Sunday, 18 October 2015

SHIVERS


In 1995, Sierra On-Line was one of the most prominent PC game publishers, particularly in the adventure genre. This was also the year when they were aggressively championing a more adult demographic with the FMV adventures Phantasmagoria and Gabriel Knight 2. Can Shivers hold its severed head high next to those ghoulish classics? Well, that's a difficult question to answer...

UPDATES - OCTOBER 2015 - WINDOWS 10


So, after a successful attempt at updating my laptop to Windows 10, I finally decided to do the same to my primary desktop PC. After the jump, see how well this went and my findings on the compatibility of the games featured on this site.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

THE GUARDIAN OF DARKNESS


In the history of video games, you'd be hard pushed to think of ones that feature a robed monk as its hero. I struggle to count beyond my middle finger. The Guardian of Darkness, Cryo's 1999 effort to rectify the imbalance, takes this one step further by adding ghosts, demons and exorcisms.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

THE DEVIL INSIDE


Let's face it, most reality TV sucks. If there's one thing that would interest me in likes of Big Brother, it would be a mass load of rampaging zombies (and we have that thanks to a TV show called Dead Set). Add in a large dose of The Running Man and you get Cryo's 2000 action game The Devil Inside.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

SWEET HOME


Nintendo's vision for the NES in Europe and America was a frustratingly wholesome one. In the West, Capcom was mainly known as the developer of Disney games and Mega Man, but in their home country it was a very different matter. They birthed a reputation for horror and gore years before Resident Evil with their 1989 game Sweet Home.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

THE DARK EYE


The works of Edgar Allen Poe has never really been translated successfully to other mediums. While the series of films directed by Roger Corman were pretty good, they are questionable as adaptations. The skin-crawling psychological horror missing in those 60s B-movies are here in full force with The Dark Eye, a 1995 adventure by Inscape.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

ZOMBI


One is the Nintendo Wii-U's most interesting launch titles may find more recognition now that it's out on more popular systems, but did you know that Zombi-U was part of a franchise that spans almost 30 years? In keeping with the horror theme of the month, we're taking a look at the first game from little-known developer Ubi Soft.

Friday, 2 October 2015

BRAIN DEAD 13


It's October, the month where goth and gore become acceptable to the god fearing suburbs around the world. Pasty skinned weirdos like me need no excuse to encourage the claret at anytime of the year, but in the spirit of my favourite month, we're going all spooky on yo' ass. Let's ease into Halloween with something a little tame: an animated arcade adventure from 1995 named Brain Dead 13.