I never actually played the first game, but I was excited to see what all the fuss was about and give The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters a try. This is a Korean horror game that puts a real emphasis on atmosphere and a more “bone-chilling” kind of fear. This is the kind of game that really gets under your skin and makes you wonder if having the light off while you play is a good idea.
How to Download The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters
You can download the game from Steam. Click on the Download button below the review. If you like anime horror games, check out also our review of Doki Doki Literature Club! or of Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient.
The Game Review
The game sees you playing as a high school student called Mina Park. Your friend is in a coma and you have his pendant which has a picture of what you assume is his sister. This starts you off on your quest as you question people in your high school. The early part of the game is quite good at setting Mina up as a cool, brave and awesome character.
Before long, you awaken in your high school, but something is wrong. It is a messed up, kind of Silent Hill-like version of your high school and there is something here that wants you dead! The story is actually pretty awesome and despite not playing the first game, I never actually felt lost here. Although I must admit I am sure having if I had played the first game, I would have been even more into this.
So, what wants you dead? Well it is this “thing” that wants you dead is simply known as Dark Song and it looks very similar to her teacher! If you are a horror fan, I am sure you will get a real kick out of the story and I found it had more than enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. The voice acting is all in Korean, but the text does a good enough job of getting the point across.
The gameplay is from a 2D perspective which is pretty interesting for a horror title. You control Mina with the A and D keys, holding shift lets you run, but this drains stamina and makes your position more noticeable. You also have a backpack that is used to store your items. The items actually play a big part in The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters.
There are crafting and item management aspects to the game also. This may take a while to get the hang of, but knowing what to craft and how to use it to stay alive is key. In regards to the items, I really liked how the game would force you to have to explore to find stuff, but in doing so you put your self in mortal danger, so it is a risk/reward kind of thing.
Presentation-wise, this is one great looking game. It is designed to look like a comic book and I was very impressed with the visuals. They have a really clean and smart look and the character designs (and the things that want you dead) look really sharp. I do wish that there was some English voice acting here, but perhaps that will come someday.
The Bottom Line
Overall, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters is a game that I have really enjoyed my time with. The version I played was only in early access, but it is my understanding this is near enough the full version. If you love horror video games, be sure to give this one a try. It has a great story and it will send a shiver up your spine as you try to save Mina!
- The game is both creepy and scary
- I really liked Mina as a character
- It is challenging but fair
- The story is very interesting
- You do not need to have played the first game to jump in
- I do wish it had English voice acting
- It may be my PC, but the animated scenes could stutter on rare occasions