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  1. Hmm anybody got a YouTube url to the title music? It's been credited by Paul Muzea but i can't seem to find it.
  2. Conarium (Zoetrope Interactive, 2017) Conarium is a first-person horror adventure game heavily inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness". It is very short at only 4 hours, features highly rudimentary puzzles, and in all fairness is not all that scary outside of a few jumpscares. Really, the strength of this title is in its representation of Lovecraft's mythos. The game looks and sounds beautiful and features a lovingly crafted world which although linear, is nevertheless a joy to explore. The secnary and architecture are bizzare and just as alien as you'd expect them for something out of this universe. The biggest downside of the game is how it actively works against itself to take away player immersion through contstantly taking away your control, having a voiced protagonist, and UI elements constantly reminding you that you are playing a game. Awards Time! 1. Non-Silent Silent Mode. This game features a 'silent mode' which the devs added in a patch. It's supposed to reduce the protagonist's excessive commentary to improve immersion. Well the guy still talks frequently, and whenever he does, it immediately ruins said immersion. His accent is... goofy to say the least, and he never seems to provide any actual value to the story. Really, they should have eliminated his lines entirely, but I guess they didn't want to for some reason that is beyond me. 2. Look at me! The game loves to constantly take away your control to focus your attention on things it doesn't want you to miss. For a game which takes place entirely in first-person view ala Amnesia, it really works against its intentions of immersion. 3. Aline Aliens. In most media involving extraterrestrials, the aliens are really re-skinned humans. Not with Lovecraft. There is no mistaking an Elder God for the average Joe.
  3. Alright I have another one: The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - Director's Cut (Starbreeze Studios, 2004) 1. Some Bones are Better Left in the Closet: When I played this game back in the day it blew my mind hard, and quickly became one of my all-time favorites. Playing it again in 2019 however really shattered that image of perfection for me, as my trained gamer-sense was able to see all the blemishes and flasws on its surface. Replaying your childhood favorites can be dangerous guys. Don't do it. 2. Fully Realized World: The moment you set foot in this game you immdiately get the sense that this is a real world, with real people doing real people things. Even though the area you explore in the game is is ironically limited to a single installation (a prison no less), the game world still comes of as highly expansive, detailed and believable. 3. Vin Disel Life Simulator: DANGER! If you play this game in VR you will transmogrify into Vin Disel, and this process is irreversible. The game features one of those 'look down and see your body' type views, and you really get to feel as if you are a 250 pound killing machine.
  4. ^Haha I love that. Very creative. That game is on my shortlist. Looks highly interesting.
  5. I really don't know how well received this'll be, but I LOVE how Ross gives games unique awards at the end of each episode. So much so in fact that I've started giving this type of award to every game I play. I'll start first, but i'd love to see some of the awards you guys could come up with! CONTORL (Remedy Entertainment, 2019) 1. House of Leaves: The worldpsace this game takes place in is one of the closes representation of non-eucledean geometry I've seen. If aliens ever build a house on earth, it'll look like this. 2. Hottest Creepy Super Model: This game expertly walks the line between total chaos and autistic order, and this dichotomy is found in every aspect of it, whether it be characters, story, or art design. 3. REDACTED: Seriously, it's redacted.
  6. Srry everyone but i win Ross's birthday. This is the best song on this thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBoo0gw3-g
  7. This game has a fantastic setting and bleeds atmosphere, but it sadly suffers greatly from janky and repetitive gameplay. A real shame.
  8. Just my own two cents: I also wanted to make a new account the other day (because i thought i lost access to this one) and i didn't receive a confimratory email (a separate email address than the one tied to this account).
  9. Misagh


    I really enjoyed this game when i played it back when it dropped. In 2019, with most of the bugs ironed out, this is a real gem of a game. Sure, it's not as good as Gothic 2, but nothing is. Not even water.
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