You really don’t want to pop round next door
What would you do if you thought your neighbour was hiding something evil in the basement? Well, we’d probably shut the curtains and curl up in bed, safe under the covers, for we are pathetic cowards. In this game, though, you are brave. So brave, in fact, that you endeavour to break into this suspicious neighbour’s house and investigate.
Making it slightly harder is a crafty foe who learns your behaviour and adapts accordingly to scupper any attempts at uninvited snoopery. For instance, you might decide to chuck a tomato at a window to lure the mad adjoiner outside, then dart into the house while his back is turned. It might work once, but try doing it a second time and he won’t fall for it. A new strategy will be required.
Once inside his abode, the script flips. Now it’s a tense game of cat and mouse as you sneak around, looting tools and trying not to make too much noise. You can stack furniture to block entrances, and use a hammer to wrench nailed-on boards from suspicious doors, but this might attract his wrath. Once he’s spotted you, you’ll see a hand shoot up over the screen and prompt a cut to black as he grabs you from off camera. It’s like if Pixar did Alien: Isolation.