SIREN: Blood Curse, Quick Impressions.

Posted by artofwar420 (6262 posts) -

I bought SIREN back when it came out to the PSN. After playing a chapter a week for the past months, I now find myself playing a chapter or two a night. I want to pace myself because I'm enjoying it, and I don't want it to end. The story grabbed me all of a sudden, by chapter 4. (There are 12 chapters)

That's also what I love about SIREN, it's cut up in chunks, so if you only have one hour or so to play, it's perfect for that. It even recaps what happened the previous chapter, in case you forgot.

The controls are the main obstacle for anyone wanting to try this game out, but it only takes a few minutes and you get it. It seems like a very Japanese game and I'm loving the intricate controls(don't worry it's no MGS) and the insane story. It's actually scary in some parts, specially when you can't fight back.

This is quite a special game.


No means no!
OH MAH GAWD!
Shoot him now!
Those are some scary butterflies.
#1 Posted by artofwar420 (6262 posts) -

I bought SIREN back when it came out to the PSN. After playing a chapter a week for the past months, I now find myself playing a chapter or two a night. I want to pace myself because I'm enjoying it, and I don't want it to end. The story grabbed me all of a sudden, by chapter 4. (There are 12 chapters)

That's also what I love about SIREN, it's cut up in chunks, so if you only have one hour or so to play, it's perfect for that. It even recaps what happened the previous chapter, in case you forgot.

The controls are the main obstacle for anyone wanting to try this game out, but it only takes a few minutes and you get it. It seems like a very Japanese game and I'm loving the intricate controls(don't worry it's no MGS) and the insane story. It's actually scary in some parts, specially when you can't fight back.

This is quite a special game.


No means no!
OH MAH GAWD!
Shoot him now!
Those are some scary butterflies.
#2 Posted by Gen_Warbuff (158 posts) -

Was this the new Siren? I tried the demo, but found it slow and not very interesting :(

#3 Edited by artofwar420 (6262 posts) -

It is the new one, and it does gets more interesting, the demo does represent what is in the game, but not in its entirety.  But like I said the controls are probably the biggest hurdle for people that want to play this.

Then again, there are some moments where you are left saying WTF, and that's the good WTF with a dash of BBQ.

#4 Posted by Kilzombie (407 posts) -

I got stuck at the bit where you play the little girl in the hospital, very, very unnerving game.

#5 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Can someone explain the ending to me please.

#6 Posted by SpinCookie (680 posts) -

This game looks awesome, I just wish they shipped it on a disc.  I know this is a dumb reason to not pick up a game, I just don't want my stack of PSN games to be flooded with a zillion Siren icons, I wish it was just one game with all 12 chapters, or on a disc.

#7 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -
SpinCookie said:
"This game looks awesome, I just wish they shipped it on a disc.  I know this is a dumb reason to not pick up a game, I just don't want my stack of PSN games to be flooded with a zillion Siren icons, I wish it was just one game with all 12 chapters, or on a disc."
It won't - it's one icon on my PSN games list. You hit that icon and then you can select chapter from there.
#8 Posted by SpinCookie (680 posts) -
get2sammyb said:
"SpinCookie said:
"This game looks awesome, I just wish they shipped it on a disc.  I know this is a dumb reason to not pick up a game, I just don't want my stack of PSN games to be flooded with a zillion Siren icons, I wish it was just one game with all 12 chapters, or on a disc."
It won't - it's one icon on my PSN games list. You hit that icon and then you can select chapter from there."
Oh really! I didn't know that at all, that actually changes everything, I'll think I'll get this now.  I Just hate having clutter on my games list, I delete all demos as soon as I'm done with them and everything.  Thanks for the info.
#9 Posted by SpinCookie (680 posts) -

I just saw that there is a EU disc version though, I can just import that and still play it on my PS3 right?  That way I can get a nice box to add to my game shelf.

#10 Posted by Kilzombie (407 posts) -

Yeah you can import, spincookie, that's what I did, and I got the disc version. Though it does come with a (about)5 gig install.

#11 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

with  Silent hill approaching a Hollywood kinda style , siren is the only  worthy Japanese Horror game on PS3 . 
Is it true that Team silent worked on this game  ?

#12 Edited by artofwar420 (6262 posts) -

I suggest anyone that likes these types of game to pick it up/download it, because it seems SIREN got slightly overlooked. So... doo eet. :)

Oh and I'm not sure if the Silent Hill team, or part of it, participated in the development of this game.

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