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... Okay, but as we were saying, the upside of playing games for almost 30 years is that we've been around for many of the great gaming trends. One favorite from the last decade was the rise of the survival horror game.
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. The game looks acceptable and sounds good, the gameplay is generally easy enough to learn and work with, and at times the concept and design manage to get on the same page long enough to make the game...
Excerpt: One of the best parts about this job is getting to play certain games before they even hit stores, but the absolute best part is letting everyone know just what they have to look forward to – or not. Which brings us to the PSP port of Obscure: Aftermath – the new PSP survival horror game that may be a new release, but I've had for some time and have already finished. Obscure: Aftermath is the sequel to 2004's Obscure, a marginally popular PC/PS2 adventure.
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. It's not going to win any awards, but Obscure: The Aftermath managed to exceed my admittedly low expectations! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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. Hell, my Dead Space save hasn’t been advanced for a good six months or so because I didn’t have the cajones to turn that one corner at the time (I’ll get to it, I swear!).
Excerpt: Another scene that comes to mind is one where you are trying to get an elevator moving while a monster charges at the open doors. These scenes kept me on my toes for the whole experience and make me feel obliged to recommend
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. Not much has been lost in the translation with the end result being a standard entry in a genre underrepresented on the platform. This budget title offers some nice puzzling and exploration elements, despite not being as terrifying as you would hope.