This is not even Middle School play quality acting... the Middle School theater nerds would make fun of these guys! Everything is just so flat and boring in the real world to the point that those gameplay sequences just feel like you're actually wasting your time at your real-life job, while the alternative reality "Ring" world is moody, dark and depressive to the point of being nearly impossible to see. But I found it so delightfully bad that I actually had a decent time playing it. It was released for Dreamcast on February 24, 2000 in Japan and August 22, 2000 in North America. The Ring: Terror's Realm (known simply as Ring (リング Ringu) in Japan) is a survival horror video game developed and published by Asmik Ace Entertainment in Japan and published by Infogrames in North America. And then laughing at a consistent pace once the actual story began to play out. And to an extent I feel this was a mistake, as their final self-produced platform- the Dreamcast, was a great little gaming console that I've thankfully in retrospect been able to pick up along with a handful of games. Even if the story is interesting the Ring is not a top. Well, it literally sounds like the voice- over actors are all speaking through a 40-year-old telephone that was dug out of someone's basement. It's almost paradoxical in a way. But, being such a pushover for "Ring" related media, I just had to pick up a copy and give it a shot when I purchased my used Dreamcast about a year back. Meg In the near apocalyptic future, Meg investigates the mysterious death of her boyfriend, who worked for the Center for Disease Control. If you know the original video maybe it could be interesting. Upon opening the program, she is mysteriously transported into an alternate reality where she must battle monsters along with other soldiers and navigate a dark, twisted version of her workplace. As Will Smith joins the cast of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" for a reunion on HBO Max, we take a look at his rise to fame. How was Robert killed? They're the one thing about this game I can't rant on. Haunted by his death (after all, the game seems to imply it was only a day or two ago...), she goes through his belongings, and discovers a mysterious computer program on his laptop called "Ring." Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. (voice) (as Soness Steavens). This FAQ is empty. The Ring: Terror's Realm. Usually when a game is terrible, it's just unplayable and infuriating. Add the first question. The Ring: Terror's Realm (known simply as Ring (リング Ringu) in Japan) is a survival horror video game developed and published by Asmik Ace Entertainment in Japan and published by Infogrames in North America. Was this review helpful to you? ...oh, boy.I've actually long been an enormous fan of this particular series of titles, owning just about every single film produced and even picking up translated copies of the original Koji Suzuki novels that spawned the media franchise. It was released for Dreamcast on February 24, 2000 in Japan and August 22, 2000 in North America. You're guaranteed to at least get a few good belly-laughs out of it, even if you give up after a half-hour.3 out of 10. And I also became aware of its infamy and notorious gameplay and storyline thanks to a popular video-game review website that I used to frequent. Check out this collection of photos we love from some of our favorite video games. Sure, I was a Sega kid in the early 90's, but as time went on, I became a bit disconnected from their flashy advertising and flagship franchises. Meg makes for a laugh-out-loud protagonist, with social capabilities roughly on par with a depressed chihuahua and a personality as deep as a sheet of loose- leaf. You fully expect the game to just go in the worst possible direction, and it does. They work.The fact of the matter is, this is a terrible, terrible game. Quality is poor, with voices sounding crackly and distant. Based on a very successful line of horror movies out of Japan, The Ring: Terror's Realm attempts to nab the gothic adventure gauntlet that Resident Evil: Code Veronica left behind. And even more so. In the near apocalyptic future, Meg investigates the mysterious death of her boyfriend, who worked for the Center for Disease Control. See our Video Games Guide for more. Survival horror game loosely based on the Japanese Ringu horror novel and movie series. Who is behind all of this?Who cares?To start, the story and characters are just a mess. It's one of the most gloriously incompetent games I've ever had the pleasure of playing, with virtually every facet of graphics, gameplay, sound and story being nonsensical... at best. You know the phrase "phoning it in"? 1 of 1 people found this review helpful. It was just gold.We follow Meg- one of the worst protagonists ever crafted, as she evidently takes her recently-deceased boyfriend Robert's job at the Center for Disease Control. And the music? View production, box office, & company info, Outside Xbox: 7 Horror Movie Villains Way More Killable in Games. And it doesn't help that none of them put in even a modicum of effort. But what does it all mean? And I've enjoyed just about every one of them and now understand the pain that fans felt when Sega got out of the console business and just became a game developer. Survival horror game loosely based on the Japanese Ringu horror novel and movie series. Nothing organically flows in the narrative, and you'll be left scratching your head near-constantly in the first half. It couldn't be THAT bad, could it?Yes. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. I never had a Dreamcast growing up. And so, around the time of the Saturn, I jumped ship. Gah. But when I popped in "The Ring: Terror's Realm", I quickly found myself giggling and chuckling at the opening movie sequence. "The Ring: Terror's Realm" may be one of the only games that could qualify for that wonderful label of being "so bad, it's good." Search for "The Ring: Terror's Realm" on Amazon.com. Yes it was that bad. Microsoft Sam has a bigger emotional range than anyone here. It is based on the Ring series of novels by Japanese author Koji Suzuki, which also inspired the Japanese film Ring (1998) and its American remake, The Ring (2002). You'll constantly find yourself running into walls or missing doorways because everything is so indistinguishable.The sound work might just be the worst I've ever heard. I would actually recommend giving it a shot if you can pick up a used copy for cheap. You'll literally crack up every time someone speaks. I was surprised. The twists and revelations later on in the game all seem to come out of left field, yet are still somehow predictable, which really tells you how dreadful the storytelling really is. Finally the controls! There's three... maybe four songs in the entire game, that are played on endless loops to the point you'll be hearing them in your dreams. The Ring: Terror's Realm. With Soness Stevens, Kevyn S. Johnson, Jeffrey J. Johnston, Richard M. Whitelock. They're... actually OK. Supporting roles are populated by characters whose sole defining traits are based around their clothing and hair- color... including a Tina Turner look-alike and a character who looks like he was carved out of a piece of wood.Graphics are at best passable, but fall prey to ridiculous design work. And for a long time, I was aware of the existence of this Dreamcast title, though articles and reviews I read online about the series. I couldn't put it down! Looking for some great streaming picks? Directed by Atsushi Suzuki. And then laughing the second I took over the controls. It was a great piece of hardware with a solid assortment of titles that just didn't catch on as well as it ought have.Then there's "The Ring: Terror's Realm."