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Kuon

An Experience Like No Other - This Timeless, Japanese Horror Sto Read more

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Overall 3
3.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 3
3.0
Sound 3
3.0
Storyline 3
3.0
Lifespan 2
2.0

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Gaming Addicts Network
4 August 2005
  • Excerpt: It’s admittedly not very easy for companies to make a survival horror game, mostly because people respond to different stimuli. How can you scare someone if you don’t know what scares them? For the most part, companies have to rely upon deep, primordial fears to stir the player’s imagination and anxiety.
  • Pros: + Not a horrible game overall.
  • Cons: - Not a great one, either.
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GameSpot
20 April 2005
  • Excerpt: Haunted mansions are a horror staple, and Kuon adds its own twist to the usual formula by plunking that mansion in the Japanese past, pitting its priestess protagonists against a mysterious infestation of twisted humanoid creatures. There are some chilling moments to be had, and a whole lot of blood is spilled, but Kuon is largely bereft of impact. It's inhibited by ponderous combat controls, its repetitious nature, and an overall lack of depth.
  • Pros: Creepy ancient Japanese mansions rule, Interesting storyline
  • Cons: Combat controls are slow and wonky, Multiple play-throughs to get to the ending, Fairly short
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Overall 6
6.0

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GamesFirst!
12 February 2005
  • Excerpt: Kuon on the PS2 seems like a minor release when compared to the new Resident Evil 4, but then perhaps that's part of its appeal. As an import title that you might have a hard time finding at your local rental outlet, Kuon offers rich import flavors, gameplay, and traditional survival horror control schemes. Does it have a place on your shelf? Read the review to find out.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 6
6.0

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allaboutgames.co.uk
7 April 2006
Overall 5
5.0

Kuon

Blokes Only
31 January 2006
  • Summary: The second in the series of this Japanese horror title, not many of you will have heard anything about this game, we hadn't played the original and hadn't even heard of this one until it ended up in our pidgeon hole at the BO offices! The front cover looked freaky enough though!
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Overall 6
6.0

Kuon

Gamecell
30 October 2005
  • Conclusion: I am a big fan of the survival horror adventure genre, and have played pretty much every single one of them, so I am always eager to play a new one that comes out. I am afraid Kuon doesn’t really offer anything new to the genre that hasn’t been done previously, and often done better than here; Multiple characters and seeing different sides of the story? - Resident Evil 2. Ancient Japan and magic? - Onimusha offered both of those. Annoying controls?
  • Pros: Multiple sides of the story to play through, Lovely art style, Original Japanese dialogue is a good bonus
  • Cons: Offers nothing new to a crowded genre, Annoying controls, Poor combat, Badly localized in parts
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Kuon

Planet-eGamers
27 January 2006
  • Summary: Kuon est un bonne surprise dans le genre survival horror, la réalisation est bonne. Les graphismes sont sombres, augmentant votre angoisse. L'animation des vêtements est réaliste, les mouvements aussi. Les monstres me font penser à ceux de Silent Hill, c'est à dire pas effrayant physiquement, mais ils débarquent toujours au moment ou l'on s'y attend le moins provoquant la peur du joueur. Les sensations sont bonnes, il m'est arrivé de sursauter plusieurs fois.
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Overall 6
6.3
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 7
7.0
Lastability 5
5.0

Kuon

JeuxVideo.fr
11 January 2006
  • Excerpt: Si on devait faire un parallèle entre Kuon et un long-métrage, je choisirais sans doute Histoires de fantômes chinois. Cette production From Software choisit en effet une ambiance à mi chemin entre le folklore japonais et chinois tout en reprenant les mécanismes issus de nombreux jeux pour inspirer la peur.
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Overall 6
6.0

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PixiTroc
1 January 2006
  • Excerpt: L'effroi vous va si bien... Dans une ancienne demeure princière, des habitants errent comme des fantômes et des démons affamés se glissent dans la pénombre. Personne ne sait ce qui est à l'origine de ces phénomènes. Le tableau étant déjà peu accueillant, vous devrez y pénétrer de nuit,...
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Overall 6
5.5
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Lifespan 4
4.0

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PlayFrance
30 December 2005
  • Conclusion: Kuon nous fait le surprise de reprendre les histoires de fantômes asiatiques pour nous replonger dans nos effrois d'enfance. Graphismes pauvres emprunts de mysticisme, bande son discrète mais révélatrice d'un univers malsain, un gameplay trop simple et parfois malmené, le titre s'adresse plus aux lecteurs assidus d'histoires fantastiques baignées de peur et aux assidus des nouveaux films sortis tout droit des pensées macabres des nouveaux réalisateurs nippons en vogue.
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