Posts Tagged ‘Horror’

So before I Just jump into this I want to give some links to some past stuff I have written about this series.

TWO PARTS ABOUT MY LOVE FOR RESIDENT EVIL < Click for part one!

PART TWO! <Click for part two!

So YES..ON WITH THIS!

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So clearly I have a love for this series. HOWEVER I have no love for buying games that I already own with little to no difference between the original on sale item. Which means I really didn’t see the point in buying this version of the game short because I already owned it on the “Gamecube” with most of the rest of the series “0 – 4”.

So why did I buy it? Well truth be told it kept coming up in conversation. The conversations would go pretty close to this…

Someone: So hey did you play the resident evil HD remake?

ME:I played the game on Gamecube and don’t see the point in buying it again now.

Someone: Well you know they are releasing 0 next year in HD also.

ME: yea…I have seen the previous…

Someone: I heard if the sales of both those games do well they will work on a HD Remake of 2!

ME:…DAMN IT…

So over all this conversation was repeated enough times that I figured WHY THE HELL NOT. I know it’s a great game and really I keep hearing it’s a good HD version port of the game so …why …not?

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Well alright.. I Downloaded the game from the psn which to my surprise it cost me less then 20$. Which helped it’s sale on me also because for that price I can understand spending the money for updated graphics and perhaps a revival of a experience I already knew I was getting myself into.  Now keep in mind my love for this particular game was pretty high. It was my first Gamecube game I owned and I played every mood it had to offer in the original GC version. This time I would come to understand that the settings of the game would come as a surprise. This version would have 3 settings as opposed to the original 2 settings of difficulty. Naturally I played the 3rd most difficult setting.

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Me being a natural to this series my first play through it I picked Jill between the two characters “Jill and Chris”.  I came to find that the videos in the game I can assume nothing could be done to fix them so they still remain the same as the previous GC version. However the moment you enter the mansion EVERYTHING is Crystal clear and this is really what you are paying for. Better sound quality, and a better visual experience. Now I say better with a lose tongue because one of the things I enjoyed about the Original was the mystery that came with the game.

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While it maintains the same story and everything that comes with the original experience something that I think was over looked was the fact that what you interact with  “items, ammo and so on” was supposed to be something you went looking for. Cause it’s remake nature and clarity built into the backgrounds most of the stuff that you are looking for is BRIGHT and CLEAR TO FIND. It takes away the question of what am I supposed to be looking for because everything you are looking for IS BRIGHT AND STICKS OUT ON SCREEN..

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If the room was meant to hide a item you can see it clearly because chances are it’s brightly light and clearer then the background hiding it. Not really a big deal but if this was my first time playing the game I would lose that experience of …what am I supposed to be searching for? OH well the BRIGHTLY LIGHT AMMO BOX ON THE FLOOR COULD HELP! That sort of disappointed me but was really the only thing that brought the experience a bit down.

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Short of that I found myself constantly say ..HEY I NEVER NOTICED THAT! This I think was the result of the HD experience. From paintings on the wall to the writing on some of the items it was all a real treat to see how high the details have become. It was clear from start to finish that Capcom put a great deal of love into making it a experience that old fans “like myself” would enjoy and want to relive.

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So am I a fan of this version of the game? YES.. Do I think it was worth the 20$  price? For what I managed to get from it YES! Honestly coming from a fan of the series and someone who really enjoyed this particular game I can’t see any reason why anyone who loved the one for Gamecube wouldn’t want to relive this game and enjoy another run past it.

It does come with some extra treats in terms of content also so …why not help and support! WITH THE HELP AND SUPPORT MAYBE CAPCOM WILL FINALLY MAKE A RESIDENT EVIL 2 REMAKE HD!!

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One of the first things I did when I purchased my PS4 was download the PT Demo. I knew before hand because it was written every place! “Spoiler” it had something to do with Silent Hill. However I was curious and honestly the experience was worth it. The ending result is kinda sad but regardless of all that.. we will jump into it and I WILL explain what I can about it. so..here…we….go!

