My idea to have a season of posts relating to the survival horror genre of gaming has proved to be incredibly popular with you guys! Each week my ‘Frightfest’ post has been the most read; this shows me that I am not the only one passionate about this oft-forgotten and maligned genre. I’d like to thank you all for that!
For our final post on the topic I thought we’d do something a little bit different…rather than picking an aspect of the genre and write about it, I reached out to the community, friends and family…each person gave me a great idea that I feel would be a shame to ignore. As a result I am going to create a Frankenstein Monster of a blog post…taking a few of the very good ideas I was given! I want to thank the guys who gave me the ideas RandyRaichu, MunkayMagic, MrJohnSherry and the others whose name I have forgotten!
Let me introduce to you the community created…Frankenpost..
Reader beware, you’re in for a scare (mainly due to really poor photoshop skills)…so only enter IF YOU DARE!
This is it guys; the last of week of October! Hallowe’en is in a mere three days! Throughout this month we have been posting one horror article a week, but this week we will be posting two! You lucky devils, getting spoiled again.
We’re calling it ‘Hallowe’ek Horror’…see what we did there?
Todays post is all about celebrating those horror games that don’t get the same recognition as the ‘Resident Evils’, ‘Silent Hills’ and other world famous examples of the genre…many of these games are every bit as good as their more famous siblings, many are even more impressive. Here’s just a small selection of my favourites.
We had a particularly good week this week; in fact October is officially our busiest month ever! We still have 5 days too! It’s unbelievable how much you guys are supporting the site and I am very grateful!
Back to business the streams keep coming, as do the blog posts!
So why not kick back, put your feet up and read our hand-dandy guide to what you may have missed this week? As stated yesterday we improved our ‘Pix the Cat’ score and failed in our attempts at improving our ‘Pac-Man’ score…we have one more week, we must succeed in our journey!
Without further ado – let us recap on our previous week.
Bragging isn’t something that comes easy to us…well alright it kinda does…we love having something to sing from the rooftops and this week has been a pretty good one for us at LuvvaLuvva Towers™! Boy do we have plenty to brag about this week…let’s start with the score updates.
We’ve had an influx of horror games in 2014; most recently with the release of ‘The Evil Within’. The one that i’ve been playing loads is ‘Alien: Isolation’ (in public too! go to my twitch) and although I haven’t finished it; it is a great game that us ‘Alien’ fans have been waiting on. This got me thinking of other horror movies that would make great games.
Take my hand and follow me as I travel through the annuls of horror movie history and pick those horror franchises that would make great games.
“My name is not important, what is important is what i’m going to do. I just fucking hate this world and the human worm feasting on it’s carcass. My whole life is just cold, bitter hatred and I always wanted to die violently.
This is the time for vengeance and no life is worth saving and I will put in the grave as many as i can. It’s time for me to kill and it’s time for me to die.
My genocide crusade begins…here”
The minds at Destructive Creations knew that their trailer would bring with it a media shit-storm and they seem only too willing to embrace all the publicity that comes their way as a result of the trailer.
As strange and disturbing a tone this undoubtedly is for a game to adopt; is the furore surrounding this game warranted? After all violence plays a key role in almost every game.
Is it right that we pick out games like ‘Hatred’ and hold them up as an example of everything that is wrong with gaming? What places ‘Call of Duty’ and other “murder-simulators” (http://variety.com/2013/voices/opinion/grossman-2640/) above games like ‘Hatred’?
It’s been a much quieter week here at LuvvaLuvva Towers. However the blog posts just keep on coming and we successfully streamed 3 times this week…winning! We also got an improved score in ‘Pix the Cat’ but failed in our attempts at improving on our; admittedly impressive, ‘Pacman Championship edition DX’ score.
This week we’ll be giving you our musings regarding the recently closed BETA for Ubisoft’s racing game ‘The Crew’.
On Couch Podtatoes this week, Izlain, J3w3l and myself got embroiled in a conversation about what is scary in games…poor old jump-scares got a right roasting. We concluded that atmosphere, sound and music play a much larger role in the act of frightening us than the good old fashioned jump-scare.
Pretty straight forward so far. I looked back at my post ‘My favourite moments from terrrifying games’ and out of the five I mentioned two were jump-scares, and one relied on a high number of jump-scares near the end.
My question is; what is better at scaring us? Cerebral horror or the jump-scare? Let’s find out.
It’s no secret that the internet loves cats. a quick google search for cats brings up a megazillion (note: this number may not exist) images of cute cats and it generally leads to everybody losing their shit in a tidal wave of “AWWWWW” and “Isn’t it cute?!?!?!”. To test my hypothesis may I present exhibit A;
If you think this cat is cute, please leave a comment
Back to the task at hand. Today’s review is of a cat that will not win a prize for the world’s best looking cat; ‘Pix the Cat’.
Can an indie puzzle game truly be something that you can lord over your Xbox One owning friends? Or is best suited to be minced into a tin of premium cat food?