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Publisher: Oasis Games
Search the home, scour every room and scrutinize over every detail to piece together the story that has been kept locked away all this time.
- A hidden secret: Weeping Doll is immersed in a deep, intriguing narrative that rewards the players’ curiosity. The more you explore, listen and discover, the more you will decipher through the layers of story. The more you think about the narrative the more you will unearth.
- An interactive investigation: You will need to be aware of every object and every sound to discover what has happened to the family. Your curiosity will drive you onwards, re-evaluating everything you thought to be true as you unravel more and more of the mystery.
- A new age of VR: No motion sickness, thanks to the Shadow Step system. This allows the player to move around the environment using the controller while seated comfortably.
Weeping Doll - Gameplay Trailer | PS VR
The sad thing about Weeping Doll is that the concept could have generated some excellen VR games. Taking tales from across Asia and adapting them in to spooky VR experiences, a virtual reality version of Ringu, for example, would be brilliant. However, the execution for Weeping Doll is poor, from the laughable dialogue to the puzzles which can be solved in a matter of seconds. When rated next to the brilliant Here They Lie for PlayStation VR, Weeping Doll just doesn’t come up to scratch.
Everything in Weeping Doll just seems pandering to the horror crowd for a quick buck, but it’s not even terrifying; the only thing scary is how disappointingly mediocre this experience is. Ultimately I was disappointed, and even the most interested players should think twice before giving Weeping Doll any time.