Excerpt: Internet est le lieu où les plus jeunes et plus innocents peuvent faire de mauvaises rencontres, telle est la réalité de notre siècle. Du côté des jeux vidéo, un studio a décidé d'exploiter le même genre d'idée, mais cette fois, en multipliant les fantômes et en répandant la mort.
Mediocre teen horror game, more scary than violent.
Common Sense Media
10 July 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. The violence takes the form of fighting off ghosts, but there is no gore. This game is fine for teens who like horror films.
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 necromancy, and then beaten the undeath out of as well. The story likewise starts off ominous and creepy but quickly degenerates into tedium.
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 cemeteries after midnight.
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. Will it have perfect reception, or will the call be dropped?
Conclusion: Calling is absolutely worthless. The acting is terrible, it controls poorly, and it's chock full of dumb cliches. It’s the videogame equivalent of the more recent Asian horror remakes. You could not find a less scary survival horror game on the Wii.
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 bit on the bored side. It’s a decent first effort by Hudson with this type of game but it’s too unpolished to truly enjoy.
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: 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.