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. If you've played a lot of horror games, you should really check this one out. And don't let the Sum 41 put you off.
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. ObsCure is simply your average survival horror game. It can be a lot of fun to play, but it doesn’t bring anything groundbreaking.
Excerpt: Those damned dogs jumping out of that window in Resident Evil, that is the one and only time a game managed to make me jump. In fact, no matter how good the genre as gotten over the past few years, no matter how many offshoots the genre has spawned, and no matter how good the graphics have now become I have not had that much sought-after jolting shock in many a year.