Freaky deeky and oddly disturbingClive Barker’s Jericho is the second game to bear the name of the great horror writer, the first being Clive Barker’s Undying which, whilst being suitably spooky was really just a fairly run of the mill shooter that had a pretty good storyline and some great creepy moments. Playing Clive Barker’s Undying with the lights off and the surround sound (anyone remember A3D?) was at times a spine tingling experience.
But any comparison between the two games has to stop there because Undying was a game that was pretty much just endorsed by Barker whereas Jericho is a game that from the very start was all Clive Barker’s idea. The concept, storyline, art direction, gameplay and game mechanics have all come from him, with obviously a whole bucket full of the Codemasters’ coding, of course.
The difference is, that while Undying was a game that suited Barker’s style of horror, Jericho is a game that comes from Clive Barker himself… but is it any better because of it?