Whispering Willows

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

13%

Critics Recommend

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5.8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2015

Despite some good ideas and cool design choices, Whispering Willows can't deliver a wholly fulfilling experience.

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7 / 10
Jul 5, 2015

Whispering Willows is modest in its scares and challenges, but is rich in heart.

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7 / 10
Jul 7, 2015

Whispering Willows is an enjoyable game with a good story, though much of it will rely on you reading all the letters scattered through the game. The puzzles aren't hard and while some of the atmosphere is creepy the game doesn't quite present the horror you expect. While Whispering Willows is an interesting experience it is a short one at three hours. There are also a couple of annoyances and the puzzles are incredibly simple to work out, but that keeps things moving at a steady pace. Overall Whispering Willows is for those who like adventure titles but also like to experience a story that unfolds without too much effort being put in, making it a solid debut from Night Light Interactive.

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5 / 10
Jun 30, 2015

Whisper Willows is a good effort by an indie studio as the art style drew me in from the moment I first saw it, but it lacks any sort of depth as its puzzles aren't difficult to figure out and it's story, as horrific as it turns out to be, didn't really entice me.

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5 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2015

Kickstarter-funded adventure game grabs its audience with a Native American horror hook, then lets it wiggle free with monotonous play.

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90 / 100
Oct 2, 2018

Whispering Willows is a cool little indie horror game that focuses on exploration and puzzle solving. The game isn't necessarily scary, but the parallel story and atmosphere are definitely eerie. The ghost form mechanic is fun, and the game allows you to collect some items early, which is nice as well.

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Jul 12, 2015

Whispering Willows is a supernatural puzzle-adventure game that sucks players in with its beautiful hand-drawn style and mystery, but doesn't bring anything too new to the genre.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2015

Immersive audio and impressive art-style isn't quite enough to prevent the gameplay of this intriguing ghost story from being quite banal.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2015

I wasn't left feeling dead cold after finishing, it and I appreciated the simplistic nature to the game. Minimal frustration, some nice exploration, and able to be finished in a single sitting if you have a few hours to spare. This ghost story isn't the most memorable, but it doesn't have to be. Whispering Willows was an enjoyable time, and for those that like a decent story, side scrolling exploration, and the idea of talking to ghosts, I'd recommend it.

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7.4 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2015

Whispering Willows is an engaging horror-themed graphic adventure starring a likeable hero and a haunted mansion. Unfortunately, the great presentation is undone by a predictable story and simple puzzles. Elena's journey may be full of ghouls and ghosts, but it fails to scare up much excitement.

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