Back in 1995

“These days, though, you have to be pretty technical before you can even aspire to crudeness.” — William Gibson, Johnny Mnemonic If you’re an indie developer, making a pixel art game is pretty attractive.  First and foremost, it’s pretty cheap and easy to develop, at least in terms of art production.  A one-man-band dev can put together […]

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

Platforms: Xbox360, PC Release Date: 2012-02-22 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★★ Small, tight, and fascinating, this short follow-up is better than the original Alan Wake. “I think the major is just about to fall asleep over his typewriter-although his fingers are still racing feverishly over the keys…” “It’s a creepy thought.” “This is […]

Dead Space

Platforms: Xbox360, PS3, PC Release Date: 2008-10-13 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ A high-end combination of Resident Evil 4 and Event Horizon that is technically excellent but ultimately unsatisfying. Usually when I finish a game I try to write a review for it as quickly as possible, while the experience is still fresh in […]

Obscure 2

Platforms: PS2, Wii, PC Release Date: 2008-03-25 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ☆☆☆☆ The worst aspects of a teenage slasher flick in game form: boring, trite, and occasionally offensive. The original Obscure was a fun, if somewhat routine, horror game. Its saving grace was its two player mode, something that has still yet to be […]

Land of the Dead

Also known as: Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler’s Green Platforms: Xbox, PC Release Date: 2005-10-26 Regions: USA