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Rise of Nightmares

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Overall 5
4.6
Graphics 5
4.6
Sound 5
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Control 5
5.0
Addiction 5
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Rise of Nightmares Review

Cheat Code Central
15 October 2011
Overall 5
5.0

Rise of Nightmares

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Perhaps it’s greatest feat is in convincing us that, just maybe, the Kinect device will never be able to do anything more sophisticated than waving your hands around and sidestepping to beat a boss. It’s not awful and, in a House of the Dead-while-standing-up kind of a way, it’s acceptable, but only really worth buying if you have nothing else for the Kinect that you spunked money on and you’ve seen it going dirt cheap somewhere.
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Overall 7
6.5

Rise of Nightmares

Auracore MediaWorks
4 October 2011
  • Summary: Brings the scary, but forgets to keep it there.
  • Pros: Fairly original; tight Kinect based motion controls; will satisfy the most stringent gore hounds.
  • Cons: Dated graphics; repetitive areas; not enough variety in enemies.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0

Rise of Nightmares

Game Boyz
20 September 2011
  • Excerpt: When the Kinect arrived on the scene last year, Microsoft pitched it as family gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360. It’s main selling point was that it was full motion body controls promising to get your family off the couch. The peripheral sold millions and was off to a fantastic start in the first 60-days of launch. Unfortunately, some of that momentum has been lost in recent months.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0

Rise of Nightmares

Game Boyz
20 September 2011
  • Excerpt: When the Kinect arrived on the scene last year, Microsoft pitched it as family gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360. It’s main selling point was that it was full motion body controls promising to get your family off the couch. The peripheral sold millions and was off to a fantastic start in the first 60-days of launch. Unfortunately, some of that momentum has been lost in recent months.
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: Rise of Nightmares is a Poor Mash-Up Between House of the Dead and Resident Evil

1UP
9 September 2011
  • Summary: The first story-based survival horror beat 'em up for Kinect is average at best, but still offers a few surprises.
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Overall 5
5.0

A Dull Horror Tale Meets Nightmarish Controls

Game Informer
9 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Concept: Try and fail to make a core first-person Kinect action title Graphics: Drab and repetitive environments are mostly empty so you don’t get caught on the geometry Sound: Look forward to a hodgepodge of poorly-done European accents Playability: Arm swing melee attacks work well enough, but navigating environments is a disaster Entertainment: Only those curious to see how a non-minigame/dance title plays using Kinect need experiment here. The short answer?
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Overall 5
5.0

Rise Of Nightmares (Xbox 360)

HEXUS
8 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Rise Of Nightmares is available to purchase from Play.com . At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.
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Overall 6
6.0

Rise of Nightmares

oxmonline.com
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Just like how the Wii's first batch of Mature games (No More Heroes, Madworld) appeared only after the system proved successful, Kinect's infancy has been squeaky-clean. The hardware's first Mature-rated offering, Rise of Nightmares, has a few good ideas about how to mix horror and hands-free gaming, but it's still hard to recommend to violence-seeking Kinect gamers.
  • Pros: + The open world and combat controls are better than those in any current Kinect game...
  • Cons: - ...but that's a very low standard, and they're still very problematic., - Even with the addition of new elements throughout the game, combat's still super-repetitive., ? How long before another developer mimics the Auto-Movement option?
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Overall 6
5.5

Rise of Nightmares Review

GameSpot
6 September 2011
  • Summary: Awkward motion controls and shallow combat make Rise of Nightmares a frighteningly unremarkable adventure in zombie killing.
  • Pros: Good variety of weapons, Creepy atmosphere
  • Cons: Motion controls are limiting and awkward, Shallow, easy combat
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