UGO writes: "Finally, the PlayStation 3 has a little survival horror under its belt. With upcoming big-budget titles like Silent Hill: Homecoming and Dead Space ambling in our direction, I think a number of us were surprised by the sudden arrival of Siren: Blood Curse on the PlayStation Network last week. This HD follow-up to its PS2 predecessors takes the same old horror mechanics that we're all familiar with and delivers them to players in an intriguing episodic format that just nails the feel of a serialized drama. Possibly to its fault.
The story in Siren: Blood Curse is a bit of a convoluted mess. Players start the adventure after a brief blurry live-action video that makes a number of scenes from Blair Witch seem like they were shot on a steadycam and in HD. I'm not entirely sure what it was that I saw, but thank goodness there was dialog that attempted to explain what was going on: a camera crew from the US came out to the remote, supposedly haunted, Japanese village of Hanuda to shoot a documentary. After arriving, they bear witness to some kind of ritual of sacrifice that leaves the party split up and in a town full of shibito--the wandering dead."