Rated 7 out of 10 by Jamie S. This is an interesting game
This game is not good and not bad. Its ok. The graphics are not the greatest, but pretty good espeacially for wii. It does have a very intesting story with a good twist you won't expect. Sometimes it seems like they tried way to hard to make the story line fit together though, and is kinda pathetic at these times. It has an interesting control scheme, but it can get frustrating. The voice acting is terrible because when you watch them talk their lips don't move in sync with the english voices. Another interesting thing is the cell phones in this game. You can use them to record voices that you can't hear with the plain ear. You can also take pictures, and recieve messages. WARNING: This is a bit of a giveaway but you can also use your phone to transport to another location. Lastly, its not very scary. All together it is pretty good I suppose. If your looking for a game with a good twisting story line, Calling is your game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Dartekz Very GOOD game
this is a good game overall, the graphics are well, you know, the graphics is not the wii strongest side but, this is a good one, the gameplay is very good, you can examine everything you see, and it's hard to get lost in the game, the best challenge of this game: the ghosts. the sound is excellent, in fact the sound is very important in this kind of games. the story at begining is a little rare, when you are in the middle of the game, the story will be exciting, I recently bought this game and I'm very satisfied, it could be a good start for a new kind of games in the future for the wii...the bad:the game is short.ghost sometimes are predictableConclusion:if you like very long games, this isn't for youif you like super-detailed graphics this isn't for youbut if you like a new way to play... buy this game.
Rated 2 out of 10 by SilentHeaven Not that great.
As a huge fan of horror games, I picked up Calling on a whim. It looked interesting from the box. An interesting, if not albeit typical-looking J-horror. Even the beginning showed such promise: interesting storyline, creepiness.... But then it just kind of went nowhere. Like I said, it started out quite good. I played many parts of it with groups of friends, and we all had some major jump moments. But then they began to rush the storyline. Before I knew it, it was over, with so many things skipped over. The main storyline seems to end too fast, and even the extra chapters don't help out that much. Everything comes together but there just could be more. Worth maybe a rental, or bought used. Definitely not worth $40. Nice for a scare, and that's it.
Rated 6 out of 10 by dolphinboy This game just didn't work out...
When I played this game i expected it to be good, but as it turns out it isn't a good game. It's just OK. What I mean is, the game is a little stupid, and the ending is weird. Another problem is, that it isn't as scary as other horror games. And most of the time it gets really boring. Personally, I would not recommend anyone to buy it, but it would be fine to rent it. And, since it is sort of a short game it would be simple to finish within a couple days or less. So I'd have to give Calling a 6 out of 10 for the reasons I just explained. And if this was helpful clock the thumbs up next to my review.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Sull Horror for the Wii, Amazing!
Looking at the game's case, Sure you may think its cheesy, Well think again! Calling is a game that tests your survival in the dark, And with.... A Cell Phone? Yes! With your trusty Wii-Mote, You guide yourself through the suburbs and creepy shadows from an unknown force... With a stranger calling every minute, You must use your wits to survive, Or die trying! Callings graphics are pretty good for the Wii, Replay Value is Just as good. The sound is accurate, And guaranteed to give you the chills!
Calling has earned Nine blocks, Out of Ten!
Rated 7 out of 10 by smithy1 its good under some scary circumstance
now this game is scary in some way. ill admit you would think a teenage boy within the age of 14-18 like me wouldnt jump to a scary moment. hee hee you'd be wrong, it has some moments in the game where even i would jump. and i dont get scared that eaisly to something fake and fictional. but going into gameplay, the games controls aren't very good it tends to be akward to control at times. the voice acting is kind of subpar as well as the story, which i won't spoil. overall its a modest game. and show what japanese horror is all about
Rated 7 out of 10 by cheesehead1 Great horror game
This game is pretty good. It's pretty easy and not that scary. Now, there are some startling effects, like banging on walls, stuff dropping, and some ghosts that pop up and try to scare you. The ghosts aren't bloody or gorey at all. They are just whtte/blue negative type figures. This game can make you get confused. You have to find a certain room that is locked, try to unlock it, and try to get out of the place, all while a ghost is popping up everywhere trying to attack you. The black cat save icon is a pretty cool idea. Nice game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by SkittlesGaming Good Game
I like this game. The storyline is amazing. But if you're not a big fan of jumpscares, this game isn't for you. Because this game is mostly jumpscares. But it's still a really good game. The thing that I thought was really cool is that you get to use your wii remote as a phone. In the game, you have a cell phone with you almost at all times, and occasionally ghosts will call you and if you hold your wii remote up to your ear, you can hear the ghosts' voices through the remote, it's pretty cool.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Coley Survival Horror at its best :D
Looking at this game, you're likely to think its not worth your time, but I promise any who love the Japanese Horror genre, you will adore it. While it is obviously a lower budget game, and has its moments of obsucrity or cheesy animation, it is overall a terrifying experience. The story is both creepy and heartfelt, at times overwhelming you with affection and sadness before you flee ghosts in terror. Despite its supernatural theme, there is a sense of realism to both the gameplay and the characters that makes it feel alive. From spooky dolls to abandoned schools and hospitals, the gamer is thrown into the cultural pool of Japan, left to fend for themselves amongst some very Grudge inspired apparitions. While some of the gameplay can be frustrating (and certainly searching for hidden items is a pain) Calling bears many similarities to Fatal Frame, while still making a name for itself. The game is orientated more on finding puzzle pieces, solving simple riddles, and hiding from the ghosts (for there is no normal means of escape, nor any weapon for survival) while you try and find a way out of the ghost inhabited world). It will remind those farmilar with other survival horror games of Clock Tower or Haunting Grounds (minus the alchemy and magic powers) as you find yourself creeping around ghosts. It also interestingly has both a japanese and english language option for those who perfer not to play the game dubbed. Overall, its a great game for those who love a good scare.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Ghost lover! ^-^ No gamestop has ever heard of this...
I have been trying to ask about this game. And i have been to a couple of game stops and NONE of them has heard about this game. Its one day from release and I want to get it. But I dont know if I should even go. It might be a waste of time. This game looks really good. Im a real fan of the horror genre. And this might be a game thats worth to try. Since there isnt a movie about it. Well. . Try to figure out the gamestop problem. Thanks!