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ObsCure: The Aftermath

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
49
2.9
PlayStation 2
62
3.3
PSP
66
3.9

User Reviews

Losing its essence PlayStation 2 NeoJ (428)
College Campus Terror PlayStation 2 Melvin Raeynes (26)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 6 3.3
PSP 2 3.9
Wii 4 2.9
Windows 5 3.7
Combined MobyScore 17 3.4


The Press Says

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81
PSPGame Chronicles
I recommend this title for those seeking a fairly solid single player adventure with the bonus of drop in/out option over Ad-Hoc. If you’re still not sure on whether or not to pick this title up, then I would hold off until it drops to the $20 dollar mark. But for fans of the original ObsCure then, I definitely recommend picking up this title.
80
PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com
Estamos ante un juego que los amantes de las aventuras de terror disfrutarán, pero no nos engañemos, lo harán más por la escasez de novedades en este género que no por la calidad del título. Obscure II engancha y hace que la partida sea entretenida, pero entre los fallos técnicos (sobretodo de la cámara) y la falta de IA de nuestro compañero es fácil perder el interés en él a no ser que se encuentre un amigo para jugar a dobles y así repartir la gran cantidad de munición y curas repartidas por los tétricos escenarios.
80
PlayStation 2GamingExcellence
To be clear Aftermath is no Resident Evil 3. Aftermath is better suited to players who are new to the survival-horror series and want better odds of finishing the game with minimizing the feeling of helplessness and dread. The puzzles aren’t overly difficult but do include a variety of searching tasks and manipulation of objects to open doors. The Resident Evil series still takes the cake when it comes to multi-faceted puzzles where adventures reward you with one piece of a larger puzzle. Aftermath does not offer any extra value options to increase the replay value so it’s basically a once through and you’re done kind of game. It’s not a very long game so the advanced gamer may want to rent this one before moving onto something with more staying power. With that said it does offer up the gory goodness and feeds the need for some R and R this summer.
78
PSPThat Gaming Site
Obscure is a solid gameplay experience and combines the necessary elements of survival horror with some impressive game assets. Thanks to this portable translation, players can immerse themselves in the world.
78
WiiGame Chronicles
At the end of this reviewer’s fun and albeit frustrating adventure, I rather liked ObsCure: The Aftermath. The title is by no means perfect and suffers from several of the trappings of survival horrors especially the camera angles. Firing ranges weapons is awkward at times due to the sensitivity of the Wii-remote and the locking system that sometimes fails.
77
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
The co-op system works rather well (even though we found it to be a bit slow and stilted at times), the speed is worthy of both a third-person shooter and a survival/horror game, and above all else, the atmosphere gives the entire experience a huge boost. The storyline is kinda boring, though, and the pacing leaves a little something to be desired. The voice acting is just plain bad and we often felt completely overmatched when fighting the nasties that inhabit most every level of the game. Still, Obscure: The Aftermath is well worth playing for any fan of the genre, especially because it’s only twenty bucks. It’s also a good option if you want to play with a friend; just don’t expect something that’s refined and polished within an inch of its entertainment life. There are plenty of little flaws here and there that are quite visible, but it doesn’t completely erase the atmospheric appeal and general fun factor. And that’s a good note to end a review on.
77
PlayStation 2GameZone
Obscure: The Aftermath isn’t survival/horror reinvented. It isn’t survival/horror perfection. But like the retro RPGs, which serve their purpose by reiterating SNES gameplay and graphics that feel older, The Aftermath serves the survival/horror fan by giving them one last romp with the style that defined PSone and PS2
76
PSPAtomic Gamer
The game's biggest flaw is that the gameplay, despite the multi-character approach, feels dated. You won't be doing much of anything new in Obscure, you'll just have multiple characters to help solve the puzzles and kill the monsters you've seen in so many other survival horror games. Still, the teen slasher-flick concept works well enough, and the option to play through the entire campaign cooperatively is an especially nice feature on the PSP. But again, the voice acting will be hit or miss for most gamers. You'll either eat up the cheesiness like a big tub of movie theater popcorn slathered in butter substitute, or you'll cringe every time one of your beer-loving, hormone-raging characters opens their yapper.
