Fear is a hard feeling to capture and induce. Some people will wonder why someone would like to induce such “terrible” feelings as fear, horror and despair. Many games have tried but few have succeeded; I even wrote an article about the lack of real horror in most games of today, some of which actually say they are horror games but are far from living up to that statement. After writing that article I found out about Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but haven’t gotten time to play it until now. Read about the horrific experience!
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If you have read a few of my earlier posts, then you are probably aware that I always talk warmly about the Castlevania games. Even though, it was with mixed feelings and expectations that I started to play this recent entry in the long lived series. My doubts stem from the pretty big failure of Castlevania 64 on Nintendo 64, the only other 3D installment of Castlevania I have tried. That game was so bad, that I could only play like 10-15 minutes until I had to stop. The graphics were bad, the controls were worse and the gameworld and the feeling it gave were worst. But, after failures you are more likely to succeed, or? Let’s see how Castlevania: Lords of Shadow fares.
Puzzle games have always been popular, since they give the player a tough mental challenge and usually require that you think further than just how to shoot the next enemy. Portal 2 is not an advanced puzzle game, although it can be very tricky at times. Another great thing is the co-op mode which is a separate game from the “normal”, single player game.
Do you want to play something that will never give you a rest; never let you relax even when you most need it? Did you play Dark Souls but thought it was a bit easy in the end? Then you should try Demon’s Souls, the “spiritual” predecessor to Dark Souls. Quite many features are the same between the games, with some notable differences. It is a dark game, set in a dark world, but there are anyway spots of color that stand out.
I got a chance to try the beta version of the new MMORPG The Secret World from Funcom. The game world is set in the current day, normal Earth, but of course with a twist. The main feature in this game is the “other side” that exists in parallel to everything else and sometimes spills over to our world. Opposing secret and powerful societies/orders also adds up to the mystical aura of the game.
This review will focus on the multiplayer of the game, since that is the only part I have played. Based on the (boring?) choice of name this is the seventh iteration in the highly successful game series of racing games. So, how does it fare against earlier games or in general?
This Zelda game has been one I’ve avoided mostly due to what I read about it when it came out five years ago. Another reason is that I never owned a Nintendo DS. Now, with the possession of a 3DS (which can play DS games), it is time to try it out and see how it fares.