The Coma 2: Vicious Sister
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Reviewed By: John Cano
A side-scrolling survival horror game with little means to fight back and your only defense is to hide from the vicious monsters pursuing you, count me in.
The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters developed by Devespresso Games and published by Headup Games, it is the sequel to The Coma: Cutting Class with some weeks to the consoles as well as to the enemy A.I.
There are not enough words in the English dictionary to describe how much fun I had with this game. From the amazing story to the rich lore from Korean culture and its very high production value. I found one of the most enjoyable aspects of the game was how often this game kept me at the edge of my seat and my palms sweating from being constantly hunted.
You play as Mina Park a student at Sehwa High. One day after school, she passed out following a shady interaction with her teacher Ms. Song and a fellow student. When Mina wakes up, she finds herself trapped in a nightmarish version of her everyday world called The Coma. With little explanation, she’s suddenly chased down by a maniacal, bloodthirsty version of Ms. Song, who runs her down at every opportunity to try and kill Mina.
To play through this game at a comfortable pace it should take at least 6-8 hours, but you can stretch it further by finding all of the “torn pages” witch also tells a deeper story about the coma itself. Replay wise its great because with multiple endings you’re going to want to know how each one pans out.
Like I mentioned earlier the mechanics of this game are quite simply the best way to describe it, it’s like hide and seek except the monsters trying to seek you are looking to wear your guts for garters. However, you do get a fighting chance you can either find some pepper spray that can get you out of the grasp of a pursuer or if you can’t find one you can just buy them from the various vending machines you find scattered around the maps. You can’t just rely on pepper spray solely, your main line of defense is hiding so you always want to run away from a fight.
I can say the only bug I honestly ran into was when doing some QTE (quick time event) the button inputs would not register, but other than that it was a solid game.
I have always been a firm believer that audio can make o break a game, but the audio in this game was amazing nothing over the top just perfect, especially when playing with headphones it helps you immerse your self into the game. From the eerie music that makes you think that something is just going to pop out and get you to the audio queue, you get when the monster is lurking around and the ear-piercing shriek she lets out when she spots you and gives chase.
Visually the game is gorgeous, it features hand-drawn art that’s reminiscent of Western comic books, with plenty of small details to the foreground and background to give you a sense of uneasiness as you trek your way threw the darkness of “The Coma”.
With this being a survival horror game Coma 2 has a beautiful manga-like illustration and the sharp colors that can’t help but liven the game’s mood, along with the excellent audio that instills a sense of tension in you as you make your way through the darkness, you would have to be utterly insane to not give this game a try. Coma 2 is available right now on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC, so what are you waiting for, venture into the Coma, and see what the darkness hides.