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Truly terrible 'haunted house' simulator
on 13 November 2009
I am now, and have been for quite a while, a big fan of the survival horror genre, such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Siren: Blood Curse and so on. And as my other half owns a Wii, and I love the original Japanese horror film of the same name, I thought I would give this game a try to see what it is like.
And, I am afraid its bad news. It is arguably the worst game of its kind I have played - maybe ever. Why is it so bad you ask? Well, the fact of the matter is it is a poorly designed, poorly presented, not scary, has poor uninspired graphics (blocky, pixelated and lots of pop in and pop up) there is no music to speak of, sound is very generic and annoying, its very slow and painful to play, so much so that you will want to throw the controller at the wall. The levels are linear, dull and boring. And it will only take you 3 and a half hours to complete and you have no reason to play it again if you die mid-level let alone come back and do it all over again for fun. Overall, a very poor game that is best avoided, even by the biggest of fans of the films. I am off to try the Silent Hill (Wii) game now and expect my review soon.