Other than the portability – which, without tilt aiming, feels like an opportunity wasted – there's no compelling reason to pick the Switch port of Hello Neighbor over any others. Worse still is the feeling you've already seen all the best bits, just like an all-too-revealing movie trailer, but that's an issue with Hello Neighbor on all platforms.
A confused, messy stealth-puzzler with flaky physics and dodgy controls. Hello Neighbor's attempt to do something fresh with a classic cinematic concept is to be applauded, but the execution falls flat. A massive missed opportunity.
A great idea for a game, has an interesting look, and is reasonably fun to play. The potential for it to be better is felt constantly, and you can't help but feel disappointed that many things you hope to see don't ever happen.
Sticking with Hello Neighbor takes a lot of patience and forgiveness. While the lure of the secret in the basement is a strong one, the glitches, complicated puzzles, and problematic AI all make for a giant slog. With improvements this indie could be a spine-tingling horror game, one which plays on deep childhood fears and leaves a lasting impression, but in its current state, we wish that we'd just stayed at home.
Frustrating in almost everything it tries to do, Hello Neighbor's interesting concept is completely wasted by its execution.
A "family friendly" survival horror that's far from giving us goosebumps. It lacks polishment (glitches, bugs... that make de game uglier) and offers a broken control that's its our worst enemy, more than the neighbor. It looks like a twisted Pixar movie, but way more plain. It relies on a good idea, but executed in the worst possible way.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
This is a mess of broken mechanics that has a lot of potential, but unfortunately potential is all that it has going for it.
An interesting premise, a striking visual style, and a mysterious game world that's bound to keep the gaming community pondering on what's going on in here, Hello Neighbor had the potential to be an iconic classic. Instead, the final release is nothing more than an overpriced, clunky, and incomplete mess of an experience. It's a shame, really.
Hello Neighbor is a game with gameplay based on luck and irrational puzzles in which success depends on good fortune and unpredictable AI rather than player’s skill. Also, the story is terribly slow and meaningless from start to the final levels. Although the game tries to flaunt the story in concluding parts, due to poor storytelling and immature background, it is still unsuccessful in affecting its players; it makes them happy just because of ease of its extremely boring gameplay! The only notable advantage of Hello Neighbor is its beautiful and unique type of 50s’ graphics. In addition, Hello Neighbor–like Alien: isolation– lacks implemented creativity; the game’s potential is buried beneath a pile of issues which disappoints both critics and players.
Review in Persian | Read full review
As much as I looked forward to this title, I haven’t been this disappointed with a game in a very long time.