Obscure: The Aftermath was a nice surprise for me. After reading horrible reviews about the game I was pretty worried about putting it on my Q. Well, turns out, the game was pretty fun. A welcome diversion from playing through MGS4 for days. I love survival horror and until Silent Hill and Resident Evil hit PS3 this will have to do. And it's not that bad. The puzzles where medium to easy and the boss battles butter to get through. I have to say, I was absolutely thrilled with being able to finish the game in just about three days. The story was cool, kinda silly, but still cool, the voice talent had some pretty, um, interesting lines, but the game play was nice. I found the first Obscure to be difficult to handle. The camera work was awful, the whole concept of switching characters was weird and took too long to get used to. Not with this game. Much easier to get a handle on and pretty enjoyable for those of us needing a little break of the difficulty of Metal Gear or the Sins of GTA. A good rent with nice graphics and fair story. If ya check it out, when ya beat the game and it gets to the credits, wait for it to stop. Another level opens up at the end.
I've played the other Obscure games and thought they were decent so I picked this up. This too was also decent, but I truly wish that these game developers would design a better camera angle. I can't figure out why they always lock the camera at a position where you can't see what's going on. That was a big irritation when playing. Also they could have been more generous with items and ammo, most of the game I used a melee weapon to fight, and guns only when tougher enemies showed up. The partner AI isn't very good, several times they would just run around instead of attacking with their equipped weapon. The monsters as well seemed a bit tough especially for the lack of ammo. The game itself isn't very long, but it's worth the rental price. Here's my breakdown:
THE GOOD Creepy story. Nicely rendered cut scenes. Very graphic (blood wise).
THE BAD Flunky camera angles. Slow movement of characters. Very stingy with ammo and items.
THE UGLY Irritating lock pick puzzles. It was a complete time consuming pain to line up all the tumblers to pick a lock. It got to the point several times where I just felt like shutting the game off because wasting such time on trivial nonsense takes away from the fun of the game.