So this will contain some spoilers (you have been warned!)
Seeming that this game, Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir was released on April’s Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fitting to release my review of this game on July’s Friday the 13th.
So you begin with helping a girl named Maya regain her lost memories and break free from the curse of Woman in Black who rips the faces off all the people who come in contacted with the Diary of Faces. You then go through the pages of the book and try to set all the other spirits free from the curse…..
So what comes in the case when you buy the game? Well the game and instruction manual of course! But the sweet little extra is a AR (Augmented Reality) book called The Diary of Faces that the 3DS responds too! How you ask? Well this game is played by moving the handheld system and using the camera on the 3DS as your “eyes” so that you are looking around the room though the camera. When you look at the Diary(AR book) though the 3DS Camera it comes to life!
Each page reacts differently to your 3DS or your “Camera Obscura” as some pages pull you it to the haunted mansion, pulling restless spirits out into your world for their final showdown or multiple of other things can happen….
Now I’ve always had a soft spot for those mystery/horror games like 2003’s Haunted Mansion for Nintendo Game cube. Yes I know that is a cheesy game but come on! I was 13 years old and didn’t have a clue (not that I have one now) of the bigger and better gaming world out there in fact it wasn’t until I met Dark Magician 2 1/2- 3 years ago when he introduce me to Screwattack that I fully realize but lets not get off topic here! To be honest I thought maybe Spirit Camera was going to be another major cheesy game but I was pleasantly surprised! It was thought out well, lasted more than two hours of playing, and kept me more entertain then any of the previous games of the same genre had.
Do I completely love Nintendo’s Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir? Yes and no. Here are my reasons:
-It does take you to a supernatural level with the sound effects of the wind blowing, spirits moans, spooky music and the voice actors did one heck of a job!
-The storyline did have some good unexpected twists in it. It hooked me to keep playing.
-Nintendo did a great job using the 3DS camera to it’s fullest! The camera is used to attack them, sending power shots with your camera’s flash. Spirits will be walking all over your house and/or wherever you are at the time and at one point in the game a hand will reach out and grab you!!!
-It lasted at least 4 to 6 hours! Yay!
-I felt like it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be which was a little bit of a downer… L
-The screen on the 3DS was so small that it made it difficult to see what was happening but perhaps the new 3DS XL will remedy that little problem J
-Don’t sit while playing this game because you’ll pull a muscle twisting and turning trying to find Maya (who always shows up behind you) and the attacking spirits.
-Maya is also pretty useless throughout the whole game.
-AR is touchy at times. You must be in a well lit room for the camera to pick up the AR book.
-It would be nice if there was more playing the game then talking with Maya.
Well there it is my good people! My personal experience and opinion of Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir! Really this isn’t the greatest game I have ever played but considering what genre of games it is in I think its high on the scale!
I hope all of you have a uneventful Friday the 13th! JaceeZeldaGirl
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