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Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Dreamcatcher

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As WP's managing editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.


Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Obscure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT

Lead a group of 5 American school kids stranded in their school facing strange events and monsters. The night will be long and survival difficult... As you progress through the game you'll need to use the skills of their team to fight monsters (using a variety of weapons including wooden bars, baseball bats, pistols, shotguns and beyond), solve puzzles and generally put a stop to the mysterious series of events that are befalling the school.

Inspired by the teen horror genre, made popular by a number of recent movies and primetime TV shows, Obscure follows a group of 5 American students as they try to unravel the mysterious happenings and disappearances that keep occurring at their school. Through the long eerie corridors and dark hallways of Leafmore, Shannon, Kenny, Ashley, Stan and Josh will come to learn that the night will be long and survival not easy...

Key Features

  • Unique multiplayer option – hot plug and play feature, meaning a second player can join or leave the game at any time, a never before seen feature in this genre
  • Interchangeable characters - switch between characters at any time with the 2nd character being controlled by either a second player or the game's innovative A.I. Customise the way you play with each student having unique skills
  • Mutual aid system – interactivity between characters during fights, inventory management, riddle solving
  • AI controlled settings - set the behavior of the A.I. controlled follower to attack, defense, help...
  • "Obscure is the first game to exploit the success of recent teen survival horror films" said Rob Cooper, UK managing director at Ubisoft. "This will provide the perfect opportunity for fans of these TV shows and movies to become a part of one themselves."

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