Just Ignore Them – Xbox One Review
Our Xbox One Review of Just Ignore Them
It’s of course that time of year when horror filled games and scary approaches and scary stories all come out of the dark and into the light, as today is Halloween! And over the past few days, I’ve had the chance to play through a game that hasn’t been driven on horror, but has some very nice elements to it, and that comes in the form of Just Ignore Them, a small indie title that has been out for a while on Steam, and has made its way over to Xbox. How was it going to fare? For its small price, it is a title that offers quite a interesting and uniquely enjoyable experience.
Just Ignore Them is developed by Stranga Games and Grab The Games, and published by Ratalaika Games, is a click and point style puzzle horror hybrid. You’ll take control at first of a young boy, who lives at his home with an infestation of monsters. Using the click and point style approach that the developers have taken, you’ll interact with items/doors and other objects to understand what is going on, where everyone has gone, and to try to escape your past. As you discover, you’ll find that one wrong move can make it a ghoulish night to remember. As you sneak around and discover/combine objects that are going to make more of a meaning, you’ll progress throughout different stages of the character’s life, where ultimately, it all ends up coming back to one thing – his past, and dealing with his past.
Early on, I must admit, I had to seek some help in what I was doing. I found myself picking up items and exploring around the house and level, but I couldn’t work out what I was meant to be doing, or how I was meant to be doing anything. I struggled, and did seek online for some help, which I don’t normally do – but it’s not very well documented within the game. If you’re smart you may have probably worked it out, but I didn’t, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but you may find yourself wanting to go online and either look at walkthroughs (Not that I promote that at all as it takes away from the fun of doing it yourself in my opinion) or finding out what you need to do. Don’t give up after the first 15 minutes that I nearly found myself doing because it isn’t very well documented at all.
I always quite like the click and point style games, and Just Ignore Them does it well. Exploring everywhere is going to be key, aswell as interacting, as you’ll gain objects and items by combining them – so exploring is key. It isn’t a tedious game, and once you’ve worked out early on what is happening and how to get around and progress, you’ll find it is not too much of a struggle.
It’s a game that I quite like the approach that has been taken with its visual and audio effect. It goes for the typical ID 16-bit style approach and mixed with a good soundtrack, that offers moment of tension at certain points throughout the game, it is a style that I quite like. Of course, it may not be for everyone, but if you’re a gamer that enjoys an ID title, then the chances are that you’ve played quite a few titles that have taken the same approach to its graphics.
It is a very short game, and given it is been published by Ratalaika Games, I half expected that. Most of their titles have been quite short play-throughs, and you will get through this in under an hour – however, at the price of under a fiver that is not a bad thing, and for those that like a good achievement hunt, this isn’t a game that’s going to be too much of a grief – although there may be a couple of playthroughs needed if you’re wanting to 1000g the game. However, Just Ignore Them is a game that is a fun title to playthrough – once you get past working out what you’re doing and not running around in circles for ages, and at the price that it is, is worth a look at.
Review code supplied by Ratalaika Games
Publisher: Ratalaika Games
Website: Just Ignore Them