While the story starts out weak, it gets better and better, adding a number of twists and turns to keep players engaged. The only downside for some gamers may be the complexity of the storylines.
Sharp visuals and detailed characters are sometimes hampered by camera angles and sight jacking that takes over the screen. First person view can be extremely disturbing at times.
Voice acting is very good and the atmospheric noises, score and Shibito cries are enough to send shivers down your spine.
Overall, an excellent mix of stealth and combat is found within the game, although it is hampered at times with clunky exploratory and puzzle elements, and trite escort missions.
8.0 Lasting Appeal
Collecting all of the items within the game will take a while, especially because the game doesn't emphasize exploration as much, but there is enough to keep a horror fan engaged.