Ikenie No Yoru

Also known as: Night of Sacrifice Platforms: Wii Release Date: 2011-03-24 Regions: Japan Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ Incredibly simple gameplay is made scary by the use of the Wii Balance Board for movement. Ikenie No Yoru (???????, “Night of Sacrifice”) is the only game I know of that uses the Wii Balance Board other than Nintendo’s […]

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Platforms: Wii, PS2, PSP Release Date: 2009-12-08 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ This not-quite-perfect remix of the original Silent Hill is a fantastic new direction for the series. This review was written by my good friend, Casey Richardson. Thanks Casey! Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is the latest installment of Konami’s seminal survival horror […]

Cursed Mountain

Platforms: Wii Release Date: 2008-08-25 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ Buddhism at high altitudes is a great premise for a horror game, but mundane problems mar the experience. Cursed Mountain would be a great horror game if the developer had spent another two months polishing it. As it is, it’s a great idea for […]

Obscure 2

Platforms: PS2, Wii, PC Release Date: 2008-03-25 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ☆☆☆☆ The worst aspects of a teenage slasher flick in game form: boring, trite, and occasionally offensive. The original Obscure was a fun, if somewhat routine, horror game. Its saving grace was its two player mode, something that has still yet to be […]

Alone in the Dark 5

Platforms: Xbox360, PS3, Wii Release Date: 2008-06-23 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★☆☆ Mixing procedural mechanics with traditional linear game play proves mediocre. Alone in the Dark 5 is an interesting game because it tries so hard to be so many different things at once. It’s got elements of all sorts of other games, […]