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GF Rating
5.9

108 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Amazing atmosphere.

posted by borislav (DES PLAINES, IL) Nov 8, 2008

Member since Jul 2007

12 out of 12 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This one was a nice surprise. I put it on my Game-Q out of impulse, then meant to take it off but forgot to, but when it arrived it in the mail I was very glad things turned out the way they did!

The key word here is ATMOSPHERE. Theresia has it in spades. It's hard for me to describe without dedicating a good chunk of time to this review, so I'll just be perfectly frank--there is no other DS game that sets the mood better than this one.

From the moment you start the game until the moment you turn it off, you're IN this disturbing world. Theresia does an excellent job of describing the mysterious protagonist's thoughts and actions, and the gruesome imagery she witnesses.

But what good is atmosphere if the gameplay sucks? Thankfully that's not the case. While navigating the dark corridors can seem tedious at times, you'll find that the puzzles will make you think just hard enough to forget about it.

If you like horror and/or puzzle games, do not miss out on Theresia. For me this is easily one of the top 10 DS games, and maybe even one of the best games this year--which I think says a lot considering I own every console and handheld.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Finally, Some more SURVIVAL in my HORROR

posted by Kyogissun (ROCHESTER, NY) Nov 24, 2008

Member since Dec 2004

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

So... so so so so so so SOOOOOOO many horror games these days claim to be survival horror games... So many and yet they fail to capture that to some degree.

I'm gonna make this short. Any survival horror fan worth their money, needs to give this game a rent. Everyone else really should just stay away.

The game is going to require 3 things:
-patience
-thinking
-a liking to reading

This game is a choose your adventure horror novel come to life. With good visuals, a great atmosphere and above all, a psychologically dark and unpleasant backstory even fans like myself who have been desensitized by F.E.A.R. and Silent Hill will find unpleasantly chilling, you can't go wrong here.

The downside? The game... requires a lot of patience and thinking. Twitch gamers need not apply.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

One of my favorites

posted by KatieBA (HAVERTOWN, PA) Aug 27, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I absolutely LOVED this game. When I rent a game, I play it until I beat it - and I kept this one for almost 3 weeks. No doubt it's challenging; I found myself forced to go to an online walkthrough at times. It's also very adult - it drips with psychological suspense and creepiness.

The other reviews are correct - this is not a mindless game. You have to pay attention. But if that's the kind of challenge you want, this is THE game.

Although there are only 2 stories, they were both in depth enough that I'd go back and play this game again because I couldn't possibly remember all the steps. And unlike other mystery games, knowing the outcome of the story doesn't ruin the experience. It's more about the giant puzzle you have to work through.

I may actually purchase this one:)

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