75
PlayStation 2IGN
Obscure: The Aftermath is a surprisingly good game for only about twenty bucks. It's generally worth it for some fun co-op, great atmosphere and really beautiful music. Despite its problems, I enjoyed the overall experience.
75
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Enkele vervelende minpuntjes ten spijt is Obscure II een best te pruimen Survival Horror game geworden.
74
PlayStation 2Game Captain
Obscure 2 bietet auch auf der Konsole ein ordentliches Gruselerlebnis mit reichlich Schockermomenten. In der PC-Fassung angesprochene Schwächen wie die lieblose Charakteraufmachung oder die eintönigen Rätsel findet man auch hier, dafür hat diese Version nicht mit Umsetzungsschwächen zu kämpfen und bietet eine geringfügig bessere Steuerung – auch bei der Kamera. Dafür gibt’s einen Punkt Aufschlag in der Gesamtwertung. Und auch hier gilt: Zu zweit macht’s doppelt Spaß. Die Genrevielfalt ist auf der PS2 allerdings wesentlich höher, so können die Gruselfans zwar einen Blick riskieren, finden aber bessere Alternativen.
73
PSP4Players.de
Aber grafisch ist der Titel für PSP-Verhältnisse absolut topp, die Soundkulisse trotz haarsträubender Dialoge nach wie vor ein echtes Highlight. Schockmomente machen sich hingegen eher rar, Story und Charaktere wirken reichlich plump und das Spieldesign spürbar angestaubt. Auch der Umfang ist nicht allzu üppig, die Verteilung der Speicherpunkte nicht immer glücklich. Dafür punktet der Titel dank individueller Charakterfähigkeiten und gut eingeflochtener Rätseleinlagen auch heute noch mit einem abwechslungsreichen Spielablauf. Selbst der unterhaltsame Koop-Modus, bei dem jederzeit ein zweiter Mitspieler ins laufende Abenteuer einsteigen kann, ist auf der PSP mit von der Partie. Und das ist auch gut so, denn die Intelligenz der KI-Partner ist alles andere als überzeugend. Solisten werden ihre dämlichen Begleiter regelmäßig verfluchen, zu zweit wird man hingegen gut unterhalten - vor allem, wenn man auf trashigen College- und klassischen Resident Evil-Horror steht.
70
WindowsLevel
Obscure II [...] nu aduce nimic nou nici seriei și nici genului. Cu toate acestea n-ar strica să-l încerci, mai ales dacă ești un individ răbdător și îți plac la nebunie jocurile horror sau filmulețele vechi cu adolescenți ciopârțiți de un drujbist cătrănit.
70
PSPDigital Chumps
Perhaps the worst thing I can say about Obscure: The Aftermath is that it's entirely average. The game has plenty of flaws, but not enough to break the game or render it a waste of time. Similarly, the presentation takes impressive strives with the sound and visuals, but is just as quick to take steps back with its awkward contrivances and nonsense narrative. Switching characters is an engaging spin on the survival/horror genre, but it's ultimately gimmicky and serves as a means to an end, rather than a fully fleshed out idea. Still, you don't see too many titles like this on PSP, and Obscure isn’t a bad way to lose a dozen hours.
70
PSPCheat Code Central
So if you're itching for a decent survival horror game on the go and can deal with the "teen slasher film" feel and storyline, OTA is a pretty good choice. The series may not be as well known as Resident Evil or Silent Hill, but it still provides a healthy amount of scares and plays at least as well as the earlier entries in those series. Likewise, the fact that the game gives you the option of playing co-op is also an incredible feat, especially on the PSP where that feature is commonly underused. In the end, OTA may not blow your socks off, but it is definitely worth a play-through for fans of the genre.
