''It's been a while since a true survival horror title was on the shelves. Sure, Resident Evil has had a long life, but what was once a game about surviving in a zombie ridden city has become a game about hunting down and shooting zombie-like creatures. I honestly can't remember the last time there's been a game about beating the odds, and living through some seriously terrifying times. Fortunately, Sony just released Siren: Blood Curse as an episodic downloadable game on the Playstation Network. Looks like I wasn't the only one missing this type of game.
Siren: Blood Curse is a reimagining of the Playstation 2 game, Siren. While not a sequel, or remake, consider it more along the lines of The Legend of Zelda series, where each game is a unique interpretation on the same basic tale. The story starts with an American TV crew looking into the sudden reappearance of the Hanuda village, which disappeared 30 years prior. When they arrive, they find themselves trapped in a town surrounded by an ocean of blood, and over-run with strange creatures called shibito. For all intents and purposes, shibito are the living undead. When I say living undead, I don't mean zombies. The shibito carry on tasks they were performing in their previous lives, they talk (mostly when taunting you about fate), and they worship a bizarre deity. Some are also grossly transformed into flying undead, or strange spider/human hybrids. There are several deformed versions you'll run across during a playthrough, and each one will have you hoping to never run into it again. The game implements a clever mechanic called 'Sight Jacking" where you can see through the eyes of surrounding shibito. It's a necessary tool, but one you'll wish you didn't have to use when the thoughts of a shibito are echoing through your speakers. You'll encounter all sorts of creepiness as one of the seven playable characters all trying to escape the madness that has descended upon Hanuda.''