Review The Last Door: Collector's Ed
Spooky point-and-click horror game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 19 Nov 2014, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Distinctive levels, exciting plot, quality game play, simple controls
The developers of The Last Door: Collector's Ed for Android have done the impossible - they have managed to make a spooky horror game with 8-bit retro graphics, and despite it looking like a picture from Microsoft Paint, this game really has a lot to offer in terms of story, gameplay and player engagement.
When you first play the game, you will be thrown into a mysterious cut scene that sparks curiosity about the background story, and gets us wanting to know more. The game will then start up, and you will find the character in some kind of abandoned basement - you can then tap the screen to interact with the world. This game is a point and click adventure which means players must tap on the screen to direct the character through the game.
Not much information is there to explain what you must do in order to succeed, so you are left to your own devices to study the surrounding areas and find clues about what is needed to be done next. This kind of gameplay may be a bit frustrating for some, but for those that enjoy mysteries, clues and puzzles, you are sure to love this game. The spooky soundtrack and dark, gritty graphics, although incredibly simple, also fit in with the theme of the game, and it's really hard to find a fault that takes away from the experience.
Interestingly, the game can be downloaded for free, despite there being four chapters filled with all sorts of immersive gameplay. The first chapter is available for free, and the other three chapters can be purchased as part of the full version IAP that unlocks various other content as well.
If you are into mystery horror games, then The Last Door: Collector's Ed is definitely for you!