This game is a great game to play if you are seeking a thrill. It tests the mind into remembering things so that you can affect what happens within the story as it unfolds. The sound for this game also surpasses many titles for the psp and adds to a feel of realism. And although the graphics are severely lacking for a psp game, it's well defined in the places that matter, or rather the places meant to give you chills. As some of the pixels are detailed to look very disturbing, the art work in cut scenes are also amazing for an anime-based horror game.
A Great Horror Game That the PSP Needed
Lets get something out the way first: This is not a kid's game. If reading the description of the game isn't enough for you to understand that, then that's on you. Now, for the review - Gameplay: Corpse Party: Blood Covered is a horror game. Being as such, there are puzzles; in fact the game itself is a puzzle told through the characters in each chapter, until it all comes together at the end. There are various endings for each chapter; only one allows you to proceed to the next chapter. The story is a tragic one, and events that you don't see are left to the imagination, being VERY detailed in the text and sounds. Graphics: Yes, the game uses retro 2D graphics and occasional anime-style images for events. Graphics do not define how good a game is, and given the nature of this game I'm sure you'd be happier not seeing anything more detailed than the images. There are times where the you won't see anything during events, as these are left to the imagination, and are better off as that. Sound: Word of warning - for the love of god be careful if using headphones. Yes, the screams are that loud. Events where you can't see anything allows the sounds to give you "that feeling" as you read, your brain well knowing what must be going on. The music for the game is also well done. Lasting Appeal: Having multiple endings for each chapter, as well as collecting the name tags of past students, you'll be at this game for a while. No doubt you'll have trouble getting through the first chapter when you begin. And once you finally do beat it, you can play through it again and understand events better. Also, there is a sequel in Japan (Book of Shadows) which adds a few things to further add to the story.
Great Story, Horrible Gameplay
I wanted to like this game, I really did. The characters are great, the story is interesting, the voice acting is fantastic, and the retro graphics are awesome. But all of that wasn't enough to make up for the awful gameplay. It feels clunky and changing directions can be very difficult. This isn't much of a problem when you're just walking around looking for items, but it becomes extremely frustrating once you encounter an enemy. Every enemy I encountered (keep in mind that i did not beat the game so this may only apply to the first couple of chapters) required you to avoid/dodge them. I found this very to be overly difficult due to awful handling of the game. This difficult gameplay could be forgiven, but unfortunately the gameplay affects the ending of the game. In some chapters, if you are hit by an enemy just one time, you cannot get the good/true ending. My anger may just come from the fact that I do not play many retro style adventure games. If you believe you can handle the controls, you will most likely find a great horror experience with this game. Just be cautious about getting this game if you are not great with retro adventure games and are simply looking for a good story.
Awesome Atmospheric Horror/Adventure
This game makes use of the binaural sounds and music to pull players into Heavenly Host and the pixelated graphics to make the gore and horrors stick out from the backdrop. The story is interesting and engaging. The gameplay is challenging and, at times frustrating, but rewarding. There is replayability thanks to the wrong ends and extra chapters. The characters are interesting for the most part. Mao Hamamoto lends his talents for the excellent soundtrack. This is one of the best games I've played in a while. Playing with headphones is highly recommended.
I Was NOT Dissapointed!
The story is brilliant, horrifying, and very gripping. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer!
Excatly what I expected, and that's a good thing!!
Great game. Survival horror with a bit of an old school RPG look. Reminded me very much of the great anime "Another". The game is for those who enjoy horror themed games, with a dark atmosphere, and some puzzle solving. The cut scenes are typical anime and look great. I highly recommend this game for those looking for an unusual gaming experience. Loved the game!
It truly is! The game will leave you wanting your mother to tuck you in. I really enjoyed this game, it pulled me in. I finished it in about a week. The puzzles are complex enough, and the art is gory, mesmerizing, and quite lovely in a strange way. They are detailed, and the story line is kind of confusing at times-- ex. Ayumi and Sachiko are related? -- but it's worth the 20 bucks.
well this game is perfect for japaness horror fans
this game is one of those rare ones i found my self loving from even before it came out.sure the graphicsare a little off for it being 2d but who cares, the story is well writen and i loved. and with over 5 differnt endings and about 20 out comes it will last you for like ever.