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[[caption-width-right:300:In this school, they teach you things you never wanted to know about.]]

Something strange is going on at Leafmore High. Students are disappearing, teachers are acting oddly... When Kenny Matthews, a varsity athlete, makes an horrific discovery under the school, four of his friends -- his [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleader girlfriend]] Ashley Thompson, [[SchoolNewspaperNewshound school reporter]] Josh Carter, [[TheStoner stoner friend]] Stanley "Stan" Jones, and [[GirlNextDoor little sister]] Shannon -- join him in investigating what exactly the hell is happening. However, they quickly find themselves locked in the school overnight, and now there're ''things'' roaming the halls...

Essentially ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN HIGH SCHOOL!]]-], ''[=ObsCure=]'' is a {{survival horror}} game by Hydravision Entertainment released in 2004 in Europe and 2005 everywhere else. One of its most notable features was its two-player cooperative mode. Instead of [[LetsSplitUpGang exploring the haunted halls alone]], the teens were GenreSavvy enough to stick together in pairs, with the player selecting who to take along as a partner. Said partner was either controlled by the game's AI or a second player. Each of the heroes had a unique skill to make parts of the game easier -- Kenny could outrun his classmates, Ashley had a rapid-fire ability and could deal greater damage with most weapons, Josh could detect if there was anything left to do in a room, Stan could pick locks more quickly than the other four and detect if there were any nearby locks he could crack, and Shannon offered puzzle tips and was the best at healing others.

However, none of these skills were ever required to advance the plot... mainly because [[FinalDeath all of them could be easily]] KilledOffForReal at any time. Losing somebody didn't instantly equal a GameOver; you could continue without them so long as you had ''somebody'' left to play as.

Another part of the game's charm was its {{camp}}iness. [[GenreThrowback Styled after]] the [[PostModernism post-modern]], GenreSavvy teen horror movies of the late '90s (such as ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' and especially ''Film/TheFaculty''), the game was [[StylisticSuck flush with]] corny, TotallyRadical dialogue and characters written as broad caricatures of teen movie heroes and villains. It even featured the song "Still Waiting" by Sum 41 as its theme song, as a nod to such films' "hip" soundtracks.

The sequel, ''[=ObsCure=] II'' ([[MarketBasedTitle known in America]] as ''[=ObsCure=]: The Aftermath''), takes place two years after the events at Leafmore. Shannon and Kenny are attending the nearby Fallcreek University, while Stan dropped out and is working as a pizza delivery boy. Stan and Kenny have to take medication to stave off the aftereffects of what happened at Leafmore, while Shannon has managed to adapt on her own... [[WhatTheHellHero something she frequently snipes at the boys about]].

Unfortunately, there's a new recreational drug that's become trendy among the students, one that's made from a strange-looking flower that keeps appearing all over the campus. Naturally, it isn't long before the survivors of Leafmore High, along with a small group of other students, find themselves facing hordes of mutants and struggling to stop the contagion from spreading too far.

Unlike the first game, the partners ([[PlotlineDeath and deaths]]) for each section of the game are decided automatically as part of the plot, and each hero's skills are actually ''required'' to navigate past the various puzzles and obstacles. The original heroes suffer heavily from NotAsYouKnowThem, and the game becomes a parade of {{Cruel And Unusual Death}}s.

An {{interquel}} to the first two games, to have been titled ''[=ObsCure D=]'', was set to have come out in 2012, but it was scrapped after Hydravision closed its doors. Unlike the first two games, ''[=ObsCure D=]'' would have been a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with [[ArtShift a far more cartoonish style]]. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]]. Since then, the project has resurfaced under a different name, ''Final Exam'', made by former Hydravision members at Mighty Rocket Studio. ''Final Exam'' is largely similar to ''[=ObsCure D=]'', only [[DivorcedInstallment with an original story and characters]], and is set to come out on PC, PlayStationNetwork, and XboxLiveArcade. The official page for it can be found [[http://www.finalexam-thegame.com/ here]].
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!!The ''{{ObsCure}}'' series contains examples of:

