Excerpt: Being a middle-aged gamer has its downside, not the least of which is having lived to play many decades of mediocre games; what we wouldn't give for those hours of our life back, in a room with a bottle of scotch and a nude supermodel...
Summary: : Obscure: The Aftermath for the PSP is a marginally improved version of its console counterparts, but while it features some good improvements, the core game is still not particularly good, and some of the changes made for the PSP version are ultimately not for the better.
Summary: It's easy to be hesitant about Obscure: The Aftermath. For one thing this is a sequel to a middling Resident Evil knock-off with a small cult following. And to make matters worse, the game came out a year and a half ago on the Wii and PlayStation 2, earning mostly negative scores from the critics.
Summary: Obscure: The Aftermath is a fun survival horror game that is marred by dumb AI and a lame story. But even with its problems, I still had a great time looking at the amazing visuals and laughing at the cheesy dialogue.
Excerpt: As I said in the Big Red Potion podcast featuring Eddie and myself , I don’t do horror often. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Resident Evil , and I’ll play Silent Hill and F.E.A.R. until the wee hours of the morning on occasion, but it’s still not something I do a lot.
Excerpt: Obscure: The Aftermath is a strange mix of terrible and terrifying. It may as well have been called Obscure: The Hangover, because it leaves a gamer with the feeling that they enjoyed themselves at some point but they can’t recall what that point was.
Excerpt: Obscure: The Aftermath is the sequel to the 2006 release Obscure, a game notable for its, at the time, unique approach to co-op in a horror game. The game has been ported from the PS2 and finds a new home on the PSP.