Posts Tagged ‘Final Exam’

Obviously Obscure: Final Exam

Final Exam is the sort-of follow-up to Obscure, which was a co-operative survival horror game set in a high school that you probably don’t remember. There was even a sequel but I don’t know a great deal about that. The change of name seems sensible because Final Exam looks more like Splatterhouse than Resident Evil, although it does still have a co-operative mode, with up to four players pummelling monsters together, using powers of dubious origin. Why does a dumb jock suddenly have the ability to pound the ground so hard that earthquakes immediately occur? I don’t know. Toxic waste? Sorcery? The eighties? The game looks tolerably diverting in the trailer below, although I started replying to emails before it was over, which isn’t usually a good sign.

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Obscure Becomes More Obscure: Now Final Exam

Quick question: If you were the former developers of a series of games, and you were making a brand new game that had nothing to do with those previous games, you’d obviously use the exact same name, right? No. No one would. Because it’s obviously the silliest of all possible things to do. Remarkably, that’s what Mighty Rocket Studio thought was the best plan when regrouping from former Obscure developers, Hydravision. Fortunately some sense has been reached, and now Obscure That Isn’t Obscure is going to be called Final Exam.

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