Based on the hit Japanese horror movie that got an American remake, Ju-On The Grudge: Haunted House Simulator is an idea that I think is fundamentally sound on the surface. There’s a segment of casual players that want a scary experience, but don’t have the gamer acumen to take something on as hardcore as Resident Evil or Silent Hill. If put together properly and packaged at the right price, this concept could come to life in a way that most other games in the genre haven’t. After playing a few levels of Ju-On, it’s evident that this falls well short of the mark.
This 2.5 hour monster is actually a two-part episode. Up first is the latest installment of the Bosscast in which we reflect on the life and times of the Xbox 360. After that, we’ve included the dark middle chapter of the rarely heard Currently Unnamed Podcast.
Games Mentioned: Assorted Xbox 360 exclusives, Pokemon Y, Etrian Odyssey Untold, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies, Grand Theft Auto V, Rayman Origins, Project X Zone, Pikmin 3, Disney Infinity, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Ju-On The Grudge: Haunted House Simulator
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Jett – Splitkick, In Third Person, @jettlandicho
Jason – Inside Gaming Daily, Slick Gaming, @jjasicki
Mat – Biff Bam Pop, The Screaming Ego Podcast, @matylang