* AcademyOfAdventure: Leafmore High in the first game, Fallcreek University in the second.
* ActionGirl: Ashley is the most adept at combat out of the five characters in the first game, with her special ability being a "rapid-fire" attack that allows her to get off two shots or swings in rapid succession. Shannon can also hold her own if one is desperate (i.e. if she's one of the last characters left), though her abilities make her more of a support character best left at the gathering site.
* ActionPrologue: Kenny's stint [[ControllableHelplessness trying to fight off monsters]] before the TitleDrop.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Ashley.
* AnyoneCanDie: No, really. No matter what combination of characters you have, it is possible for one or both of them to die. For unskilled or new players, its almost a certainty.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Noted {{in-universe}} in Mr. Walden's files. The mortifilia plant's behavior is so unusual that he can't believe it's real -- its stems are completely dry, implying that it doesn't need water to live, and it is not only not photosynthetic, but [[WeakenedByTheLight exposure to the light actually damages it]].
* BodyHorror
* BoobsOfSteel: Ashley, the team brawler.
* CameraFiend: Josh. [[spoiler: Complete with an ApocalypticLog by the second game.]]
* TheCheerleader: Ashley as well.
* ControllableHelplessness: [[TheLeader Kenny]] during the ActionPrologue, which is one big FissionMailed, but moreso [[RedShirt Dan]] during co-op, [[spoiler:since he's killed seconds after the 2nd player takes over.]]
* DevelopmentHell: Development of a third game was first mentioned in early 2008. That was also the last time.
** The plot synopsis has [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ leaked since]]. [[{{Interquel}} The events take place between the first two games]], filling in the gaps surrounding [[AnotherSideAnotherStory what happened to Josh and Ashley]].
* DownerEnding: And how! [[spoiler: All the new characters introduced in the game suffer terrible and brutal ends, and Corey, the sole one of the new ones to make it to the very end... shoots himself in the head after being unable to deal with Mei's death, his car's destruction, and feeling no hope for him left. Shannon and Stan surviving does nothing to soothe the pain, as it seems the two have their work cut out for them in the next game]]. Sweet Jesus....
* EvilTeacher
* {{Expy}}: Stan looks and dresses much like {{Josh Hartnett}} did in ''TheFaculty''. One of the creators stated that if the game were adapted into a movie, he'd want Hartnett to play Stan.
* FinalDeath
* FissionMailed: [[RedShirt Dan]] [[spoiler:''has'' to die]] and [[TheLeader Kenny]] ''can't'' escape the school basement during the ActionPrologue, even though the game makes it look like you're supposed to fight off the enemies and escape the basement.
* FiveManBand:
** Kenny, TheLeader.
** Ashley, TheLancer.
** Josh, TheSmartGuy.
** Stan, TheBigGuy.
** Shannon, TheChick (as well as TheMedic).
* FrickinLaserBeams: A laser beam weapon can be found near the end of the game. It is powerful as all get out, but has limited juice and no extra batteries. A laser with unlimited battery life (albeit with a cooldown period like the flashlights) can be unlocked during a NewGamePlus.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: Josh [[CameraFiend and his camera]]. [[spoiler:Leaves behind an ApocalypticLog in the sequel.]]
* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: The most powerful shotgun in the first game appears to be some kind of hybrid of a double-barrel shotgun and a pump-action shotgun that in real life could not exist as a functional weapon.
* HandCannon: The revolver in the first game.
* HighSchool
* HollywoodNerd: Shannon and Josh in the first game, Mei and Jun in the second one.
* IntrepidReporter: Josh. [[spoiler:So intrepid he leaves behind an ApocalypticLog in the sequel.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The BigBad of the first game, [[spoiler:Principal Herbert Friedman, is kidnapping and experimenting on students]] in order to [[spoiler:find a cure for his brother Leonard's illness.]]
* MadwomanInTheAttic: [[spoiler:Principal Friedman's grotesquely mutated brother is hidden in the school basement.]]
* MaleGaze: It's a good thing the girls can't tell where Josh points his camera.
* MultipleEndings: The original game has two, with the deciding factor being whether all five characters survive to the end or not. The sequel only has one, though.
* NewGamePlus: Special Mode in the first game, which gives the characters alternate costumes and puts two new weapons into the game: the Morgenstern bat (a spiked club that does as much damage as the revolver) replacing the baseball bat, and a pistol with a laser beam weapon attached replacing the flashlight-equipped pistol found in Friedman's safe.
* OminousLatinChanting: As performed by a creepy boy choir.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: They are created through exposure to the mortifilia plant, and they are killed by the light.
* PlotlineDeath: Played straight in the second game, but averted in the first one, where characters could only be killed off through [[TooDumbToLive player]] [[YetAnotherStupidDeath incompetence]] ([[spoiler:except for Dan]]). You could theoretically finish the game with [[EverybodyLives all five characters still alive]], or with [[FinalGirl only one]]. It takes a TotalPartyKill to get a GameOver.
* RedShirt: Dan. He accompanies Kenny during the ActionPrologue, [[spoiler:and is promptly killed for good in an effort to show that AnyoneCanDie - which is actually true ('''see above''')!]]
* RevolversAreJustBetter: The revolver is one of the most powerful weapons in the first game, standing far ahead of the three semi-automatics available, and bested only by the double-barrel shotgun and the laser. Its description even refers to it as [[HandCannon "a powerful revolver"]].
* SassyBlackWoman: Ashley.
* SchoolForScheming: [[spoiler:Leafmore was founded as a way to gain test subjects for Principal Friedman's experiments.]]
* SchoolNewspaperNewshound: [[IntrepidReporter Josh]] [[CameraFiend and his trusty camera]].
* SolveTheSoupCans: Played straight in many puzzles (as per survival horror tradition), though some doors allow you to pick the lock. Thankfully averted, however, whenever you face a locked door with a glass window. The solution? It's not finding a key three rooms away. [[BoringButPractical It's using a baseball bat to smash the window, then reaching through the broken glass to open it from the inside.]]
* StylisticSuck: The games' TotallyRadical, "too-cool-for-school" attitude is part of their homage to late '90s horror movies.
* SurvivalHorror: Complete with [[FixedCamera fixed camera angles]].
* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: In the first game, before the final boss fight you are able to take a large amount of ammo and multiple first aid kits from [[spoiler:Mr. Walden's]] bag.
* TotallyRadical: [[StylisticSuck Deliberate.]]
* TwoTeacherSchool: The biology teacher, Denny Walden, is the only teacher shown running around the school (besides Friedman, for obvious reasons). Keeping in mind that most of this game takes place after school hours, there are no other teachers present during the opening scenes where school is in session. Just who's teaching these kids anyway?
** On an ironic note, the only teacher present in the sequel is also a biology teacher.
* UniversalAmmunition: The first game has only three types of ammunition: pistol bullets, shotgun shells, and the laser's batteries. It makes sense for the shotguns (which are all presumably 12 gauge) and the laser (for which there is no extra ammo available), but the same pistol bullets are fired out of everything from an old pocket pistol to a HandCannon revolver.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Zig-zagged. Light causes those infected with the mortifilia spores to start to mutate. A small amount of light triggers enough mutations to turn them into monsters, while a greater amount kills them, the mutations working like a fast-acting cancer. In gameplay terms, this means that direct sunlight and other high-intensity light sources (such as flashbangs, flare guns, and the lights in the cafeteria) kill the monsters almost instantly, and flashlights help weaken them.
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: While the games are set in the United States, they were made by a French developer, and it appears that they were basing their impressions of Anglophone society more on the UK than the US. Metric measurements are frequently used in place of AmericanCustomaryMeasurements, dates are rendered in the form of "DD/MM" rather than the "MM/DD" format used in the US, British spellings are employed frequently, and a notice makes reference to the "Ministry of Health" (the US' equivalent is the ''Department'' of Health and Human Services). On top of that, one of the calendars still has the French names for the months of the year (octobre, janvier, avril). If it weren't for the American flag in the gymnasium and the brief reference to Friedman being born in Iowa, one might guess that the game took place in Quebec rather than the US.
* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler:The main characters all get infected by Friedman about halfway through the game; the rest of the game has them looking for the antidote before the sun rises and triggers mutations. Mr. Walden]] was also infected earlier on, and by the end of the game is too far gone to safely use the antidote.

