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Clock Tower (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Arejarn (786)
Written on  :  Jul 25, 2008
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

"The Giant scissors once again search for prey."

The Good

I recently got this game in hope to try to put in some excitement into my quite boring life. After I played for just 5 minutes, I really started to realise the electricity in this live wire of a horror game.

Where do I start? The atmosphere is amazing, the killings are also amazing and the fact that we are all treated to a horrific masterpiece with tons of originality and fear is not amazing, but BRILLIANT!

Lets move on to the gameplay and skip mission 1, because not much happens here except you being introduced to quite a few of the characters (if you are playing in Jennifer's scenario).

But what we will talk about is when this game suddenly springs into action allowing you to be chased by the Scissorman himself once again. When this happens, SM (Scissor Man) jumps out at you from anywhere, he can attack you from behind your back or lunge out of a University locker very unexpectedly.

As you can probably tell from this review, the action is intense in this game. The music is very creepy and sometimes, there are even moments in clock tower where you can hear your own heart beating rapidly!

The Bad

Every game does have at least one flaw, and that bares no exception to Clock tower. Sometimes the game can be very unfair to you, for example: when you try running away from SM and you enter a new room, he appears right in front of you!

Plus, why is he called the Scissor"man", isn't he supposed to a kid (spoiler)? Well, that's pretty much all of the "bad" of this game.

The Bottom Line

Despite the tiny flaws mentioned in the last paragraph, Clock tower is still one of my favourite survival horror games I own. If you own a playstation and if you enjoy classical scary games, get it. I guarantee that you'll be creeped out of your own mind when you see the Scissorman decapitate his victims.