Anyone who remembers this from the era of the Sega Mega Drive may think ohh good a chance to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and play an old favourite. Hold your horses pilgrim, read this and consider first please! Whilst the first game (and it's sequel) was at least fun, this one takes what was a classic title and reinvents it to the nth degree, but does it work? Yes and no.
Instead of a sideways scrolling plat former, we now have a third person perspective and a wider choice of weapons that will literally paint the screen red. From the severed limbs of enemies, to planks, chainsaws and a shotgun to name but a few tools of destruction, our hero, just as he did in the first game, has to rescue his girl after they have foolishly gone into a haunted house.
There are some nice references to H.P. Lovecraft and his Reanimator tales but that does not save this title. It even goes to the old style of presentation, switching to a sideways, platform style game. You can unlock an updated version of the original game to boot, but the only drawback to this is the fact you have to go through the remake version first to unlock it. Ho hum. Theres a survival mode but no co-op or multiplayer.
This is a reboot too far, a tedious third person button masher that soon becomes repetitive and boring. Sure you can update skills and boost health and unlock new modes of attack, but that again does not save this game from being hastily sent back too the rental company I got it from. It's dull, dull, dull. Did I mention it's dull? Think I did.
Ask me if I would ever want to play this game again and I would say I would rather stick pins in my eyes. Please leave this alone, there's a reason why it's in so many bargain bins.....