Evil’s First Outing – PC – Lucius – 2012

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PC
Shiver Games/Lace Mamba Global
Genre: Stealth Horror
2012

The number of horror sub-genres in film are vast- slashers, thrillers, hauntings, killer toys; the groupings are near endless and occasionally ridiculous.  One particular style of horror movie that still makes the rounds is the ‘demonic child’ trope. Whatever the reason, the concept of something usually cherished as pure and innocent like a child exacting horrible deeds has unsettled movie goes for decades with titles like The Omen, The Bad Seed, and The Good Son.  Shiver Games decided to take their own spin on this with their flagship title, Lucius.

Based out of Finland, Shiver Games has only worked on games in the Lucius series including a ‘demake’ of the original title and a second game, Lucius II: The Prophecy.  Their goal, according to their website, is to offer up a unique spin on horror gaming.  While there isn’t a lot of other information presented by their site, their devotion to the title is clear.  After spending some time with Lucius, though, I definitely have some thoughts on this little tenacious project.
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Creature Double Feature: Two Games to Set the Mood for Halloween

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Somehow? I did not die after taking this screenshot.

Ahhh, October.  Easily my favorite time of year.  I grew up and live in a city that treats the entire month as an opportunity to prey upon tourists – every day of the month is Halloween, and an endless stream of people come into the city to enjoy that atmosphere.  It will come as a surprise to no one that knows me that, while I loathe crowds and touristy kitsch, I am a huge fan of horror movies and videogames.  For this creature double feature, we can start with one of my favorite series, before delving into a fantastic standalone game.

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