The first in the hugely undemanding 'Clock Tower' trilogy is easily the best with its original scares, believable characters and an interesting story featuring Playstation's first serial-killer...Scissorman!
Set in the late '90s in Oslo, Norway (I know, strange place for a slasher flick) you play as 5 characters who all associate with the main protanagist Jennifer Simpson, who was one of the survivors from the 'Clock Tower Murders' last year and also one of the playable characters, as they discover that Scissorman is not what he's cracked up to be as they search all over Oslo in search of the secret behind the 'Scissorman' curse.
Although the visuals are muddled (filled with graphical glitches and undemanding characteristics) and the dumb American-style voice-overs and dialogue get very tedious, they surprisingly help the flow of the game move smoothly while the soundtrack picks up useful tips from classic slashers like 'Halloween', 'Friday the 13th' and 'Scream'. The point 'n' click method (used in the Broken Sword games) gives it a nice touch too, even if it does gets a little confused sometimes, and the promised '10 endings' give it that much needed replayability that most games don't feature.
Like I said, Clock Tower is easily the best (and graphically the worst) and games like this don't come very often so enjoy this ambitious and quite scary slasher because you might not see another one like it.