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Clock Tower (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Theo Jones (11)
Written on  :  Apr 09, 2010
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

If Scissorman was a band...He would be the best cover band of Michael Myers.

The Good

I love the movie Halloween... even the sequels. So, it was only natural that I made sweet love to this game. And I don't make love to a lot of games. It creeps me out how many times I made love to this game. I missed 3 weeks of school because I couldn't walk. That's a lot of sweet love making.

Why aren't there more games like this? Because. If there were, I'd be in a wheelchair. But seriously, there should be more games like this in the horror genre of video games.

I understand there are an excessive amount of point-and-click games out there, but I've never played one so perfectly designed as this. Usually, point-and-click games offer you a Action Menu which gives you plenty of options to experiment with. That works for games like the Monkey Island series, Maniac Mansion, Scooby Doo for Sega Genesis, etc. Clock Tower removes the shirt and bra and throws that Action Menu out the window. You won't have time for foreplay.

The Bad

This game is scary! You should be very careful if you have any medical conditions like E.D. that might affect your experience.

Some may say the graphics are ugly (even for the time), but I say she was beautiful.

As far as the actual gameplay... the only thing that I didn't enjoy was trying to skip past all the boring parts. I wish I could have controlled the main characters as they walked from place to place. This would have added more opportunity for Scissorman to bust out during nighttime segments in the streets, but I suppose "the attacks" work best when in claustrophobic environments.

Voice Acting was ok... When it was there. I think they just hired Voice Actors for a half-hour and decided it would be too expensive for them to read more than one page. Some of the acting is ridiculous, but it's a video game + horror genre so the dumber they sound, the harder we laugh and have a good time. Ex. I exploded on the carpet it was so good. That was hard to clean up.

The Bottom Line

This is a great horror game. All other horror games are stupid. I'm sick of fighting the usual monsters. Monsters play monster games. People play Clock Tower. Are you a Person? or a Monster? I guess you have to decide. But if I were you, I'd be a Person... because People are awesome.