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
Elsewhere High: Chapter 1 Starts Off On The Wrong Foot
Elsewhere High: Chapter 1 is a horror-themed visual novel. Now, the visual novel is a hard style of game to do well in the first place since they have to rely entirely on their writing and not their actual gameplay. Adding horror into the equation just makes it that... Read more
THE BINDING OF ISAAC Switches Things Up
Nintendo has long been known as the family friendly video game company, so it was a little odd that one of the release titles for their new system (the Nintendo Switch) was a port of the crude, gory little indie cult classic The Binding of Isaac, complete with all... Read more
A GIRLS FABRIC FACE Should Have Stayed Covered
A Girls Fabric Face is a game which does not know that it needs an apostrophe in that title. That right there should have been a warning to me. The incredibly generic screen shots on the Steam page should have been my next warning. I got suckered in by... Read more
Camp Sunshine Fumbles In The Dark
As I have discussed before, I am quite fond of RPG Maker horror games. I also love slasher flicks and 16-bit nostalgia. So it seemed like Camp Sunshine was made just for me, a 16-bit RPG Maker horror game paying homage to classic summer camp slasher films. “What’s not... Read more
Spilling The Beans On the Game of Tattletail
You remember the Tattletail, right? It was a toy that was kind of popular in the late 90s that talked and learned things and looked kind of like a furry bird? Oh wait, that’s a Furby. Tattletail is a game that leans hard on 90s nostalgia for toys like... Read more