Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir - 3DS

Release Date:

April 13, 2012

Viewing USA:

Also on UK.


The Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir on the 3DS invites players to experience supernatural thrills they won’t soon forget, using the built-in camera functions and augmented-reality features of the Nintendo 3DS system. Gamers experience the supernatural in 3D as they use a 16-page augmented reality notebook to rescue a young girl trapped in an old mansion. Young Maya has been cursed by a mysterious woman in black, but players can help rescue her by using the "diary of faces" and the 3DS' AR features to explore the mansion, unlock video clips, and battle spirits that appear to float around the real world. Other modes include games of hide-and-seek, memory tests, and a variety of supernaturally themed photo activities.

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  • Developer(s):
    • Tecmo Koei Games
  • Publisher(s):
    • Nintendo
  • Release Date(s):
    • April 13, 2012
  • ESRB Rating:
    • Teen
  • Mode(s):
    • Single-player
  • 3D Mode:
    • Yes
  • Not Compatible:
    • Download Play
    • Internet
    • StreetPass
    • SpotPass
    • Local Play

Technical Information

  • Average Playing Time:
    • 7 Hours
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Nintendo has constantly tried to up their game with their consoles, games, and creativity, and have in many cases managed to do so. Nintendo created the Wii, one of the first interactive video game consoles that required the players to get up, move, and have a better interactive experience with their game. Nintendo is also quite popular for the Nintendo DS line of handheld gaming systems. The DS line has made many improvements over the years it's been in constant development, but now that the 3DS is out, a DS that has 3D capabilities without 3D glasses, many new games are coming out that allow players to use the 3DS system.

Spirit Camera The Cursed Memoir is one of those games but not a very successful one. This game is a supernatural thriller-type of game that requires the player to use to the full the system features of the 3DS to play the game. In the game, a ghostly figure named Maya is cursed and the player must use the camera feature on their 3DS to take pictures to help solve the mystery of why Maya was cursed and to help free her from her ghostly chains.

While the concept of the game is good, when it comes to the gameplay and story, the game completely falls apart. The campaign only takes a couple of hours to run through and complete, and the ghostly fights the player takes part in get repetitive and slightly annoying. To inflict damage on an enemy, the player must take the 3DS camera and snap pictures it. Playing the game is a little difficult, you need to be in a well-lit room and have space to move, the back seat of a car is not a good place for playing.

The potential of Spirit Camera has never been fully realized. The problem was, the creators put more emphasis on the mechanics and concept of the game than into the story. A great story usually equals a great game. This does not have a great story and is not a great game.

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