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Reviewed: Obscure
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: May 11th, 2005
Page: 3

Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

The gameplay is much stronger in two-player, but it's still worth playing in single player.

Graphics:

The graphics aren't 100% top-of-the-line, but it's a value title and they serve their purpose well, setting the mood perfectly.

Sound and Music:

The injection of rock music fills the atmosphere well, the atmospherics (latin chanting and unexplained banging/screaming noises in the distance) will give you shivers, and the monster effects are well done too. Someone took their time getting these right, and the inclusion of 5.1 surround sound makes it amazing.

Difficulty:

It's not the most difficult game in the world, although the advanced difficulty modes get pretty tough; like most survival horror games, it's about conserving available healing sources.

Controls and Interface:

Thankfully, Obscure - despite superficial similarities to Resident Evil - has a highly workable control system and lock-on targeting for enemies.

Overall:

For $20, it's hard to go wrong picking Obscure in the dark. Best played at night with all the lights off, and the sound turned up.


Added:  Thursday, May 12, 2005
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 3/3

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