I’m on the stairs from The Exorcist to tell you all about the differences between the Famicom and NES versions of this Konami masterpiece.
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Tonight’s livestream was, uh, hm. Well, it was a clusterfuck, to be honest. But, hey, it was a spooky game! Contagion claims to be a realistic zombie shooter and… yeah.
Before we begin the article proper, let me get this out of the way: There are spoilers here. If you haven’t played Undertale, I strongly recommend spending $10 and four to five hours of your time to do so. There will be some fairly high-level generic “spoilers” for the game as a whole that might affect your enjoyment of discovery that is one of the game’s true strengths, but what this goes into in more depth is the “Genocide” path where you kill every enemy in the game that can possibly be killed. If you plan to play a genocide run yourself, maybe do that first.
Just so you know, I didn’t play a genocide run of Undertale. I cheated and looked up information on it, because I didn’t want to play it. I knew I would have had to do too many horrible things for a “reward” that wasn’t worth it, but that doesn’t seem to stop people who are determined to find out what happens. Besides I had a bad time anyway.
Eric gives you a full playthrough of Uncanny Valley. It’s weird.
Hylics is a game where your face melts a lot.
Well, okay, it’s not your face. It’s the face of Wayne. And it melts a lot because you die a lot. It’s a deadly sort of game. At least in the beginning, where I managed to completely miss what I was supposed to be doing and wander, for quite a while, being killed. But when I did, though, it wasn’t a big deal. The afterlife isn’t so bad. You just head back whenever you’re ready. There’s even a special balcony you can go to if you’ve died enough. It’s a little club, just for people like you. Who die.
Today’s entry is once again by the wonderful Jenn and Jerod Mackert, the fine folks behind Guy Gardner Colon Warrior (which you should definitely be reading, if you love to hate terribad ’90s comic books).
For the uninitiated, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” was a Nickelodeon program that ran from 1990 to 2000, and focused on a group of kids in a group called The Midnight Society who would take turns telling a different scary story each episode. It was a pretty successful show, and considering how every episode was a brand new horror story, it seemed like a no-brainer that a videogame would eventually be made based on the license. And indeed, one was released in 1994, right at the height of the show’s popularity, though it seems like it wasn’t released to much fanfare, and from what we can tell, seemed to mostly just be a pack-in with certain PC purchases. Which is a shame, because Are You afraid of the Dark? The Tale of Orpheo’s Curse is actually a pretty good game for its time.