Ok it’s hallowe’en night now and hopefully the last of your trick r treaters have gone; it’s time for you to scare the living daylights out of yourself and you’ve found yourself here, on the pages of your favourite gaming blog.
Good news; I’ve got you covered with the last of our scary soundtracks of the year, and boy howdy is it a cracker!. So as always, here’s how to achieve the maximum fear factor from our chosen soundtrack:
Two years ago (I seriously thought it was only last year) I ran a short series during Frightfest that looked at the music behind the scares – Scary Soundtracks – and it was actually a very popular little series! I have no clue why I didn’t continue it last year!
Regardless it is back this year and I do have a couple of doozies for you to get into your earholes! Before you dive in there and hit play like some sort of chump; here’s a refresher course on how to achieve maximum brown trouser coverage:
WE all play horror games for one reason and one reason only, to scare the living hell out of ourselves for a few hours with the safety of knowing that we can never be harmed by anything we are seeing! It’s exhilarating, liberating and God-damn exciting when a horror game is well crafted and it maintains its atmosphere for the entire duration of its running time. Continue reading →
For frightfest a few years ago I wrote a post which examined if jumpscares or cerebral horror was the best way to frighten gamers; it turned out that cerebral horror was the best (read that post here).
While that post is pretty darn conclusive – it wasn’t science and it certainly doesn’t mean that jumpscares do not have their place in gaming. I’d be a big fat liar if I said that I’ve never been gotten by a jumpscare (or five).
So here are my personal favourite jump scares that made me squeal like a little girl. Continue reading →
Today in the UK is the first official day of Autumn and that means that the clocks have went back by one hour! So what are you to do with that extra hour? Play games of course, and because it’s the day before Halloween; you should be playing horror games!
Why play through a longer game though? You don’t have an extra eight hours, only one! So here is a selection of short horror experiences that shouldn’t last more than an hour; turn the lights down and turn the volume up – it’s time to scare the living crap,out of yourself! Continue reading →
As you all know, for Halloween this year I thought I would tackle the totally original idea of doing a horror game play through for YouTube. Not only did has it been taking me out of my comfort zone but I have also noticed something else as the game has gone on. Continue reading →
Hello dear readers, and welcome back to the blog! Yes, yes I know – you were expecting to hear from MrLuvva today as Friday is usually his slot and I usually don’t show my face until Saturdays! But I come bearing gifts! Continue reading →
For the past few years all we’ve been told is how Resident Evil is no longer scary; how it’s an “action movie” and how there are far more frightening games for us to play (and this is still true to be honest). But there is a game that has sat in my PSN account since the start of summer. A game that I have desperate to play but have been holding off until this month – the haunting month.
If you’ve read the title (you have!) then you already know that the game is ‘Resident Evil Revelations 2’ but can I just say how bloody good it is?
This game (or the section of Episode 1 I’ve played through anyway) harks back to the “golden age” of survival horror, it hits the tonal notes that the original series also hit; with a slow burn leading up to a dramatic reveal. If nothing else this episode proves once and for all that Capcom, well Resident Evil, can still scare the pants of us!