Hysteria Project can be best summed up as a project that falls short of greatness. An interesting premise and concept lead way to an experience that is at times held back by its budget and uninspiring gameplay. Despite the issues the game has I would still recommend checking out Hysteria Project especially if you’re a fan of old-school adventure games, merely for the thematic thrills and nostalgia it offers
The story is rather captivating on a “WTF” level. Seeing FMV gameplay is nice, even if things are a bit blurry due to tech issues. For only $1.99 you won’t feel too bad that you wasted money if you weren’t satisfied with the game.
The gameplay mechanics don’t feel thought out. All the adventure game style elements mean nothing as everything is rather linear. While shot nicely, the quality of the video isn’t as sharp as it could be and often results in blurry or pixilated images. Some may be pissed that the story isn’t wrapped up and you’ll need to pay another $2 to continue things.
If you added elements from The Blair Witch Project, horror films and mechanics from adventure games like Heavy Rain the result would be the Hysteria Project. Unless you’re a fanboy, oops I mean loyal follower, of the PlayStation brand then you may not know much about the Hysteria Project. No, Hysteria isn’t a new fangled PS3 IP as it instead is a PSP Minis. Utilizing FMV (that’s full motion video); Hysteria Project is an interesting concept that sadly falls short in some key aspects.