An End To The Suffering and What Went Wrong
Alright, so two weeks ago we took a look at the all-but-forgotten horror game The Suffering. It was an ambitious and successful game which was clearly meant to be the start of a franchise. So what went wrong? Why did the franchise not take off? Well this week we’re... Read more
Dissecting the Death Tales Beta
Death Tales is a strange little curiosity hidden away on the PlayStation Store. It’s a game which clearly has a lot of style, but it is also still in open beta. For those who are not familiar, this basically means it’s an early version of the game which they... Read more
Momodora Is The Nostalgic Game You’ve Been Wanting
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is clerarly influenced by many of the classics of the genres it emulates. It wears its influences like patches on a punk’s jacket: one for Bloodborne, one for Castlevania, one for Demon’s Souls, and… one for Doki Doki Panic. Okay so that last one... Read more
Thumper Brings Rhythm Violence To The Switch
If you’re an early adopter of the Nintendo Switch like me, you’re probably a little starved for some quality content. Sure, the new Zelda game is great (and I would even go so far as to say that if nothing else good is ever released for the Switch, I... Read more
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Sacrifices Chills For Thrills
I love the Dynasty Warriors franchise. For those of you not familiar with the series, they’re large-scale action games based on the Chinese historical epic “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” From there, developer Koei Tecmo began to branch the series out, starting with “Samurai Warriors” and then moving on... Read more
Cracking The Silver Case and Finding A Killer
This column has discussed Japanese video game developer Suda51 in the past, but let’s start with a quick recap. He is known for creating incredibly strange (or “quirky” if you’re feeling generous) video games that tend to be incredibly divisive. None of his games have been particularly commercially successful... Read more
Little Nightmares Stumbles Toward Brilliance
Amazon had been recommending “Little Nightmares” to me for months before I finally just bit the bullet and ordered it. The Amazon description told me next to nothing about the product, and I had heard absolutely zero word of mouth hype about the game. Still, I kept checking the... Read more
Shining A Light On Outlast II
When Outlast came out a few years back, it was a breath of fresh air. At the time, horror gaming was still caught up in the action-heavy style popularized by the later “Resident Evil” games, but Outlast focused instead on stealth and survival. In fact, it went so far away... Read more
PETSCOP Is The Creepiest Game You’ll Never Play
You’ve never heard of Petscop because it’s not a real game (or at the very least, it is almost certainly not a real game). That is not to say that it does not exist in one form or another, though. Whatever Petscop is, there is a definite air of... Read more
Avoid The Inevitability At All Costs
I will fully admit that I was lazy in picking The Inevitability to be the subject of this week’s column. I went onto Steam and looked at the most recently released games with the “horror” tag. I saw a game with a plot summary that sounded kind of interesting... Read more