+ great atmosphere; melancholic and depressing during the day, creepy during the night. Possibly the most atmospherical indie point and click adventure I ever played (for me, personally, even more than Amnesia but I may be just weird)
+ incredible soundtrack and sounds
+ despite technical limitations and game being practically 2D, visually detailed (and depressing)
- voice acting of the main protagonist
- adventure-wise too hard; is not possible to be completed without an occasional peek in a walkthrough. Seriously.
- a modern player may find the slower pace of the game and technical limitations off-putting (I care not for it though, it comes with the genre imo. But to be objective I must mention it)
- only 4:3 resolutions; although - thanks to the game not being 3D - it's not distracting if you "stretch" this 4:3 on a 16:9/10 monitor. Seriously, chances are you won't even notice that much. Then again, it is worth mentioning.
Not so well known atmospheric horror gem. Game practically only works in two modes: melancholic or downright creepy.
After all these years after my first playthrough, even though I vaguely remember what's gonna happen and when, it still manages to give me the chills, literally. No other game, as far as I remember, could pull that off. Startling? Why yes of course, when something jumps you unexpectedly you flinch, naturally. But chills, that's an exceptional reaction to pull off. My hat is off.
You'll meet no other person to speak to which only intensifies the atmosphere; it's just you, old abandoned Victorian house and a melancholic piano music.
Few things are kind of dragging it down though - lame voice acting of the main protagonist, high difficulty and the fact that it supports only 1024x768 resolution (which, given the genre of panoramic point and click adventure, doesn't look so bad as one would expect but meh). The somewhat slow pace of the game is not cut-out for everyone as well. Kind of love or hate thing. But definitely deserves more attention than it got.