Secret Neighbor Review (Nintendo Switch)

Our Hello Neighbor Review shows the Secret Neighbor Multiplayer and how it is a Social Horror Game where a group of intruders trying to rescue their friend from the Neighbor’s creepy basement. The only problem is one of the intruders is the Neighbor in disguise.

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Secret Neighbor Review Pros:

  • Decent cartoon-like graphics.
  • 4.9GB Download size.
  • Can Invert axis.
  • Cross-play support can be turned on or off.
  • Head bobbing intensity slider.
  • Voice chat can be turned on or off.
  • Motion blur on or off.
  • Nine total characters – six kids and three neighbors.
  • Customize your characters with cosmetics.
  • Shop selling premium and in-game goods.
  • Daily quests.
  • Three-way to play – quick game, custom, and Brawl.
  • Fast matchmaking times.
  • Online survival gameplay.
  • The game is basically a tamer version of Dead by Daylight. Kids try to find the exit and unmask the neighbor (who is one of you in disguise) whilst the neighbor tries to stop the kids first.
  • Everything you do makes a noise or pings up a marker to the neighbor/kids.
  • You can loot the house, open drawers, cupboards, etc.
  • Pick up and use many items.
  • The game is all set at night and you can only see using a torch.

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Secret Neighbor Review Cons:

  • Long initial load.
  • No tutorials.
  • You need Nintendo online to even press start on the game, You cant even look at the menus without it.
  • Doesn’t actually say what the game is about.
  • Going back to the Nintendo Switch menu for longer than like 30 seconds will disconnect you.
  • The menu is horrible to navigate.
  • Cannot rebind the controls.
  • Not new player-friendly.
  • The text especially in handheld mode is very small.
  • Graphics go blurry a lot of the time.
  • The game already assumes you know everything about Hello Neighbour so you should know this game.
  • Has team killing which is both a good thing and a curse.
  • The movement is just horrible.
  • Combat is clumsy.

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Secret Neighbor:

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Developer: Hologryph

Publisher: TinyBuild Games

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  • 6/10
    Graphics - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.6/10

Summary

I always applaud devs who take a franchise and try it in another genre. Here it’s the Neighbour series going a darker route, the original Hello Neighbour game was a single-player stealth game with puzzle elements, whereas Secret Neighbour is multiplayer-only and going for a Dead By Deadlight approach. One person will be the neighbor and try and find the kids before they find the keys to the basement. It’s a really good idea, it’s all set in the house, and locations of gear and keys will randomize every run, it’s dark and you need torches. It all sounds really good and could be a real winner, but then you play it. The connection to a game is fast but that’s the last good bit of news. Movement is horrible with it almost turning in broken increments rather than being smooth, you get no tutorial or any help at all so good luck new players. The mode is always the same, team killing is very common, combat is sloppy and it all culminates into an experience I don’t want. Coming to the Nintendo Switch has only echoed my previous experiences, Except it is not that great on the Switch from a performance and user experience point of view. It looks and performs badly and the whole thing is just really blurry.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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