Summary: : While Calling does provide some scares and a somewhat interesting synopsis, the game fails to really capture you and features too much repetitive gameplay. If you’re a patient person you’ll likely find something fun with this game but the more you progress, the more likely you’ll find yourself a...
Summary: Although Calling sports some very original ideas in regards to one what can do with the Wii, it ultimately overuses the ideas to the point where what seemed innovative at the beginning of the game ends up feeling like a dead horse that the developers have beaten to death, revived using unholy...
Conclusion: It's tough to pull off a survival horror game that doesn't feature much combat, but that's no excuse for making navigation a chore and boring us to death. Wii owners who love pointing their flashlights around in the dark should stick with Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, or visit their local...
Mediocre teen horror game, more scary than violent.
Common Sense Media
25 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is rated "Teen" more for the scary content than for its violence. Calling has disturbing imagery including weird-looking dolls, mysterious girls with long black hair, dark environments, apparitions, and so on.
Excerpt: Japanese horror is one of the most hit-or-miss genres in gaming. Even such celebrated series as Silent Hill have terrible entries. Enter “Calling”, with its cell-phone centric gameplay and plot surrounding four characters trying to contact the dead.
Summary: You've seen Calling before. Even if you've never even heard of Hudson Entertainment's newest horror game, you have still seen its inspirations in The Ring, The Grudge, One Missed Call and dozens of other movies.
Summary: Konami has unveiled a terrifying new take on the horror genre, in the form of Hudson Soft’s Calling. Using unique interaction elements, the Wii game features an innovative adventure concept and is driven by its terrifying story and many traps and mysteries.
Summary: Despite its reputation as a family friendly console, the Nintendo Wii has an impressive collection of B-list survival horror games. In the past four years the console has seen Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, Alone in the Dark, Obscure II, Dead Space and more.
Summary: Developed by Hudson Soft, Calling is a terrifying new take on the horror genre. Using unique interaction elements, the Wii game features an innovative adventure concept and is driven by its terrifying story and many traps and mysteries.