Along with those technical issues, numerous aspects of the game's design will just make you want to shake your head. With the exception of the occasional boss, there are, perhaps, eight unique cookie-cutter enemies that are recycled constantly throughout the entire game, and they're all nondescript things like chairs, heaters, and televisions. Environments are recycled frequently, too. By the end of the game, you'll have traveled through every hallway and room in the house at least three times. Combat pretty much turns tedious from the get-go, since you're always seeing the same enemies and rooms over and over again. Besides the infrequent item-based puzzle, the only other break in the monotony comes from the surprise button-press sequences that occur whenever a possessed tree punches through a window or floor. During these sequences, you have to quickly push the button indicated on the screen or your character will be squashed flat, forcing you to restart from the previous save point. About halfway through the game, the span between save points is such that you'll have to retrace a good 10 minutes' worth of play if you fail one of these quick-response sequences. Players that don't know the PS2 or GameCube button layout by heart are punished, basically.
Every key scene from the movie is replicated.
Ironically, even though the combat is mind numbing, and even with all of the backtracking and retraced steps due to unexpected deaths, the whole game only takes about four hours to complete. Lucky players with supreme reflexes can probably get through it in three. After that, you can play again to collect the hidden monkey toys you missed, which unlock additional gallery pictures, or you can kill time playing Thou Art Dead. Thou Art Dead is a simple retro-themed side-scroller roughly on par in all aspects to 1980's classics like Rastan or Castlevania. This is a nice bonus, but hardly compensation for how crummy and short-lived the main mode is.
Ultimately, it all boils down to whether or not someone wants to spend the money to rent or purchase a tedious and flawed game that hardly lasts longer than the movie it's based on. Common sense would suggest not.