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  • Summary: Step into the world of Calling, an all new horror adventure on Wii that takes you into the depths of your own imagination and fears. When tales of "The Black Page" start circling, curiosity gets the best of you. Although "The Black Page" is just an ink black website with an ominous hit counter, rumor has it that if you see "something", you'll die within a matter of time of visiting and you'll be added to the death count. Some say the site is a hoax, a prank, or a marketing ploy, but others say the site is a bridge to something sinister. But you've seen "something" and now you're trapped in "The Black Page," the in-between of life and death. Can you escape from your fate or will you become another number on the death toll? [Hudson] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. Calling is a good alternative to survival horror highlights like Silent Hill: Shattered Memories . The atmosphere reminds us of The Ring, but the fighting is a bit awkward and involuntarily funny sometimes.
  2. While leaning heavily on traditional J-horror conventions to deliver scares and suspense, Calling creates a captivating, dark atmosphere and manages to connect with gamers' psyches in a way that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
  3. If your a fan of Fatal Frame and Japanese Horror in general, you will probably like Calling. It succeeds in being scary without the shock and gore factor, but don't expect stellar gameplay.
  4. Calling is an interesting adventure in J-Horror style. There's atmosphere and some nice ideas, although the gameplay is sometimes missing something, and not every situation in the game feels impressive. Worth at least a try, if you're a big horror fan, but don't expect much.
  5. The game suffers from slow pacing throughout the eight-plus hour experience, which fittingly ends with an anticlimactic scene. You should just hit the ignore button on this one.
  6. The real survival horror here is enduring the repetitive scares and gameplay all the way to the end.
  7. Calling is a game that has a decent idea, and a really neat use for one aspect of the Wii (the remote speaker of all things), but everything else about it is horrid.

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  1. Apr 14, 2013
    Calling(2010),Un survival horror desarrollado por hudson soft y exclusivo de Wii.

    El juego trata que hay un enlace web llamada "pagina
    negra"en que es un chat en que todos los que se comunican son lectores de una misma revista y estan interés en los poltergeist. Una historia simple, sin ninguna emoción alguna pero el punto fuerte de este juego no es la historia sino su jugabilidad. El juego es en primera persona, siempre tenes tu linterna, celular y una grabadora de voz que eso es algo interesante porque capaz que de la nada mientras vos estas explorando por ahí suena el celular y lo que te dicen lo tenes que escuchar por el parlante del wiimote así como un verdadero celular. No solo sirve para atender llamadas sino para sacar fotos y grabar sonidos. Calling es un juego realmente aterrador, es terror psicológico con screamers, los escenarios están muy buenos(si, hay un hospital) a pesar de que los gráficos no son muy buenos que digamos pero es lo que menos importa en este juego. La exploración es algo que se vuelve rutinario,para pasarte al menos un capitulo te obligara a andar por todo el mapa y no es algo bueno sabiendo que hay fantasmas que no te dejan tranquilo ni siquiera te podes dar vuelta rápido porque también te jode una nena molesta -.-.
    La ambientación sonora te sumerge mas en el juego y no te hace pasar buenos momentos.
    Diseños de fantasmas no muy buenos pero igual te asustan :B.

    Si te gusta el terror y tenes ganas de pasarla mal te lo recomiendo pero si solo jugas por gráficas o tenes pensado jugarlo por su historia, desde ya te digo que este juego no es para vos.
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    This was an interesting short game, It reminds me of Ju-on the grudge with the hair. The pop up scares I didn't like with the face. It was short even when I replayed it after I beaten it the first time. Expand