By Guest Critic on November 12, 2012 - 10:07pm.
Survival horror games aren't what they used to be. Once upon a time, they were about survival and horror. It makes sense. It's what the genre is called, after all. These titles would encompass qualities of mystery and exploration as the player fought to stay alive with every step. Over the years, they've increasingly become about action, gunfights, and an overload of cheap jump scares. I prefer the former, despite a plethora of the latter.
By Brad Gallaway on November 12, 2012 - 8:52pm.
I'm still between review games at the moment, so I started playing Silent Hill: Book of Memories on Vita. I liked the demo and I'm a big fan of dungeon crawlers and Roguelikes when they're done well, so despite all of the negative talk I heard, I decided to go for it. I'm about ten levels into the campaign so far, and I think it's actually pretty good—but that statement needs some qualification.
By Daniel Weissenberger on November 9, 2012 - 3:15pm.
No Sympathy for this Devil
HIGH Finally figuring out how to get that woman to climb into the bath so I can electrocute her!
LOW Why is Satan's son involved in a boss fight?
WTF Whoever edited these kill videos may have a slight gore fetish...
By Dylan Collins on October 24, 2012 - 9:02am.
This week, we discuss our favorite scary games, and then have a mega discussion of The Walking Dead: Episode 4! With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Richard "Defender Against The Robot Uprising" Naik, Dylan Collins and special guest Jeffrey Matulef.
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By Brad Gallaway on October 11, 2012 - 8:20am.
How Did You Not See That There???
HIGH Seeing Clem's training from Episode Three pay off.
LOW Doing the wrong actions and dying because of the goofy controls.
WTF You really think you can carry that in a backpack?!?
By Daniel Weissenberger on October 8, 2012 - 2:40pm.
Jake Muller: Zombie Puncher
HIGH Watching a chrysalis hatch, dreading what's going to crawl out from inside of it.
LOW Struggling to get the cover system to work while surrounded by snipers.
WTF Okay, that is definitely larger than a conventional house fly.
By Brad Gallaway on October 8, 2012 - 2:04pm.
This blog post is going to be about events that take place in The Walking Dead, Episode Three. If you haven't already played this episode, do not read this post.
By Brad Gallaway on September 16, 2012 - 4:39pm.
HIGH The intensity and emotion is unbelievably high.
LOW Are you REALLY not gonna let me grab that map, Kenny?
WTF A glitch made Duck invisible for a few conversations. Mood killer!
By Brad Gallaway on September 1, 2012 - 12:23pm.
Before PAX Prime opened its doors, there were a few events happening in Seattle. One such event was a preview for an upcoming XBLA/PC game called State of Decay. The developers, Undead Labs, were kind enough to extend an invitation to see the Alpha build, and I was glad to accept.
By Daniel Weissenberger on August 16, 2012 - 10:13pm.
Welcome to the World of Shooting Gallery Horror
HIGH The triumphant return of Hunter Gammas!
LOW Instant-death QTEs in a rail shooter.
WTF It is impossible to decapitate a zombie with a shotgun. Make of that what you will.
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