Friday! Video games! Let’s talk!
Last night I finished my playthrough and review of NIS America’s dungeon crawler RPG, The Lost Child. In a nutshell, it’s a solid introduction to the genre for anyone looking to get their feet wet but likely lacks the depth and challenge hardcore fans are looking for.
I had a lot of fun during my 25-hour playthrough and, if you’d like, my review can be found right here. As always, sharing is much appreciated!
Next up is a game that I’ve been following for nearly two years, which is Home Sweet Home. It’s a first-person indie horror game with a LOT of TLC and Taiwanese folklore put into it. There’s no combat, so it’s mostly stealth, running, and hiding, but the atmosphere is so thick you could cut it with a knife and the “stalker” role is a creepy girl who vomits nails and wields a box cutter.
You can hear the zipper-like clicks of the box cutter opening and closing whenever she’s around, which is one of the most unsettling things I’ve experienced in a game in quite a while. It’s… very good.
After that review, it’s either the horror game Yomawari or I’ll dive into another dungeon crawler with Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. I’m not 100% sure yet. I’m leaning toward Coven of Dusk to get a horror break, but Yomawari is bound to be a much shorter playthrough.
With it being the Halloween season I’ve mostly been watching Super Best Friends’ annual Shitstorm series on YouTube. I did pick up the Clock Tower-inspired Remothered: Tormented Fathers, the Amnesia collection, and one of my favorite horror games of all time, Detention, during the current PlayStation Sale of the Dead, so I’ll likely get to those before the month is over. They have lots of horror games available at some deep discounts (I think it was $30 for all three of those games).
Outside of gaming, I hope to catch the new Halloween movie this weekend but I’m not sure if our local two-screen theater is even showing it.
That about does it for me. What about you, folks? Any gaming plans this weekend?