Tag: horror

Presentable Liberty: A Trial in Waiting

Presentable Liberty is an indie horror game unlike any game you’ve played before. It has also been described as a visual novel that allows you only one chance to make a choice and that doesn’t come into play until the end of the game. You will be allowed to choose the outcome between two depressing endings; and you can get it here. Depressing game endings aren’t something new but the way the waiting in this game is presented is new. There is no instant gratification. Think about it, when was the last time you had to wait in a game?… Read the rest

Graphics are Overrated: Great RPG’s


With the graphical ceiling pretty much being hit by the current generation of consoles, I’ve become jaded to modern AAA games. The realistic explosions are very pretty, and the character models have seemingly crossed the uncanny valley, and the games are fun to play, but at the end of the game I’m not really left with much, moving on to the next thing churned out by these large video game companies. One of the biggest things I look for in a single player game is the narrative. Two of the biggest problems I find with AAA titles is that either they do too much telling through dialogue and not enough showing through actions, or they shoehorn too many cutscenes in where the player is rendered incompetent.… Read the rest

Coming out of Nowhere: Horror and Games


I’ll level with you: I’m not the world’s biggest fan of horror films, but I absolutely love horror video games. It is a genre that I feel most people overlook. Naturally, some people don’t enjoy being scared, and thus would be disinterested from the genre.  Others however might not be willing to pay the 60 dollar price tag to be scared (as noted by Cliff Bleszinski), or feel that they won’t be sufficiently scared, and thus a horror game is not worth buying.  What happened to the best selling Silent Hill games? What about Eternal Darkness released on the Gamecube?… Read the rest

Facing Adulthood the Hard Way (The Path)

“Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. -Lyman Abbott


What is innocence? According to Webster’s dictionary, the word “innocence” is defined as “Freedom from guilt or sin through being unacquainted with evil.” In this state, one can easily be manipulated by the allures of temptation, and remain ignorant of the potential hazards. To avoid these consequences, all one has to do is steer clear of the negative indulgences and remain completely naïve. Easy right? But with all of the irresistible temptations surrounding us, is this really possible? Can anyone really remain innocent?… Read the rest