Excerpt: For those who may not be aware, a number of our staffers call Louisiana home, so hurricanes (both the atmospheric and, for some, alcoholic type) have become a part of our lives. It was during a hurricane a few years ago that I came up with what I thought would be a great game idea; escape from a flooded, hurricane struck area.
Excerpt: Raw Danger is the spiritual sequel to Irem's 2003 PlayStation 2 release Disaster Report, an interesting survival horror game that traded on the unpredictability of a natural disaster rather than the genre's usual staple of the shambling undead. It was an often-suspenseful experience hindered by a short running time and a game engine that was technically lacking.
Pros: Expands on the disaster survival concept behind Disaster Report, Regular shifts in gameplay style keep things interesting, Interweaving narrative style makes the already intriguing story all the more engaging
Cons: Large, detailed environments plagued by fuzzy textures, stiff animation, and simple geometry, Voice acting is flat, often drowned out by background noise, Much of the actual gameplay is a flat-out chore