Corpse Party

released on Nov 22, 2011

A remake of Corpse-Party

A group of friends unknowingly perform an occult ritual that traps them in an otherworldly elementary school. Here, the vengeful spirits of young children threaten their lives and their sanity, and the only hope of survival is to uncover the chilling details behind the murders of those trapped before them...

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Oh man, as I've been adding each entry and writing reviews one by one, this is one I'm actually excited on talking about especially after finding out that there's a new Corpse Party releasing this year, I played the entire franchise during the pandemic streaming it to various friends as we went through the games, a game I had experienced many years prior when I was younger, this is a great remake for the start of an amazing franchise that I've adored following, looking forward to Corpse Party II.

This review contains spoilers

seiko deserved better

You're probably better off playing the remake but I like it

I share a last name with Naomi. That's pretty cool isn't it?

Anyway, this is kind of like the grandfather of RPGMaker Horror Games. It didn't age too well but the horror element is definitely there. A lot of just "what the fuck am I supposed to do" moments really bring the game down for me.

Also the incest thing. Why did they do that. No fucking reason.

I finally got back to finishing this game and instantly remember my issues and why I hadn't come back to it in so long! The game is a horror where the characters get transported from their school to a deserted and falling apart school filled with ghosts, curses and the dead bodies of children of different kinds of ages.

The game is split up into different chapters and the characters are also split up into different areas of the school, completely cut-off from one another and at the mercy of these malicious spirits.

The story and writing I feel are done very well, though it feels like it's more censored than what I imagined when I heard about this game so often and so many visuals were missing compared to what I had expected to see. Still, it ends up achieving the rule "Sometimes, less is more" where even if you don't see the scene playing out, the description and sound effects are enough to make you conjure up images that could potentially be more disturbing that what the artists could achieve.

That said, this title has some pretty heavy flaws that I'll detail below:

-No Sprinting! (You have no ability to speed up your movement, which means if you're stuck, you can't run through all the places you've been previously but just walk slowly instead.)

- No Cuts! (If you attempt to get this game and you finish a chapter, even an alternate ending, you are forced to endure the credits and as the game refuses to run in the background you can't even mess around on YouTube to waste the spare time. Even if you've seen it once before, there's no skipping it!)

This was a difficult game to review, but I did genuinely enough it and getting all the ending to get a different angle up on the situation.