Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Siren: Blood Curse

Developer: SCE Japan
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date: July 24, 2008
System: PS3
ESRB Rating: M
Official Web site

In a nutshell: Is the curse being forced to play this game?

0:00 I know next to nothing about this episodic horror game, but Sony gave me a code for a free downloadable copy, so...

0:01 I get thrown directly to the title screen, with some eerie theremin music and raindrop ripples on a blood-red background. I'm already a little creeped out.

0:02 I start Episode 1, Chapter 1 on Normal difficulty (rather than Easy). "In 1976, a village deep in the mountains of Japan vanished overnight." Later, a TV crew came to investigate. The camerawork looks like it came right out of "The Blair Witch Project." The crew is apparently witnessing a grisly murder, but I can't make out what's going on between the shaky camera and extreme darkness. Thank god for the film crew's curse-filled narration: "Damn, that's some f***ed up shit. They straight-up killed her. F***!"

0:05 "Shit. How could they have just murdered her like that? Goddamn psychos. F***. F***!" Apparently the translators come from the Quentin Tarantino school of curse-filled dialogue design. Anyway, Howard Wright, one of the students, runs off from the carnage to an abandoned house looking for help. The phone is out. Uh-oh.

Read the full review at Crispy Gamer

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