The Last Door PS5 Review – The Last Door is a third person point-and-click horror game developed by Spanish indie studio The Game Kitchen and published by PID Games. TesuraGames are the physical publisher, where it is available for the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch, both standard and a Collector’s Edition, although it is yet to be available here in the UK.
The Last Door PS5 Review
The Last Door is a brilliant example of a horror game that slowly builds up tension with it’s spooky atmosphere and amazing sound direction that gives the feel that anything could happen at any moment. Even with the low res game play, I did find that I lost a few hours playing this game. I do feel that the pixel art and blocky textures would put a lot of gamers off playing, especially after the huge deal that players made over Gotham Knights being 30fps. Despite the low res, The Last Door is surprisingly detailed, wallpaper faded where art work is hung, vines crawling up the walls, even the fog that envelops the streets is pretty cool.
What really jumps out at me however, is the fantastic use of music, sound and silence. Floorboards creaking, water dripping and a racing heartbeat, coupled with the greatly placed silence, did keep me enthralled in playing.
You play the game as Jeremiah Devitt, a man from London in 1891. His childhood friend, Anthony Beechworth, sends him a mysterious letter containing only the motto of the secret group they formed at boarding school when they were children. There are plenty of people that feature throughout the different episodes, some of them recurring characters such as Jeremiah’s therapist, Doctor Wakefield, a nun that seems to have lost her faith and a priest who constantly locks himself away. There’s even a gypsy woman who will read your fortune!
From the very first scene the atmosphere is very unsettling and the story contains some very dark elements, from suicide to murder. With it’s strong narrative, compelling storyline and plenty of twists and turns, the game is compelling and rich, even if some of some of its in-game choices are not. Sometimes I found myself aimlessly wondering about, with no real clue as to where I should be going next. There isn’t really much sense of direction throughout play and most of the puzzles are really down to pot luck. I did get frustrated a few times with the amount of backtracking I ended up doing because I’d missed a clue.
The Last Door PS5 Review – Overall Impression
Unfortunately for myself here at AIR Entertainment, it is hard to write a detailed review for this game for what it is. The game is beautifully simple on the surface, but very well detailed the further you delve in to the game.
As mentioned, I feel that the pixel art will put a lot of people off the game as well as the actual age of the game which now is 9 years old. I am reviewing now to celebrate the release of the physical editions and I do feel lucky enough to be able to as it is a really well made game.