Review by Chris Kohler:
"I've got a great idea: How about I take this review and split it up into 12 different blog posts? You'll get exactly the same content, but with a bunch of annoying busy work standing between you and the review.
Sound ridiculous? Well, that's exactly what Sony did with Siren: Blood Curse for PlayStation 3. It's a big-budget survival horror game -- and a creepy, awesome one at that -- but somewhere along the line it became a guinea pig for the "episodic content" bandwagon. It's been split up into 12 parts and offered up on the PS3's direct download store. You have to buy them in packages of four episodes each, or buy all of them at once at a discount. Here's the punch line: No matter how you purchase them, you have to download 12 individual files and install each of them to your PS3's hard drive, a laborious and time-consuming process.
Siren's distribution system is thoroughly broken, which is sad considering the game itself is solid. It's a legitimately scary breakneck sprint through a town full of living corpses that blends stealth, action, puzzle-solving and tense chase sequences into an entertaining, if brief, adventure."