Over the Hedge is a movie (and video game) in which a gang of sentient wild animals break into a suburban woman’s house at night to steal her food. The woman (pictured above in her pajamas) is punished by the film for defending her property. This sucks.Continue reading “Let’s hope Over the Hedge 2 has justice for Gladys Sharp”
Maneater is a reverse horror game where you play as a bloodthirsty bull shark out for revenge. The shark is absolutely evil, but strangely, many fans and even the devs seem to think the shark is Justified.Continue reading “Scaly Pete is the real hero of Maneater”
One thing many players of Dungeons & Dragons could agree upon was that 2016’s Curse of Strahd, while awesome in many ways, was full of crap when it came to the humans known as the Vistani.Continue reading “Ravenloft finally RETCONS the evil depictions of the Vistani and allows them to be good”
Reverse horror games are not nearly as common as horror games, but when they appear, they tend to be fan favorites: from Carrion to Maneater to Undertail’s genocide path.Continue reading “Necrofugitive: reverse horror game where you play as a demon”
The question is this: Is Max taking over the bodies of other Max’s and replacing them when she enters another reality? If so, do they regain control when she leaves? The worry here is that she might be permanently erasing the other Max’s.Continue reading “The Most Important Question in the Life Is Strange comics”
You see that creepy Gothic girl pictured above? She’s Eveline, the “villain” of Resident Evil 7. She’s also a tragic victim, and she deserves more empathy than the game gave her.Continue reading “Eveline is a victim and she deserves your empathy”
Later this year will see the arrival of Tunche, a roguelite beat em up brawler set in the Amazonian jungle and created by an indie team from Peru. It is also set in the same universe as A Hat In Time, and Hat Kid will actually be a playable character with her own role in the story.Continue reading “Tunche – the next Hades?”
Little Nightmares 2 is one of favorite games. I am a Little Nightmares fan and have been a fan since playing the first game years ago. The Little Nightmares fandom is awesome, and I will always be part of it. However, today I am going to offer a critique of a popular theories in the fandom, a theory that seem to be unfortunately encouraged by the game itself. That theory is the idea that Six is slowly turning evil throughout the game of Little Nightmares 2.Continue reading “Six did the right thing by killing the bully in Little Nightmares 2”
Without a doubt, Life Is Strange is one of the most groundbreaking games of the past decade. It has been described as having a David Lynch inspired tone to it, and has a relatable main character trying to save her friend. The ending of Life Is Strange is emotionally powerful, (spoiler warning!) with the player being forced to choose between saving her friend’s life or the lives of thousands of innocent townspeople. (I personally chose to save thousands of innocent people.) Neither ending is canon, or, to be more precise, BOTH endings are canon in different timelines. This is to give the player the ultimate choice. Whatever you choose is canon in your timeline. While it’s true that a comic book series has been released following the events of the timeline where you save your friend, that is just the reality of one of many timelines. (I would like for the same writer or a different one to write a series following the timeline where she saves the town, to be fair to all players.)
A group of especially passionate Life Is Strange fans have come together to create an original game inspired by Life Is Strange. The game will be called This Bed We Made, and will be set in the 1950’s. Players will accompany a hotel maid as she goes into hotel rooms and tries to solve a mystery. Details are scarce, but more will be revealed as the release date approaches. If I had to take a guess, I would guess that sneaking into rooms at night or while guests are away will be a key feature.
I discovered This Bed We Made while browsing through the upcoming video games on Kickstarter – campaigns that have not launched but are preparing to launch. In a short amount of time, This Bed We Made attracted almost 500 watchers. Unfortunately, the developers pulled the campaign from the upcoming projects list due to the project being postponed due to covid. I wish they had kept it up, so that it could continue to accumulate followers so that when it does come out, it has a higher chance of meeting it’s funding goal. Another advantage of keeping your campaign up even if its been postponed is because it gives more chances for game journalists to discover your game and write articles. I seemed to have discovered the campaign on the week that they took it down. If I had been just a little late, I never would have discovered this promising indie, and this article wouldn’t exist. So to the devs, if you’re reading this, please put the campaign back on the Upcoming Projects list. I promise you it will be worth it!
This Bed We Made will release on Xbox, PlayStation, computer, and probably Switch.
Last week’s article about Extra Credits certainly was a very popular article (according to the algorithm) and it got a lot of people talking. It also received some pushback, including a piece by my colleague Dan (Counterpoint: Extra Credits is WRONG About Orcs.) Here is my response to his piece, and then at the end of the article we will switch subjects to talk a little about Unsung Warriors. I’ll quote his points and try to respond to each major one. To be fair, I don’t disagree with every point Dan made.Continue reading “A Response To Counterpoint”
Extra Credits, the popular YouTube channel about gaming, recently uploaded a video titled Evil Races Are Bad Game Design. In this video, they argue that it is poor game design to have any race (be they orc, vampire, human, elf etc) be inherently good or evil.Continue reading “Extra Credits is RIGHT about Orcs”
Are you looking for an awesome, ghostly horror game featuring strong anti-Trump (more on that down below) feminist women that is also LIVE ACTION? Then head on over to Kickstarter and take a look at GHOSTS. This game looks awesome.
Here are excerpted parts from the campaign:Continue reading “Awesome feminist horror game GHOSTS comes to Kickstarter!”