Nightmare Creatures II

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Nightmare Creatures II
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Developer(s) Kalisto Entertainment
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) PlayStation, Dreamcast
Release PlayStation
  • NA: 24 May 2000[1]
  • EU: 12 October 2000
Dreamcast
  • NA: 29 June 2000[2]
  • EU: 8 September 2000
Genre(s) Survival horror
Mode(s) Single-player

Nightmare Creatures II is a survival horror video game developed by Kalisto Entertainment and published by Konami for the PlayStation and Dreamcast. It is the sequel to Nightmare Creatures.

Plot[edit]

In 1934, Adam Crowley, an occultist and antagonist from the previous game, has created a vast race of mutant creatures, which he is using to wipe out a group of monster hunters called the Circle. Meanwhile, Herbert Wallace, a "patient" at Crowley's genetics hospital, escapes from captivity, armed with an axe. He arrives in London, where he is rescued from a fire by Rachel, the only surviving member of the Circle. They head their separate ways, with Wallace venturing to Crowley's castle, only to discover that occultist is not there, but is in Paris.

He then falls down a chute, which leads to a biplane that he flies to France. Wallace enters a cinema, where he finds a note from Rachel informing him that she knows of Crowley's plans. He then proceeds onwards to a museum to meet up with Rachel, but she is captured by zombies (unbeknownst to Wallace). After finding a detailed blueprint of the Eiffel Tower, along with some of the antagonist's plans, Wallace enters a crypt, where he is attacked by zombies. He escapes in a car, only to crash in an elaborate graveyard, where he finds a part of Rachel's shirt snagged on a tree.

He departs from the graveyard, and falls into a sewer, which in turn leads to the Eiffel Tower. He then climbs to the top of the structure, where he finds a grotesque monstrosity. Using dynamite, he explodes the creature, only to be thrown off the top of the spire. However, his fall is cushioned, and he is reunited with Rachel, whereupon they walk away together.

Gameplay[edit]

The Gameplay is similar to the previous installment, seeing the adrenaline bar abandoned and the addition of fatality moves to execute weakened enemies.

Music[edit]

The game features licensed music from Rob Zombie in the cutscenes while the in-game music was composed by the Nightmare Creatures composer, Frédéric Motte

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Dreamcast PS
AllGame 2.5/5 stars[3] 3/5 stars[4]
EGM N/A 4.83/10[5]
Game Informer 5/10[6] 5.25/10[7]
GamePro 2/5 stars[8] N/A
Game Revolution F[9] C−[10]
GameSpot 5.9/10[11] 5.3/10[12]
GameSpy 4/10[13] N/A
IGN 5/10[2] 8.3/10[1]
OPM (US) N/A 2/5 stars[14]
Aggregate score
GameRankings 49%[15] 64%[16]

The PlayStation version of Nightmare Creatures II received "mixed" reviews, while the Dreamcast version received "unfavorable" reviews, according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Perry, Douglass C. (30 May 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II (PS)". IGN. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Gantayat, Anoop (12 June 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II (DC)". IGN. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Nightmare Creatures II (DC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Woods, Nick. "Nightmare Creatures II (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Nightmare Creatures II". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2000. 
  6. ^ "Nightmare Creatures II (DC)". Game Informer. No. 89. September 2000. 
  7. ^ "Nightmare Creatures II (PS)". Game Informer. No. 86. June 2000. 
  8. ^ 2 Barrel Fugue (30 May 2000). "Nightmare Creatures 2 Review for Dreamcast on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 4 February 2005. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  9. ^ G-Wok (June 2000). "Nightmare Creatures 2 Review (DC)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Sanders, Shawn (June 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II - Playstation Review". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on 20 April 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  11. ^ Provo, Frank (20 June 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II Review (DC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Provo, Frank (25 May 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Wheat (17 September 2000). "Nightmare Creatures 2". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Nightmare Creatures II". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 2000. 
  15. ^ a b "Nightmare Creatures II for Dreamcast". GameRankings. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Nightmare Creatures II for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 

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