[Beyond PlayStation] Corpse Party Review
Corpse Party has made its way to the Nintendo 3DS with a revamped look, awesome 3D audio, and more content. Is anything lost in the move? Is this still on of the best horror portable releases? Come read our Corpse Party review!
We have been getting several Corpse Party games over the years, from the PSP Corpse Party and its sequel Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, not to mention Corpse Party: Blood Drive on the PS Vita. It’s now time for us to take the new version for the 3DS for a spin. Before I dive into the “what is new for this one?” part of the review, let me give you the basics of the game’s story:
Welcome to the abandoned and (reportedly) demolished halls of Heavenly Host Elementary School, where vengeful spirits dwell and the fires of corporeal existence are repeatedly and mercilessly snuffed. We hope you enjoy the tour, as it’s not about to end anytime soon. It may even last an eternity…
At this accursed school, a series of incidents occurred in which, ultimately, four students were kidnapped… and murdered. And though this occurred 30 years ago, the corpse party still continues to this very day.
Now the site if a perfectly ordinary high school, one unlucky class representative with a penchant for telling ghost stories makes the mistake of invoking a forbidden charm know as “Sachiko Ever After”, a charm that unknowingly serves as the invitation to another space — a shifting, almost sentient echo of the long-closed school wherein these horrific mutilations occurred so long ago.
And once you’ve been invited to this party, you have no choice but to attend.
Willingly or no, all who find themselves in the dilapidated halls of Heavenly Host must persevere, fort their only companions along the way are the mournful spirits of the dead and forgotten… along with a few who consider themselves the very arbiters of lie and death. Will you remain a guest here forevermore? Or will you have the power to defy the saddest and strongest fate of all?
And now, check the trailer below which sums up what you’ll be up against during the many hours you’ll spend in Heavenly Host:
XSEED Games has now decided to go back to the first game in the series for a remastered and improved edition. Corpse Party on the 3DS takes the 2011 PSP version and adds redrawn character sprites in high-resolution, new music, new 3D art, new extra chapters that can’t be played anywhere else, and a great use of 3D audio that makes this a must for after dark gaming.
Is the game just as fun as before? Yes. Does it look better? Yes. Is the new content worth a double dip? Yes. Is the new audio mix something that greatly enhances the experience? Double Yes. Everything about this 3DS version is better than the original PSP release, making it the definitive version of this classic.
Corpse Party for the Nintendo 3DS is available digitally straight from the eshop, or available physically as a very limited print run. The name of this version is the “Back to School Edition,” and it includes a soundtrack CD with close to 80 minutes of music not previously made available in the “Songs of the Dead” music compilation, including three tracks that are exclusive to the 3DS release. It also includes two exclusive figurines (each 2.5” tall) that have interchangeable arms and faces.
Either digitally or physically, this is a must-have game for Nintendo 3DS owners that are into horror games. The game is very fun, the story is twisted and macabre, and will keep you busy for a while. The one complaint I could have is that the game is not presented in 3D during gameplay and only uses 3D for still images, but that would be the one thing. Playing in the dark with headphones is the best way to immerse yourself in the Corpse Party universe, so be sure to play it right!
pros=”Revamped graphics and music.
3DS exclusive content.” cons=”None” score=100]
This Corpse Party review is based on a 3DS copy provided by XSEED Games.