VGC Day 29: What game scared the crap out of you?

VGC Day 29: What game scared the crap out of you?

Briefly mentioned in another post, Outlast has been insanely popular for Youtubers and Let’s Player’s alike and not without reason. Outlast was praised for its horror elements and game-play, but also criticized for its environments and character models.

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Using only a camcorder, players must navigate through an insane asylum riddled with enemies. Players can only run or hide but enemies will come looking for you. Squeezing into small spaces and closing doors can deter your attackers for a few moments. The camcorder has night vision and can record important events. Be aware though that batteries can become difficult to find and some black out areas basically require night vision on the camcorder in order for you to navigate.

Outlast was one of the first “modern” horror games I enjoyed. There’s plenty to gripe about but the actual survival horror part of the game was fantastic. I obviously didn’t play this one on my own. I played it with my brother (then later played Whistle Blower). He was the cool and calm one while I shrieked at every jump-scare.

I already have a strange fascination with serial killers (looking at you Criminal Minds and Serial Killers Parcast) so being inside the psychiatric hospital with those who actually belong there with dead personnel literally everywhere was unsettling. Reading the documents and slowly piecing everything together kept me on my toes. The few “main” enemies we encountered made me feel gross and disturbed.

Overall, it’s a great game. The character models could have been better, but I personally didn’t have much to complain about. Did the game take some cheap shots with jump-scares? Sure, and maybe they even numbed you a bit because you “knew” they were coming. I knew they were coming, and they would still scare the shit out of me. Don’t play this one alone.

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What game scared the crap out of you? Let me know in the comments!

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VGC Day 18: What cult game is your favorite?

VGC Day 18: What cult game is your favorite?

There’s a hole in the wall in the internet for cult horror games. Games that are hard to find and scary to play. These games have found their way into my little gamer heart, and I spend a lot of time nowadays looking for theses games to play them again and recreate that same feeling…

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Haunting Ground was a cult favorite among the horror game enthusiasts, but also one of my favorite horror games.

You play as Fiona and befriend Hewie, a white German shepherd. After waking up in a castle after a car accident, you begin to seek an escape from the castle and its inhabitants. Fiona can hide and evade attacks from these enemies. Sometimes she’s even given the opportunity to fight. In order to save herself and Hewie, Fiona must unlock the secrets of the castle and its strange keepers.

Enemies that you encounter can be evaded, kicked, or hidden from. Fiona can use items to evade enemies or as traps that theses enemies walk into. Fiona also has the ability to run and back step to evade attacks. She has a Panic Meter, much like Clock Tower 3, in which she will run uncontrollably once it reached its limit.

Another game element that makes Haunting Ground one of my cult favorites is Hewie. Hewie is an important part of the game play and aids in Fiona’s survival. The player must build a relationship with him to build his trust. He can be given orders to search the environment, attack enemies, and other basic commands.

While the game is often compared to Clock Tower 3, making Fiona an object of desire makes this game different among other horror games I’ve played. While it’s nothing new to have a sexy female lead, this sexualization of Fiona makes me feel more endangered and fragile… and makes the game even more disturbing. With other sexual elements integrated into the story, I would say there’s definitely a cause for a TW for sexual themes and violence.

Want to see more of the 30 Day Video Game Challenge? Want to try the challenge yourself? Read this post here!

What cult game is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

VGC Day 17: What game do you disagree with the general opinion on it?

VGC Day 17: What game do you disagree with the general opinion on it?

I’ve dabbled in the likes of Grand Theft Auto games. It started with True Crime which I never finished. I enjoyed just driving cars and trying to find the prettiest/nicest ride while keeping it intact (I was not a good driver). The thought of it being open world didn’t make the game appeal to me. The thought of running from the cops didn’t scratch a gamer’s itch for me either.

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So when the family got GTA: San Andreas, I wasn’t that excited about it.

I watched my brother play, and he seemed to like it and have fun but when I played it, it just seemed to be a “don’t get caught by the cops” kind of game. I played more of the story line than I ever did True Crime so it had that going for it I suppose. I just don’t “get” Grand Theft Auto.

When GTA 5 was released, fans were pretty excited and rightfully so. GTA 5 brought in some new game play like 3 main characters and online gaming. Who wouldn’t enjoy blowing other people up? Well, just me I think.

So I’m not saying GTA are bad games. They’re not. But in my opinion, GTA is just not that great of a series. Shoot people, run from cops, be bad, try to be good, steal things, rinse, and repeat.

Want to see more of the 30 Day Video Game Challenge? Want to try the challenge yourself? Read this post here!

What game do you disagree with the general opinion on it? Let me know in the comments!

5FF: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

5FF: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

Thanksgiving is next week, and this prompt couldn’t be more relevant. Going back almost a year ago is one of my first 5FF posts: Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am. This post will hit on this a little bit, but much has changed in a year so get ready for some new fandoms I’m thankful for!

Harry Potter

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The series is over and I’m still obsessed. Halloween? HP marathon. Christmas? HP marathon. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the books anymore as I’m reading them again!

Doctor Who

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I’m not totally caught up yet but I am so excited to see the new Doctor and all of her glory. The Doctor got me through a bad break up and became my favorite hero.

Stranger Things

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The newest fandom to join my list but also a goodie. Anyone else fall hard for these characters and the 80’s aesthetic?

Disney

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One of the things that brought my hubby and I together: the mouse. We are so excited to see Disney World on our honeymoon next year.

Star Wars

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Star Wars was a late fandom favorite for me but for the past three birthdays of mine, I’ve made my way to the theater for Star Wars.

What fandoms are you thankful for?

 

Saturday Suggestion – Game: Catherine

Saturday Suggestion – Game: Catherine

Catherine is by far one of the weirdest yet most addicting games I have ever played. I wanted it as soon as it came out simply because I’m all for choice-making games and puzzles that make you think. It’s definitely not for kids though as innocent as puzzles sound. I’m sure by now you know how much I love a good romance, but you know what spoils it? A love triangle. So… who will you choose? Katherine or Catherine?

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Spoilers! The Geek Behind the Keyboard

Spoilers! The Geek Behind the Keyboard

Hi there, and welcome to my little corner of the internet. I recently moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress. This was my little introductory blog. I thought I’d post it for the new readers as well as edit it and add a little bit of new stuff for my ole’ faithful readers!

A little about me:

  • My name is Megan. I’m 21, and I like to think I’m pretty normal.
  • I am from/live in Alabama in a small town. I work as a graphic designer in a “big” city and go to school full time for Game Art. It sounds like I’m really busy, and 99.9% of the time I am. Luckily I graduate soon.
  • I have a dog named Padme.
  • I tend to be weird, nerdy, silly, and shy (unless I know you then most likely you already find me not-so-shy).
  • Hobbies: gaming, reading, writing, drawing, listening, watching Netflix, pinning my imaginary life on Pinterest (come on, who doesn’t?), being awesome, etc.

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