User reviews for Siren
7.2 / 10Combined Score
.new idea gets old fast
.the atmoshpere is a lil too japenese, so recognizeing buildings can be tough
.Zombies carry weapons and are smart (yes this is bad/good)
.the characters don't have deep stories, and without being able to use them when you like, and the fact they are all the same (athletically, ability) makes it just, "another thing."
. Map system sux...... EXTREMLY!
Ok this game is cool. Its a good horror game. Wait, O.K. horror game. Doesn't come close to be half as good as silent hill though. I've just recently gotten into sur. hor. games, starting with Silent Hill 3 (best storyline and map system ever!). I then played a little of Resident Evil outbreak, which is cool because you can be 8 ppl, each with different skills,items, and ways of fighting zombies, and you can play each one when ever you like. Now i've boughten Siren, ...
Awful game engine (Even for a Survival Horror), slightly wonky voice acting
What you have here is basically two games in one; the game you end up with will depend largely on the type of player you are. If you're a Survival Horror fanatic, you'll probably love this; it's an atmospheric, horribly tense, surreal, cinematic experience. If you enjoy games for the actual joy of playing, what you've got here is a clunky, obscure and very frustrating slog through seemingly endless unavoidable deaths......You'll turn the air blue at first as you wrestle with the controls, finding it almost impossible to do the simplest things like opening doors or say, walking straight. And actually engaging even the weakest of your Shibito enemies is a task comparable to clocking any Final Fantasy game in one sitting without saving: Seemingly beyond Human ability. At first.......But if you have the patience to persevere despite all this, you'll fin...
Underrated, but definitely a sure-fire winner if you're looking for a classic survival horror with enough inguinuity to break the barriers. Superb.
Weapon system, character graphics
Essentially a horror version of Loony Toons PSone game 'Sheep, Dog & Wolf' - you play ten characters over three days as each endeavours to find their way out of towns, schools, valleys, graveyards etc.. generally in pitch darkness, generally weaponless, hindered by the undead who are frequently in your path, and who frequently spell 'Game Over' if they so much as touch you.
A very hard game, that gives you very little information - and as such requires much ground retreading to enable you to continue
(eg: I did the first three missions easily by running past the zombies to my exit point, only to discover later in the game that I had failed to turn over a particular rock, or read an idle newspaper that would unlock further chapters....!)
The graphics are quirky, rather than being realistic - the photorealistic faces/features of the characters look flat and amateur, but the ar...