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Alien: Isolation: A Beautiful place to die

Alien: Isolation is an odd beast, but so is the series that spawned it. The original, 1979, Alien film is a masterpiece of atmospheric tension that could’ve only been made when Ridley Scott was at the height of his directorial hubris, possessed with an obsession for world building. The sci fi technology of Alien seems more »

Alien: Isolation Review: Haunting

Title: Alien: Isolation Price: System(s): PS4 (Also available on PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) Release Date: October 7, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Sega (The Creative Assembly) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Strong Language, and Violence I couldn’t play Alien: Isolation at night. The notion of being alone, in a dark room, in an empty house, more »

Deciding between Alien: Isolation and Evil Within

October is brutal on gamers. Traditionally, October and November are the busiest months, as every company wants to have their game out in time for the holiday shopping season. Which means people often find themselves torn between two games, like Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within. In this particular circumstance, both games came to next more »

I like that Alien: Isolation won’t let you hide

That title isn’t exactly clear. You can hide in Alien: Isolation. It’s encouraged, in fact, as it can provide a chance to evade a xenomorph that is getting smarter by the second. The thing is, The Creative Assembly and Sega crafted this game in such a way that you can’t hide away forever. I learned more »

The scariest part of Alien: Isolation is the unknown

Alien was a horror movie. It may not seem as scary in hindsight, but it was always a cerebral adventure about not knowing what lurks in the unknown. Alien: Isolation has that down pat. It takes at least a half hour before the titular creature makes its appearance, maybe longer if a player takes his more »

The Evil Within is undone by its writing

I was looking forward to The Evil Within. It had been a while since we’d seen a quality survival horror game, and it seemed like we were about due. Shinji Mikami was one of the pioneers of the genre. What could possibly go wrong? Well, the writing, for one. Resident Evil 4 comes up a more »

Neverending Nightmares Review: The Nightmare Continues

Neverending Nightmares Price: $14.99 System(s): PC, Ouya Release Date: Sep 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Infinitap Games (Infinitap Games) ESRB Rating: N/A   Neverending Nightmares is quite simple from a gameplay perspective, asking you only to walk from the left of the screen to the right or, in exceptional cases, the right of the screen to more »

Uncanny Valley Preview: Less Than Human

The uncanny valley. The name given to the eerie feeling elicited when we come into contact with something that’s almost human, but not quite. The term “uncanny valley” has been fully assimilated into our culture, proving so relevant it’s migrated out of the field of robotics where it was first coined to touch all stratas more »

Holy cow – The Evil Within has ridiculous requirements

The Evil Within is a hotly anticipated game , and many of us can’t wait to play it. However, before you do that, you might want to sit down and clear out some space, because boy howdy, this game wants your entire hard drive.

Portable will be perfect for Project Scissors

Portable platforms are perfect for horror games. They allow for the perfect ambiance, when you think about it, since someone can huddle in a dark room, perhaps under some blankets, and enjoy a game that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. That fact that the Clock Tower legacy more »

The TGS 2014 Silent Hills trailer doesn’t excite me like I wish it would

Now, I’m the first to admit that I’m not huge in the horror genre. The first time I played Silent Hill, I was a little too young to really appreciate it, and kept being annoyed that it wasn’t Resident Evil. I was more prepared to enjoy Silent Hill 2, and did so immensely. But we more »

TGS 2014: Deadly Premonition creator releasing new Xbox One game Sept. 19

This one came from nowhere, and I couldn’t be happier. Deadly Premonition made 1,000 “Best Games You Never Played” lists. It featured a Twin Peaks-ish setting in which an investigator hit town to solve some brutal murders. It developed enough of a cult following to get a director’s cut re-release. Just before Tokyo Game Show more »