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To begin with the demo starts the way I WISH every game would start. It explains the controls, highlights the options for lighting, language, and so on. The moment you are done with that you jump right into it. Now in terms of first person games this game is without question one of the most beautiful games I have seen in terms of design.  Every texture is as clear as could be, every sound is crystal and creepy! Also jumping into without any previous knowledge it sets you into a world that has no answers but plenty of questions.

Why am I here? Why is it so dark? What is going to happen? Can I die? WHAT THE F@## WAS THAT!!!?

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Writing it down it sounds so uninteresting..but the game repeats the same hallway. However each time you enter that hallway something different happens. From something as simple as strange sounds to something really strange like people standing in the hall. It varies each time.

Now with all this in mind it is with a sad heart I say that unless you downloaded it before the 29th of last month. You CAN’T PLAY IT NO MORE. It’s actually very sad.. but the creators are still talking so something might come of it…who knows…

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Fu@# ME….what do I even say about this game. Ok before I even start this review..Let me make something veryyyyyyyyyyyy clear. The game cost me all of 1.99 on the Nintendo Eshop.. So just from that price alone…I kinda knew what I was getting. However I was thinking MAYBE this will be like Slender! Or some other free ware software game.. no….no…and no…You GET EXACTLY what you PAY FOR!

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To begin with the game is SUPER simple to understand. You move with one stick, Move your head with another, Jump, and have an action button. THAT’S IT. You put into 4 SHORT SHORT SHORT stages.. The idea of the game is to follow the story. Pick up a select number of items and that’s it. The first stage you pick up one thing.. and go to a door.. END STAGE… Second stage is the biggest but it’s also .. SUPER… BORING.. nothing happens.. and it’s design is so simple that it’s hard to even keep focus!

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For a game that claims it’s horror.. Not a single thing about it is scary. It dull.. and not worth the 1.99 you pay for it.  i wish I could say something nice about the game. YET… I CAN’T…

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Among the sleep is one of the first “first person horror” games that I played and finished at the first sit down. It’s a short game but it tells the story of a baby! This is the first game I have ever seen that lets you play as a character EVERYONE can relate too. Just a baby! With imagination and a interesting take on horror the game is created extremely well.

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To start with it is a simple game .. for the most part you just need to move around with the keyboard, climb, stand up, crawl and pick up objects. It’s really really easy to learn and engaging for the most part. The game doesn’t really focus so much on what might happen as much as it focuses on what IS happening. The sound is built to allow a the player a warning of events. More often then not you will find yourself chase voices, and running from sounds that ARE BAD.

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Over all I purchased the game from Humble Bundle for a pretty decent price. It came with six other games and I am sure they will make it available again in the future. Regardless it’s price isn’t bad but I would honestly take my recommendation and wait for it to be available again with the purchase of other games. It’s just too short… and while fun.. and DIFFERENT… You deserve more!

Which! As of the 5th YOU GET! Free DLC which is titled “Prologue” has been released… But I haven’t touched it yet.. BUT SOON!

 

 

 

 

Jumped into another MMO “Said I wouldn’t …but”… This was worth it!

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I was having a big craving for some good horror. Honestly so many games today titled “horror” are mostly jump scares and crappy stories. I wanted to find something that would catch my interest. I had seen “The Secret World” about for awhile.. just didn’t know what to think of it and honestly I HATE MMO’S at this point..but this game.. WOW Did it catch my interest…

So you start the game out with the same old same old. Pc download of the game which cost about 30 bucks. The good thing is that NO SUBSCRIPTION. You pay for the game 30 bucks and that’s pretty much all you need after that. The game does have some episodes after the main game but honestly paying the 30 bucks will cause you to play more then 200 hours of game play. It’s an MMO so really figuring out what missions to go on is really up to you and the worlds are MASSIVE..”hence MMO”..

