THIRTY TWO DAYS OF HORROR GAMES! This is actually a livestream from last night, but hey, it’s archived here now. Enjoy.
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When people talk about what makes the older Resident Evil games scary, they usually talk about dogs jumping through windows. While that was shocking, and it very quickly established that you should always be on guard, it isn’t what makes the overall experience scary. Some of the tension of the series comes from the horror, but most of it comes from the survival. Those dogs would be a lot less scary of they were easily dispatched without consequence. Every choice can be a wrong choice, and while it may feel good to blast something, this can leave the player in dire situations.
Hey, everyone! I know October is over, and Halloween is over, and I said our feature was over, BUT… if you haven’t heard yet, Eric and I are doing Extra Life this year. We’re about halfway to our $200 goal, and a little more would certainly help (c’mon, it’s for sick kids, dammit). We’ll be doing a blind run of Resident Evil 6! Well, mostly. We’ll also be recording a new What a Maneuver podcast AND some of our friends will be joining us for random breaks from RE6 to play Team Fortress and Monaco and who knows what else! We’ve got some Steam codes ‘n’ junk to give away, too.
Check out our Extra Life page and throw some sick kids a few bucks.
And, of course, it will be on our Twitch.TV channel from before 9:30am tomorrow (we hear rumors that Paul “Morbid Coffee” Norman will be kicking things off before we get there) until 9:30am Sunday, with a time travel hour! I’ll be consuming as much riboflavin as possible to have the most effective time travel hour.
Stephen Hopkins of Poverty Game Night returns to stalk an abandoned cruise ship!
After the last three articles I’ve written for this Yet Another 31 Days of Horror Games, I’ve felt a bit bad. While many contributors have been writing about horror games that they think are cool, I’ve written about games that I’ve had increasingly negative reactions to. As a change of pace, today I am going to write about a game that I think is pretty cool. While I certainly have criticisms of Resident Evil Revelations, it is a game that I have very much enjoyed playing.
This week, On the Stick, we talk about Skyrim for the last time (honestly), the Xbox 360 versions of Resident Evil 4 and RE: Code Veronica, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the Trenched DLC, and Risk: Legacy. We also make fun of R. A. Salvatore and discuss what we’d do with a fat stack of cash from a Kickstarter fund. The Album of the Week is the Isley Brothers’ Go For Your Guns.
For today’s entry in our 31 Day History of Horror Games, I’m looking at Resident Evil on the Playstation and the Wii for the inaugural Halloween Special!