Finally finished this game for Spooky October! Obscure 1 for me is like the baby if Silent Hill, Resident Evil and The Breakfast Club had a threesome. Graphics hold up for a 14 year old game and I find the controls much smoother than yer tanky early Resident Evil games. Combat is as basic as it gets, and don't even bother using melee attacks. Its basically saving up yer precious ammo and medkits and how long could you last. The one thing that frustrated me was that Save Points were connected to consummables. Meaning, you can only save depending on how many 'Compact Discs' (the item used for saving your game) you've found. So you basically have to decide if you save now and venture forward, hoping to find another CD, or save the item (no pun intended) and hope you don't die anytime soon. Later on I reazlied this provides a unique tension in the game and makes your characters even more valuable. Remember, this game has permadeath (well kind of)! There was one moment when I saved the game, have gotten real far with my fave character, Kenny, and then he evetually got impaled by a giant mutant. Instead of loading the game and starting waaay back, I simply accepted my fate and moved on with Stan, feeling rather depressed that two characters have already died. I like this dilemma and created a rather unique experience for me. Obscure is one of 'em rare horror games that was designed to be played local co-op, and yes, 2 people can play on the same computer!! That's fantastic! Still playable as a single player but I could just imagine the tension and screams that could happen with 2 people playing side by side. Sadly, theres no online component. Of course I will play Obscure 2!! Will keep you posted on that! Have a an awesome Tuesday, Manilans!
FOLLOW me on twitch.tv/manilapcgaming👍👍👍
#manilapcgaming #twitch #twitchph #pcgamer #streamersphilippines #pinoygamer #gamersofinstagram #Obscure #HydravisionEntertainment #MightyRocketStudio #horrorgame #SpookyOctober #localcoop #dawsonscreek #splitscreen #2004 #ps2 #OlivierDeriviere #highschool #LeafmoreHighschool #gaminglife #gamerlife #puzzlegame #horrorsetting #ResidentEvil #SilentHill #endgame #CompactDisc