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ObsCure: The Aftermath (Wii)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.9
MobyScore
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.9


The Press Says

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78
Game 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.
70
Cheat 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
IGN
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.
65
Jeuxvideo.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.
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GameZone
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
Video 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.
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GBase - 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!
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Worth 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.
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GameTrailers
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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GameSpot
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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Gamer.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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G4 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.
40
Gamervision
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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Gamekult
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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Electronic 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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GameSpy
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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Game 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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The 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.