Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom (2015) XBox 360

Originally released as individual episodes over the course of a few months, sensible people will have just bought the box set disc and saved themselves effort and money.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed Revelations 1 as it felt like a proper Resident Evil. It also had a story that was relatively well written for a Crapcom game.

So will Capcom knock Revelations 2 out the park, or will it be an incoherent bag of wank like Resident Evil 6? Continue reading

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Resident Evil: Revelations. Capcom (2013) Xbox 360

Originally released on portable devices in 2012, Revelations got a proper full release on home consoles in 2013.

In a weird way, I quite enjoy being proven wrong about games. Capcom are responsible for over half of my personal top 50 games of all time, and this includes most Resident Evil games. However, none of Capcom’s games released after 2005 feature in my list. That isn’t to say EVERYTHING Capcom released since 2005 is crap, but a lot of it is. With specific regards to the Resident Evil series I won’t mince my words, Resident Evil 5 was crap, and Resident Evil 6 was an incoherent bag of wank, so jumping into a semi spin-off set between 5 and 6 I was not exactly expecting much.
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Fatal Frame (Project Zero) Tecmo (2003) XBox

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Fatal Frame (in the US), known as Project Zero in PAL, and just “Zero” in Japan is a Survival Horror game that I refused to give a chance.

I have always had issues with skeevy Japanese schoolgirl fetish/anime shite, so I incorrectly assumed a game with a young female protagonist would be up-skirt waifu-bait, and thus never gave Project Zero a chance.

So here I am, to beg you all for forgiveness. Project Zero is honestly the most pants browning game I have ever played. Continue reading

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. Silicon Knights (2002) Gamecube

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It is fair to say Eternal Darkness wasn’t the most commercially successful game (less than 500,000 worldwide sales). I guess some of the blame can be put at the feet of Nintendo, as the Gamecube wasn’t the most popular system. But primarily I blame gamers.

Eternal Darkness is one of those examples of a great idea, with a novel setting, and implemented well. But since it was on the Gamecube, and wasn’t a Zelda or Mario, it didn’t sell as well as it should.

So, fuck you people that bought games in 2002, you’re the reason we aren’t allowed nice things. Continue reading

Outlast, Red Barrels (2013) PC

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HALLOWEEEEEEEN! WOOOOOOooooooo *cough*

So we like playing horror games at Halloween. Go figure, right? As much as I would’ve liked to scribe my feelings about The Walking Dead Season 2 (seriously, fuck you Kenny), it would’ve been a copy and paste of the first review, only with different – and very spoiler-y – feels. So I decided to tackle something different this year, and now I can’t sleep with the lights off. Or on. Or at all. Continue reading

Silent Hill HD Collection: Silent Hill 3 HD. Konami (2012) Xbox360

As a special bonus to Konami month, here is the Silent Hill 3 HD remake.

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Nothing makes certain sections of the internet more salty than the subject of the Silent Hill HD collection. People have made 2 hour long documentaries detailing every single flaw, every line of dialogue, and every speech inflection that has been changed and how it makes these versions terrible.

It is beyond picky, and since there is a full on review of Silent Hill 3, I’ll focus on the HD remake and whether it is fine or not. Continue reading

Silent Hill 3. Konami (2003) PlayStation 2

What better way to wrap up Konami month than with Silent Hill 3, on anniversary of reviewing Silent Hill 1!

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Silent Hill 2 is my favourite game, I honestly think it to be one of the few examples of a perfect videogame, so coming into Silent Hill 3 for the first time it has some pretty big shoes to fill. Continue reading