Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Top 5 Spookiest Games of All Time - Luchalma Edition

You've seen what Jamirus thinks qualifies as "spooky games". But here's the difference between me and him: I'm easy as hell to scare.  I could be playing Kirby's Happy Funtime, but if I hear a baby crying, and I don't see a baby, that shit is getting turned right the hell off. If I'm walking through a dark hallway with a flashlight and I hear a door slam shut, DONE.

These are the games that not only prevented me from playing them, but prevented me from wearing dry pants.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

REVIEW - Assassin's Creed III (360/PS3)

The Assassin's Creed series and I have a bumpy relationship. I liked the first game a lot, flawed though it was. The second game, however, evolved the gameplay so tremendously that after I had beaten it I declared it one of my favorite games of all time.

After that, Ubisoft saw dollar signs, and a duo of quick and dirty pseudo sequels were released. While not bad games, they stuck to the formula so closely that they retroactively diminished my enjoyment of Assassin's Creed II. I was Assassin's Creed'd out. What I wanted was a true sequel. A game that pushed the series forward the same way the second did.

Is this the game I've been waiting for?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Top 5 Spookiest Games of All Time. Jamirus style.

Games generally don't scare me. I can rush through Silent Hill like there's no tomorrow. However, there's some games out there that are just too scary to play. I always WANT to play them, but my heart palpitates, and I just can't turn on the system to play the game. Usually this results in me doing nothing for the rest of the day. Scary stuff, folks. Scary stuff.

But what games stop me in my video games tracks? I'm going to count down the 5 games that I just can't play and the very thought of them ruin the rest of my day, turning me into a honest to god potato.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Retroulette Special: Mansion of Hidden Souls

20 years ago today (well, as of this writing) the Sega CD was unleashed upon the world (well, North America). It....was not a massive success. It is largely remembered today for the ill-fated attempts at real life graphics™ achieved through low quality FMV. Like any system though, it has some hidden gems.

In the spirit of both the platinum anniversary of the Sega CD's release and of Halloween, I'm going to check out one of the Sega CD's few horror titles. Is this one of those aforementioned hidden gems, or is this game simply another Night Trap?

Then again, maybe that wouldn't be so bad....

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sequence Breaker - Silent Hill: Episode 1 (VIDEO)

It's that time of the year again, when the population celebrates that which frightens us the most. October is Halloween time, and with it brings the ghouls, ghosts, zombies, witches, sexy nurses, sexy teachers, sexy maids, sexy--

Ok, I lost my point somewhere in there.


Anyway, there's no better time of the year to appreciate a good horror game. So with that in mind, I decided to play the original Silent Hill for the first time and upload it for your boredom enjoyment.

I tend to place the Silent Hill games in two categories: The one with Pyramid Head, and the rest. I'm quite sure the pointy crested gent isn't featured in this game, so my expectations are a bit reserved.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

REVIEW - Resident Evil 6 (360/PS3)

Resident Evil 6, the latest in the long running series of monster filled spook-a-thons, is now upon us. Both hyped and hated before release in equal measure, I imagine this will be the most divisive game in the franchise. Which side of the battle line do I stand?