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Posts tagged “Obscure”

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…

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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…

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Surviving The School Daze: Obscure

The press release for side-scrolling co-op monster masher Obscure states that the new title is a resurrection of "the survival-horror game from Hydravision that terrorized over a million players in the middle of the last decade." I do remember Obscure and its sequel but the multi-character school-based horror of the first did seem to live up to its title somewhat. The series return is less…

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Obscuratism

The hats weren't actually the first RPS-mail. I returned from my trip to Relic and Gas Powered Games to find a parcel addressed to Rock Paper Shotgun from Koch Media. Inside it was a copy of Obscure II, which I thought appropriate as I'd never heard of it. The developers had fallen for that basic mistake of giving the game a name which can easily…

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