Consider Your Doorstep Darkened – Playstation 2 – ObsCure – 2005

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OBSCURE
Playstation 2
Hydravision Entertainment
2005
Genre: Horror Action Adventure

Growing up with a lot of horror in my life has not left me incredibly discerning in some aspects. I love slasher movies, which are probably the most repetitious types of horror you can reference, but when it comes to horror video games, I tend to savor each of them, whether they are quality pieces of entertainment or not. Much like with slasher movies, I feel like if you are enjoying yourself and getting a little creeped out? Horror games are doing their job.

Coming across ObsCure, a title I had no reference for when I saw it coming in new for twenty bucks, was an interesting bit of kismet and has led to some fun times. As is the case with games that strike your fancy but seem to come out of nowhere, I was a little hesitant to spend the money at first, even if it was cheaper than the usual new releases, but I have fond memories of playing this game with my friends. With it having released on Steam for the PC somewhat recently, I’ve had the chance to check it out again to see if it lived up to those fond memories of yesteryear.

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A R’lyeh Good Time – PC – Cthulhu Saves the World – 2011

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Cthulhu Saves The World
(c) 2011
Zeboyd Games
Genre: Comedy RPG

I tend to have a dry sense of humor. Despite this, I find humor in a variety of different comic stylings, and as long as something is done well, I tend to have a good chuckle.  Humor in games tends to be really hit or miss for me, though thankfully, this game pulls off a lot of different things well.  Cthulhu Saves the World is an homage to 16-bit RPGs of yesteryear, while at the same time playing as a modern indie game. Continue reading

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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