Set in 1941, this first Blair Witch adventure pits Spookhouse agent Doc Holliday against the demons that drove hermit Rustin Parr to brutally torture and murder seven children in Burkittsville, Maryland. Along the way, she will have to interactwith horror-stricken townspeople and investigate ancient Native American legends and rituals as she seeks out the seed of evil that still haunts the town. Rustin Parr combines traditional adventure elements such as research, exploration and puzzle solving with a healthy dose of heart-pounding action to create a frighteningly cerebral gaming experience.
The similarities between this game and the film are quite ironic. Both feature nausea-inducing camera work and each is a tad bit on the short side. The similarities end there though, as Blair Witch Project Volume I is arguably scarier than the movie. Where the movie played on the fears and imagination of the viewers, the game isn't afraid to show you what you should be scared of. Zombies, vampires, poltergeists, oh my! But when the curtain closes, the movie and the game share one important quality: both are engrossing entities that are sure to bring chills and thrills to unsuspecting victims.