Category Archives: Horror

Syndrome review – Syndrome of a Down.

One of the worst things about becoming at least reasonably clued in to any particular medium is that you begin to recognise the patterns and tropes between titles. No longer do you approach every film/book/game with wide eyed optimism but instead with a leery cynicism as you point out every single thing that has been done previously. Of course, sometimes this sort of thing is just made a bit too easy for you and such is the case with Syndrome, a new indie horror by Camel101 in conjunction with Bigmoon Entertainment (the company behind Lichdom Battlemage).

Among the Sleep review – Baby, baby, baby, AAAARGHH!

 Among the Sleep, by Krillbite studios, is a game which had an exceptional amount of potential for sheer, unbridled terror. By taking the player out of the usual comfort zone of playing as a grown man/woman and putting them into the body of a 2-year old toddler it allowed for the possibility of using all those childhood fears which can be so potent. The teaser for the game, shown back in 2012, certainly had the gaming press all antsy and intrigued for a while, promising a 2013 release date so that people could get their horror fix. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the game’s release was pushed back to 2014 and I think that alone meant that it did not receive as much attention as it could have, because people had simply forgotten about it after the two year wait. So when it did finally release into the world, it was a fairly quiet and unobtrusive.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review – What does the pig say?

This is the part where I usually give credit to the developers of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and I had always planned to say “developed by Frictional Games in concert with The Chinese Room”. But you know what, I no longer know what I do and do not know any more considering that Wikipedia (the source of all knowledge, I’m sure you’ll agree) informs me that the sequel to the critically acclaimed and utterly horrifying Amnesia: The Dark Descent was developed by The Chinese Room and merely published by Frictional Games. Normally I’d assume I’m right, but disagreeing with Wikipedia seems to border on blasphemy so I’ll leave it up to you to figure out what the score is.

Video Mondaily – The Forest Begins

“The Forest is an open world survival horror game currently in development for PC. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.” At least, that’s the tagline for The Forest by Endnight Games. What they weren’t counting on apparently was Tim being an absolute bad-ass and totally destroying the horrifying and evil denizens of the game. It’s hilarious, it’s awesome and it shows off an alpha version of a game which looks like it has a tonne of potential to be both amazing and properly scary. Check it out after the jump!

Video Mondaily – Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is here!

In case you were living in a cave or a hole somewhere I should inform you now that the incredibly hyped and highly sought after sequel to Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent was released just under a week ago around the world and has been providing scares and screams to many already. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is wifely considered to be one of (if not The) scariest horror games ever created and so the hype for the sequel was really rather massive, his same hype was compounded when it was revealed that Frictional Games would be working with The Chinese Room to make Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (a company probably best known for the remake of Dear Esther). Well, I have succeeded in getting my hands on A Machine for Pigs, and as me and Tim made a Playthrough of the original it only seemed logical and reasonable that I make a full Playthrough/Walkthrough of it’s successor. The first episode was released early last week with episode 2 being released today and I will post both of them here after the jump! I will be continuing to post episodes as fast as I can throw them together and I hope you enjoy watching me get the shit scared out of my bum because I do believe that might be what will be occurring!

Video Mondaily – Jumping on Command

A long time ago in a flat far, far away… (Also known as a few days ago in a flat in Edinburgh via an online messenger). Tim: “Hey Seb, check out The Rake – Back to Asylum. Might be fun or make a good video.” Seb: “What is it? What makes you say that?” Tim: “It’s an Indie Horror game, check it out!” Seb: “Uh… Sure! What’s the worst that could happen!?” Well, I have demonstrated before, I have been known to do things on command and as you may have noticed my attitude towards playing The Rake by Mike R. was pretty gung-ho. After all… What could POSSIBLY go wrong with playing the free indie horror? Well the answer to that is: “quite a lot actually” and if you are interested in watching me shrieking like a little girl in absolute terror then you ought to check out after the jump!

Pulse, The Rake and Survivors – Some Ideas for Your Little Minutes

So you’re busy, you’ve got about an hour before you have to deal with some stuff in the real world. That world into which I rarely venture. I understand that some people, for bizarre reasons, don’t have the time to sit down and play six straight hours of Skyrim or Mass Effect 3 and so while I do not understand I suppose I should take pity on them and offer them some solace. Thus here comes the second article in our series of Some Ideas for Your Little Minutes. These articles will be of games (or perhaps betas of games) that we can’t rightfully give full reviews, because we don’t classify them as full games. But importantly these games will not be something you need to sit down and focus on for hours on end!

Video Mondaily – Here to get your PULSE racing

I have been feeling a little bit down on making more Black Mesa videos after the disaster which occurred a couple of weeks ago resulting in the loss of episodes 7, 8 and 9. And while I have also planned to do a few other bits and bobs, including a few of the more interesting encounters in Borderlands 2, I have yet to actually get round to it. I will say first of all that these things ARE still in the works and I do mean to finish Black Mesa but I felt that I wanted to take a little break from it and do something completely different.

Catch-Up News – Catching up from a time long since past…

I have no excuses of any real merit as to why I have not posted any News for the last two months and a half. Minus a week that I spent on Holiday without internet and the few days it took to move into my new student flat I really could have been posting Endweek News without any real issues. Seeing as it has actually been over a month since I last posted any form of News the prospect of posting EVERY piece of interesting News during that time makes me go pale with terror. I’ve posted long News posts before BUT I would very much rather avoid having to write out 10,000 words which, let’s be honest here, few people would ever struggle through (no matter how interesting the content). Instead, I did have a few tidbits I had collected with the intention of posting (but never got round to it) from in between our last post (on the 6th) and the present. Hopefully the interest level here will make up for the fact that most of them come really rather late…