Your name is Fiona Belli
and after waking up from a car crash you find yourself trapped in a
Gothic Castle that you later learn is yours. So why on earth are you
trapped there? Who is the deformed handyman and evil cook that seem
intent on chasing and killing you? If these questions, along with a ton
of puzzles and a dog that you save are enough to intrigue, then Haunting
Ground just possibly might be a title for you!
The game does involve a few shocks here and there and
for the most part plays out like quite a few Capcom titles that are on
the market, but the nice thing is that at least this time there are not
weapons scattered all over the place like mad things. You simply have to
be clever and run, hide and occasionally there will be a very small time
explosive that you can hurl in the way of your enemies.
Something to be aware of is the clever fact that the
closer that Fiona ends up to her captors, the more she becomes ungainly
as the horror of her situation threatens to overwhelm control of her
legs. You can hide under objects, in shadows and numerous other places
during the game and if you are quick enough and the bad guys donít spot
you, you can get back out and creep away to keep on going with the
Make sure that you are on the ball throughout this
game as those who are not aware of how Fiona is going throughout the
game will surely perish quickly. She must eat to maintain her stamina
and also make sure that she is keeping Hewie the dog under a close leash
as well. If you do not make sure that the dog is doing the right thing
all the time and discipline accordingly, you will potentially lose a
great ally who can access all the places that you cannot.
The graphics and audio on this game are pretty sweet
and the sounds really immerse players into the game. The graphics look
cool, although a little bit on the airbrushed texture side. The castle
looks sensational and is very gloomy and gothic in its overall
appearance. The gameworld is truly fascinating and with over 130 rooms
in the castle, it certainly makes for an engrossing experience.
Whilst the game has many elements in it that are
samey when compared to other survival horror titles, there are enough
bits and pieces that make this title worth the play. Give it a shot.