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The start of the game has you choose between one of three Factions “Illuminati (From New York), Templar (From London), and the Dragon (From Korea). Each Faction has a back-story and in that back-story you will develop your characters back-story. You create an agent and work your way in and out of Modern day Myths, Legends, and stories. This part is what really drives the game. You set out on your missions to go after Zombies, Vampires, Ghost, Monsters, and all sorts of different horror elements.

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Alexander “Kainless”Gonzalez…hehe that’s me!

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Now while the game plays out like most MMOs having to click and point and set number buttons for actions. It has a very diverse game-play element to it.  Action, Puzzle, Mystery, Searching Horror elements, and character building is just part of what builds the game. I honestly haven’t played a game that makes so many elements mix and mix well not left field at all. To explain it best it’s like watching the X-files mixed with World of Warcraft elements. It all takes place in real time so most of the people you meet are real people. With that the community is very NICE.. and well monitored unlike most MMOs. It becomes a group of support and fun!

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I can go on about this game but really I think I will wait and make this more of an episode write about.. So much has happened already and I only just started..

The Last of Us

Posted: November 8, 2013 in Video Games Alexander
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The Last of Us… So many good things but with the good of course …come…the…bad.. So let me start off with saying that my brother sent me this game and said I HAD TO PLAY IT!! So …yea…

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So to begin with this game has a BIG focus on story telling. Most of what the game revolves around is the story of Joel and Ellie. It of course gets more detailed then that but I will not ruin it cause that is really the only drive to play the game. The details are amazing for this game also… it’s original and it does well with keeping you into the story.

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The game holds some horror elements, lots of suspense and a hint of action. Really the game plays very much like uncharted. However this is a flaw… cause while the controls are easy enough to learn the game at many points is fast paced. Perhaps too fast because some of the creatures you face run at you so fast that you don’t have time to react and ONE HIT KILLS for some of the monsters up close. The trick to the game is that most of the “infected” need to be close to you to kill you. They can’t see but they can hear your steps so its ruff…

Really again..its the story and the graphics that make you want to play the game. Its a very pretty game and it has a great story. Getting around some of the elements with the “infected” is pretty hard. Its paced pretty good and really is over all a good game..but really on a personal note… It should have been a movie.

What is Fear ?

Posted: October 27, 2013 in Video Games Alexander
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Seeing as how my favorite holiday of the year is coming up “Halloween” I figure it be cool if I release my favorite Horror Games of all time list! I don’t normally do list like this but I am a pretty big fan of horror and this is the first year I figure HEY…WHY NOT!? So lets start with TEN and count down!

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Dante’s Inferno isn’t so much a game that scared me but is a game that kept with me.  Yes I read the book and I knew what I was going into for the most part starting the game. Yet what was slightly frightening about the game was the imagery. It didn’t disturb me as much as make me envision a place that just continued to get worse the more you went on with it. Like waking up tomorrow and having everything horrible happen every second you continued to count. You go from one place and say …ok… that’s interesting…then another..and say…ok how much more are they going to push this…and then by the end see that it’s pushed pretty far..almost with no bounds to anything… I mean yes it’s more of an action game but if you really look at the art and the imagery it presents…its pretty frightening to think about how bad that would be if hell was really anything like it…

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Phantasmagoria was one of the first games I played “MANY MANY MANY YEARS AGO” that not only did I see as scary but really showed me how you can build an atmosphere that just presents an eerie environment. It wasn’t the chase, or a monster or gore that made it scary either because really didn’t have much of any of that in it. It held a level of suspense  to it that I think is what kept to me. You wanted to question why things happened to poor Adrienne Delaney. What was going on in the house? It really kept me motivated and in question about the underline of the world around the character. It played well enough to keep my attention and never let it go.

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F.e.a.r was a game that surprised me. I haven’t had a game do that to me since my number one game and really I was thrilled with it! Again playing as more of an action game what fear does do it take a story, create an environment around it and make you question what is really around the next corner? It has a very dark feel to it like anything could happen next and it really does get into your head with how it plays off its story. Really just one of those games that again just keeps you wanting to see more but never letting you down with what might come next.

