I was threatening a game. I was no longer sitting; instead, I was standing and pointing at my monitor accusingly. I sat back down, feeling just the right amount of embarrassment for shouting at an adventure game when nobody is around to see. Hoodwink is an appropriately named adventure game. It's not because of the story, which is nearly non-existent, but because it lies, deceives, and obfuscates.
To call Hoodwink a game is, I think, a tad disingenuous. It feels more like the first half of an episodic title, really just a demo. E-One, the title's developer, created the game to showcase the engine it's running on. Unsurprisingly, it's rather pretty because of that, but even then there are plenty of hiccups.... read more