Great game!!! Silent hill, Resident Evil fans ONLY
posted by treboose (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jan 5, 2010
Member since Jul 2008
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
DO NOT believe the other reviews you read about this game. Cursed Mountain is a well done game with Silent hill elements. It also has Resident Evil and Eternal Darkness elements as well. If you enjoyed the silent hill games and the classic resident evil games then you will feel right at home with Cursed Mountain. Graphics: 8 The game looks good! Solid graphics, nice effects.( there not 360 or PS3 graphics) There are parts of the game where u will pass through an area where the camera will tilt and the colors are washed out witch give the game a creepy feel.( kinda like Silent hill, Eternal Darkness camera angles) Game play: 9 The game is fun to play. I specially like killing the ghost with a swing of the wiimote. Our hero may be a little slow for some people but it did not bother me one bit.( its a survival horror game what do u expect) again if u love silent hill then u will have no problem. Story: 10 The story is well done and thought out. Its a different and refreshing story. It has a lot to do with religion and the a cult. The story will suck you in. Controls: 8 OK if you have trouble playing this game then you just suck at video games. I did not have one problem with the controls at all. the screen tells me to swing the wiimote, i do, it works every time. Simple!! Sound: 8 Not much music in the game but you wont even notice. there is a lot of ambient sounds. there are parts where you will hear people whispering and people in pain like if there south of heaven. Does a good job of keeping the scare factor up.
This game is a must Rent or BUY for Survival horror fans.( specially when its only 20 bux. be quick cuz they did not make a lot of copies of this game so it might be hard to find soon.) You wont be disappointing. Its not for people who only play Call of Duty or button mashing games. This is for intelligent gamers who have patience and like a good story.
Any vivid horror survival fan should check this game out. As MANY others from the genre it is a slow paced exploring cheap thrill mystery. The story is based on a mountain climber trying to rescue his brother from the Himalayan mountains. The controls can sometimes be awkward and this ends up being it's biggest flaw. Some cut scenes are also unnecessary. The pace of the character can be considered annoying but this is common in these types of games as it's aimed for you to capture the atmosphere and not to be rushed through wielding your m16. The storyline is what really keeps the game going. Throughout your exploration you will come across books and journals which help develop the story based on Asian culture and religion. The sound and music is a great and appropriate addition however the voice over acting is poor. While there are different ways to kill the ghosts your best option is to just slash and hack them with your ice pick rather than using your 3rd eye. This is due to the the poor combat motion system.
pros story is incredible music and sound spot on average graphics for a wii game anyways
cons voice over acting motion controls are awkward
IF you are not a fan of slow paced horror survival 3rd person types than you will not like this game.