Summary: It seems that almost all of the Wii games I've played have been "on-rails" games. You can't actually control where you're going, you just point and shoot as fast as possible. One day, I happened upon some YouTube videos of this title and was fairly intrigued by it. It didn't seem like a traditional Wii game. When I also discovered it was a "Haunted House Simulator" of the popular "Ju-on: The Grudge" films, I decided to take the plunge and check it out.
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: 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: This game is SO SCARY! My family loves anything with zombies & bad guys, but this one is just too doggone scary. This is the first game that my teenage kids have said "Not for me" to. There goes my Father of the Year nomination...again.
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.
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...
Excerpt: The game seems to be perhaps the first foray into the horror genre with the Wii remote being kept in mind in its development. It can be awkward to play at times when the remote sensor strays from the screen, the walking pace of the character is very slow and the scares aren't that scary.