So, in honor of October, I will be tackling all the scary spooky games in my backlog for the duration of the month. THEY ARE:
- ObScure, ObScure: The Aftermath: One in a high school, the sequel in college, they’re kind of like Buffy if Buffy had some real janky characters and animations and the Hellmouth was replaced with the threat of Super Weed turning people into Marijuana Monsters. Looking forward to these.
- Silent Hill 2: A venerated legend. I’ve played the third before and it gave me the willies from head to toe, but this one’s apparently the best.
- Eternal Darkness: I’ve heard nothing but wonderfully scary things about this Gamecube classic. The main character’s last name is Roivas, which my savvy readers will recognize is savior spelled backwards, so I’m ready for some grade-A B-movie story.
- I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: The expanded, spectacularly eerie adaption of Harlan Ellison’s classic. (There’s a story I’ve heard that one of the devs basically had to camp out at Ellison’s place, and the dev mentioned being a fan of Gaiman, so Ellison called Gaiman over to hang out as they fleshed out this game.)
And some likely replays:
- Bully: Best Halloween bit ever. The teachers and prefects are off drinking at different parties, which means it’s time for Jimmy sporting a skeleton suit to pull lots of pranks and smash lots of pumpkins.
- Costume Quest: It’s Double Fine! It’s all about Halloween except when it’s about Christmas! It plays like Super Mario RPG! It’s adorable!
- Banjo-Kazooie: Because Mad Monster Mansion is the best Halloween level in any given platformer.
Starting the Spooktacular tonight with Obscure! I’m ten minutes in and it’s as 90s as could be for a game made in 2004. I am in for a treat.
The reviewer of the new Sherlock Holmes game at RPS had the audacity to say Moffat’s Sherlock is awful, and most of the comments are now debating this fact more than talking about the game. One fella accused him of outright lying by saying it’s awful, rather than saying he didn’t like it.
What is it about Moffat that inspires such ridiculous standom?
I was just woken up by absurdly sudden pain in my hand, like at the base of my thumb, and it’s the most infuriating thing. I’ve never had anything like this before, so it seems most likely I whacked my hand real hard on something, but you’d think I would remember something like that.
No clue what to do about it. And it’s in my dominant hand, naturally.
Emma thinks her bff is cuter than mine
are you sure
I’m not ashamed of my Hank Hill booty.
(I tried to twerk once, and I got about a quarter centimeter of lateral movement and a sound like a couple of marbles knocking together.)
I had a lot of trouble sleeping last night ‘cause recurring nightmares, stuff creaking and falling a lot around my room, and a single thought I had between bouts of dozing off:
"It’s the ghost of capitalism."
I don’t know what that means. But my sleepy-headed self seemed to think that was the source of my sleep troubles.
Hoo, you ever realize you haven’t left the house for anything in, oh, about two weeks that wasn’t an obligation? Like, school, or foraging for food?
'Cause here I am. Whoops.
So I’m giving Buffy another shot after a couple of years and like…
Is it commonly acknowledged that Angel is basically proto-Edward Cullen?
SWEET CHRIST ON ICE SKATES, ANOTHER ABHORSEN BOOK COMES OUT IN LIKE TWO WEEKS