70
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
The Aftermath is not a great game, but it's a good game. It's not perfect, but it does offer some solid entertainment value despite some flaws.
70
PlayStation 2Gamers' Temple, The
Overall, Obscure is worth a look for survival horror fans hungry for a horror game, but the combat system may make the overall feel unpleasant at times. The first Obscure wasn't completely groundbreaking and the sequel isn't either. With a $20 price tag, it's worth a try for the well envisioned horror atmosphere it presents if nothing else. It lasts for a good 6 to 8 hours and there is no reason to play the game again except for the main story. The game seems to end suddenly but all is not over once the credits roll - there is actually quite a bit of gameplay left after that. From a story point of view, fans of the first game will most likely enjoy this one as well. I actually prefer this one when compared to the original Obscure.
70
PlayStation 2Playstation Illustrated
If you liked Obscure and you want to see what happens to that game's survivors, then The Aftermath should be rented at best (don't worry, you should be able to get through its storyline before the rental period is up). If you were on the fence about the last one, then you still might want to check this game out because it does solve a few of the issues. Besides that, only die-hard survival horror fans need apply.
70
WiiCheat Code Central
The Aftermath is not a great game, but it's a good game. It's not perfect, but it does offer some solid entertainment value despite some flaws.
70
WindowsCheat Code Central
This game isn't a looker. It gets the job done. Function over form seems to be the developers' mantra. Since the majority of the gameplay revolves around exploring and puzzle solving, the developers downplayed the ambience that would have undoubtedly plunged us into dreary darkness, making things difficult to see. Thankfully we aren't forced to explore the environments through the limited radius of a flashlight. They are well lit and easy to navigate. The ambient soundtrack does a good job of maintaining the creepy vibe. Orchestral and gothic choir washes remind me of Alan Parson's Tales of Mystery and Imagination. That's a good thing in case you didn't get the reference.
70
WiiIGN
Obscure: The Aftermath is a surprisingly good game for about thirty bucks. It's generally worth it for some fun co-op, great atmosphere and really beautiful music. Despite its problems, I enjoyed the overall experience.
70
WindowsAceGamez
Being a survival horror game, Obscure II is up against some stiff competition, or at least it would have been were there any competition to compete with. The game has benefited by being released at a time when the genre seems to be in remission and with this PC port being surprisingly well done, unlike the fiasco surrounding the PC version of Resident Evil 4, there's plenty working in favour of this surprisingly quite enjoyable slice of teen horror fuelled adventuring.
70
PlayStation 2TotalVideoGames (TVG)
A relatively short gaming experience, ObsCure II is nonetheless an enjoyable sequel to one of 2004's lesser known sleeper hits. Perhaps it pays a bit too much homage to the teen horror movies at times, but it does offer a surprisingly solid experience...while it lasts.
70
WindowsPC Powerplay
Mir gefallen auch solche Spiele mit deutlichen Mängeln, wenn mir während der Spielzeit ein ordentliches Maß an atmospährischer Unterhaltung geboten wird. Es kann auch seichte Unterhaltung sein. Schließlich sind all jene Tennie-Horror-Aufgüsse aus Hollywood auch nicht besonders anspruchsvoll. Obscure 2 bietet genau diese seichte Unterhaltung. Und das sogar mir einer tollen Atmospähre. Mehr aber nicht. Es macht eben einen Unterschied, ob die Charaktere mit viel Liebe herausgearbeitet sind oder nur visuelle Stereotypen darstellen. Die Puzzles sind zudem meistens zu lahm, um Rätselfreunde zu begeistern. Wer mit Rätseln nichts am Hut hat, den stören diese einfältigen Knobeleien höchstwahrscheinlich trotzdem.
67
PSPGameFocus
The fact that Hydravision took the time to improve on a few things before porting it to the PSP is good. If you have a friend to play with, your gameplay experience will be even better...and funnier. Just don’t expect an AAA quality game...but it does the job.