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!!''[=ObsCure=] II'' also contains examples of:

* AbandonedHospital
* ActionGirl: Shannon
* AsianAndNerdy: Twin sisters Mei and Jun are both [[GamerChick gamers]], and Mei is also a skilled hacker who can break electronic locks with her PDA.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Most of the weapons within the special boxes are powerful, but crippled by either a lack of ammo or a tendency to quickly drain the battery. The taser is a notable exception.
* BackForTheDead: The secret cutscene is a video showing what happened to [[spoiler:Josh and Ashley, the two heroes from the previous game that didn't reappear in the sequel]]. They basically [[spoiler:[[TooDumbToLive went back to the abandoned ruins of the school with a handheld camera to investigate]]]], and got attacked by creatures. The footage cuts out before we see a confirmed kill, but it's pretty clear that things didn't turn out well for them.
* BadassCrew[=/=]RagtagBunchOfMisfits: They all fit neatly into every cliched category you can think of and still manage to be friends on some level. Then they find melee weapons and firearms. Cue the drug induced, one-liner filled chaos.
* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Corey's car or you'll never hear the end of it
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: [[FaceMonsterTurn Kenny]], [[NotQuiteDead Leonard Friedman]] and [[TheMole Professor James]].]]
* BookDumb: Stan. It's implied that he shouldn't have graduated high school, and judging by what he's like in the second game, there's a chance that he dropped out altogether. Not that it matters by the sequel, mind you.
-->'''Stan''': 'Stan Jones. Average: F'
-->'''Shannon''': 'Shannon Matthews. A+' And look where it has gotten us.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Corey]] blows his brains out before the final boss battle. You can't blame the kid, given that he's lost his girlfriend, his car and any chance at a normal life.
* BolivianArmyEnding: In the end, only [[spoiler:Shannon and Stan]] are left alive, and they're [[spoiler:facing down a massive cloud of black spores]], with the implication that they're about to [[spoiler:face Kenny's monstrous spawn]].
* ChainsawGood: Subverted. The chainsaw is not used as a weapon, but only for cutting through obstacles, and it requires battery power to run. Played straight with Jedidiah, who [[spoiler:impales Sven with his chainsaw]] and tries to do the same to you when you fight him [[spoiler:and Leonard]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Take your pick.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Along with BloodierAndGorier.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Leonard/Jedidiah.]]
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: The nightmarish drug trip sequence at the beginning is ripe with foreshadowing.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Corey,]] right before the FinalBattle, just to twist the knife.
* DrugsAreBad: Especially when they release spores that turn you into mutated monsters.
* DwindlingParty: Out of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters entire cast]], [[spoiler: Shannon and Stan]] are the only ones standing at the end.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Kenny.]] In his last words, he tells [[spoiler:Shannon to take care of the child that he had with Amy]]. [[SubvertedTrope But then again]], [[spoiler:the child is [[EnfantTerrible a monster]]. Shannon vows that she will not let it live.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The entire premise of both games is one of [[spoiler:the Friedman brothers]] trying to save the life of the other. Even their children get involved, human and plant alike.
* ExpressDelivery: It only takes one night for the mutant spawn of [[spoiler:Kenny and Amy]] to go from a zygote to [[spoiler:a helicopter-destroying, black-spore-releasing monstrosity]].
* FaceMonsterTurn: [[spoiler:Kenny,]] who crosses the MoralEventHorizon along with it.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Shannon, along with her friend Stan.]]
* FunnyForeigner: Sven, the hockey player from Norway. He was only born there, but he ships his heritage for the entire game.
* {{Goth}}: Shannon's turned into one.
* HollywoodHacking
* HotBlooded: Corey.
* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: Seriously, [[spoiler: Kenny]], just stay down. The school only has so many things it can crush you with.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler:Poor Amy...]]
* KillEmAll: Well, it ''is'' based on '90s teen horror movies. By the end, [[spoiler:only Shannon and Stan are left alive]].
* MarketBasedTitle: The game was sold in America as ''[=ObsCure=]: The Aftermath''.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Professor James.]]
* MoodWhiplash: No matter how horrible things get, the characters ''never'' stop making quips. It's like they get over their trauma almost instantly. It fits, seeing as how this is basically a teen slasher flick in video game form.
* NotAsYouKnowThem: Shannon, Stan and Kenny all have darker personalities as a result of their experiences.
* ObviouslyEvil: [[spoiler: The biology teacher.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Probably one of the most disturbing aspects of the game. It's hard to tell how much of an impact its supposed to have on the game though, considering that [[spoiler: Amy groans occasionally but shows no other signs of having gone through a traumatic experience. One would think she'd be freaking out when Kenny appears, or at least be more twitchy around the male members of the cast.]] Also, depending on your interpretation of the ending, her pregnancy literally spawns a possible sequel or hands out justice to the final antagonist.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Mei spends the first half of the game trying to track down her twin sister Jun and save her. When she finally tracks her down, the game lets you control Jun's escape attempts, [[spoiler:only to have her brutally killed ''seconds'' after yanking that control away]]. Things go downhill from there.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: After surviving the events of the first game, [[spoiler:Kenny]] gets killed in the sequel -- in the most drawn-out, painful way possible, involving BodyHorror and a FaceHeelTurn. Oh, and [[spoiler:the other two heroes who don't return are eventually implied to have been horribly killed off-screen]].
* TheBigGuy: Sven and Kenny have the ability to move large objects the others can't.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Mei and Jun.
* TookALevelInBadass: Shannon and Stan (especially Shannon) take several of them since the first game.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Trailers? Try ''game covers''. [[spoiler:Mutant Kenny]] appears right there on the cover [[spoiler:as an EvilOverlooker]].
* UnskilledButStrong[=/=]WeakButSkilled: Each member of the cast falls into one of these. The bruiser characters don't do much of anything besides push and hit things, and they can withstand more damage. The weaker characters can do some pretty cool things, from hacking to puzzle solving to aura sucking.
** None of them seem to struggle with guns or chainsaws though. Gun Slinging 101 must be a requirement in college.[[note]]What? TooSoon?[[/note]]
*** Atleast semi-justified with Ashley in the first game, as her file states she went through self-defense training prior to the events of the game.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: One of the early levels has you sneaking into a frat house party, which is soon followed by you fighting your way out.
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:Kenny, after refusing to take his meds]], turns into a giant, mutated freak with an enormous arm/mouth on his back that he uses to spit balls of spores.
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:Mei is killed]] by getting her head crushed under [[spoiler:mutant Kenny's]] foot, [[MoralEventHorizon right in front of her boyfriend]].
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[[caption-width-right:300:In this school, they teach you things you never wanted to know about.]]

