer Worlds, and what else happens to be included with GamePass but The Last Door: Season 2!

The Last Door ended with the protagonist’s psychiatrist, Dr. Wakefield, setting out in search of him. Season 2 follows Wakefield as his attempts to learn what happened to his patient draw him into the same growing darkness the first season established so well.

It feels a lot like its predecessor, being a wonderfully atmospheric and Lovecraftian point-and-click adventure game with pixel art graphics and an orchestral soundtrack, once again split across four episodes.

The episodes are a bit longer this time around, although it’s still a fairly short game. Each episode also features multiple locations this time, but they still feel self-contained. The puzzles are a little trickier and sometimes a bit more obscure, but it’s worth getting through them for the story.

While the first game largely set up the mystery, the sequel brings answers (while leaving some things ambiguous). This gives it a different tone, but it still feels horrific and entrenched in the darkness and madness its predecessor set up. I could see them eventually returning with a Season 3 set in the same universe, but as it stands now, Season 2 wraps up the story with a satisfying resolution that brings things to a close while holding true to its atmosphere and style.

I’m happy I played both The Last Door and The Last Door: Season 2. Interestingly, the developers went on to make a game that looks completely different, so maybe someday I’ll try that.

But if you’re in the mood for a short bit of cosmic horror, check out The Last Door and its sequel!

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