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5 Days a Stranger (Windows)

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Written by  :  Ravenhoe (12)
Written on  :  May 12, 2013
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Summary

In the spirit of classic adventure games and survival horror games

The Good

The story (and how it ties in with the other games in the series), the horrifying atmosphere, the puzzles are hard but not nonsensical, the main character is quite a chap

The Bad

The graphics are below par of course (this being an indie title) and the game length is a tad short (short and sweet though)

The Bottom Line

The Trilby Trilogy is a freeware adventure game designed by Ben Crosshaw. The first chapter pits you in a mansion, where you are faced with the mansion's dark and gruesome past which unfolds and replays in front of you, taking one victim after another, always being hot on your own heels.

The game can be quiet creepy, considering the relatively "low" (by no means bad) graphic standards (think classic Lucasarts). The game is not very long and not ultimately hard, simply because the scope is not too big and you will never have too many options in terms of where to go or what items to use anyway. The story is a big payoff however and (in case you are interested) ties in very nicely with the other titles in the series.