67
PSPGaming Age
Still, the game is worth checking out in my opinion, in part because there's not a lot of decent survival horror titles in the pipeline that aren't from the two major juggernauts in the genre. It's not a great game, and it has some issues, but it gets enough right about the genre that fans shouldn't pass it over. That said the price seems a bit much to ask considering the exact same game on the PS2 is cheaper at the moment, so you might want to wait for a price drop. That said, the content makes the transition without a hitch, so if you're just looking to try the game out again, or missed out on the first time, there's nothing wrong with checking out the PSP version of the game.
67
PSPGaming Nexus
Obscure: The Aftermath is a fun survival horror game that is marred by dumb AI and a lame story. But even with its problems, I still had a great time looking at the amazing visuals and laughing at the cheesy dialogue. It's not going to win any awards, but Obscure: The Aftermath managed to exceed my admittedly low expectations!
65
PSPGamer Limit
If you are a young teenager, have gotten the approval of your parents to buy mature games, have yet to play a survival horror title, and PSP is your only gaming system, Obscure: The Aftermath is definitely for you. However, for many this game is extremely outdated and provides nothing new to the genre.
65
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Obscure avait bénéficié de l'effet de surprise ici réduit à peau de chagrin. On ne saluera pas toutes les innovations de cet épisode, loin d'améliorer le résultat final, et bien que le scénario s'aventure vers des horizons un peu plus torturés, on pourra aussi reprocher un manque de second degré, élément représentatif du précédent volet. En somme Obscure II est une sorte de face cachée d'Obscure qui aurait mérité un peu plus d'ambition pour briller autant que son modèle.
65
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Obscure avait bénéficié de l'effet de surprise ici réduit à peau de chagrin. On ne saluera pas toutes les innovations de cet épisode, loin d'améliorer le résultat final, et bien que le scénario s'aventure vers des horizons un peu plus torturés, on pourra aussi reprocher un manque de second degré, élément représentatif du précédent volet. En somme Obscure II est une sorte de face cachée d'Obscure qui aurait mérité un peu plus d'ambition pour briller autant que son modèle.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Obscure avait bénéficié de l'effet de surprise ici réduit à peau de chagrin. On ne saluera pas toutes les innovations de cet épisode, loin d'améliorer le résultat final, et bien que le scénario s'aventure vers des horizons un peu plus torturés, on pourra aussi reprocher un manque de second degré, élément représentatif du précédent volet. En somme Obscure II est une sorte de face cachée d'Obscure qui aurait mérité un peu plus d'ambition pour briller autant que son modèle.
65
WiiGameZone
Obscure: The Aftermath is an enjoyable enough adventure, but it doesn’t excel in any way. The controls on Wii are forced and unnatural and hamper what is an otherwise solid game design.
65
PlayStation 2Video Game Generation
Coming on the heels of a fantastic predecessor, Obscure: The Aftermath had a lot of potential to be a good survival horror game. Sadly it didn’t live up any such expectations – it’s such a drop in quality that I’m not even sure it was done by the same design team. While still passable for the genre, particularly given its low to midrange price tag, those of us who really got off on the original had better brace themselves for a severe letdown.
65
WiiVideo Game Generation
Coming on the heels of a fantastic predecessor, Obscure: The Aftermath had a lot of potential to be a good survival horror game. Sadly it didn’t live up any such expectations – it’s such a drop in quality that I’m not even sure it was done by the same design team. While still passable for the genre, particularly given its low to midrange price tag, those of us who really got off on the original had better brace themselves for a severe letdown.
65
WindowsGaming Shogun
Obscure: The Aftermath does feature some creepy music and might be a more enjoyable down the line should patches come down the road. Unfortunately, in its current state, the game is very unpolished and awkward. We can only recommend it to fervent fans of the survival-horror genre at this point.
63
WindowsIGN
Obscure: The Aftermath is a surprisingly solid game for about fifteen bucks. But the lack of feasible cooperative options makes the PC version of Aftermath the weakest of the bunch. You'll still have a bit of fun playing on your own, but it's just not the same.
