6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
Avoid, May 9 2012
Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars
This game has technical problems. Which I will cover in several points. First and foremost, you need light to play (a horror game, yes) and pretty bright light. Your own shadow is enough to make the game unplayable. This is because the 3DS isn't good at picking up light with its camera and that the included AR book is printed in very dark colors. Second, the gameplay mostly revolves around the AR book, which is annoying because you need to keep moving the camera or the book around or rotate it. You also need to move forward or back in some cases. The characters included in your camera view are not leveled with you. In most cases having a character next to me made me feel like it had its feet going beneath the floor. All in all, it's very inconvenient.
As for the gameplay, it's pretty boring. Puzzles are annoying and while playing with the AR book is sort of creepy, there's no scare factor to get here. You sometimes have to fight spirits, which involves shooting them (taking a picture) when they are about to hit you to counter their attacks. You can play with a rotating chair just fine for these. You need to speak several times to characters, instead of just getting everything you need to know in one go.
I did not play the other modes, but story mode is probably why you want to play this. But it's quite terrible and there are far better games than this. This game is merely showing the capabilities of the 3DS (and its weaknesses). It's a tech demo, really. So don't bother getting it, or at least borrow it from someone unlucky enough to have bought it first to see if you like it. The price tag attached to the game at its release was not worth what you get in this game.