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: 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 Genre: Survival Horror Developer: Hydravision Publisher: Playlogic Release Date: 10/13/09 Approximately four years ago, Obscure was released in the US for the PS2, Xbox and PC.
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.