For this week’s exquisite edition of my horror show, we’re all going to gather round and gape in disgust at a fantastic game I bought for 49p in the Steam Halloween sale.
Roll up, roll up. The Horror Show has trundled miserably into town once again with a Welsh psychological horror game in tow. just in time for Halloween.
Although technically a self-proclaimed ‘Psychological Action Thriller’, I am including Alan Wake in my Horror Show feature because I don’t care about technicalities, and neither do poltergeists and abstract monstrosities .
In my opinion, space is probably the best setting for horror. You’re alone on a ship in which the large and vibrant crew have been scattered around various walls and table tops. It ensures a deep and foreboding sense of isolation. It’s a shame that certain recent popular horror games set in space have been about as scary as a pug wearing devil horns. Step up Saturn 9, and show everybody how it’s done.
As the feature implies, I play a lot of horror games. I spend much of my gaming time hiding in cupboards or bludgeoning slimy monsters to death with steel pipes or bits of wood with nails in the end. Recently, I’ve been noticing a constant repetition of quirks and features that developers of horror games often include that annoy me, more so than usual I mean, so I thought I can either finally quit gaming and become a ventriloquist or something, or I could write a spiteful article about my three pet hates of the horror genre of video games to vent my frustrations. In case you’re wondering, I chose the second option.
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