Silent Hill 2 – the Pinnacle of Obscure Storytelling

A strong story has its twists and turns, its intrigue. But by and large, you understand what’s going on. Contrarily, Silent Hill 2 only alludes to what’s going on, or even who you’re playing as.

When I played Silent Hill 2 for the first time, most of its story and finer nuances went over my head. After playing games like Resident Evil and Dino Crisis, it seemed like just another horror game.

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The Last of Us Part 2 Review – Before You Embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves

Games like Uncharted and The Last of Us make you feel like you’re playing a movie. They make you relate to the characters, believe in their predicament and act out based on their ideologies. For all you know, they’re real people.

The Last of Us Part 2 continues this tradition. Despite some shortcomings, it raises the bar for cinematography and storytelling in video games. It conveys that any actions you perform, any decisions you make, can lead to dire consequences for you and those around you.

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Extermination: John Carpenter’s The Thing Meets Survival Horror

Have you played Extermination? Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Probably not. Extermination released two decades ago exclusively on the PlayStation 2 and critics didn’t receive it particularly well. The majority deemed it a fairly average survival horror experience. It didn’t sell well either, and understandably, Sony hasn’t bothered with a re-release. Continue reading Extermination: John Carpenter’s The Thing Meets Survival Horror

Resident Evil 3 Remake Review: Survival Horror at 200MPH

I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve replayed Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Every time I finished the game, I felt an urge to play it again, try out different scenarios and unlock different endings and costumes. With impeccable pacing, environments and puzzles, it struck a fine balance between action and horror and frequent encounters with Nemesis were goosebump-inducing. Continue reading Resident Evil 3 Remake Review: Survival Horror at 200MPH

Resident Evil Code: Veronica – the Sleeping Giant of Survival Horror

For whatever reason — despite selling relatively well and receiving flattering review scores — Code Veronica isn’t remembered as fondly as some of the other games in the series. Be it due to its initial exclusivity to the Dreamcast, the wacky characters or the equally wacky acting — the unwelcomingly high difficulty, even — it’s often (undeservedly) viewed as the odd entry in the zombie franchise. Continue reading Resident Evil Code: Veronica – the Sleeping Giant of Survival Horror

Resident Evil 2 Review: A New Landmark in Survival Horror

When Capcom announced a long overdue remake to Resident Evil 2, I genuinely couldn’t hold my excitement. Much like everyone else.

Back in the distant 1996, when the horror genre was still in its infancy, Resident Evil took the throne by introducing survival horror. It featured a number of playable characters, intricate puzzles, and a unique setting.

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