ObsCure 2 - The Aftermath (PS2)

I never finished the original ObsCure, mainly cause I wasn't playing the english version. The premise of the game is that it's a survival horror game with co-op play. But even in single player mode, you have two characters on screen at the same time which you can switch between and let the CPU control the other character.

This is a direct sequel to the first game, continuing some time after, and the survivors of the original show up and become playable too. Basically whatever viral outbreak that created the monsters at the high school in the first game has spread here to the local college, and you have a group of teenagers fighting to survive and escape. I really like the story as it plays out like watching a teen horror movie, and the voice acting isn't too bad either.

Like I mentioned earlier you've got two characters on screen at once, and at points you get to select your party members. Just note that certain characters have certain abilities that you will need to solving some of the puzzles, so picking the wrong members could lead to a frustrating run all the way back to your camp just to switch characters. Both active members will also have to work together to solve certain puzzles, like helping each other up higher platforms, or covering your partner while he solves a puzzle. You'll also have to watch each other's back as once a character dies, he's gone from the game unless you choose to restart from your last save point.

Another thing I like about the game is that it's more action oriented at times, as you'll have to fight through a barrage of enemies to reach your next objective. At least the weapons you acquire remain in your possession even if the story switches to the next party.

The game can seem a bit short though, but when it looks like you've beaten the game, BAM! Another plot twist and the game gets harder!

Overall, I found the game to rather entertaining even if it is a bit on the short side, and it makes me want to go back and play the first game too.

Rating: 6/10



Post a Comment

<< Home