Survival Horror

5 Video Games That Saved Their Franchises

  We all have our favourite video game franchises, it will come as no surprise to regular readers that one of my favourites is Final Fantasy. And just as Square Enix proved with Final Fantasy, just because a franchise is good doesn’t mean it will stay that way, so every now and then, games must take a car battery to the bollocks in order to bring some colour back to their cheeks, so with that...[Read More]

Town of Light

Opening in the depths of Italian wine country, Tuscany.  The Town of Light is tranquil from the very start, but I can assure you it wasn’t the beautiful vineyards nor the scenic view I was here for. The graphics at the beginning of the game struck me as clear and clean, although with a few rough edges, like when I ventured into a deserted building there were certain items laying around that seemed...[Read More]

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Like many of the Indie or cancelled horror games of recent years (see Outlast, Amnesia, Silent Hills, SOMA, Penumbra, Layers of Fear, Alison Road etc etc), RE7 has switched to a first person perspective, a move that originally slightly worried me. It seemed like an attempt to take advantage of the cancellation of Silent Hills and given their track record of trying to force Resident Evil in to a st...[Read More]

Resident Evil: Zero HD Remaster

I still have vague memories of playing the original Resident Evil 1, mostly the memories are just me shitting myself like never before and loving it, kick starting what would blossom in to a love of horror. But Resident Evil Zero, I can still remember playing like it was yesterday, back when it was originally released for the GameCube in 2002. Oh how disgusted I was when I realized that was almost...[Read More]