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Sally Face Review

Sally Face Review

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SALLY...WHAT?   You know that eccentric, lovingly hand-drawn horror-adventure game vaguely inspired by the first half of the Rob Zombie remake of Halloween  you've been so patiently waiting for? It's finally arrived...in the form of an indie game/demo you can currently download for free from Itch.io. And, I'm pleased to say, it's actually pretty darned good.    A quick Google search tells me that a Sally Face  is a "man that acts like a woman". And while I'm not quite sure this game's protagonist can be accused of such...

Allison Road Revived

Allison Road Revived

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  Yes indeed, YOU again... Allison Road. (All of the articals photo credits goes to the team behind Allison Road)   That's right everyone! Confirmed today (08/22/2016) at 1PM EST Allison Road had been confirmed revived by the developers themselves. Stating on their Facebook page that they have officially relaunched under a different producing brand called Far From Home Productions which Christian Kesler, creator of Allison Road has co-founded with his wife. No longer chained to Team 17, Kesler now has taken 100% of the project onto himself and Lilith Games, the team behind the game. You can read...

At the Mountains of Madness Review

At the Mountains of Madness Review

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A PREMATURE DEPARTURE   Ah, Early Access on Steam. Always a prickly proposition. And while I'm going to have some positive things to say about the game that this could be, this is one product which definitely should've waited longer for its first public airing. To say that At the Mountains of Madness  is not yet ready for release is like saying that the Titanic should have been more wary on its maiden voyage.     WELCOME TO GLITCH CITY, POPULATION: YOU   Perhaps a brief run-down of the first fifteen minutes of my gaming experience is...

Inside Review

Inside Review

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JACK BE LIMBO, JACK BE QUICK A handful of years back, a 2D (or, to be pedantic, "2.5D") platform game called Limbo  reared its rather attention-grabbing head. It has since become a game much beloved of not only dedicated platforming fans, but also gamers generally more inclined towards highly atmospheric, or dare I even say, "horror"-themed games. It achieved this by being one of the "spookiest" and most curiously "downbeat" platform games one could possibly imagine. This sure as shit wasn't Super Mario Bros. This was something else altogether.    I'...

Dead by Daylight Review

Dead by Daylight Review

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MULTIPLAYER MAYHEM   I know I'm not the only one who's been waiting to see if someone could manage to make a truly scary and immersive multiplayer horror gaming experience. And while Dead by Daylight  is far from the worst attempt I've yet seen, I'm sad to say...we could still be waiting for some time yet. If such an ambition is even achievable.      Let me try and put this into some context. I'm not much of a multiplayer gamer - I unashamedly favour single-player over either competitive or co-op game modes...

Investigator Review

Investigator Review

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WELCOME TO THE END OF THE WORLD   In the year 2050, Earth’s climate change peaked with a cataclysmic rampage of weather disasters—the global population wiped out by tornados, hurricanes, etc. You are Thomas, an ex-Private Eye. Despite your success, the new world forces you to become a drifter, seeking shelter and food as the weather continues to worsen, eventually (it can be surmised) culminating in a new Ice Age. However, even a dead world can bring up old grudges…. Are you excited? I was. However, you—like me—are soon to be sorely disappointed, as Investigator is...

The Last of Us Review

The Last of Us Review

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WHOA...   To say that this game gets off to one of the most promising starts in video game history is a bit of an understatement. Partly due to the fact that I'm now more used to playing games on my laptop - a laptop with a decent-sized screen, but a laptop nonetheless - playing my first PS3 game since I bought a whopping huge-screen TV was perhaps always destined to be an awe-inspiring affair. Either way, the opening to this game is as cinematic as it gets, and is one of the best examples I've seen...

DreadOut: Keepers of the Dark Review

DreadOut: Keepers of the Dark Review

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HIT ME BABY, ONE MORE TIME... The first DreadOut game was as fascinating as it was frustrating; genuinely horrific, yet occasionally downright horrible.  For every great idea, there was a more dubious one; for every well-executed moment, there was a decidedly crappier one.  Hell, even the quality of the graphics sometimes seemed to belong to two very different games.  Now, I could also mention a certain slightly infamous debacle involving said graphics - something to do with 64 bits "temporarily" switching to 32 bits, and somehow never finding its way back - but I'm...

Obscuritas Review

Obscuritas Review

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An Exercise In Frustration Your name is Sara. Recently, you inherited your great-uncle’s estate, and you’re now moving in. However, your great-uncle was a strange person with many secrets, secrets which you may only learn by proving your worth through a series of puzzles. This is the general basis of Obscuritas’ first act. Overall, it’s a sound premise, if a bit cliché. However, premise does not always match execution, as you will find out by playing this game. The first act’s puzzles seem simple enough at first. In fact, they are simple. Find a key, arrange...

Darkest Dungeon Review

Darkest Dungeon Review

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DIE, FRODO, DIE!  I suspect that we all like to think of the ye olde "dungeon hack" genre of gaming as a very casual, jump-in/jump-out proposition.  Alas, Darkest Dungeon is NOT THAT KIND OF GAME.  Far, far from it, in fact.  True to its name, Darkest Dungeon is a rival for the most mentally harrowing, emotionally insensitive, and just plain-old punishing "dungeon hack" you are ever liable to endure.  Practically every conceivable "light" fantasy element has been stripped out - not a happy hobbit village in sight, I'm afraid...

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