Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View
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Conway is a solid detective game that ticks a lot of the right boxes and fulfils standard sleuthing expectations. It leans well into the crotchety-old-protagonist stereotype which more often than not creates an interesting tension between Conway and his ensemble cast of neighbors, as well as with you as a player. It's not tremendously challenging in terms of hard solves, but it's more about the journey. You could do worse than spend 10 hours immersed in the small and all too human miseries of Dahlia View.
A classic locked-room mystery set in a sleepy post-war community. Crack the case, and your neighbour's privacy, through a series of engaging investigations.
Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View Falls Short Of Its Inspiration, With Poor Mechanics, Annoying Characters and Atrocious Detective Work
If you like tense mysteries and slow-burning thrillers, Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View really ought to be high on your most-wanted list. Expertly written and fantastically acted, its story is simply the decadent cherry on top of a thoroughly engaging dark investigative adventure.
In spite of its issues, Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is a video game mystery done right. Its main plot is well-written and its characters expertly performed, while its gameplay genuinely makes the player feel like a detective. It's not perfect, but Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is a successful, small-scale head-scratcher done right.
Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View has some worthwhile secrets to uncover but cases them in an unremarkable mystery.
Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View feels like an "on the rails" classic quest game which can be a little off-putting. But if you like the Agatha Christie-style plots and the atmosphere of Hitchcock's Courtyard Windows, then be sure to take a closer look at the work of White Paper Games, because it is really good.
White Paper Games, like its previous titles, has combined some interesting ideas together in Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View. Having Rear Window as a source of inspiration is a terrifying challenge, but the developers have created a compelling atmosphere and an intriguing sense of suspicion existing in such situations with good voice acting and dialogue. However, in some parts, such as the not-so-satisfactory pay-off of the story and a few repetitive puzzles, it is not successful.
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Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View is a brilliant thriller that fully immerses you as you spy on your neighbours and take a look at what secrets they have hidden behind closed doors. Each of your suspects has something to hide, but is it related to the attack and kidnapping which you’re unofficially investigating? With very little hand-holding, you must observe, investigate, and piece together just what is going on in Dahila View – overcoming your physical disability and letting nothing stand in your way of discovering the truth. Simply one of the best narrative adventure games I’ve played all year, enhanced by fantastic voice acting, well-written dialogue, and an exciting and intriguing story.