Excerpt: Cursed Mountain is a thinking man's survival horror game that by no means is for children. Unlike traditional games of this genre such as Resident Evil, Cursed Mountain is more of a surreal approach, taking slow steps rather than sprints and is set in the cold wastelands of the Himalayas.
Summary: Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game where you take on the role of a fearless mountaineer climbing into the Himalayas on a quest to find your lost brother. As you ascends the mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World.
Excerpt: With the Resident Evil of today being focussed on the survival ahead of the horror and the action in favour of cerebral puzzle solving, the old fashioned form of survival horror games are quickly dying out. As much as I enjoy the more modern entries in the Resident series, I do miss the old formula, caveats and all.
Conclusion: Cursed Mountain a du mal à convaincre sur le papier. On regrette sa grande simplicité, son manque de diversité et l'ennui qu'il procure. Son côté survival-horror est un peu trop édulcoré tant le déroulement du titre est prévisible. Et pourtant, on s'entête tout de même à en savoir plus et à connaître la fin de cette aventure, juste pour voir si les développeurs ont apporté à leur titre un dénouement digne de ce nom. Eric donnera-t-il une claque de grand frère à Franck ?
Pros: Quelques bonnes idées, Une prise en main confortable
Cons: Lenteur, Vite répétitif, Pas vraiment effrayant, Manque de diversité dans les environnements
Excerpt: A common argument against Wii games getting mediocre review scores is that the person reviewing the game just doesn't like the Wii and motion controls. It seems that the console has developed this kind of protection against criticism, with anyone against it simply being wrong. No doubt then there are people that will label Cursed Mountain the pinnacle of survival horror gaming, be dazzled by the way you use motion controls and accept the 'atmospheric' visuals.
Summary: : Cursed Mountain is perfectly enjoyable if you’re willing to forgive its gameplay flaws, as the presentation of the game is generally solid and the concept is interesting and different, but if you’re a fan of gameplay over all else, it might not be worth your interest. The story is engaging and generally well written, the visuals are solid and mostly engaging, and the audio is generally fitting and well designed across the board.
Conclusion: As far as survival-horror games go, Cursed Mountain gets a lot of things right and manages to stay afloat through its unconventional setting, intriguing story, and well-designed atmosphere. The harsh environment and the desolate landscape evoke feelings of isolation and till the soil for some solid thrills and chills to grow. Minor control issues and occasional sluggishness in the game's momentum crop up but don't damper the overall spirit.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1 Cursed Mountain tells the tale of Eric Simmons, who is looking for his lost brother Frank Simmons. From the outset, world-renowned mountain climber Frank Simmons embarks on a journey to the Himalayas to climb a mountain in Chomolonzo. Frank mysteriously vanishes and his brother Eric travels to Chomolonzo in order to find his brother, Frank.