Something strange is going on at Leafmore High. Students are disappearing, teachers are acting oddly... When Kenny Matthews, a varsity athlete, makes an horrific discovery under the school, four of his friends -- his [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleader girlfriend]] Ashley Thompson, [[SchoolNewspaperNewshound school reporter]] Josh Carter, [[TheStoner stoner friend]] Stanley "Stan" Jones, and [[GirlNextDoor little sister]] Shannon -- join him in investigating what exactly the hell is happening. However, they quickly find themselves locked in the school overnight, and now there're ''things'' roaming the halls...

Essentially ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN HIGH SCHOOL!]]-], ''[=ObsCure=]'' is a {{survival horror}} game by Hydravision Entertainment released in 2004 in Europe and 2005 everywhere else. One of its most notable features was its two-player cooperative mode. Instead of [[LetsSplitUpGang exploring the haunted halls alone]], the teens were GenreSavvy enough to stick together in pairs, with the player selecting who to take along as a partner. Said partner was either controlled by the game's AI or a second player. Each of the heroes had a unique skill to make parts of the game easier -- Kenny could outrun his classmates, Ashley had a rapid-fire ability and could deal greater damage with most weapons, Josh could detect if there was anything left to do in a room, Stan could pick locks more quickly than the other four and detect if there were any nearby locks he could crack, and Shannon offered puzzle tips and was the best at healing others.

However, none of these skills were ever required to advance the plot... mainly because [[FinalDeath all of them could be easily]] KilledOffForReal at any time. Losing somebody didn't instantly equal a GameOver; you could continue without them so long as you had ''somebody'' left to play as.

Another part of the game's charm was its {{camp}}iness. [[GenreThrowback Styled after]] the [[PostModernism post-modern]], GenreSavvy teen horror movies of the late '90s (such as ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' and especially ''Film/TheFaculty''), the game was [[StylisticSuck flush with]] corny, TotallyRadical dialogue and characters written as broad caricatures of teen movie heroes and villains. It even featured the song "Still Waiting" by Sum 41 as its theme song, as a nod to such films' "hip" soundtracks.

The sequel, ''[=ObsCure=] II'' ([[MarketBasedTitle known in America]] as ''[=ObsCure=]: The Aftermath''), takes place two years after the events at Leafmore. Shannon and Kenny are attending the nearby Fallcreek University, while Stan dropped out and is working as a pizza delivery boy. Stan and Kenny have to take medication to stave off the aftereffects of what happened at Leafmore, while Shannon has managed to adapt on her own... [[WhatTheHellHero something she frequently snipes at the boys about]].

Unfortunately, there's a new recreational drug that's become trendy among the students, one that's made from a strange-looking flower that keeps appearing all over the campus. Naturally, it isn't long before the survivors of Leafmore High, along with a small group of other students, find themselves facing hordes of mutants and struggling to stop the contagion from spreading too far.

Unlike the first game, the partners ([[PlotlineDeath and deaths]]) for each section of the game are decided automatically as part of the plot, and each hero's skills are actually ''required'' to navigate past the various puzzles and obstacles. The original heroes suffer heavily from NotAsYouKnowThem, and the game becomes a parade of {{Cruel And Unusual Death}}s.

An {{interquel}} to the first two games, to have been titled ''[=ObsCure D=]'', was set to have come out in 2012, but it was scrapped after Hydravision closed its doors. Unlike the first two games, ''[=ObsCure D=]'' would have been a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with [[ArtShift a far more cartoonish style]]. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]]. Since then, the project has resurfaced under a different name, ''Final Exam'', made by former Hydravision members at Mighty Rocket Studio. ''Final Exam'' is largely similar to ''[=ObsCure D=]'', only [[DivorcedInstallment with an original story and characters]], and is set to come out on PC, PlayStationNetwork, and XboxLiveArcade. The official page for it can be found [[http://www.finalexam-thegame.com/ here]].
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!!The ''{{ObsCure}}'' series contains examples of:

