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You’ll have to pry the PS2 controller from my cold, dead hands

It’s a double feature video game marathon of survival horror titles for PS2 that take place in the snow. Brrrrr! Was revisiting these games fun for me? EXTERMINATION Bringing the survival horror genre into the bitter, snowy cold before the … Continue reading

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Going back to where Silent Hill all began…Silent Hill

Silent Hill Origins, which came late in the life of the PS2, is an “origins” story, but like most Silent Hill games, it doesn’t really fit into any sort of timeline, so basically it’s just another standalone excuse to drag … Continue reading

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SILENT HILL: back to the beginning

It’s trippy revisiting games from the early days of the survival horror era, but despite being a PS1 game, the original Silent Hill from 1999 still holds up for me in terms of horror gaming experience. I expected it to … Continue reading

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Do doggie companions make survival horror more fun?

As I continue my endeavor to replay all my horror games I haven’t covered on Boys, Bears & Scares yet, I take on Haunting Ground and Rule of Rose, two games in which the protagonist is joined on her horror … Continue reading

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The only way to survive the horror is to run and scream

When the survival horror genre was going strong in the early 2000s, game companies wanted to find ways to make the experience different. One way was to make “run and scream” games as I like to call them. In an … Continue reading

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Entering The Ring on Dreamcast

Amazing that The Ring video game was released for the Dreamcast two years before the U.S. remake of Ringu even made it to theaters. That’s why the supernatural threat in this game is Sadako, not Samara. Just like the Ringu … Continue reading

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I got Carriered away on Dreamcast

Much like Resident Evil 2, Carrier offers two scenarios, first with a character named Jack then another with a character named Jessifer. The big difference is that you’re on a carrier ship on the seas after a previous search team … Continue reading

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DREAMCAST DAYS: revisiting survival horror game Blue Stinger

Rather than just rely on the big name in survival horror back then (Resident Evil), Dreamcast scored a handful of exclusive takes on the genre (none of which turned into cherished franchises ). Blue Stinger has familiar elements of survival … Continue reading

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When a Daymare turns into a nightmare

As far as I understand, Daymare 1998 started as a fan remake of Resident Evil 2, but then the Resident Evil 2 remake happened so no one else could steal Capcom’s thunder. Rather than scrap the project, the developers transformed … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Silent Hill

It may not actually be a Silent Hill game, but Little Hope for PS4 is as close to the feel of that series that I’ve experienced in a while playing a video game. Based on the “choose your own adventure” … Continue reading

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