Browsing all articles tagged with horror.

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark is long-credited with being the first true “survival horror” game. If you’re unsure of what this genre entails, all I have to say is Resident Evil. If you’re not familiar with either game, “survival horror” generally describes a type of adventure where you are alone in some kind of terrifying/haunted situation, […]

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Blood

Everybody knows about Doom. Even people who have never touched a game in their lives (I’m looking at YOU, current “Reactionist Politician of the Month”) know about Doom. For sheer fact of the press it received, it secured its place in history. But less publicized are the results of the expected corporate reaction to such […]

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Amber: Journeys Beyond

Despite the fact that horror games were a pretty well-tapped genre, Amber: Journeys Beyond manages to find a pretty unique angle. In the game, you play as the friend of a zealous paranormal investigator. She has purchased a reputed “haunted house” in the North Carolina hills, and has been working there feverishly on new equipment […]

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Doom 

Doom

What can I say about Doom that hasn’t already been said? Well, I try with about 2200 words or so.

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Friday the 13th

I like to consider myself a film buff, or at least a film buff in training. When I was first beginning my education in the ways of cinema, I avoided movies that were either obviously crap or just didn’t hold my interest. Recently, however, I’ve found it useful to take a “quantity over quality” approach […]

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System Shock

System Shock didn’t receive much public or critical notice when it was released, probably because it came right on the heels of Doom’s stranglehold on the market. Its choice of using a first-person interface had critics drawing unfair comparisons to Doom, and its complexity prevented gamers from the same pick-up-and-play enjoyment of its demon-blasting competition. […]

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