Excerpt: One of the most undeservedly overlooked survival horror games of the last generation (if not the last decade) is the excellent, if ironically aptly titled
. That game (
which I reviewed here
) has gamers playing as one of four high school students, uncovering a mystery that just keeps...
Excerpt: When Obscure: The Aftermath came in, it took me a few minutes to remember its predecessor, so I guess it was aptly named. But when I did, I pulled up the review and was surprised at the score, I remembered liking it a bit less than the score would imply, but how did this sequel pan out?
Excerpt: Being a fan of the horror movie genre, Obscure seemed like a game right up my dark, dank alley, especially when you consider its tag-line of “the first action game created in the style of teen-horror movies.
Excerpt: Obscure is to survival horror games as Scream was to teen horror flicks. With a cool two-player co-op mode and a bargain basement price, this is one of those "sure to be a cult hit" games that some gamers are going to really enjoy, and others will probably find pretty decent.
Summary: I’ve never been a fan of survival horror games. More correctly, I’ve never actually played a horror survival game before having a go at ObsCure, a budget entry into the genre by Dreamcatcher Interactive and Hydravision.
Excerpt: Obscure is $20. Yes, $20. In a page out of Visual Concept's book, Dreamcatcher decided to gain a foothold in the market by selling its title for a crazy low price. Fans of survival horror who have already played RE to death, might want to stop reading and go buy this disc on that fact alone.
Excerpt: While Dreamcatcher Interactive's Obscure does absolutely nothing to propel survival/horror gameplay to the next level (fall back to the last level, maybe), at least they put a novel twist on it then set it at a "value price" to make it worth a zombie-bashing gander.
Conclusion: As for replay value, you’ll probably only play ObsCure once, which should take you five to seven hours to beat. You will unlock a few goodies (including the worst “making of” ever made) but once you’re done messing around with those things, you’ll probably never touch ObsCure again.