I've still never gotten around to playing Renegade Kid's survival horror/first-person shooter Dementium: The Ward. I’ve meant to for ages—it features some pretty amazing graphics for a Nintendo DS game and was reportedly extremely creepy. I'm not sure how the game did at retail, but it critical reception was largely positive.
Apparently the game (which found the main character waking up in an abandoned hospital where hideous monsters still stalk the halls) sold well enough to garner a sequel. Here's a first look at the trailer for the follow up from E3.
Unfortunately, there's no real gameplay footage or anything of that nature on display—leading me to wonder just how far along in the development cycle the project is. No word on a release date, either, but I'll keep you posted.
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A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.
Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.
In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.