Summary: Honestly, the game was pretty basic. The controls were a bit sticky but handled well enough. The main difficulty was in pointing the Wii remote at the screen in order to control the flashlight. The scare tactics of the game relied mainly on cheap pop-outs and sudden loud noises. All-in-all, it was a fun game to play with friends as a unit, but I doubt I would pick it up to play by myself.
Summary: Been a big fan of the Ju-on series I felt that this game would be a great collection for my Wii game library, but after playing the game all I can say is while it had some creepy moments all in all the game was a real letdown. The biggest complaint I have was the sensitivity control of the motion system, while in the game all you really have is a flashlight with a set amount of time which you use to search rooms and find certain clues and items throughout the game...
Summary: I love horror games, and most of all, I loved watching all the Ju-On movies, both in English in Japanese. I love video games and horror movies, but this is sort of a let down. This game is really short, considering there's only like... 4 or 5 different levels to it. I guess that's why it only cost about $20. You get what you pay for. As for the gameplay, there were some good and bad parts to it.
Summary: If you are looking for an epic survival horror experience with top-notch gameplay and a finely crafted plot... this is not the game you're looking for, you don't need to see its identification, it can go about its business, move along. However, if you have an evening to spare and just want the Wii equivalent of someone randomly yelling "BOO" at you for a couple of hours and not have to think too much about it, this is exactly the game you're looking for.
An updated review from a major Ju-on Fan with a slight grudge
22 October 2009
Summary: I decided to update my review after having some extra time with the game. As an older Wii owner I'm starved for horror, as this is my only console at the moment. The original/Japanese movie Ju-on was my 1st introduction into the Asian Horror genre, so I have a great fondness for the series. When I saw that there was a Ju-on for the Wii I was thrilled, and counted down the days before the games arrival.
Excerpt: Story 4/10 Epic fail here. Considering the films created a wonderfully rich story behind these 'curses' and the characters, the developers already had a backstory and a lot of history to play with. Did they? Did they heck. If I remember rightly I didn't even really figure out what was going on until roughly the 5th chapter by checking out the pause screen. I mean seriously, most of what you think you should know is told via the pause screen. Didn't please me one bit.
Pros: One of the scariest games I've ever played, innovative
Cons: poor story, even for the Wii the graphics aren't super