Dementium: The Ward
While most games on the DS are colorful and happy, this one is dark, and that's why I like it. The game has a lot of blood and gore... on the walls. The enemies really don't bleed much. You wake up in a hospital and explore dark and blood covered hallways and rooms. The game does feel a bit like Silent Hill. One problem I have with it is your visibility. You can barely see anything without the flashlight and you can't hold a flashlight and a weapon at the same time. This means you'll be constantly switching between your flashlight and a weapon. It gets really annoying. Another thing is the controls. You walk with up on the d-pad, shoot with L and turn around with the touchscreen. (Can be switched for left handed people) These types of games aren't really great on handheld consoles. They're best on a computer. It's nothing that would make you stop playing. You'll get used to it quickly. I think this game is best played alone in a dark and quiet room. Otherwise it doesn't seem scary to me. In conclusion, this is an interesting addition to the DS. I say check it out, especially if you like horror games.
Not for the faint of heart!
This is a surprisingly good DS game, but you need a stomach for this stuff to play it! The enemies are horrific monstrosities that look like they've been through a woodchipper, then sloppily reconstructed. The audio on this game, while eerie, is also amazing. The music itself is creepy enough, but the sounds of your foes are also grotesque, but help if you're not able to see. The game isn't too good on controls, though. The game requires use of the touch pad, d-pad, and L-button, which can mess you up. The graphics are actually pretty good for the DS. It plays at 60 FPS. Thing is, everything is hard to see without the flashlight, which is real-time. However, the game designers went all out with the weapons! Having the range of a night stick, to a rifle, to a buzzsaw, the game gives you all sorts of ways to take down your foes. Unfortunately, some of these weapons require you to take a sidequest, short but boring, to recieve them.
THE BEST SURVIVAL HORROR GAME ON DS
Dementium The Ward is one of the most technically impressive games on the DS. Screenshots really DO NOT do this game justice. It looks absolutely beautiful and runs silky smooth all at a constant 30 fps. The story is that you wake up in a hospital that looks straight out of hell and you have no clue as to why your there, who put you there, or who you even are. You'll have to find out all these answers while traversing the derelict corridors, hallways, rooms, etc of the hospital. Demons and hideous creatures roam all around looking to kill you while you explore. Renegade Kid did a great job implementing the controls for this first person horror adventure. You look around with the stylus and attack with the L button, simple and effective. You should know that this game must be played with earphones and the lights off for full effect. Music and sound effects are creepy and really add to the atmosphere, though it must be said that this game is HARD, REALLY HARD. This is due to the lack of save points throughout the chapters. So if you're really far in a certain chapter and get killed its ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BEGINNING of the chapter. You have to again collect all the clues, evidence, weapons, items, etc. LAME. If you can handle the difficulty then you'll be in for a great time.
Dementium : The Ward.... A mistaken purchase? I think not....
Honestly, when I bought "Dementium : The Ward", I had found it on the sale rack for half off. I had seen it at the Game Stop before, but wasn't sure I would like it (as I am a somewhat picky gamer), but I am a true horror movies fan so I thought, " I can always trade it in if I don't like it." I took the game home and was pleasantly surprised. The first person action was completely intense!!!!! Being able to HEAR things before I came to them and monsters jumping out at me was nerve-racking, and the fact that I couldn't see three feet in front of my character without my flashlight really inhanced my playing experience, adding to the ability to "loose" myself in the role. The different chapters and seemingly long spaces between game saving added to the excitement of getting from one level to the next, all with the curiosity of what monstrocities I would face next - and how I could kill them without dying myself. The controls of the character were a bit tricky at first, but I soon had the hang of it. It's a bit funny, but I wouldn't play it in a dark room or near bed time at first either ( I am 36 -by the way)! There were some things I would improve on, but not many. It would have been easier to be able to hold the flashlight and use a weapon at the same time, but it did help to make the game a bit harder since the things that "go bump" had to be somewhat close to see and kill, giving them good opportunity to kill me first. The aiming mark turning red really helped with this problem although I still had to be closer than I wanted too to kill them. I also would have liked there to be a better variety of bosses to beat, and more puzzles and codes to find. I was a bit disappointed in the ending result, expecting more of an explaination of the events and the character's reason for being in the hospital to begin with (which is what I thought was the whole purpose of the journey was to begin with). All in all, I found the game engrossing, easily loosing myself in it. I have truely hunted more games along this line, and have only found one even close (but still not as intense). I really hope that there will be more games along this nature in the future, and I really look forward to the release of Dementium 2, which I plan on pre-ordering as soon as humanly possible.
