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3.0

I PLAY MAGIC JAMMER!!!

Summary:


From Software is the kind of company that doesn't necessarily have a style, but rather, a wide range of styles. One minute, they can make an RPG; the next, they can make a mecha game; and later on, they'll even make card games with swords. This is From Software after a horror game binge - Kuon, a game that has a great atmosphere but some serious flaws. You could probably use that as an accurate descriptor for a lot of survival horror games, but Kuon is a rather interesting case. That's mainly because it goes way overboard with what survival horror games *bleep* up, almost to the point of pa...

7.6

Short but satisfying.

The good:

The graphics and atmosphere are very well done, and the sound effects are genuinely creepy.

The bad:

The combat is clunky, the voice acting isn't that wonderful, and the game is a little short.

Summary:

If you like survival horror, you will most likely appreciate this game. The atmosphere is very similar to Fatal Frame in that you creep around a "haunted" manor, in the dark, mostly by yourself. There are three phases, and the length the first time through is generally agreed to be 13-15 hours with all three together.

One thing I particularly liked about this game was that the health bar is not constantly up. While that sometimes made it difficult to tell how close to death your character is, it did have the effect of making the experience more immersive.

Combat is extremely clunky, though...

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