Unfortunately, it has been a while since that itch was scratched… that was until I went to EGX and tried out Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View by White Paper Games and published by Sold-Out. This investigative adventure game takes us to the heart of the '50s as Robert Conway, a retired private investigator with a deep past who has been tasked with locating a missing 8-year-old child. I absolutely love a good investigation story, especially in video games, sneaking about, uncovering the truth, making shocking discoveries. You cannot beat it! Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia has been inspired by classic thriller titles such as misery, and it really shows especially in the demo we played at EGX, where we learn Robert is a wheelchair user and is forced to only observe a series of events that take place just outside his window in a neighbour's flat.
After a deeply narrative sequence of observation and sleuth photography, we rest with the character to take in what we have witnessed before waking up the next day to begin our investigation. One major factor of Roberts character is his wheelchair and the difficulties that come with it. Movement becomes a lot more difficult within the game. As we explore outside the flat, it seems that movement is not the only dilemma Conway faces, as to no surprise, the neighbours really do not want to talk to us. After last nights events, they are evidently hiding something. The tension didn't drop when investigating the neighbour's home later in the demo, even as we were left to explore for ourselves. With that, my time on the demo ended, and I was left wanting answers, and you will too! The feeling that you didn't belong was ever-present, and the mystery of the neighbours got deeper and deeper as I uncovered things that should not be.
Through the demo alone, I was utterly gripped, left wanting a lot more! What were the neighbours up to? Where is the girl, and what other mysteries does Dahlia View have in store for our protagonist? Thankfully we will not be waiting too much longer to find out as Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View will release on November 2nd for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC via Steam! Will you be taking up the investigation in Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View? Let us know in this article's comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages which you can find and follow below!
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