* AcademyOfAdventure: Leafmore High in the first game, Fallcreek University in the second.
* ActionGirl: Ashley is the most adept at combat out of the five characters in the first game, with her special ability being a "rapid-fire" attack that allows her to get off two shots or swings in rapid succession. Shannon can also hold her own if one is desperate (i.e. if she's one of the last characters left), though her abilities make her more of a support character best left at the gathering site.
* ActionPrologue: Kenny's stint [[ControllableHelplessness trying to fight off monsters]] before the TitleDrop.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Ashley.
* AnyoneCanDie: No, really. No matter what combination of characters you have, it is possible for one or both of them to die. For unskilled or new players, its almost a certainty.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Noted {{in-universe}} in Mr. Walden's files. The mortifilia plant's behavior is so unusual that he can't believe it's real -- its stems are completely dry, implying that it doesn't need water to live, and it is not only not photosynthetic, but [[WeakenedByTheLight exposure to the light actually damages it]].
* BodyHorror
* BoobsOfSteel: Ashley, the team brawler.
* CameraFiend: Josh. [[spoiler: Complete with an ApocalypticLog by the second game.]]
* TheCheerleader: Ashley as well.
* ControllableHelplessness: [[TheLeader Kenny]] during the ActionPrologue, which is one big FissionMailed, but moreso [[RedShirt Dan]] during co-op, [[spoiler:since he's killed seconds after the 2nd player takes over.]]
* DevelopmentHell: Development of a third game was first mentioned in early 2008. That was also the last time.
** The plot synopsis has [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ leaked since]]. [[{{Interquel}} The events take place between the first two games]], filling in the gaps surrounding [[AnotherSideAnotherStory what happened to Josh and Ashley]].
* DownerEnding: And how! [[spoiler: All the new characters introduced in the game suffer terrible and brutal ends, and Corey, the sole one of the new ones to make it to the very end... shoots himself in the head after being unable to deal with Mei's death, his car's destruction, and feeling no hope for him left. Shannon and Stan surviving does nothing to soothe the pain, as it seems the two have their work cut out for them in the next game]]. Sweet Jesus....
* EvilTeacher
* {{Expy}}: Stan looks and dresses much like {{Josh Hartnett}} did in ''TheFaculty''. One of the creators stated that if the game were adapted into a movie, he'd want Hartnett to play Stan.
* FinalDeath
* FissionMailed: [[RedShirt Dan]] [[spoiler:''has'' to die]] and [[TheLeader Kenny]] ''can't'' escape the school basement during the ActionPrologue, even though the game makes it look like you're supposed to fight off the enemies and escape the basement.
* FiveManBand:
** Kenny, TheLeader.
** Ashley, TheLancer.
** Josh, TheSmartGuy.
** Stan, TheBigGuy.
** Shannon, TheChick (as well as TheMedic).
* FrickinLaserBeams: A laser beam weapon can be found near the end of the game. It is powerful as all get out, but has limited juice and no extra batteries. A laser with unlimited battery life (albeit with a cooldown period like the flashlights) can be unlocked during a NewGamePlus.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: Josh [[CameraFiend and his camera]]. [[spoiler:Leaves behind an ApocalypticLog in the sequel.]]
* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: The most powerful shotgun in the first game appears to be some kind of hybrid of a double-barrel shotgun and a pump-action shotgun that in real life could not exist as a functional weapon.
* HandCannon: The revolver in the first game.
* HighSchool
* HollywoodNerd: Shannon and Josh in the first game, Mei and Jun in the second one.
* IntrepidReporter: Josh. [[spoiler:So intrepid he leaves behind an ApocalypticLog in the sequel.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The BigBad of the first game, [[spoiler:Principal Herbert Friedman, is kidnapping and experimenting on students]] in order to [[spoiler:find a cure for his brother Leonard's illness.]]
* MadwomanInTheAttic: [[spoiler:Principal Friedman's grotesquely mutated brother is hidden in the school basement.]]
* MaleGaze: It's a good thing the girls can't tell where Josh points his camera.
* MultipleEndings: The original game has two, with the deciding factor being whether all five characters survive to the end or not. The sequel only has one, though.
* NewGamePlus: Special Mode in the first game, which gives the characters alternate costumes and puts two new weapons into the game: the Morgenstern bat (a spiked club that does as much damage as the revolver) replacing the baseball bat, and a pistol with a laser beam weapon attached replacing the flashlight-equipped pistol found in Friedman's safe.
* OminousLatinChanting: As performed by a creepy boy choir.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: They are created through exposure to the mortifilia plant, and they are killed by the light.
* PlotlineDeath: Played straight in the second game, but averted in the first one, where characters could only be killed off through [[TooDumbToLive player]] [[YetAnotherStupidDeath incompetence]] ([[spoiler:except for Dan]]). You could theoretically finish the game with [[EverybodyLives all five characters still alive]], or with [[FinalGirl only one]]. It takes a TotalPartyKill to get a GameOver.
* RedShirt: Dan. He accompanies Kenny during the ActionPrologue, [[spoiler:and is promptly killed for good in an effort to show that AnyoneCanDie - which is actually true ('''see above''')!]]
* RevolversAreJustBetter: The revolver is one of the most powerful weapons in the first game, standing far ahead of the three semi-automatics available, and bested only by the double-barrel shotgun and the laser. Its description even refers to it as [[HandCannon "a powerful revolver"]].
* SassyBlackWoman: Ashley.
* SchoolForScheming: [[spoiler:Leafmore was founded as a way to gain test subjects for Principal Friedman's experiments.]]
* SchoolNewspaperNewshound: [[IntrepidReporter Josh]] [[CameraFiend and his trusty camera]].
* SolveTheSoupCans: Played straight in many puzzles (as per survival horror tradition), though some doors allow you to pick the lock. Thankfully averted, however, whenever you face a locked door with a glass window. The solution? It's not finding a key three rooms away. [[BoringButPractical It's using a baseball bat to smash the window, then reaching through the broken glass to open it from the inside.]]
* StylisticSuck: The games' TotallyRadical, "too-cool-for-school" attitude is part of their homage to late '90s horror movies.
* SurvivalHorror: Complete with [[FixedCamera fixed camera angles]].
* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: In the first game, before the final boss fight you are able to take a large amount of ammo and multiple first aid kits from [[spoiler:Mr. Walden's]] bag.
* TotallyRadical: [[StylisticSuck Deliberate.]]
* TwoTeacherSchool: The biology teacher, Denny Walden, is the only teacher shown running around the school (besides Friedman, for obvious reasons). Keeping in mind that most of this game takes place after school hours, there are no other teachers present during the opening scenes where school is in session. Just who's teaching these kids anyway?
** On an ironic note, the only teacher present in the sequel is also a biology teacher.
* UniversalAmmunition: The first game has only three types of ammunition: pistol bullets, shotgun shells, and the laser's batteries. It makes sense for the shotguns (which are all presumably 12 gauge) and the laser (for which there is no extra ammo available), but the same pistol bullets are fired out of everything from an old pocket pistol to a HandCannon revolver.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Zig-zagged. Light causes those infected with the mortifilia spores to start to mutate. A small amount of light triggers enough mutations to turn them into monsters, while a greater amount kills them, the mutations working like a fast-acting cancer. In gameplay terms, this means that direct sunlight and other high-intensity light sources (such as flashbangs, flare guns, and the lights in the cafeteria) kill the monsters almost instantly, and flashlights help weaken them.
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: While the games are set in the United States, they were made by a French developer, and it appears that they were basing their impressions of Anglophone society more on the UK than the US. Metric measurements are frequently used in place of AmericanCustomaryMeasurements, dates are rendered in the form of "DD/MM" rather than the "MM/DD" format used in the US, British spellings are employed frequently, and a notice makes reference to the "Ministry of Health" (the US' equivalent is the ''Department'' of Health and Human Services). On top of that, one of the calendars still has the French names for the months of the year (octobre, janvier, avril). If it weren't for the American flag in the gymnasium and the brief reference to Friedman being born in Iowa, one might guess that the game took place in Quebec rather than the US.
* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler:The main characters all get infected by Friedman about halfway through the game; the rest of the game has them looking for the antidote before the sun rises and triggers mutations. Mr. Walden]] was also infected earlier on, and by the end of the game is too far gone to safely use the antidote.

