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?
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. If stumbling around in the dark not knowing what to do sounds like the kind of experience you want to have, then Calling is definitely one game you will want to track down. Everybody else should just let this call go to voice mail!
Summary: True unadulterated terror is something most folks never hope to encounter in their lives, but the adrenaline rush that comes from being scared in short, controlled bursts can be absolutely thrilling. To that end, blending technology with the supernatural in a survival horror game setting has the potential to get the blood pumping and dish out spine-tingling chills when done properly.