Night Trap review – yes, it’s still worth playing

Night Trap

Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition – Overview

Oh man, Night Trap. I remember playing this back in 1992 on my Sega CD, which, considering my age at the time, probably wasn’t the best idea. I also remember many other FMV games of the time: Who Shot Johnny Rock, Mad Dog McCree, Crime Patrol, Double Switch, Sewer Shark, Fahrenheit 911, Tomcat Alley… the list goes on.

Night Trap is clearly the most memorable bunch, as it pretty forced what we know as the ESRB into existence, thanks to Sen. Joseph Liebermand helicopter parents who complained about its “gratuitous sex and violence”, two things which Night Trap doesn’t have.

And here we are in, 2018 (I realize it came out last year, I just got to reviewing it now), and Night Trap is an insanely tame game by today’s standards. Is it still worth playing? Yes.

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Dead Secret review – they’ll die to keep it a secret

Dead Secret

Dead Secret – Overview

Where to begin with Dead Secret. At its core is a murder mystery, that has you solving puzzles and finding documents to figure out what happened and who did it. In this regard, it succeeds. It’s a neat story with clever writing and some light but fun puzzles.

Where it doesn’t succeed, however, is in the gameplay. However, does its shortcomings outweigh the good? It’s a tough choice, and this game is another example of why we should have a Neutral/Indifferent option instead of just Recommended or Not Recommended. Continue reading “Dead Secret review – they’ll die to keep it a secret”

Roots of Insanity review – Insane in the membrane

Roots of Insanity

Roots of Insanity – Overview

Roots of Insanity is a psychological and fairly gory horror game that throws you into a hospital, and you have to explore and find your way out.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, right?

As horror games in hospitals go, [i]Roots of Insanity[/i] isn’t terrible. It’s fairly generic, the story had one interesting twist, and there are plenty of jump scares if that’s your thing, but it has average looks, average sound and is pretty much an average game all around.

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Screenshots added

Been slow on the review and guide writing front, but I’ve added some screenshots for a few games, notably Monster Hunter: World (PS4 version).

Monster Hunter: World
ARAYA
Firewood
Snake Pass

As well as new screenshots for older games: World of Warcraft and Dead By Daylight.

View the screens!

‘Narcosis’ – Swimming with the fishies

Narcosis

Narcosis – Overview

Narcosis manages to do what lots of games can’t, and that is make underwater segments fun. Many games, when they throw you underwater, it just isn’t fun. Most notably, for me, World of Warcraft. Vashj’ir was a terrible, terrible zone, the worst one in the game. But I digress.

Walking around the disturbing, dark and scary depths in Narcosis is fun. For the most part, you could argue the game is a walking simulator, as you’re slowly making your way from location to location, collecting items and figuring out a story, only with the occasional bout of combat against a couple of fish.

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Adding a couple of older game guides

Continuing the addition of older written material for portfolio purposes, here are three guides I previously wrote for mobile gaming site TouchArcade.

Keep in mind that these two specific guides were written over four years ago, so chances are they could be outdated, especially in the case of something like The Simpsons: Tapped Out.

Jacob and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 1 – Puzzle Solutions

http://toucharcade.com/2013/06/03/jacob-jones-and-the-bigfoot-mystery-episode-1-puzzle-solutions-guide/
(posted June 3rd, 2013)

The Simpsons: Tapped Out – How to Spend as Little Real Money as Possible

http://toucharcade.com/2013/09/05/the-simpsons-tapped-out-guide-how-to-spend-little-real-money-as-possible/
(posted September 5th, 2013)