"There are certain words that will instantly pique my interest in a game; one of them is horror, the other is adventure, but since side scrolling is two words it doesn’t count. But nethertheless, Night Light Interactive’s side scrolling horror adventure game Whispering Willows had me at the word horror. The only problem is that although it spins a cracking yarn, spanning hundreds of years and numerous lives, weaving together a complex tapestry that eventually reveal the chequered past of the titular estate where the game is set. It falls flat on the horror front. There’s a dilapidated mansion full of ghosts, there’s a lone and vulnerable protagonist, but there is also absolutely no tension."