Eric does some streamin’ for this year’s 31 Days! Look for more as the month goes on!
Today’s entry was once again written by friend of the site, Lee Spriggs. He once asked me to send him the Billarm from the Action Cast! to use as an actual alarm. Now that he’s written this, it seems he has a deep love for really obnoxious sounds.
What has no head, no hands, two bombs, and yells CONSTANTLY?
I mean, if you’ve played Serious Sam you know what I’m getting at. Kamikaze bombers.
Have you ever sat down with your phone, ready to relax after a hard day at work with a bit of virtual card game competition, started a game of Hearthstone, and then just thrown the phone across the room because none of your cards had anime tits on them? I mean, we all have, right? Truly, it is Hearthstone’s one weakness. Luckily, there are developers out there to fill this void and make our lives more complete. Cygames has stepped up to the challenge.
This year when Joe asked about what people wanted to write about for the 31 Days, I didn’t actually think I had anything to contribute. Eventually, I decided I would write something about We Happy Few. It was touted as an “indie survival horror” game with a unique twist and aesthetic, so I decided to pick it up. However, I’d not dug in to it much, because it was still in Early Access. It seemed like it was a good fit for the 31 Days, so I volunteered to go ahead and cover it.
I think it’s no surprise that I am a big fan of dragons. I am so big a fan, I’ve written so many words about dragons that my tiny laptop literally cannot handle processing the document. That’s a lot of dragon love. So when I learned that LiEat was a game about a dragon, I was there! And then it turns out that the game says “dragon” when it means moe little girl with magical powers. Not a single scale or cool set of claws! What a shame.
Once I got past this sad reality, though, what was left was a very smart little game about the nature of lies that is wonderfully brief and enjoyable all the way through.
It’s the first of three videos that are part of this year’s 31 Days of Horror Games! Roger’s tying this one into the recently ended Super Summer and talking about Majyuuou, a little-known horror-themed side-scroller for the Super Famicom!
I wouldn’t be writing this right now if it weren’t for On the Stick and Nick Rycar. Reading his article about 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors for a previous 31 Days of Horror Games was the tipping point for me to get the game and play it. Now, the third game in the Zero Escape series, Zero Time Dilemma, is out and here I am. The central premise of all the games in the series is that a group of people are forced into a situation where they have to solve puzzles and follow the rules, or they will die. Zero Time Dilemma is a little different, as all the characters are gathered for an experiment where they are to go into isolation together to simulate a trip to Mars. They all have different reasons for signing up for the experiment, but soon after it starts they are all knocked out and wake up to find they are playing this nasty game.