Hey, it’s Alexis again. You can’t really have a game where spoilers will hurt your experience more than Undertale. Without a doubt it’s going to be my game of the year, of many years. You should just play it. But in case you still want to read, this essay does not talk in a whole lot of detail about events of the game, so maybe it’d be alright to read either way. It’s your call. No matter what, though. S T A Y D E T E R M I N E D.
Archive for the 'Videogames' Category
The stream dropped for a minute, so the archive is in two parts. Sorry about that. But this year, we’re working streams into the countdown! Watch as I beat Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti while chatting with Mike.
- Released: July 31, 1989
- System: Famicom
- Developer/Publisher: Namco
Today’s entry in the Curse is the first video for this year. Roger the Retrogaming Puppet takes on IREM’s absurdly hard Castlevania imitator, Holy Diver.
Today’s entry is penned by Jenn and Jerod Mackert, the wonderful husband and wife team behind the delight Guy Gardner Colon Warrior, which you should read if you like seeing ’90s comic tropes skewered.
There are, for the most part, two styles of horror: high impact stories that make use of jump scares, gore, and/or monstrous characters to keep the heart racing throughout, and slower, more atmospheric works that build an overarching sense of dread gradually to a climax. Neither is necessarily better or worse than the other, but the former has traditionally been the go-to method for video game horror, leaving quiet, brooding works to film and literature. Even Silent Hill, inarguably one of the most oppressive environments in video games, relies heavily on shock value to keep players on the edge of their seats. The Secret World, however, enthusiastically bucks this trend, offering up their horror primarily via ambiance, a departure from most other games in the genre.
There are more than a few games that one could label “slasher games.” In fact, recently, there seems to be a new interest in the idea. Until Dawn hit the PS4 last month, Summer Camp is a forthcoming game that even has special effects legend Tom Savini involved and there was talk of a new Friday the 13th game coming this year, though there hasn’t been any recent news.There are more than a few games that one could label “slasher games.” In fact, recently, there seems to be a new interest in the idea. Until Dawn hit the PS4 last month, Summer Camp is a forthcoming game that even has special effects legend Tom Savini involved and there was talk of a new Friday the 13th game coming this year, though there hasn’t been any recent news.
Longtime contributed, Action Cast! co-founder and all-around good dude Andy Keener drops by to contribute today’s entry.
When I was younger, my friends and I would always go to haunted houses in October. We’d get a big group together and would usually end up going to the same one every time. Wandering around in the dark, trying to find the exit, just knowing that someone, or something, was waiting to jump out at us. Being together gave us the strength to get into our roles as victims; it was easier to drop all pretense of being tough and not scared when everybody was around. It made the scares more scary and the dread overwhelming.
Hello! Alexis again. This is another game where the story is kind of everything (shocking how those are the games I play, huh?) and the story is what there is to talk about. Ultra Despair Girls isn’t going to mean much to anyone if they haven’t played the other DanganRonpa games, but still, you should play those! They rule. And this rules, in it’s own strange way.