Game Review: Ju-ON The Grudge (Wii, 2009) HorrorAthon 3

71VmD4Bax4L._SL1303_

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

A Haunted House Simulator? While your friend is playing, you can press a button and scare them? Sign me up for that! Oh…it’s not as cool as it sounds.

orq22

The game play is simple, use the Wii mote to get through several levels as the curse of the Grudge follows you about. Don’t run out of battery or she’ll get you. Jump scare, jump scare, level is over. It’s good cheap fun, until it starts getting old, and that’s when the frustration sets in.

Ju-On-The-Grudge-001

The controls are laggy, sometimes when you swish the remote left to right, it doesn’t pick it up and you die. Then you have to replay the level again, screw that. There are some legitimate scares in this game, but none of them are caused by a buddy. The cheap scares triggered by the other remote, do really fast and silly things like, make bugs crawl over the screen or make hair come out of no where. It’s lame.

Final Score

Painful

It’s a shame really, it’s such a good idea, but it’s awful in presentation. Still, if you have a friend who is jumpy, you can get some chuckles out of it.

2.5 curses out of 10.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s