YMMV / Michigan: Report From Hell

  • Anticlimax Boss: The "final boss" and apparent source of the outbreak turns out to be a spastic, mentally challenged man who simply runs back and forth flailing his arms while your reporter shoots him to death. You know this is a Suda 51 game when they use a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment for the final fight.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: If the paradigmata LP walkthroughs are to be considered, Justine is this, mainly for having marginally better voice acting, as well as consistantly being smarter than Ann and Carly during her reports.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Ann prodding you to keep filming Becky's death rather than helping may be hers.
  • Narm: The English voice acting makes many of the game's attempts at horror impossible to take seriously.
    "OWCH! THAT HURT! Pleeeaaase don't kiiiil meeeeeeee... but I gueees yooou haaave toooo... but..."
    • Which is made even worse if you turn the camera to look at him during these scenes, since his facial expression doesn't change at all and his mouth just flaps up and down regardless of what he's actually saying.
    • Brisco's hilariously childish displays of grief for Pamela both before and after she comes back as a monster.
    • When you're at the end of the hotel level, Pamela comes back, but turns out to be a zombie thing. They knock her down, and she uses her legs to drag the body toward you. Might be scarier later on, but...
  • Nightmare Fuel: The game can be pretty damn scary once your obnoxious film team shuts up. Some of the monster designs are pretty freaky too. Special mention for the High Immoral ending, in which the cameraman becomes a monster.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The only appearance of Patient Zero and the "final boss" is at the very end of the game, but is particularly memorable for his spectacularly bad voice acting even amongst an entire cast of bad voice actors.
  • The Scrappy: Ann and Brisco.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Mr. Hennings has one of the best voices in the game, odd, considering the rest of the B-Movie elements.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Seriously. The voice acting is so horrific that it becomes over-the-top hilarious in its most dramatic moments.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The original Japanese version. It's not particularly famous, it didn't spawn any sequels, and a lot of the plot borrows pretty heavily from older horror games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Still, it has decently interesting gameplay, a minor following of Japanese Let's Players, and, unlike the English version, the voice acting is good enough to take the horror seriously.
  • Squick: One of the ways that characters out themselves as zombie infectees is by vomiting up enormous slugs before transforming. Ick.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: People actually liked the unique gameplay, where you're in a horror Mockumentary-esque situation. They just didn't like the lazy script and voice acting.