Excerpt: To some extent, the average survival-horror game could be said to have two parts. One is its capacity to horrify the player; the other is the gameplay itself. Odds are good that the two aren't even tangentially related. The good news here is that Clock Tower 3 is scary.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords review (DS)
20 June 2007
Excerpt: Tell me if this sounds familiar. It’s a classic battle between good and evil. Weak and battered, the hero stands firm, determined to fight through his last breath. In this desperate moment, he bows his head in concentration.
Excerpt: Rather than giving players weapons in which to mow through legions of demons and zombies, the Clock Tower series has always built a level of fear by making you use your wits against violent maniacs.
Pros: Panic aspect good change of pace, Good cutscene graphics, Voice acting and good story
Cons: Boss fight scenarios are poorly implemented, Lame puzzles, Controls seem to lag at times
Excerpt: I agreed with nearly everything that Brad had to say in his article. Clock Tower 3 is a flawed but interesting game whose comfortable control system represents a leap forward for Capcom's survival horror franchises.
Excerpt: In a genre already almost fit to burst with either quality or above average titles, from well established franchises such as Resident Evil, Alone in the Dark, Silent Hill, etc, is there room for yet another survival horror game? Well, probably.
Excerpt: I'm a wuss when it comes to scary games. I don't know what it is, but playing them gets me seriously spooked. It's strange, because I wasn't always this way. Watching horror flicks is just fine with me, and the creepier the better. But with games it's a different story.
Summary: gave me the creeps. I put the game down after that horrifying bathtub sequence and never revisited the game again. I admit it, I’m a complete sissy when it comes to horror movies and games but there’s something different about Clock Tower 3.
Conclusion: In conclusion, Clock Tower 3 may be just what your survival-horror fanatics have been looking for to tide you over until the next Silent Hill or Resident Evil. It brings some new flavours to a well-used area of gaming, and if it can be found at a bargain price may well be worth it for the few hours...