The Janitor (PC) review
The Janitor experience begins when you read the title. Granted, janitorial work is occasionally gross, but unless you're mopping floors at a torture chamber, it's seldom frightening. Nevertheless, plenty of horror stories revolve around janitors, custodians, and/or clean-up crews, so it's reasonable to hope that this one could deliver.
Reasonable, but not great...
After booting up this puppy, you might expect an intro to provide context to the strange surroundings in which you find yourself. What's so special about the janitor in this case? Are you the janitor, or does the job title perhaps belong to a serial killer you're trying to outwit? Sadly, the game doesn't tell you. You simply drop into a creepy, ruined building without much ado, only to hear someone over an intercom say something along the lines of, "Be quiet, it's all going to be fine." We're already off to a swimming start...
What else do you do at this point except explore? You open doors and behold pretty much what you expected: blood smeared in random places, forgettable scenery, and a random, weird statue in the middle of it all. However, all the rifling through drawers and checking rooms in the world doesn't advance any sort of plot. No cutscenes fire up, no one utters a line of dialogue... Nothing. The only hint you receive comes in the form of a gurgling growl you occasionally hear. Understandably, you write off this nuisance as a another disembodied sound effect used as a disposable scare, at least until you come face-to-face with the main antagonist:
Staff review by Joseph Shaffer (March 27, 2023)
Rumor has it that Joe is not actually a man, but a machine that likes video games, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. His/Its first contribution to HonestGamers was a review of Breath of Fire III.
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