Excerpt: Hoodwink is a prelude to what is possibly an amazing adventure game. It is a charming, albeit simple, puzzler that offers an intriguing future world rife with characters, stories, and possibilities. It is a shame that none of these possibilities are fully explored in Hoodwink, leaving you wanting for more of the game that can truly leverage its full potential. Hoodwink packs a wonderful introduction of its world in its limited narrative.
Summary: UK REVIEW--It's important not to make assumptions. Take point-and-click adventure Hoodwink, for instance. Its lovely art style invites you into the game with open arms. There's a real, immediate charm to its world, which is populated by some thoroughly appealing characters and environments.
Pros: Stylish visuals make for a sophisticated-looking world, Voice acting is charming
Cons: Illogical puzzles, Awkward level design and movement, More like a demo than a full game, Poor implementation of hints and objectives, Very limited game world
Conclusion: Adventure gamers will desperately want to like Hoodwink – the story, setting and characters certainly have potential – but as a game, it unfortunately only succeeds at crashing and burning. The controls are barely functional, the mini-games are pathetically limp and the graphics look like they’ve been smeared with a healthy dose of Vaseline.