Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Games Played 02/15/2009

Castle Crashers - X-Box 360
Metroid Fusion - GBA
Pain - PlayStation 3
Resistance 2 - PlayStation 3
R-Type Dimensions - X-Box 360
Super Monkey Ball - GameCube
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - X-Box 360


Siren (2004)
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Platform: PlayStation 2
Purchase Date: 2004

The realistic looking faces make the whole thing a lot scarier.

There is no doubt that Siren is an inventive and a very, very scary game. You play as one of the ten helpless characters who are trapped inside the village of Hanuda where all of its inhabitants have suddenly turned into bloodthirsty zombie-like creatures called "shibito". The most clever gameplay mechanic in the game is the ability to "sightjack" or look through the eyes of nearby shibito in first person view which in itself is a terrifying experience... especially when you get to see the character you control through its eyes. You need to use the sightjack ability constantly to be able to get your character to the next safe area in one piece by analyzing the shibito's movements. The game is a bit too repetitive with its hide-and-seek mechanics and that becomes both its strength and its weakness: the game's focus on running and hiding does make it morbidly horrifying but it also makes it a bit uneventful.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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