I don’t think I’ve come across a title that has proven as successful in exposing deficiencies in how games are typically reviewed in this industry as I have just seen with Corpse Party: Blood Drive. Flicking through some of the other reviews on the game and you’ll see endless complaints about the technical deficiencies or lengthy loading times that make simple actions like pulling up a menu a greater chore than it should be.
But putting that disappointment aside, Corpse Party: Blood Drive is, as far as I’m concerned, what horror games should be. Genuinely unsettling, smart, and intense, it is rare that a horror game aims to break past the jump scares and combat-heavy gameplay and simply tell a creepy story, so it’s a small miracle that not only does Corpse Party try, it also largely succeeds.
– Matt S.
Japanese horror or western horror?
— Digitally Downloaded (@DigitallyDownld) October 30, 2015