[For her Monthly Musing, Stephanie K talks about one of my favorite adventure series -- the Trilby games. Believe Stephanie when she says the games are incredible. Promotions for this month are wrapping up, but make sure you check back on Monday for May's topic. -- JRo]
"I was not alone, for foolhardiness was not then mixed with that love of the grotesque and the terrible which has made my career a series of quests for strange horrors in literature and in life."
I have always had a fascination with the paranormal ever since I was a little girl. Without getting into a controversial debate on whether or not the supernatural exist, I will say that I am a firm believer, though I am also a skeptic. Much like the citation from The Lurking Fear, my fondness of the unexplained has lead me to enjoy media of the same nature (in case quoting Lovecraft did not hint at that). The horror genre is my favorite genre when it comes to any form of entertainment: film, literature, and of course, video games. To this day, the Resident Evil series remains my favorite series but I enjoy almost any type of horror game: psychological, J-horror, mindf*ck, etc. Though it seems like it has been so long since I have played through a truly, satisfying horror experience.
I am sure many of us have heard of Yahtzee from the Escapist. If so, we all probably know that he is an angry British-Australian who likes to make reviews that are borderline trolling videos, but did you know he made games? I did not but apparently he has been making them since 1998 with Adventure Game Studio and uses graphics has designs from glorious MSpaint. Among his various adventure games sits a gem of a series that is a must play for anyone looking for a way to kill a few hours and enjoy it.
[For his Bloggers Wanted essay response, Destructoid community blogger TriplZer0 explains why the vast emptiness of space scares him more than jump scares ever could. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go wr...more
[For his Bloggers Wanted essay response, Destructoid community blogger UsurpMyProse explains why Ocarina of Time is the scariest game of all time. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr ...more
[For his "Horror Story" Bloggers Wanted response, Dtoid community blogger Revuhlooshun shares his experience with the PS2 classic Siren, and the difference between "surprise" and "suspense" as a means for scares. Want to see ...more