62
WindowsStrategy Informer
Overall though, Obscure II packs in just about enough charm to make it worth looking into as a budget purchase, providing you can find it at the right price. It's an almost knowingly bad and referential tribute to some of the great horror movie sequels, and however average the play mechanics and art direction are, on some basic level it still manages to fill a nice gap. Whether or not that will be enough for a purchase is largely down to your love of horror games, but there are certainly a lot worse examples out there to choose from.
62
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Obscure 2 ist das erste Spiel, bei dem mir übel geworden ist (mit Ausnahme einer bierseligen Runde Mashed vor ein paar Jahren). Und das liegt nicht an der Gruselgeschichte, die eigentlich sehr stimmungsvoll erzählt ist, sondern an der katastrophalen Kameraführung. Auch sonst ist die Steuerung ein Graus: Die Speicherpunkte liegen zu weit auseinander, das Inventarsystem ist wirr, das Gamepad nicht konfiguriert. Und ohne Gamepad bringt auch der eingebaute Koop-Modus nichts. Schade um die nette Teenie-Splatter-Story.
61
PlayStation 2Gamer Within
It isn't too long to complete, with the puzzle solving and running around trying to survive, you can finish it roughly within 8 hours or less with little pleasure to look ahead afterwards. There's nothing to unlock or any reason to play through it again, but your are left satisfied enough just completing it alone. It's decent enough to play if you're a fan of the genre, however the annoying faults in gameplay and overall presentation make the game lacking. If you can forgive the choppiness and ordinary structure it's a worthwhile look.
60
WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming
ObsCure II belongs to a very specific category within the survival horror genre: the diversity of controllable characters, inventory items, and the nature of the explorable space are actually quite inventive, even for a sequel.
60
PSPGamer.nl
Obscure: The Aftermath is het equivalent van de films die rechtstreeks op dvd uitgebracht worden: simpel vermaak om de tijd mee te doden, maar het spel grijpt je nergens bij de keel. Buiten de geweldige soundtrack steekt de game nergens boven de middelmaat uit. Bijna elk onderdeel van de gameplay werkt naar behoren, maar had over het algemeen genomen beter uitgewerkt kunnen worden. Als foute horrorgame is dit spel redelijk goed, als goede horrorgame goed fout.
60
PSPIGN
When Obscure: The Aftermath was first released, it didn't occupy the same landscape that the PSP version now finds itself in. When you consider this competitive environment and couple it with the awful voice acting and embarrassing plotline, even the eerie environments and haunting soundtrack can't help Aftermath keep itself afloat. This is still a fun game to mess around with, especially if you and a friend get a kick out of survival-horror titles, but it's easier to recommend other co-op greats over this one.
60
PSPWorth Playing
Obscure: The Aftermath is a cheap thriller. It has a few stand-out features, but it still does nothing exceptionally. The soundtrack, which is now available for perusal straight from the main menu, is sweeping and grand, but the game feels like it was cobbled together from spare pieces. The opening references the reality of "urban legends," and this game feels a lot like the horror film named "Urban Legend." It's quick, anything but cerebral and based more on the joy of killing off college kids than any honest attempt to scare anyone. Obscure still looks to be one of the most exact, clean PS2-to-PSP ports ever made, and there's something there for old fans to pick up if they're in need of a portable horror fix.
60
PSPGameSpot
It's interesting how intangibles can damage an experience. From a technical point of view, there's much to praise in Obscure: The Aftermath. The game is great looking, and the soundtrack is stellar. The game controls well, and if combat gets annoying occasionally because of subpar AI, it isn't anything that can't be worked around or, better yet, cured through Co-Op mode. The problem is that this is a game that's supposed to make you laugh and make you afraid. Annoying characters you don't care about and abominable dialogue prevent the former, and it's that ham-fisted attempt at humor that dooms the latter. The result is a game that's not awful but is a mere shadow of what it might have been.