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!!''[=ObsCure=] II'' also contains examples of:

* AbandonedHospital
* ActionGirl: Shannon
* AsianAndNerdy: Twin sisters Mei and Jun are both [[GamerChick gamers]], and Mei is also a skilled hacker who can break electronic locks with her PDA.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Most of the weapons within the special boxes are powerful, but crippled by either a lack of ammo or a tendency to quickly drain the battery. The taser is a notable exception.
* BackForTheDead: The secret cutscene is a video showing what happened to [[spoiler:Josh and Ashley, the two heroes from the previous game that didn't reappear in the sequel]]. They basically [[spoiler:[[TooDumbToLive went back to the abandoned ruins of the school with a handheld camera to investigate]]]], and got attacked by creatures. The footage cuts out before we see a confirmed kill, but it's pretty clear that things didn't turn out well for them.
* BadassCrew[=/=]RagtagBunchOfMisfits: They all fit neatly into every cliched category you can think of and still manage to be friends on some level. Then they find melee weapons and firearms. Cue the drug induced, one-liner filled chaos.
* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Corey's car or you'll never hear the end of it
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: [[FaceMonsterTurn Kenny]], [[NotQuiteDead Leonard Friedman]] and [[TheMole Professor James]].]]
* BookDumb: Stan. It's implied that he shouldn't have graduated high school, and judging by what he's like in the second game, there's a chance that he dropped out altogether. Not that it matters by the sequel, mind you.
-->'''Stan''': 'Stan Jones. Average: F'
-->'''Shannon''': 'Shannon Matthews. A+' And look where it has gotten us.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Corey]] blows his brains out before the final boss battle. You can't blame the kid, given that he's lost his girlfriend, his car and any chance at a normal life.
* BolivianArmyEnding: In the end, only [[spoiler:Shannon and Stan]] are left alive, and they're [[spoiler:facing down a massive cloud of black spores]], with the implication that they're about to [[spoiler:face Kenny's monstrous spawn]].
* ChainsawGood: Subverted. The chainsaw is not used as a weapon, but only for cutting through obstacles, and it requires battery power to run. Played straight with Jedidiah, who [[spoiler:impales Sven with his chainsaw]] and tries to do the same to you when you fight him [[spoiler:and Leonard]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Take your pick.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Along with BloodierAndGorier.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Leonard/Jedidiah.]]
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: The nightmarish drug trip sequence at the beginning is ripe with foreshadowing.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Corey,]] right before the FinalBattle, just to twist the knife.
* DrugsAreBad: Especially when they release spores that turn you into mutated monsters.
* DwindlingParty: Out of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters entire cast]], [[spoiler: Shannon and Stan]] are the only ones standing at the end.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Kenny.]] In his last words, he tells [[spoiler:Shannon to take care of the child that he had with Amy]]. [[SubvertedTrope But then again]], [[spoiler:the child is [[EnfantTerrible a monster]]. Shannon vows that she will not let it live.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The entire premise of both games is one of [[spoiler:the Friedman brothers]] trying to save the life of the other. Even their children get involved, human and plant alike.
* ExpressDelivery: It only takes one night for the mutant spawn of [[spoiler:Kenny and Amy]] to go from a zygote to [[spoiler:a helicopter-destroying, black-spore-releasing monstrosity]].
* FaceMonsterTurn: [[spoiler:Kenny,]] who crosses the MoralEventHorizon along with it.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Shannon, along with her friend Stan.]]
* FunnyForeigner: Sven, the hockey player from Norway. He was only born there, but he ships his heritage for the entire game.
* {{Goth}}: Shannon's turned into one.
* HollywoodHacking
* HotBlooded: Corey.
* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: Seriously, [[spoiler: Kenny]], just stay down. The school only has so many things it can crush you with.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler:Poor Amy...]]
* KillEmAll: Well, it ''is'' based on '90s teen horror movies. By the end, [[spoiler:only Shannon and Stan are left alive]].
* MarketBasedTitle: The game was sold in America as ''[=ObsCure=]: The Aftermath''.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Professor James.]]
* MoodWhiplash: No matter how horrible things get, the characters ''never'' stop making quips. It's like they get over their trauma almost instantly. It fits, seeing as how this is basically a teen slasher flick in video game form.
* NotAsYouKnowThem: Shannon, Stan and Kenny all have darker personalities as a result of their experiences.
* ObviouslyEvil: [[spoiler: The biology teacher.]]
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Probably one of the most disturbing aspects of the game. It's hard to tell how much of an impact its supposed to have on the game though, considering that [[spoiler: Amy groans occasionally but shows no other signs of having gone through a traumatic experience. One would think she'd be freaking out when Kenny appears, or at least be more twitchy around the male members of the cast.]] Also, depending on your interpretation of the ending, her pregnancy literally spawns a possible sequel or hands out justice to the final antagonist.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Mei spends the first half of the game trying to track down her twin sister Jun and save her. When she finally tracks her down, the game lets you control Jun's escape attempts, [[spoiler:only to have her brutally killed ''seconds'' after yanking that control away]]. Things go downhill from there.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: After surviving the events of the first game, [[spoiler:Kenny]] gets killed in the sequel -- in the most drawn-out, painful way possible, involving BodyHorror and a FaceHeelTurn. Oh, and [[spoiler:the other two heroes who don't return are eventually implied to have been horribly killed off-screen]].
* TheBigGuy: Sven and Kenny have the ability to move large objects the others can't.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Mei and Jun.
* TookALevelInBadass: Shannon and Stan (especially Shannon) take several of them since the first game.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Trailers? Try ''game covers''. [[spoiler:Mutant Kenny]] appears right there on the cover [[spoiler:as an EvilOverlooker]].
* UnskilledButStrong[=/=]WeakButSkilled: Each member of the cast falls into one of these. The bruiser characters don't do much of anything besides push and hit things, and they can withstand more damage. The weaker characters can do some pretty cool things, from hacking to puzzle solving to aura sucking.
** None of them seem to struggle with guns or chainsaws though. Gun Slinging 101 must be a requirement in college.[[note]]What? TooSoon?[[/note]]
*** Atleast semi-justified with Ashley in the first game, as her file states she went through self-defense training prior to the events of the game.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: One of the early levels has you sneaking into a frat house party, which is soon followed by you fighting your way out.
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:Kenny, after refusing to take his meds]], turns into a giant, mutated freak with an enormous arm/mouth on his back that he uses to spit balls of spores.
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:Mei is killed]] by getting her head crushed under [[spoiler:mutant Kenny's]] foot, [[MoralEventHorizon right in front of her boyfriend]].
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10th Jul '13 9:11:44 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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An {{interquel}} to the first two games, to have been titled ''[=ObsCure D=]'', was set to have come out in 2012, but it was scrapped after Hydravision closed its doors. Unlike the first two games, ''[=ObsCure D=]'' would have been a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with [[ArtShift a far more cartoonish style]]. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]]. Since then, the project has resurfaced under a different name, ''Final Exam'', made by former Hydravision members at Mighty Rocket Studio. ''Final Exam'' is largely similar to ''[=ObsCure D=]'', only [[DivorcedInstallment with an original story and characters]]. The official page for it can be found [[http://www.finalexam-thegame.com/ here]].

