Summary: Obscure: The Aftermath follows the story of a group of friends attending college who discover that a mysterious black flower, with addictive hallucinogenic effects, also has the terrifying ability to transform people into hideous monsters.
Excerpt: Sex, drugs and children's choir? Obscure ... fitting title for a game based on a powerful pollen that turns teenagers into mutants and spreads through sexual contact. This PS2 release is a survival-horror adventure that takes bits and pieces from Resident Evil and Silent Hill , and mixes them up with a similarly bizarre plot and cheesy dialog. The story is based on a flower that is discovered (or manufactured) to have a black pollen which has a hallucinatory effect.
Pros: Decent creep factor, Demise looms just around the corner, Solid control, Engaging, Sketchy A.I., Bad save system, Cheesy love story in an already bizarre plot
Excerpt: Gameplay Basics Obscure: The Aftermath is a survival horror sequel to Obscure. The first of the series featured a bunch of high school kids were victims of a horrific plot, and eventually had to kill their teachers to make it out alive. In Obscure: The Aftermath, the kids are all growed up, and off to college; drinking, partying, taking recreational drugs and screwing themselves silly all the time, you know, stereotypical college stuff, when Bad Stuff Happens.
Conclusion: Bien qu’entaché de défauts de forme, Obscure II propose de réelles qualités de fond et une vraie personnalité. Les sorties horrifiques étant inexistantes en ce moment, il serait dommage pour les fans du genre de manquer ce titre, d’autant plus qu’il s’en sort honorablement.
Pros: La seule sortie survival-horror de la rentrée, Une ambiance sonore très travaillée, Un scénario prenant
Cons: Des graphismes et une jouabilité héritée des consoles, Un système de sauvegarde peu pratique, Court