Rated 8.5 out of 10 by 2
Rated 7 out of 10 by roguejmh888 Scary Good but lack of gameplay.
Clock Tower 3 is a good horror game the story is about a 14 year old girl who's mother calls in the start of the game which of course she has to go and to find her. Not to ruin any plots it does have a good story the gameplay kills the game. No weapons only a holy water to stun your foes only for about a second or so. The main character is super slow the killers finds you so quickly if you are being chased and hide the killer will go away, when you get out of hiding and open the door they are right there. The only real weapon you'll get is a slow bow with magical arrows. The last boss was a real pain though, the boss is fast and can kill you with three shots plus the boss can heal it's life. The graphics are great high marks here. The sound are good the voice overs are good ... you know I think Ron Weasley from Harry Potter has made his why to Clock Tower 3... nahhh. The game doesn't offer much just a few extras. If you are looking for a horror game with weapons try Resident Evil or Silent Hill.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SuperDave An excursion into terror...
Clock Tower 3 is an incredible gift to the survival horror genre of video games. Unlike Resident Evil or Silent Hill, you can't fight back against your enemies. Instead, you are forced to run from them, hide, or slow them down by using various evasion points. While fleeing from enemies, the character may begin to panic. If she panics too much, the screen will begin to blur, and you can hear her heartbeat as the controller vibrates. When in an intense panic, she can collide with walls, or even fall to the ground, making her an easy target for her pursuers. You play as Alyssa, a fourteen year old girl who, after receiving a suspicious letter from her mother, returns home from boarding school to find that her house is empty and her mother is no where to be found. While investigating, Alyssa finds herself whisked away into another world, where she is chased by a demented serial killer. After discovering the mystery behind each killer and freeing the restless spirits of the victims, Alyssa can finally confront her enemy using a mysterious, divine bow, which she uses to judge the enemy and send them to the underworld. Alyssa must uncover the mysteries behind her mother's disappearance, the killers, and her own identity before the clock tower strikes midnight, lest she succumb to a terrible fate. Graphics - The graphics in the game are quite good for the time it was created. FMV sequences are beautiful and Alyssa's movements are believable. The world is also done quite well. The places you visit are recreated from the real London, England of the past. The scenery is quite dark, dreary and terrifying. Sound - The sound in Clock Tower is excellent. Footsteps sound very real, and the voice actors did a great job with the roles. The only problem with the sound is when the stalkers repeatedly use the same phrases over and over again, but that is easily looked over. Controls - The controls are simple and easy touse. Length - The game isn't very long, though it does provide extras if you decide to play through again. There are alternate costumes for Alyssa, and you can also play the game on the harder difficulty setting. Pros - Great graphics for the time. Great sound! Alyssa is easy to control. Panic meter adds lots of tension and fear to the game. Beautiful world. Interesting storyline. Cons - Not as long as some may like. Sometimes, the killers' AI is really wonky. (They can be really stupid sometimes.) Overall - I really recommend this game to fans of the survival horror genre, but if you're looking for a fast-paced game with lots of gun shooting action, you should try elsewhere. Clock Tower is a fun, addictive game, and the inability to fight the enemies when they chase you adds to the tension and fear, creating an incredible horror experience. Play at your own risk!