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* FeaturelessProtagonist: We know nothing about the player's character besides they were driving around rural England on the night of the equinox. We do see a caucasoid arm if they make the mistake of touching the sentry stone.

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* FeaturelessProtagonist: We know nothing about the player's character besides they were driving around rural England on the night of the equinox. In fact when using items to interact with the environment they usually just float around by themselves so the player's appendages aren't even seen then. We do see a caucasoid arm if they make the mistake of touching the sentry stone.stone, and that's literally it.

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* FeaturelessProtagonist: We know nothing about the player's character besides they were driving around rural England on the night of the equinox. We do see a caucasoid arm if they make the mistake of touching the sentry stone.


The game is set in the site of Barrow Hill, which is based on real geographical locations in Cornwall, England. Forced to spend a sinister night there, you will investigate what is happening to the local people and why an archaeological dig, led by professor Conrad Morse, has created so much unrest and hostility among the local community. During your exploration you will discover the local legends and superstitions, while using modern electronic devices like [=PDAs=], GPS and metal detectors to unfold the mystery.

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The game is set in the site of Barrow Hill, which is based on real geographical locations in Cornwall, UsefulNotes/{{Cornwall}}, England. Forced to spend a sinister night there, you will investigate what is happening to the local people and why an archaeological dig, led by professor Conrad Morse, has created so much unrest and hostility among the local community. During your exploration you will discover the local legends and superstitions, while using modern electronic devices like [=PDAs=], GPS and metal detectors to unfold the mystery.






!!Provides The Following Tropes:

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!!Provides The Following Tropes:
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* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Near the middle of the game you have to call the radio DJ you were listening to in the opening cutscene to trigger the next plot event. Because of all the mystical power in the air or something, she keeps getting cut off until you tune into her show on the [[spoiler:third]] radio you find.

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* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Near the middle of the game you have to call the radio DJ you were listening to in the opening cutscene to trigger the next plot event. Because of all the mystical power in the air or something, she keeps getting cut off when she's announcing the number until you tune into her show on the [[spoiler:third]] radio you find.

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* PlotDrivenBreakdown: Near the middle of the game you have to call the radio DJ you were listening to in the opening cutscene to trigger the next plot event. Because of all the mystical power in the air or something, she keeps getting cut off until you tune into her show on the [[spoiler:third]] radio you find.


'''Barrow Hill''' is a [[PointAndClickGame horror adventure game]] created in 2006 by independent developers Matt Clark & Shadow Tor Studios.

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'''Barrow Hill''' ''Barrow Hill'' is a [[PointAndClickGame horror adventure game]] created in 2006 by independent developers Matt Clark & Shadow Tor Studios.



* WavingSignsAround: The anti-dig protesters leave a lot of signs suitable for this trope lying around. [[spoiler: Too bad for them that the Sentinel Stone didn't care that they were on ''its'' side about stopping the dig...]]

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* WavingSignsAround: The anti-dig protesters leave a lot of signs suitable for this trope lying around. [[spoiler: Too bad for them that the Sentinel Stone didn't care that they were on ''its'' side about stopping the dig...]]]]
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** One of the stones from the Circle is called "Cailleach", which was the folkloric alias of the villain from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood". [[spoiler: The game's Sentry Stone is virtually identical to that episode's silicon-based alien menace, the Ogri.]]

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** One of the stones from the Circle is called "Cailleach", which was the folkloric alias of the villain from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood The Stones Of Blood]]". [[spoiler: The game's Sentry Stone is virtually identical to that episode's silicon-based alien menace, the Ogri.]]


** One of the stones from the Circle is called "Cailleach", which was the folkloric alias of the villain from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood]]". [[spoiler: The game's Sentry Stone is virtually identical to that episode's silicon-based alien menace, the Ogri.]]

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** One of the stones from the Circle is called "Cailleach", which was the folkloric alias of the villain from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood]]"."Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood". [[spoiler: The game's Sentry Stone is virtually identical to that episode's silicon-based alien menace, the Ogri.]]


** One of the stones from the Circle is called "Cailleach", which was the folkloric alias of the villain from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood The Stones of Blood]]". [[spoiler: The game's Sentry Stone is virtually identical to that episode's silicon-based alien menace, the Ogri.]]

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** One of the stones from the Circle is called "Cailleach", which was the folkloric alias of the villain from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood The Stones of Blood]]"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood]]". [[spoiler: The game's Sentry Stone is virtually identical to that episode's silicon-based alien menace, the Ogri.]]

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* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler: Even though she's been traumatized by the night's events, including the death of her dog and everyone else up on the barrow except the player, Emma decides she has to stay. To make sure the guardian doesn't awaken and wreak havoc again.]]

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* TheDanza: Pirate radio DJ Emma Harry is played by...Emma Harry.


* SanitySlippage: Ben, the poor attendant who locked himself inside the motel office trying to hide from the Sentry Stone. You can knock on the door and get him to talk to you for a little bit, but as you get deeper into the game he starts getting more unhinged from fear, until he accuses ''you'' of somehow being the mobile rock that fried those poor motorists to ash out in the forecourt.

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* SanitySlippage: Ben, the poor attendant who locked himself inside the motel office trying to hide from the Sentry Stone. You can knock on the door and get him to talk to you for a little bit, but as you get deeper into the game he starts getting more and more unhinged from fear, until he accuses ''you'' of somehow being the mobile rock that fried those poor motorists to ash out in the forecourt.

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* SanitySlippage: Ben, the poor attendant who locked himself inside the motel office trying to hide from the Sentry Stone. You can knock on the door and get him to talk to you for a little bit, but as you get deeper into the game he starts getting more unhinged from fear, until he accuses ''you'' of somehow being the mobile rock that fried those poor motorists to ash out in the forecourt.

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* PlotCoupons: The pieces of the shattered relic you need to restore and give back to pacify the Sentinel Stone, but also the offerings of the elements you need to get inside the barrow to do it.


** One of the stones from the Circle is called "Cailleach", which was the folkloric alias of the villain from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Stones of Blood". [[spoiler: The game's Sentry Stone is virtually identical to that episode's silicon-based alien menace, the Ogri.]]

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** One of the stones from the Circle is called "Cailleach", which was the folkloric alias of the villain from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood The Stones of Blood".Blood]]". [[spoiler: The game's Sentry Stone is virtually identical to that episode's silicon-based alien menace, the Ogri.]]

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