Review: The Room 1 & 2

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The darkness feels limitless, heavy, pushing against your body as you breathe. The air smells stale, dust and mildew. It’s icy and burns your lungs. The thick atmosphere reminds you of that one corner in your basement that the light never reaches, that one corner that you never venture into. A harsh light from behind cuts a sharp path in front of you. Instinctively you move towards the glowing area as if to keep the demons at bay. The light caresses an intricately decorated safe in the middle of the room. A key to the mysteries you never realized you had to solve stare back at you.

Curiosity gets the better of us all.

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Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Redux)

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The air is crisp and cold. The wind rattles the crunchy leaves beneith your feet. In the distance you can hear the sound of rushing water, you can hear the moaning of the tree branches as they sway. You knew this place wasn’t very close to any major towns, but as you exit the train tunnel it becomes clear something is very wrong.

You’ve seen a lot in your career, but never before has a case tugged at you like this. That itch under your skin grows as you notice one of the powerlines is falling, the wires snapped. The train tracks you’ve been following since you left that town three miles over are so badly rusted it’s evident no train has passed through here in a long time. Yet, you’re sure this was the way as told to you by the lady in the information booth at the train station. The one who raised her eyebrows so high when you mentioned the address…

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Searchers After Horror Haunt Strange, Far Places.

 – H.P. Lovecraft

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Lovecraftian games’ reviews on the way!

Lately, I’ve been getting into the works of H.P. Lovecraft (again) and decided to check out some games based on his style of horror-fiction. I really like his idea that forbidden knowledge is attainable, but that a human will go mad trying to obtain it. I greatly enjoy that not all the answers will ever be available and sometimes things don’t make sense. I also really, really love that most of his stories are highly psychological. I also revel in how he peppers in things like superstitions, older-than-time fanatical and secretive cults and religions, unpredictability, fate, and a host of other things. I admire his ability to set into words a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere. There were other writers who came before and after him who were similar (Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King), but because of the bizarreness in his writings he made up, he stands out for me.

The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination. – H. P. Lovecraft

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