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An {{interquel}} to the first two games, to have been titled ''[=ObsCure D=]'', was set to have come out in 2012, but it was scrapped after Hydravision closed its doors. Unlike the first two games, ''[=ObsCure D=]'' would have been a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with [[ArtShift a far more cartoonish style]]. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]]. Since then, the project has resurfaced under a different name, ''Final Exam'', made by former Hydravision members at Mighty Rocket Studio. ''Final Exam'' is largely similar to ''[=ObsCure D=]'', only [[DivorcedInstallment with an original story and characters]].characters]], and is set to come out on PC, PlayStationNetwork, and XboxLiveArcade. The official page for it can be found [[http://www.finalexam-thegame.com/ here]].
10th Jul '13 9:08:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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A reboot of the series in the works, due to come out on PC, XboxLiveArcade, and PlayStationNetwork. Unlike the first two games, the ''[=ObsCure=]'' reboot is a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with a far more cartoonish style. It was originally supposed to come out in 2012 with the title ''[=ObsCure D=]'', but that version (meant to be an {{interquel}} to the other two games) was scrapped after Hydravision closed its doors and reformed as Mighty Rocket Studio. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]] and [[http://www.obscure-videogame.com/ here]].

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A reboot of the series in the works, due An {{interquel}} to come out on PC, XboxLiveArcade, and PlayStationNetwork. Unlike the first two games, the ''[=ObsCure=]'' reboot is a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with a far more cartoonish style. It was originally supposed to come out in 2012 with the title have been titled ''[=ObsCure D=]'', was set to have come out in 2012, but that version (meant to be an {{interquel}} to the other two games) it was scrapped after Hydravision closed its doors and reformed as Mighty Rocket Studio.doors. Unlike the first two games, ''[=ObsCure D=]'' would have been a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with [[ArtShift a far more cartoonish style]]. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]] here]]. Since then, the project has resurfaced under a different name, ''Final Exam'', made by former Hydravision members at Mighty Rocket Studio. ''Final Exam'' is largely similar to ''[=ObsCure D=]'', only [[DivorcedInstallment with an original story and characters]]. The official page for it can be found [[http://www.obscure-videogame.finalexam-thegame.com/ here]].
7th Jun '13 3:14:56 AM Kanten
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2nd Jun '13 11:00:21 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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[[caption-width-right:300:'''''IN SCHOOL THEY TEACH YOU THINGS YOU NEVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT''''']]

Something strange is going on at Leafmore High. Students are disappearing, teachers are acting oddly... When Kenny Matthews, a varsity athlete, makes an horrific discovery under the school, four of his friends -- his [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleader girlfriend]] Ashley Thompson, [[SchoolNewspaperNewshound school reporter]] Josh Carter, [[TheStoner stoner friend]] Stanley "Stan" Jones, and little sister Shannon -- join him in investigating what exactly the hell is happening. However, they quickly find themselves locked in the school overnight, and now there're ''things'' roaming the halls...

Essentially ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN HIGH SCHOOL!]]-], ''[=ObsCure=]'' is a {{survival horror}} game by Hydravision Entertainment released in 2004 in Europe and 2005 everywhere else. One of its most notable features was its two-player cooperative mode. Instead of [[LetsSplitUpGang exploring the haunted halls alone]], the teens were GenreSavvy enough to stick together in pairs, with the player selecting who to take along as a partner. Said partner was either controlled by the game's AI or a second player. Each of the heroes had a unique skill to make parts of the game easier; for instance, Kenny could outrun his classmates, while Ashley had a rapid-fire ability and could deal greater damage with most weapons. Josh could detect if there was anything left to do in a room, Stan could pick locks more quickly than the other four and detect if there were any nearby locks he could crack, and Shannon offered puzzle tips and was the best at healing others.

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[[caption-width-right:300:'''''IN SCHOOL THEY TEACH YOU THINGS YOU NEVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT''''']]

[[caption-width-right:300:In this school, they teach you things you never wanted to know about.]]

Something strange is going on at Leafmore High. Students are disappearing, teachers are acting oddly... When Kenny Matthews, a varsity athlete, makes an horrific discovery under the school, four of his friends -- his [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleader girlfriend]] Ashley Thompson, [[SchoolNewspaperNewshound school reporter]] Josh Carter, [[TheStoner stoner friend]] Stanley "Stan" Jones, and [[GirlNextDoor little sister sister]] Shannon -- join him in investigating what exactly the hell is happening. However, they quickly find themselves locked in the school overnight, and now there're ''things'' roaming the halls...

