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Obscure

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Game Freaks 365
18 October 2006
  • Excerpt: It's always fun to root for the little guys...well, unless the opposition involves games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, even the GameCube's Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. This is the case in Hydravision's Obscure, a rather under-the-radar survival-horror game that simply doesn't live up to anything that it blatantly mimes, and ends up being another $20 game destined for the bargain bin that it already sits in.
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Overall 6
6.4

Obscure

Into Liquid Sky
13 September 2006
  • Excerpt: One might say that the name Obscure is quite appropriate for this game. Released under the name Mortifilia in Europe, this teen horror flick send-up has proven to be a bit difficult to locate if you don't have certain quality resources in acquiring videogames. Patterned after the Resident Evil model of survival horror games (pre- RE4 ), Obscure is set in a dilapidated school with, of course, a dark secret.
  • Pros: Co-op gameplay, Simple yet fun, Large areas with lots of details, $20 price point
  • Cons: Doesn't do anything spectacular for the genre, Monsters look "meh", Short and easy
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Overall 6
6.2

Expert Review

The Laser
10 September 2006
  • Summary: Dreamcatcher's survival-horror title Obscure takes players on a dark journey through the creepy halls of a haunted high school. It's a fairly interesting game, with a feel and style similar to the many teen slasher flicks from the past few years. Obscure plays similarly to Resident Evil and lets you explore the school with one of five different characters in teams or cooperatively.
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Overall 1
1.0
Gameplay 2
2.0
Graphics 2
2.0
Sound 2
2.0
Storyline 2
2.0
Lifespan 1
1.0

Expert Review

Gaming Addicts Network
4 August 2005
  • Excerpt: It’s hard to make a decent survival horror when Konami, Capcom and Tecmo effectively dominate the three respective angles of survival horror that appeal most. You have Konami’s series Silent Hill, which is based in a nightmarish alternate reality. You have Capcom’s Resident Evil series that pits you against genetically depraved monsters and zombies who just won’t die and then you have Tecmo’s Fatal Frame series that uses Japanese horror themes and atmosphere to creep you...
  • Pros: + At some point, the game is over.
  • Cons: - At some point, the game begins.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Replay value 4
4.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
25 April 2005
  • Excerpt: If you thought your high school was a bad place to spend your days, at least you were never stuck overnight at Leafmore. You see, there�s something going on after hours and it doesn�t involve teachers getting freaky in the lounge. There�s an evil being unleashed upon the school and soon students become missing.
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Overall 6
6.4

Obscure Review

GameSpot
19 April 2005
  • Summary: Judging by Obscure, a survival horror throwback best described as Resident Evil in a high school, French developer Hydravision is stuck in 1996.
  • Pros: Perfectly copies the survival horror formula, if you're into old-school gaming, Stylish visuals with fantastic shadow effects, Co-op mode lets you team up with a friend
  • Cons: So derivative of the original Resident Evil that you'll swear it's 1996, Annoying characterizations and voice acting
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Overall 7
7.0

Obscure

Thunderbolt Games
13 April 2005
  • Excerpt: Obscure stars a group of high school students that will instantly remind you of the cast of horror movies like “Scream” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” There’s even a character that looks exactly like Josh Hartnett, star of “The Faculty”; another teen horror romp. After the disappearance a classmate, a ragtag group of friends decide to band together find him/save the day. After school, they all meet up in a classroom when they suddenly find themselves locked in!
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 1
0.9
Graphics 1
0.8
Sound 1
0.8
Replay value 1
0.9

Rock Band

XboxExclusive.com
30 November 1999
  • Summary: If you are looking for a party rhythm game, this is it. The $170 price tag is worth it, because this is just pure fun. If you are more into playing this sort of game solo, however, you probably should go with one of the alternative rhythm games.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 7
7.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Impression 8
8.0

Expert Review

extremegamer.ca
3 October 2006
  • Conclusion: Lowdown Obscure is an interesting game with several neat features, most notably it's co-op story mode. Sure, the subject matter has been done before, but Obscure manages to keep it fresh enough for most gamers to enjoy. I would definitely look into Obscure if you are a fan of teen horror movies, or suspenseful horror games.
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Overall 7
7.2

Obscure Xbox Review

DarkZero
27 October 2004
  • Conclusion: An enjoyable if unspectacular new entry to the Survival Horror genre. If you can play it with a friend and enjoy your SH games, then by all means pick it up at its reduced release price; if you will play it alone, then be warned; you will most likely not get your moneys worth out of the title.
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