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Now of all the silent Hill games really this one is my favorite. Lots of people would have probably picked Silent hill 1 or 2 but this game does something different then all those games and I REALLY loved it. It makes you question your own sanity. The game plays on what decisions YOU would make. Not the character but YOU! It asks you psychological questions, and forces you to explore the world based on how you answer them. If you answer honestly the game will take those answers and pretty much implement them into what will happen next.  The main thing that stuck with me about this game wasn’t so much the chasing or the monsters but the idea that if I had answered the questions a different way what would it have effected? Sort of like how in real life you always have what ifs? What if I had drank last night? What if I had been rude to that person? It leaves you with lots of questions about the decisions you make on a daily bases and what would happen if you had been stuck in such a bad situation that your world would be so effected by the decisions you make that things again continued to get worse because of them.

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You really wouldn’t think to see this game on my list but let me explain something to you about myself before getting into this game. First of all I have a real fear of technological advancements in the world today. I honestly question when is it enough for everyone? When do the cell phones stop getting so advanced? When do we stop needing people to take the roles of jobs that machines would other wise do better? Now with this game Binary Domain your put into a world with robots. Which of course makes for a good action game! However the further you go in the game the stranger it gets. Soon you find out that some of the robots..don’t EVEN KNOW THEY ARE ROBOTS! Its a question that really everyone asks to a point…What is a soul? Could humanity ever create one with technology? Honestly its more disturbing a question then one would think and I think that given another thirty or forty years..it will probably be a real question we ask ourselves…depending on how we advance…and that truly does frighten me!

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Condemned 2 was a game that was interesting to me because it put you in the role of a low life bum who was really good at something. Ethan Thomas proves himself to be a character that has such potential to be a great detective but doesn’t. The reason I added this game to the list was because it really did present a very cool twist on how you don’t need to have monsters to make a place scary. What if you entered that abandoned warehouse looking for answers and someone started to chase you? What if the world was darker then you thought it ever could be and what if no one did anything to stop it? What if you gave up but still felt the drive to survive past everything that came your own way? Dark corners are dark for a reason and what if something is living in those corners…waiting…?

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Now anyone who knows me knows I LOVE LOVE LOVE CLIVE BARKER… so why would I add this game? Well probably cause the imagery and art that went into it just again…stuck with me.. I loved the originality of the story and again the question of what is the soul. This game held a sort of odd taste to it.. It was mostly action again but if you look into the art and the twisted story line it was pretty creepy to look over…not so much horror as much as gore and the question of how things could get sooooooooo FU@#ED UP….

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If a game with a nail gun and creepy freaking monsters can make my list it should really make EVERYONE’S LIST. Quake took the dark, gritty, POLYGONAL method for its time and pretty much scared everyone. I got my first real scare of opening a door and having something JUMP AND CLAW AT ME from this game. Its held a very special place in my heart and really had to make the list because it was scary for its time. Its aged horribly since then…but for its time it was one hell of a ride…

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Eternal Darkness….really..what can I say about this game… Honestly this game is probably one of the best games that Nintendo “at the time” could have produced. A game that not only had a great story to it but had Elements to it that NO BODY seen coming. The sanity meter…CHRIST… I wish … more games could be as good as this game…

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DOOM…..64….now before I go on..and explain why this game is MY NUMBER ONE most fear bringing game..I need to CHALLENGE YOU! First…get the game… WAIT till midnight…put on the best head set you have…and play the game…Honestly to this day parts of this game still scare me..and I refuse to ever do that challenge again… Now you would think…ITS DOOM….what’s so scary? The soundtrack to this game and the environments it puts you in…are …really…disturbing.. and the further you get in the game….the more…creepy…it gets… I mean really…Eerie and disturbing stuff..it does an EXTREMELY good job of taking you into it…and really all it takes…is an amazing soundtrack…