60
PlayStation 2Console Obsession
As a game, like the original, Obscure II fills a void, as a sequel it offers few real surprises. The handful of people who did actually play and enjoy the original, should be delighted with the return of two-player survival horror, and despite its flaws and the rather unflattering score at the foot of this page, Obscure II deserves more attention than the lukewarm amount that the original game received.
60
PlayStation 2HonestGamers
Still, I'd have to at least mildly recommend this one to fans of the survival horror genre. It's an inexpensive pick-up and some of the puzzles are fun to do. Cracking codes on digital locks with Mei was enjoyable, as was manually picking regular ones with Stan. And the pure shock value of having some character that's been with you most of the game suddenly get killed does give this game something that most similar ones don't have. Obscure: The Aftermath is no masterpiece, but is definitely worth playing on a rainy day, even if it likely will be relegated to a shoebox in the back of your closet almost immediately after you've beaten it.
60
PlayStation 2AceGamez
Despite being clichéd at every turn, ObsCure II is worth a look if you enjoyed the original, are a survival horror fan or you just wish to invest a few hours in a decent co-op experience. The visuals do their job well and the soundtrack really enhances the atmosphere, and while the story and gameplay are fairly generic, the addition of full co-op, AI companions and a range of characters with their own unique skills does make a difference. It's no Resident Evil, and if you're new to the genre then really that's the place to start, but ObsCure II does provide a few scares and there are far worse ways to spend a few hours on a dark, lonely night.
60
PlayStation 2DarkZero
So what are we left with then? Well, crucially I can’t say I was ever fully drawn into the atmosphere present in Obscure II, and neither did I come close to getting shocked by any events in the game. So, as a horror title I feel the game falls flat on it face. However, I did come to the realisation that the game itself seems well made, and many of the other elements on show, such as the puzzles and combat, are enough to make playing it somewhat fun. But on the other hand the main story falls clichéd at every turn, so that is yet one more bad point against the game. Of course, then there is also the co-op mode, which I will admit is fairly entertaining, but its inclusion does nothing more than raise the game to just above average.
60
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
But as a big fan of the genre, I can't help but want to persist with it. I'm still mildly entertained by the story, and, on occasion, the way it riffs on Silent Hill works, and creates a sinister atmosphere that keeps you going when it displays its more annoying traits. Obscure II also deserves credit for the slick way it handles co-op play - a feature that's still completely unique and exclusive to this series. So, the question you have to ask yourself is how much of a fan of horror adventures are you? If you have to own them all, then buy it - we all need our horror fix, after all. But if you're only after the cream of the crop, then be aware that this isn't likely to be one for your Most Wanted list.
58
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
If you're a survival-horror fan, you could do worse than to try following a teenage romance story while battling mutated creatures generated from genetically unstable hallucinogenic pollen that multiply through an infection that spreads like an STD all set to the awesome sounds of the Boston string orchestra and Children's Choir. And if that last sentence didn't parallel the title, then I quit.
57
WindowsShooterplanet
Was soll man zu Obscure 2 bloß sagen? Die einen sehen darin eine grandiose Fortsetzung, die anderen die größte Verunstaltung des Survival-Horror Genres. Ich für meinen Teil kann beide Aussagen voll und ganz nachvollziehen. Das ein Spiel auch mit einer schlechteren Grafik noch jede menge Spaß bereiten kann, zeigen Beispiele wie z. B. Fahrenheit oder auch Clive Barker's Undying. Wenn man allerdings ein Auge auf Obscure 2 wirft, wird einem auffallen, dass es dort vorne und hinten nicht passt. Die hackelige Steuerung, eine total verhunzte Kameraführung und eine mehr als nur lineare Spielweise trüben den Spielspaß ungemein. Was dem Ganzen allerdings die Krone aufsetzt, ist die nach Stunden einsetzende Routine, welche sich allerdings daran festmacht, dass es eigentlich nur noch darum geht die zu öffnende Tür zu finden und gegebenenfalls Monster zu erledigen.
