Another video! Roger is back for an Obscure Old Games Halloween special! He’s looking at five exclusive games for five different SEGA systems, all with spooky themes!
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Eric checks out “rhythm violence” title Thumper! Is it spooky? Violent? Rhythmic? Watch to find out!
At a glance, you can look at Tokyo Mirage Sessions and go “Oh, it’s Persona with some sort of weird Fire Emblem theme.” And honestly, that’s completely accurate. That’s what it is. But I feel like that really belittles the game as well. All of the menus in Persona 3 and 4 look cool, and catch the eye, but they’re mostly just pretty. They don’t tie into what the game is doing especially well. But even down to the menus in Tokyo Mirage Sessions, the game is trying to push it’s themes forward. It’s trying to say something. It’s a wonderful something.
This installment was written by long-time friend of mine, Jefferson Taylor, who also penned last year’s piece Nightmare in the Dark a similarly off-beat horror-themed title.
In all of my years spent thoroughly enjoying the vast library of the Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, I’d somehow overlooked The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang. This may have been due to the higher profile titles of the time (Super Metroid, Final Fantasy III, Earthworm Jim, etc.) streeting around the same time. This may also have been attributed to the fact that (in comparison to the Japanese release) the U.S. boxart is a substantial turn off, with it’s generic, almost ‘edutainment’ vibe. Whatever the reason(s), I’ve finally paused long enough to give this quaint little action RPG it’s due time in my life, and here’s what it had to offer:
Today’s entry is by our friend Nick Rycar, who is taking a look at what is arguably Peter Molyneux’s last good game.
When September rolls around, I know it’s time to put on my thinking cap. That’s when the annual rallying cry is sounded to the On the Stick extended family and we’re given a singular task for the coming month: Share your best spooky game story. I often find this to be a fairly challenging ask because, quite frankly, I’m a wuss. I’ve never met a jump scare that didn’t actually make me jump, and unsettling imagery tends to linger in my head for quite a long while. In short, I just don’t play that many scary games.
Eric’s been streaming a lot of spooky games on our Twitch channel this month. They’ll all get archived here by the end of the month. But today it’s Albino Lullaby! A game Eric actually Kickstarted, if you can believe that!
You awaken in a dark house, with no memory of what is going on. You stumble around and find a flashlight. Finally, you can see. You walk through the only door in sight and almost trip over a dead body.