The Greatest Philosophical Quandary
Troll Face Quest Horror 2 is not a game. It is an existential crisis. Threatening to render the most verbose reviewer mute, it challenges every perception of a game. Is it a game? Is it an elaborate joke? What are the limits of irony? Am I just too old to get it? Spil Games poses the greatest philosophical question of our times. What the hell is Troll Face Quest Horror 2?
Why Are We Here?
Troll Face Quest Horror 2 has 16 levels, with zero plot. The loose connective tissue hinges on horror iconography. Each level presents the player with a celebrated monster or villain. Carrie, Pennywise, and Freddy Krueger lurk menacingly throughout. Their goal is to make creepy faces at players. The objective is to thwart that.
What do We Do Here?
I dedicated all 16 levels to figuring out a steady method of gameplay. Variety is an asset. To its credit, Troll Face Quest Horror 2 avoids stasis. Click through the various objects strewn about the room to summon a horror character. Swipe, tap, and drag objects and faces to subvert their nefarious plots.
I am not being coy. There is no consistent approach to gameplay. One level requires the clicks in a specific order. On requires the player zoom in on the screen several times. Hints are available and compulsory. That said, they are also frequently ill-defined. Hints are limited and unfortunately, players will need more than the amount allotted. The player can watch ads to gain more hints. It’s not the worst bargain anyone’s ever struck, however, the game is already riddled with ads.
What Does It Mean?!
Troll Face Quest Horror 2 conflates familiarity with fun. Yes, it is delightful to see beloved characters rendered in manic graphics. It’s charming to guess which setting will lead to which property. That novelty, however, wears off relatively quickly.
The game quickly becomes frustrating. Yes, excessive repetition bores. But a player should be able to understand the basics of gameplay by the second or third level. Needing hints for every quest saps any pleasure from the game. There is no clear objective. One level wants you to run over Carrie. Another makes you force Candyman to plunge your toilet. What is this game?!
I don’t know. I have no answers. Maybe I am too old. Maybe this is what the kids like! Games that go nowhere but do wink at you constantly. Troll Face Quest is a huge franchise. Clearly, people like it and it can be played through quickly. A player must be extremely invested, however, to endure the saturation of ads.
Is It Hardcore?
16 levels and one review later, and I am no closer to comprehending Troll Face Quest Horror 2. It’s fun to look at but it provides none of the satisfaction a player hopes for in gameplay.