Dementium The Ward is a Thirdperson,singleplayer game available on the DS.
Dementium The Ward is a Thirdperson,singleplayer game. Platform games task you with getting from point A to point B. The world you journey through is usually based on different levels, and populated with enemies, switches and lifts to be negotiated. As you work through each level you pick up various collectables that accrue score, special abilities and access to hidden areas.
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Dementium: The Ward is too mature for my siblings, but once I acclimatised to its 15 cert thrills I was left hoping for a more substantial game. Let's hope the follow up, Dementium II iterates on the successes rather than reproduces the same experience.
Dementium: The Ward definitely isn't your standard DS fare - it's a first-person shooter with a horror-movie twist. If Silent Hill and Halo had a child, I'm willing to bet that it would look a hell of a lot like Dementium. The games developer, Renegade Kid, certainly haven't targeted to the usual kiddie demographic - instead opting to deliver a dark, and extremely atmospheric shooting experience.
Dementium: The Ward manages the impossible, a full 3D survival horror on the DS. In hand though it is unclear whether we really wanted this. Clever ideas and atmosphere wrestle with the small screen and dark visuals to make their impact. There are strong moments here, provided you find a secluded spot in which to play.
The idea has long been held that 'scary' just isn't effective in the conditions most people play their handheld games. Dementium: The Ward combats this with impressive atmospheric on the DS. The First Person Shooter boasts an impressive 60 frame per second in full 3D. The game is technically impressive for the Nintendo DS. The challenge is the one this it has no control over - where it is played.
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