Just Plain Amazing
This game is like no other on the DS. I think its the only horror game and in my opinion, the only shooter done right on the DS. First off the game's controls are amazing, most shooters on the DS have major control flaws but this one controls easy and smoothly. Next is the graphics which were quite good especially for the DS and surprisingly runs at a good 60fps. And now for my favorite the atmosphere and sound, these are probably the best part's of the game, a horror game is just not a horror game with out atmosphere and this game has it, sound only adds to the experience giving it a good feel and adding on to the atmosphere. I'm sure a lot of people say this game is not scary but if you play it alone and night with headphones it can get pretty creepy. So if your looking for a good shooter to get or just are a fan of horror games go pick this up its a great addition to any game collection.
This game is the resulting love child of Doom and Silent Hill. It's a shooter with fun puzzles tossed in for good measure. The graphics aren't the best and most of the environments look exactly the same which can make it a little difficult to move around. It shares a problem that Doom 3 had; you can't akimbo the flashlight with a weapon so you have to switch back and forth between the two but it really isn't that big of a problem. One thing i liked was the notebook function, the touch screen becomes a notebook that you can use to write notes in game and fall back on if you get stuck. The game is cheap so if you're into horror and shooters, it's a good excuse to check it out.
Incredible DS Game
Its amazing that most people probably missed this little gem. For a DS game it has some amazing visuals and sounds that you don't usually see out of the machine. The most impressive thing for me is the atmosphere and that Dementium is actually scary. Not just tense like some of the most recent Resident Evil games, but genuinely jump-out-of-your-seat scary. Now this of course is some dated graphics when comparing to more modern survival horror platform games, but impressive for the DS. I wish there was some more variety of enemies and weapons but like everything else, its pretty darned good for the DS. I would defintiely recommend this game especially now that the price has fallen. I also look forward to Renegade Kid's next game, Moon, as it looks to deliver the same experience. Hope this was helpful!
This game rules. I love it because it's just that good, the sound is great, the storyline is awesome, and i just plain love the fact it's one of my favorite genres of games [horror and shooter]. I own both a ds and psp and before this game i liked my psp more. Now i love my ds. I love shooters and i've played a lot and this game is one of my top five. I also love scary stuff and it takes a lot to scare me and this game actually scared me, even the sound is scary. I played it next to my girlfriend and she got scared and told me to turn it off. There is so much i love about this game. The visuals are the best i've seen on the ds. It's better than lego star wars two and it doesn't mess up like lego star wars two. I highly recommend this game, if you respect your ds then buy this game.
Was Not What I Expected
When I Bought The Game I Thought It Won't Be So Great... WRONG!!! I LOVE This Game The Only Thing I Don't Like Is The Amount Of Gun Ammo You Can Hold And The Amount Of Health ( I Die Kinda Fast ). I'm Not To Fond Of The Controls Cuz If You Slip Wit Your Hand The Screen Image Follows. You Can't Keep A Flashlight On And Shoot So You Gotta Switch Fast, Other Then That The Games Great And Its Actually Scary!! I Jumped Out Of My Seat A Few Times! The Monsters Are So Horrific Which Makes The Game Even Better And Alot More Scary. The Sounds They Make Are Just As Scary As They Look. The Graphics Are Great The Sound And Music Fits Well Wit The Scenes. I Haven't Gotten Far In The Game. But This Game Was Definitely Worth The Money! I Hope They Come Out Wit A Sequel To This Game!
the challenge is medium because on the bosses its dead on arrival but with all the little enemies its easy but theres like new enemies every 5 seconds but you get really scared and you dont wanna play the game but its fun the controls are very easy to get around and the graphics look like a step up from NES and the flash lite things gets annoying so i reccomend you get action replay and turn on the no darkness cheat and there are lots of hints to help you pass this game the interface i dont remember sorry the length of the game is very long which youll probably chicken out on it before you pass the game the sound is loud and the game has nice wepons and sound effects the zombies wen u dont no they are u can juzt listen to there breathing its deep and sounds like a demon it shows they put a lot of work in this game you may get stuck on some levels but youll prevail and the story line has nothing i dont no why your in the hospital and were they got the insperation for the game but the game is really redundantr and nothing much happens u juzt walk through the hospital seeing zombies like a maze but its a pretty good game that will give you a shock just dont get bored or too scared and dont be dissapointed about the graphics i warned you after all has good and bad qualities some may like it some wont silver and copper trophy