Sometimes you start a new game and hope it'll push your skills to the limit, sometimes you want to play something so ambitious it'll upend everything you thought you knew about a genre, and sometimes all you can do is get down on your knees and pray the adventures of a schoolgirl with the powers … Continue reading CATBLOBS FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION
Maverick developer Kenji Eno has a lot to answer for: He's the only creator who's ever made me check to see if my potential game purchases included their matching braille instruction sheet and his Saturn-born sci-fi horror Enemy Zero blessed/cursed me with an unreasonably high tolerance for horror-tinged FMV adventures. I love them, I think. … Continue reading NO FEAR
Stories usually describe the legendary city of Atlantis as a wondrous place - imagine a fantasy version of ancient Greece but with more ornate fountains, fish, and the casual use of technology so advanced it easily blurs into the magical and you're halfway to writing your own tale already. Whatever take you read on the … Continue reading The mystery of Atlantis
How could anyone possibly resist a game with a title like Countdown Vampires? And then I found out there was a tank-controlled survival horror game lurking behind that marvellous name - I was but a moth to the game's flame. A completely lost cause. I didn't care how much it cost, who was responsible for … Continue reading Countdown Vampires
Let's start with something home-grown for spooky month, a game from the same UK studio that brought us Amiga classics like Switchblade, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, the basically perfect K240 (fight me), as well as the nineties mascot bandwagonner [shudder] Zool. The point of time we're looking at today is either very late in 1996 or … Continue reading Realms of the Haunting
If that title didn't make much sense to you then you're going to have to bail out right now or take a deep breath and brace yourself for more of the same, because it's all downhill from here. It is of course a piece of Vogon poetry from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A wildly inventive classic … Continue reading Oh freddled gruntbuggly, thy nacturations are to me!
I love everything about the original Resident Evil. The story, the frequently bizarre voice acting, the way the horror of those first nervous playthroughs melts away into silky speedruns as Umbrella's finely-tuned puzzle box of monsters clicks into place - every last little detail is something to be noted and cherished. So this admission is … Continue reading THE WASPS GO IN THE WASP NEST