Had to search the web to find out why this game was freezing up when you first try to start. Turns out this game will not load if you have a "Max Memory" or other card instead of the standard blue or red colored Playstation brand save cards.
I wasn't a fan of this game. Clunky controls left it difficult to really sneak up on the Hunters. Maybe it gets more fun after the first 2 levels, but I was expecting more after reading the good reviews here.
The controls are a little difficult, and the sneaking technique leaves something to be desired, but the cut scenes are gruesome. Although, to play the game, you will need a walk thru since there are not enough helpful hints to get you along. I will say there is a drawback to not being able to use the cheats until you have beaten the game in Hardcore mode. However, my husband and I play it together and I guide him as to where he is supposed to go next. The executions are brutal and cool to see, although it may leave you feeling a little concerned about yourself for enjoying it! Overall, the game is good, I just wish the controls had been set up a little easier, and there were more clues as to where you are supposed to go. The "map" leaves a lot to be desired too. But if you like gore, then this game will definitely fulfill that niche for you.
The game is not fun for me at all. I thought it was mundane and very repetitve. It is alright in the violent, gory catagory. Scary it is NOT. The only thing I actually liked was the voice of the "master" telling you what & when to do things.