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Haunted Mansion

A game based on the Disney Attraction and not the movie.

Year Released: 2003

Developer: High Voltage Software

Publisher: TDK Interactive

System: PlayStation 2, Xbox, Gamecube

Type of Horror: Action / Hack & Slash

Isolated or Mass Extinction Event? Isolated

Bad Ways To Die: Attacked by giant spiders, attacked and clawed by ghostly arms that break through boarded up doorways, gargoyles, fall in lava, regular ghosts, get shrunk and destroyed by a gigantic cue ball shot by a giant phantom on a pool table (🤷🏻‍♂️)

Other Notes:

Although released the same year – this was NOT based on the Eddie Murphy film

Setting: October 17th 1879 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Belligerents: Atticus Thorn (head of the Order of Shadows) and all of his spirit slaves.

Main Character: Zeke Holloway

Description: As a struggling writer, Zeke agrees to a job as a caretaker of an abandoned mansion in the Louisiana Bayou in the late 19th century. Upon arrival he his greeted by several of the friendly spirits that are trapped there due to Atticus Thorn. He faints and they bring him inside. Where he ultimately decides to help the spirits.

Weapon of choice: A magical lantern that shoots shit.

RATINGS:

Atmosphere: 18/20

Gameplay/Controls: 16/20

Story: 14/20

Sound: 12/20

Graphics: 13/20

Overall: (73%)

Overall it’s a very fun game. I’m always a little surprised to see it classified as a survival-horror title. The sound is good but there is a bug that will make it cut out randomly so the sound score takes a hit there. It gets repetitive but it’s a casual puzzle action experience. Recommended if you find it for cheap.

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