It's hard to decide where to start with this one. But I'll start by saying that Obscure: The Aftermath was one hell of a good game and deserves a lot more than the 59 rating it received on Metacritic. This is truly a unique game that has never really been done before. A mix of Resident Evil and Silent Hill with a combat system that isn't ♥♥♥ (Not saying RE and SH's combat systems are ♥♥♥ but it's not fluid and it's just tricky mostly, coming from a huge fan of both series'. Obscure gives you a mix of a good combat system that's fluid and like a classic survival horror having to stop to reload or swing your melee weapon and pretty good co-op gameplay, one of the only true survival horror games that has co-op and it was indeed creepy, co-op doesn't make a game less scary.
+Good looking for it's age, not super dated.
+Great co-op and gameplay mechanics/puzzles, not too hard, not too simple.
+Intriguing story that you'll want to know more about and hope for a third game, likable characters although they are pretty cliche. Stoner, techie, vixen, jock, comedian and goth.
+Nice control scheme, X360 controller support with button prompts and vibration.
+Mostly bug free and stable.
+Fun boss fights.
+Just the perfect difficulty.
-Voice acting is hit and miss.
-Pre-rendered cutscenes are pretty badly lip synced at times or are in general not very good looking and often times in-game cutscenes are better.
-No widescreen support at all, resolution options are there but the game is letterboxed at 4:3 with side borders.
-Camera can sometimes be weird, though in co-op each player can focus the camera on themselves hitting the right trigger in case they get stuck on a creature or need to have each player in a different location.
-Some bosses can continuously hit you if you get smacked into the perfect position and some boss fights have un-dodgeable moves, no warm-up animations or signs they'll be using their OP move that can't be dodged but most boss fights aren't super difficult.
Now I know you must be thinking: "Wow, that's a lot of cons...sounds like a pain in the ♥♥♥..." well the positives outweigh the cons by a huge margin and honestly the camera isn't that bad and the lip-syncing/hit and miss VA work is understandable for a French indie developer title that released on multiple platforms in 2007, honestly the most annoying aspect of this game is the lack of widescreen support that was available on the PSP version which I had but didn't get the chance to play.
I'd highly recommend this game, specially for someone who just wants a creepy game in general with a good story or someone looking for GOOD scary co-op fun. That game is pretty short but felt almost perfect in length for me and you may need to play it twice to unlock all achievements, I missed one small key so I'll probably blow back through it again.
I did not play the original one all the way through, only the very beginning, but I will definitely pick it up when I feel like.