A fun Japanese survival horror title that borrows from many concepts and pulls them off to good effect. it’s just a shame that the overall game feels somewhat generic.
Survival horrors! Don’t we just love them? From Resident Evil to Silent Hill we’ve had a rich history of it, not recently though, survival horrors have been quite, well horrible really. The recent iteration of Resident Evil was dire, The Evil Within was average at best and P.T showed so much promise only to be cancelled by a bunch of money hungry morons who need a pachinko machine to the face.
Thankfully survival horror games live on, through Corpse Party: Blood Drive. Blood Drive is a survival horror adventure game, with third-person and top-down perspectives. Gameplay-wise Corpse Party is very survival horror, the game has you running away from the ghosts, avoiding lines of sight and the classic hide in a closet and don’t breathe.
If you haven’t played the previous titles then you won’t enjoy Blood Drive as much. There are a lot of references and backstory to previous characters and events.
If you haven’t played the previous titles then you won’t enjoy Blood Drive as much. There are a lot of references and backstory to previous characters and events. But if you have you are in for a ride, the game is very gory and disturbing with a constant tense atmosphere. Blood Drive takes place after Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, you’re place in the shoes of Ayumi who is tasked with retrieving the Book of Shadows.
You’re armed with nothing but a torch wandering around and avoiding ghosts. It’s the sense of not knowing that really got to us, you’re trying to stay away from these ghosts yet you’re also trying to trigger the next story event to progress. If you’re a fan of the series, Blood Drive is a must, but it isn’t much of an upgrade from Book of Shadows.
There’s lots to be had from this title but ultimately, you’ll need to have played other games in the series for maximum enjoyment.