Author: Daniel Weissenberger

HOGuru Plays Haunted Hotel: Death Sentence

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One of my favourite subgenres in HOGS I review are the stealth adaptations. Whether it’s a popular video game franchise like Bioshock or a minor literary classic like The Shadow Over Innsmouth, I enjoy seeing how game developers who profoundly don’t have the rights to a certain piece of media transform it into a hidden object game. How subtle will they be in their use of locations, character designs, entire plots?


HOGuru Plays Haunted Hotel: Eclipse

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I’m not sure this review can be trusted. It’s entirely possible that I love this game far too much for my opinions about its merits to be trusted. What explains this adoration? It revolves entirely around the game’s premise, and its straightforward exploration thereof.


HOGuru Plays Demon Hunter 3: Revelation

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Demon Hunter 3 has a proud pedigree to live up to. While the first two games in the series weren’t the best HOGs I’ve ever played, they were by far the most endearingly strange. The first game will always hold a place in my heart due to its use of a photo of Jeffrey Combs as one of its villains, as well as introducing me to my spirit animal, Scarecrow Dentist.


HOGuru Plays – Enigmatis 2: Mists of Ravenwood (XBO Edition)

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Enigmatis ended on something of a cliffhanger – the evil Preacher escaped, leaving the detective to chase him to another town, where he would doubtless to use his hypnotic church bell to restart his serial killing. To be honest, it wasn’t a fantastic ending. Enigmatis had been primarily notable for a super solid and surprisingly dark narratives, but I didn’t see any logic or value in playing the same story over again. So i was understandably delighted to discover that Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood had something entirely different in store.


Dead Rising 2 (PS4) Review

Where Are My Bookends?

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HIGH Chainsaw + Kayak Paddle = the most fun you’ll ever have navigating a horde of zombies.

LOW That last boss fight somehow manages to be a worse version of Dead Rising‘s worst boss fight.

WTF Chuck, you’ve been framed for mass murder, so stop telling people who you are. And lose the jacket.


Dead Rising (PS4) Review

Fresh Paint On Rust

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HIGH Wading into a horde of zombies with a chainsaw and watching the limbs fly in all directions.

LOW Watching an injured survivor spend five minutes trying to climb up a ledge.

WTF No, Dead Rising, I don’t find zombies wearing lingerie ‘EROTIC’.


Dishonored 2 Review

Revenge: The Cause Of (And Solution To) All Life’s Problems

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GOOD The. Clockwork. Mansion.

BAD How long do I have to wait for the DLC?

WTF Wait, I can skip a level by figuring out a logic problem? Okay, let’s get a pen and paper!


Lost Castle Review

Only Pairs Need Apply

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HIGH Teaching that boss a thing or two about projectile weapons.

LOW Trying to fight literally any boss without a ranged weapon.

WTF Why is my alternate attack throwing a piece of bai- SHARK!