A love letter to Silent Hill 2

Silent Hill 2

Tea: Pumpkin Juice

Happy Halloween to all my reader (all beloved three of you). Since there hasn’t been something in this week I could truly recommend for a scary and creepy Halloween I saved the redemption of this special day for last. I criticised other games or movies for lacking the essential element of horror and finally I want to present the shining example to which I compare these meagre excuses. Silent Hill 2 still holds my heart with its bony claws and sits on the throne. On the pages to come you will find out why and I hope that you will give this extraordinary gem a chance to capture you, swallow you, and leave its marks on your soul. Continue reading

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Beware Crimson Peak (for real)

Crimson Peak

Tea: Moroccan Mint

What better way to get into the Halloween mood than a dark gothic romance, am I right? Crimson Peak is promising to be just that, directed by Guillermo Del Toro and with Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska in the leading roles this big-budget Hollywood flick sounds rather promising. But is Crimson Peak the visual and emotional ride it promises to be or does it end up as a cheap haunted house ride at the carnival. Continue reading

Three Games Too Many

Five Nights at Freddy’s 1 – 4

Tea: English breakfast tea

A happy time leading up to Halloween to all of you. This article is one of several that will fit into the grand theme of horror related articles with the final one being released in October 31st. The indie-horror sensation Five Nights at Freddy’s needs little introduction after every let’s player has pointed a webcam at his face and recorded his immensely terrified reaction at the jump scares the game is built around. But besides being the favourite game to watch other people play it, FNaF is said to be the next step in horror games and video game storytelling by some people. Let’s see whether this bold statement holds true. (This article contains no jump scares, maybe…) Continue reading

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Shovel Knight – Plague of Shadows

Tea: Devilish Potion Mixture

Plague of Shadows is the first DLC for Shovel Knight, but don’t reach for your wallet, since it is free for all owners of Shovel Knight. Since you own Shovel Knight, as you should, because it is an outstanding game, there is literally no reason not to get Plague of Shadows. The only question is whether this little guy is worth your time. Prime your potions and steel your shovels, because we are delving into this alchemist’s story. Continue reading