I’m actually excited about a PlayStation Mobile game. To review, PlayStation Mobile games are ones designed to run on PlayStation Certified devices and the Vita and are typically equivalent to your standard Android or iOS time-sink. Yet Haunt the House: Terrortown has done the unimagineable and managed to get me excited about a game that will likely be quite inexpensive and offer a casual experience.
I didn’t even know about Haunt the House: Terrortown until seeing it on the PlayStation Blog. I was going to skim right over it on the main page, but that unique art style pulled me in and made me click to learn more. It’s quite stylish and even enticed me into watching the trailer.
Once I saw how Haunt the House: Terrortown played, I couldn’t resist it. Players control a ghost who is trying to haunt an entire town to get the people living there out of it. The ghost is adorable and when it inhabits objects, his face appears on it. It’s as simple as roaming around environments, popping into something and waiting until someone goes past for a quick scare.
In short, it’s like a modern, casual take on Haunting Starring Polterguy, my favorite Sega Genesis game. Granted, in that game you were helping a dead kid get revenge on this family. It’s been a few years, but I think it was because he died because the father’s company made faulty skateboards? Anyways, it was an awesome game and Polterguy would jump into objects to make them react weird, scaring the family until they left the house. Haunt the House: Terrortown sounds like it has a similar premise, only with a more adorable lead, and that’s a good thing in my book. Especially after trying the Haunt the House free-to-play, browser-based game that led to Haunt the House: Terror Town.
Haunt the House: Terrortown will be released on January 9, 2013 when the PlayStation Store updates. The price isn’t available yet, but will be within a few hours. I’m guessing it’ll be under $5, since it is a PlayStation Mobile game. I’m sure you will – by now you’re probably as excited about Haunt the House: Terrortown as I am!