Essentially ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN HIGH SCHOOL!]]-], ''[=ObsCure=]'' is a {{survival horror}} game by Hydravision Entertainment released in 2004 in Europe and 2005 everywhere else. One of its most notable features was its two-player cooperative mode. Instead of [[LetsSplitUpGang exploring the haunted halls alone]], the teens were GenreSavvy enough to stick together in pairs, with the player selecting who to take along as a partner. Said partner was either controlled by the game's AI or a second player. Each of the heroes had a unique skill to make parts of the game easier; for instance, easier -- Kenny could outrun his classmates, while Ashley had a rapid-fire ability and could deal greater damage with most weapons. weapons, Josh could detect if there was anything left to do in a room, Stan could pick locks more quickly than the other four and detect if there were any nearby locks he could crack, and Shannon offered puzzle tips and was the best at healing others.
9th May '13 4:30:37 PM Basterd
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21st Apr '13 10:32:25 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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Essentially ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN HIGH SCHOOL!]]-], ''[=ObsCure=]'' is a {{survival horror}} game released in 2004 in Europe and 2005 everywhere else. One of its most notable features was its two-player cooperative mode. Instead of [[LetsSplitUpGang exploring the haunted halls alone]], the teens were GenreSavvy enough to stick together in pairs, with the player selecting who to take along as a partner. Said partner was either controlled by the game's AI or a second player. Each of the heroes had a unique skill to make parts of the game easier; for instance, Kenny could outrun his classmates, while Ashley had a rapid-fire ability and could deal greater damage with most weapons. Josh could detect if there was anything left to do in a room, Stan could pick locks more quickly than the other four and detect if there were any nearby locks he could crack, and Shannon offered puzzle tips and was the best at healing others.

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Essentially ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN HIGH SCHOOL!]]-], ''[=ObsCure=]'' is a {{survival horror}} game by Hydravision Entertainment released in 2004 in Europe and 2005 everywhere else. One of its most notable features was its two-player cooperative mode. Instead of [[LetsSplitUpGang exploring the haunted halls alone]], the teens were GenreSavvy enough to stick together in pairs, with the player selecting who to take along as a partner. Said partner was either controlled by the game's AI or a second player. Each of the heroes had a unique skill to make parts of the game easier; for instance, Kenny could outrun his classmates, while Ashley had a rapid-fire ability and could deal greater damage with most weapons. Josh could detect if there was anything left to do in a room, Stan could pick locks more quickly than the other four and detect if there were any nearby locks he could crack, and Shannon offered puzzle tips and was the best at healing others.



A reboot of the series in the works, due to come out on PC, XboxLiveArcade, and PlayStationNetwork. Unlike the first two games, the ''[=ObsCure=]'' reboot is a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with a far more cartoonish style. It was originally supposed to come out in 2012 with the title ''[=ObsCure D=]'', but it was delayed after Hydravision Entertainment (the maker of the first two games and this one) closed its doors and reformed as Mighty Rocket Studio. The original plot was meant to be an {{interquel}} to the first two games; it is unknown if that has stayed the same. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]] and [[http://www.obscure-videogame.com/ here]].

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A reboot of the series in the works, due to come out on PC, XboxLiveArcade, and PlayStationNetwork. Unlike the first two games, the ''[=ObsCure=]'' reboot is a side-scrolling 2.5D action game with a far more cartoonish style. It was originally supposed to come out in 2012 with the title ''[=ObsCure D=]'', but it that version (meant to be an {{interquel}} to the other two games) was delayed scrapped after Hydravision Entertainment (the maker of the first two games and this one) closed its doors and reformed as Mighty Rocket Studio. The original plot was meant to be an {{interquel}} to the first two games; it is unknown if that has stayed the same.Studio. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]] and [[http://www.obscure-videogame.com/ here]].
21st Apr '13 10:26:45 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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A third game, ''[=ObsCure=] D'', was in the works. It was to be a side-scrolling game intended for the PlayStationNetwork and XboxLiveArcade, set between the first two games and carrying a more stylized art design. While originally planned for a 2012 release, it fell into DevelopmentHell after developer Hydravision Entertainment closed its doors. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]].

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A third game, ''[=ObsCure=] D'', was reboot of the series in the works. It was works, due to be come out on PC, XboxLiveArcade, and PlayStationNetwork. Unlike the first two games, the ''[=ObsCure=]'' reboot is a side-scrolling 2.5D action game intended for the PlayStationNetwork and XboxLiveArcade, set between the first two games and carrying with a far more stylized art design. While cartoonish style. It was originally planned for a supposed to come out in 2012 release, with the title ''[=ObsCure D=]'', but it fell into DevelopmentHell was delayed after developer Hydravision Entertainment (the maker of the first two games and this one) closed its doors.doors and reformed as Mighty Rocket Studio. The original plot was meant to be an {{interquel}} to the first two games; it is unknown if that has stayed the same. Information and images can be found [[http://www.unseen64.net/2012/11/27/obscure-d-cancelled-xbox-360-ps3-pc/ here]] and [[http://www.obscure-videogame.com/ here]].
17th Mar '13 8:23:20 AM Austin
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* DownerEnding: And how! [[spoiler: All the new characters introduced in the game suffer terrible and brutal ends, and Corey, the sole one of the new ones to make it to the very end... shoots himself in the head after being unable to deal with Mei's death, his car's destruction, and feeling no hope for him left. Shannon and Stan surviving does nothing to soothe the pain, as it seems the two have their work cut out for them in the next game]]. Sweet Jesus....
9th Feb '13 5:00:42 AM erforce
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Another part of the game's charm was its {{camp}}iness. [[GenreThrowback Styled after]] the [[PostModernism post-modern]], GenreSavvy teen horror movies of the late '90s (such as ''Film/{{Scream}}'' and especially ''Film/TheFaculty''), the game was [[StylisticSuck flush with]] corny, TotallyRadical dialogue and characters written as broad caricatures of teen movie heroes and villains. It even featured the song "Still Waiting" by Sum 41 as its theme song, as a nod to such films' "hip" soundtracks.

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Another part of the game's charm was its {{camp}}iness. [[GenreThrowback Styled after]] the [[PostModernism post-modern]], GenreSavvy teen horror movies of the late '90s (such as ''Film/{{Scream}}'' ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' and especially ''Film/TheFaculty''), the game was [[StylisticSuck flush with]] corny, TotallyRadical dialogue and characters written as broad caricatures of teen movie heroes and villains. It even featured the song "Still Waiting" by Sum 41 as its theme song, as a nod to such films' "hip" soundtracks.
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