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31 Days 2020 Edition Day 19: Guardian

Surprises are a difficult thing to pull off properly in games. Poor execution can make it predictable which ruins the surprise or the event itself is unfitting and not fun. Thankfully From Software has a lot of experience in this kind ...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 18: Neighborhood

Nearly Three decades have passed and the closest we ever got to having something like Zombies Ate My Neighbors was Death Road to Canada.   Evening of the Undead: Zombies Ate My Neighbors   Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed ...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 17: Closing Time

Say what you will about the franchise and the direction it has taken over the years. There is no denying that it much like PT has shaped a lot of games over the past decade. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2: Main theme I would like to ...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 16: Tar

Horror doesn’t always come at the pointed ends of a monster’s teeth or by the hand of a nigh unstoppable force. Black Tar: Hotline Miami 2 I spoke about this one before, mostly about the scene itself in the game. Of course ...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 15: Survive

I was willing to give this a chance mind you. I know survival games are a dime in a dozen but I can’t say I wasn’t interested in fighting a few zombies in a game like Metal Gear Solid 5. Metal Gear Survive: Enter the Fog I...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 14: Kreepy

The thing I find the most interesting about this IP is that this happens to be the only open world game they made. After this they go back to 2D style games (well received mind you). Gloomy Galleon: Donkey Kong 64 Donkey Kong 64 may b...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 12: The Gaol

Typically when it comes to matters of entertainment, I’d rather enjoy something new than spend that time revisiting older material. Once I’ve gone through something the return on my enjoyment drops off drastically in most c...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 10: Seaward

Not sure how this slipped under my radar. Certainly not terrifying but it fits the season really well. What I don’t understand however is why this track for this place?   Seaward Cave: Pokemon Sun/Moon   The most notab...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 9: Festivities

Though it’s still early October it’s nice to see people on my street are still decorating for the holidays. It adds a bit of charm and levity in a time where most people are otherwise down considering a certain illness rela...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 8: Silent

While considering yesterday’s musings on Resident Evil 7 there was another game that wasn’t far from my thoughts. P.T. I will never cease to be salty about the decision Konami made to cancel P.T. The more I look at it; the...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 7: Family

By a large margin this one is my favorite game in the horror genre. Resident Evil 7: Welcome to the Family (son) RE:7 just gets a lot of things right in my opinion. Chief among them is the fact that RE:7 doesn’t handicap the pla...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 6: Chase

Resident Evil 2 Remake: T103: Mr. X It took me quite some time to consider the choice of either Mr. X or Nemesis for their chase theme as both titles sound rather similar between the 2 remakes. While I do love Nemesis a lot I have to ...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 5: Dome

Custom Robo Battle Revolution (GCN): Mysterious Medicine My introduction to the series was in middle school at a friend’s house but I wouldn’t actually play through the game until High School. This series is criminally und...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 4: Haukke Manor

FF14: The Maidens Lament One of my favorite parts and dungeons of Final Fantasy 14: A Real Reborn. This plays in a few different areas but you’re likely to hear it for the first time in Haukke Manor. The dungeon itself is wonder...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 3: Haunting

Continuing from yesterday’s post Super Mario 64: Big Boo’s Haunt There is just something about classic Nintendo games, especially on the Nintendo 64 that really push the boundaries of their E rating. Having completed my 12...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition Day 2: Wet/Dry

There is a lot of horror to found in Super Mario 64, but this one is one of the uncannier choices. There has been a lot of talk about Super Mario 64 between the huge mega leak and the remake as well as the “Iceberg” video. ...

 
 
 

31 Days 2020 Edition: Safe

The world may quite literally be burning to a crisp as you’re reading this because it is that kind of year. Even so it pays to remember the good we do have in these trying times. A roof over our head, food in the pantry, and peop...

 
 
 

No Excuse Would be Better.

I was going to leave a comment, but this turned into a semi rant that I feel fits more as a blog rather than a wall of text in a sea of comments. If it’s not your cup of tea I understand. This is a bit more therapeutic for me but...

 
 
 

January Blues

January is always a bit of a bummer in my opinion. A new year is always exciting but we also move past the holidays. There is just a special atmosphere that takes hold around the Holidays and it's wonderful. People seem more helpful a...

 
 
 

The 31st Day: And After That

Fear is a very strange feeling. It can be a painful or pleasurable experience. It can come from the most trivial of things that we take for granted, or the greatest of monstrosities physical or imagined. Fear can be definitive and soli...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 30 - Boneyard

Today’s pick celebrates the spookiest scariest skeleton I know. Many of you probably have your own idea as to who that is and at least half of you (I’d wager) immediately thought of Jack Skelington or Undertale. A portion o...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 29 - Salmon

Man, October is almost over already. It felt like it had only started a few days ago and now Halloween is around the corner. So much left to do and yet I find myself procrastinating with some Salmon run.   Salmon Run Track02 &nbs...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 28 - The Masked Man

What makes a sound or a song creepy? I suppose that does have a number of possible answers ranging from life experiences to the mind itself. Certain sounds, particularly nonlinear sounds can trigger that sense of unease and fear within...

 
 
 

Costume Party: Day 27 - Glamourous

FF14: All Saints Wake Cosmetics in recent years have served as a point of contention amongst the gaming community, namely when it comes to loot boxes. I understand that in most cases cosmetics don’t affect the balance of power i...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 26 - Strained

I had a fair amount of thought on this pick in particular. I thought of doing a different track but in the end this for me was by and large the creepiest song in the game.   Strains of Insanity: Chrono Trigger   That eldritc...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 25 - The Pit

For such a short level todays pick is rather spooky. I can appreciate this kind of detail and care. It really shows throughout the whole game and it was a major success for them, so much so it would define most of the series from here ...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 24 - Nurse of the Submerged child

It would be remise of me not to include at least one Bloodborne track in this series. I know the chances of seeing a sequel are slim, but I really love Bloodborne and hope to see a sequel someday. For now I’ll highlight one of my...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 23 - Quarantine

 I do enjoy a wide array of horror games, but the ones I enjoy the most are the ones that have capable protagonists. A capable protagonist is someone who isn’t handicapped by things like bad stamina, poor aiming, and tank co...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 22 - Uncanny

There is a thin line that separates the uncanny from the terrifying. The length and position of said line may be different from person to person but it is there nonetheless. What often gives me a fright are uncanny children’s ite...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 20 - Waking Nightmare

There is a bit of sadness that comes with making this series, as some of my top choices are likely to never receive a sequel for one reason or another. For some there have been talks official and unofficial but as the days go on my hop...

 
 

About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.



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A Few things about me
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- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

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My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango
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This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece



Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:



You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:
https://www.destructoid.com/?a=141057&name=Alphadeus&chaos=ok&start=0

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).
 
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