50
PlayStation 2games xtreme
It's a step forward with this one then about two steps back, sadly the game's let down by lacklustre production values in certain areas that if addressed could have made it a good solid contender.
50
PSPGamernode
A cliche, "so what" storyline mixed with iffy controls and uninteresting characters, Obscure: The Aftermath was so dull that I was more focused on plowing through the game to be done with it than on where to expect the next big freakout. I may go try this on the console to see if the controls improve the experience, but that won't fix the silly storyline and teen-dream sounding music. If you're a horror fan, stick with Resident Evil and Silent Hill games, because the only bad feeling you'll get from this is the bad taste in your mouth.
50
PSPGame Shark
Survival horror has always been a dodgy genre for handheld platforms. It's hard to get sucked into a game when playing it on a three inch screen and even more difficult to be scared of a monster that's no bigger than your thumb. Obscure: The Aftermath doesn't do much to turn the tide in this regard, and if a survival borror game doesn’t give you chills, then what’s the point?
50
WiiGBase - The Gamer's Base
Die Story klingt interessant, der Titel macht neugierig nach mehr. Survival-Horror ist eigentlich mein Fall, Resident Evil wie auch Silent Hill gehören zu meinen Favoriten. Aber Obscure 2 wird nie dazu gehören, denn leider ging bei der Programmierung so einiges schief. Die Steuerung, insbesondere das Zielen und Schiessen, ist viel zu träge ausgefallen, in den vielen hektischen Situationen, die entstehen, eine echte Katastrophe. Der zweite Charakter strotzt, wenn nicht von einem Menschen gesteuert, nur so vor Dummheit, die Kamera lässt sich mit der Wiimote nicht ordentlich steuern und zu allem Überdruss ist die Technik arg unausgereift. Schade für das Produkt, denn die stellenweise geniale Musik, die Atmosphäre und Geschichte haben alle durchaus Potential, der Rest ist aber schlichtweg schlecht. In der Schule hiesse dies nichts anderes als: Nachsitzen!
50
WiiWorth Playing
All in all, Obscure: The Aftermath is a hodgepodge of poorly implemented design ideas and sub-par horror elements. While it can be a fairly decent co-op game, you'll need some luck finding someone who'll stick around long to endure this horror of a game.
50
PlayStation 2Play.tm
Obscure II, at times, is a good little game. Its scary in places and is worth your while if you have the patience to put up with the dodgy save system. However it is so heavily influenced by the games that have come before it that it's hard to recommend above any of them. The genre is already saturated and I doubt this will make a massive impact. There's other games that do it better and are more consistent in their methods. Silent Hill is consistently creepy, Resident Evil is absolutely action packed, while Obscure is undeniably unsure of itself.
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WiiGameTrailers
Obscure: The Aftermath is a poorly-executed horror game with a lot of control and design issues. It’s a rather painful game to play, and fails to provide any real scares. We recommend playing Resident Evil 4 again before spending the time and money on this.
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WiiGameSpot
If you liked the first game in the series, you'll find plenty of crossover elements, but then again, if you played the original Obscure, you already have an idea of what to expect. There's nothing wrong with exploiting a proven formula, assuming it's done well. Unfortunately, In Obscure: The Aftermath, nothing is done very well.
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PlayStation 2FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Here we have a game that attempts to take what we love from survival horror games like Resident Evil, and Silent Hill, then mash it together with somewhat clever puzzles tied to the interesting concept of controlling a huge cast. It's like each character has a piece to the larger puzzle, and had the combat and overall execution been better, Aftermath could have been an enjoyable game. But as it stands combat is annoying and the presentation feels like amateur hour at Resident Evil theater.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Age
All together, Obscure: The Aftermath is a pretty bland survival horror experience. The enemy design is decent, and the actual sound FX employed feel a bit creepy. However, the uneven music experience puts a damper on the overall mood and effect of the environments, and the tedious character switching makes the later sections of the game feel more like a chore than anything fun. Unless you found yourself really absorbed into the experience of the first Obscure title, I can't give you a good reason for checking this one out. We've played better survival horror titles in the recent past, and everything about The Aftermath just feels like a step backwards for the genre.
