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Cursed Mountain

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
70
3.0
Windows
57
2.1
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Description

After his brother, known for taking extreme risks, disappears in the Himalayas, Eric Simmons reluctantly heads off to the village of Lhando, his last known location. He has arranged to meet with his brother's employer - but the town is completely deserted. What's more, everything has been abandoned, and bodies lie rotting in the streets. The locals were desperate to get away from someone... or something - but who or what? Only by exploring Lhando and the the mountain, Chomolonzo, will Eric find the answers he seeks, and hopefully, his brother.

Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game in the vein of Silent Hill. As Eric, players explore haunted locations for clues that will lead them to Frank's disappearance. Early on, Eric is taught by a monk to use his "third eye", which can see the unseen, such as sacred seals. This is performed by pointing the Wii Remote at the screen. As to be expected, ghosts appear to attack Eric and prevent him in his quest. The player can fend them off by performing gestures with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. Eric can attack the ghosts with his pick axe, and then finish them off by using his third eye to spot their weak point, and attack it. As Eric explores, he will discover more upgrades for his axe that will allow him to break more seals and progress further.

As the game takes place in the mountains, the Wii Remote and Nunchuk are also used for mountain climbing. By gesturing upward in a climbing motion, Eric will climb up icy walls. Eric can also stop a fall by using his pick axe to dig into a wall as he is falling down.

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Cursed Mountain Windows Healed myself at a shrine with a incense stick
Cursed Mountain Windows Back when they were still buddies.
Cursed Mountain Windows Main Menu
Cursed Mountain Windows Ghosts - your main enemies in the game.

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The Press Says

3D Juegos Wii Aug 27, 2009 8.1 out of 10 81
Sci-Fi Online (The Sci-Fi Channel) Wii 2009 8 out of 10 80
GamingXP Wii Oct 20, 2009 78 out of 100 78
Meristation Wii Aug 26, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Everyeye.it Wii Sep 10, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
XGN Wii Oct 05, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Vandal Online Wii Sep 03, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Teletext Wii 2009 6 out of 10 60
The A.V. Club Wii Sep 07, 2009 C+ 58
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 27, 2010 57 out of 100 57

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Contributed to by Kabushi (128212) and Ben K (23098)