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SAW: The Video Game

November 11, 2009

Saw_Box_Art_6 (c)KONAMI/Zombie 2009

“I want to play a game”

Finally after long wait, we finally can play Saw: The Video Game, published by KONAMI, and Created by ZOMBIE studios, let see if this long waited game can match the scare we had when we watched the movie.

What’s This Game About?
Ever watch SAW? if you do, then you will familiar with this game story, it started with Detective Tapp kidnapped and armed with trap on his head, next to his a TV comes a picture of a scary doll (Billy) representing the Jigsaw Killer, as he said, he wants to play a game, so we must because we have no choice. Then you must disarm your own Trap to avoid death, pretty intense for the first scene of the game as if you not given instruction how to disarm the trap. After you managed to pull out the stuff outta your head, you need escape the room and get the hell outta there.

As you progress, you must save people around you too, fail once and you will soon die too, the game pretty intense since on your body Saw already planted a key for everyone escape on the Asylum, what ever happens, you must survive, and find the truth.

What this game look like?
The game is designed to be felled like the movie, you need to find the way out the asylum to survive, get to know some trap that maybe lies behind the door, make crucial decision, and make your way to the truth, in some point of the game you need to save other people, else you need to survive from other people that maybe kill you on your way to get the truth.

The game is played on 3rd person view, the view can sometimes buggy and really hard to point Tapp to move, and sometimes fell into the trap. When approaching a puzzle the camera changes to the puzzle view, allowing you to do the puzzle and survive. Sometimes in the asylum you will find a used trap with blood on the bottom, when you examine it you will get extra scene where you can see the people that suffer from the trap, pretty scary too, like you watching snap movies.

As you progress too, you will met your enemy, and to survive you must kill the enemy, as I said before the enemy is other people that want to survive. There’s many way to kill them, using your weapon, your hand, or maybe make them trapped to your trap. The unique stuff in this game, you can remake the trap that was Saw designed to kill you, to make other people killed too. Some other enemy do not want to be killed and just want to stay there without killing Tapp. When there’s a dead body, you can examine the body to get item inside them.

The game is pretty difficult, but you can retry as many times as you can, because the point on this game is to play this game until it’s all over. Since the game have auto save as you progress it will save automatically, so you don’t need to worry about save point.

What do you think about this game?
Although many people said this game can be Silent Hill Spiritual successor,  I still can said this game have it’s own taste, it’s more thrilling than Silent Hill, and more bloody than Silent Hill, although it’s less mysterious than Silent Hill, Saw have it’s own value, and I can get used to this series of game, plus the whole puzzle and story is created from Saw own producer itself, if you are Saw fans and Puzzle lovers(like me) Take this game and try it on the middle of night.

Graphic: 8/10
Sound: 9/10
Gameplay: 10/10
Total: 27/30 (Amazing) (Only play when  you are alone)

PC Requirement:
Operating System Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista
CPU Intel Pentium: 4 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 2.0+ Ghz processor(XP) Any Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2(Vista/7)
Memory: 1 GB(XP) 2 GB(Vista/7)
Hard Drive Space: 5 GB of free space
Graphics Hardware: nVidia GeForce 6600+, ATI X1300+(XP)  nVidia GeForce 7600, ATI X1900(Vista/7)
Sound Hardware: DirectX Compatible

Review: SAW: The Video Game
System: PS3/Xbox 360/Windows
Developer/Publisher: Zombie Studios/KONAMI/Brash Entertainment(former)
Rating: Mature (M)
Last Updated: 11/11/2009 11:04 A.M. (GMT +07)