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WiiGamer.nl
Terwijl Obscure II op de PlayStation 2, een machine die deel uitmaakt van de vorige generatie spelconsoles, nog te pruimen was kunnen we de steken die ontwikkelaar Hydravision Entertainment op de Wii laat vallen niet langer door de vingers zien. Grafisch middelmatig in combinatie met overduidelijke schoonheidsfoutjes en een besturing die vaak onlogisch en omslachtig aanvoelt hebben als gevolg dat Obscure II voor de console van Nintendo de minst leuke versie is geworden.
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WiiG4 TV: X-Play
Obscure: The Aftermath seems to take pleasure in trying to torment players, but not through its familiar take on horror. The save system relies on touching one of 24 flowers located in various regions, and each can be used only once before it disappears. Some save points are spaced a good thirty minutes apart, so it can be annoying if you die near the end of a particular area, forcing you to trek through the same puzzles or battles you've previously cleared. If a partner dies this time around, it's game over, which adds to the frustration. The original let you continue onward at the expense of losing a teenager for good, which increased its playability. Here, progress is completely linear.
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WiiGamervision
I believe that if the developers had developed a better story and put a little more effort into the gameplay, this could have been a solid title, especially for fans of the first game. However, Obscure: The Aftermath is littered with horrible dialogue, a cast that has no redeeming qualities, and gameplay that simply is not fun. If you’re a huge fan of the first game and are dying for more of the story, you may be able to get past everything that’s wrong with Aftermath. However, for everyone else, I can’t imagine wanting to play this game for any amount of time.
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WiiGamekult
Si le premier Obscure avait su intéresser par son ambiance de film d'horreur pour ado et quelques mécaniques de gameplay efficaces, ce second volet semble être totalement passé à côté de ce qui faisait l'intérêt de la série. Il s'enterre ainsi dans un premier degré lourdingue et ne propose qu'une aventure facile, linéaire, où l'ambiance peine à prendre corps. S'ajoutent à cela une réalisation brouillonne et des soucis de maniabilité. Bref, le jeu ne tient finalement plus que pour son principe survival horror, un genre assez peu représenté sur la console de Nintendo. Comme dirait ma grand-mère, faute de grives...
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PlayStation 2Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Apart from co-op's cleverness, the game takes the worst parts of Silent Hill (you have to squint to see the action, for instance) and pairs them with cumbersome controls, a camera that often spirals out of control, and the most ungodly save points ever conceived.
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WiiElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Apart from co-op's cleverness, the game takes the worst parts of Silent Hill (you have to squint to see the action, for instance) and pairs them with cumbersome controls, a camera that often spirals out of control, and the most ungodly save points ever conceived.
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WiiGameSpy
Obscure: The Aftermath is more tedious than scary and more frustrating than shocking. Campy dialogue, bad voice acting, and frequently misspelled subtitles complete the overall amateurish feel of the game. And for its $30 retail price, Wii gamers have the privilege of paying ten bucks more than their PS2 brethren, without getting standard Wii features like 16:9 widescreen or progressive scan. With so little to recommend it, this is one survival horror title that will hopefully live up to its name and fade quickly into obscurity.
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WiiGame Informer Magazine
You know that awful third-rate teen horror flick you watch your buddies because it's just so bad? Well, welcome to the game equivalent.
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WindowsGame Informer Magazine
You know that awful third-rate teen horror flick you watch your buddies because it's just so bad? Well, welcome to the game equivalent.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
You know that awful third-rate teen horror flick you watch your buddies because it's just so bad? Well, welcome to the game equivalent.
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WiiThe Video Game Critic
Obscure isn't a bad option if you're desperate for something in the genre, but be prepared for some serious aggravation.