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Video Game Review: An Old Mans Journey

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Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules
Genre: Adventure | Indie
Release Date: 18th May 2017
Gifted to me on Steam

Synopsis: Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, reconciliation, and hope. Entrenched in a beautifully sunkissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving.

A visual narrative about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans, uncover stories of the old man’s life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interacting with the serene and whimsical environment, solve playful puzzles by shaping the landscape, growing the hills to create the old man’s path forward.

During this compact gameplay experience, you’ll be transported to a vibrant and wishful world, exploring life’s complexities through the old man’s eyes. Meditatively delightful and reflective, Old Man’s Journey invites you to immerse yourself in quiet and inquisitive puzzles, and experience the old man’s heartache, regret, and hope.

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5 Horror Video Games You Should Play

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So I wanted to do a post on horror games to fit into blogoween but I realised I haven’t really played that many. Or at least many that people may think of when thinking of horror games.

You have the big names; the Amnesia series and Slender: The Eight Pages games that shot pewdiepie (one | two) into the spotlight and which for me at least are when horor games became more popular. I tried both of the games named but neither really did anything for me.

Much later we see the rise of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series which I also tried at the height of its hype and wasn’t fond of.

It wasn’t a case that any of these games were too scary to play, they just didn’t offer enough for me to get invested in them. If I were to return to any of these games it would be Amnesia as its a lot more story focused.

But fear not. Or do fear! I do have a small list of games that I can recommend in the horror genre, or at least have horror elements to them.
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Video Game Review: Minecraft

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Minecraft by Mojang
Genre: Sandbox | Survival
Release Date: 11th November 2011
Bought way back when.

Synopsis:
Minecraft is a sandbox video game created and designed by Swedish game designer Markus “Notch” Persson, and later fully developed and published by Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build with a variety of different cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat.

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Video Game Review: Life is Strange: Before the Storm episode 1

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm by Deck Nine
Genre: Action | Adventure
Release Date: 31st August 2017
Gifted to me on Steam

Synopsis:
Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part standalone story adventure set three years before the events of the first game. This time play as Chloe Price, a rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber in a dramatic new story in the BAFTA award winning franchise.

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Video Game Review: Gone Home

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Gone Home by The Fullbright Company
Genre: Adventure | Exploration
Release Date: 15th August 2013
Copy bought for myself via Steam

Synopsis:
June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AM
You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.

Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family’s lives by investigating what they’ve left behind.

Go Home Again.

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Video Game Review: Hatoful Boyfriend

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Hatoful Boyfriend by Mediatonic
Genre: Visual Novel | Dating Sim
Release Date: 4th September 2014
Copy bought for myself via Steam

Synopsis:
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school.

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Video Game Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

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Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerrilla
Genre: Action | RPG
Release Date: 28 February 2017
Received as a birthday present

Synopsis: Horizon Zero Dawn an exhilarating new action role playing game exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system, developed by the award winning Guerrilla Games, creators of PlayStation’s venerated Killzone franchise. As Horizon Zero Dawn’s main protagonist Aloy, a skilled hunter, explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.

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Video Game: Life is Strange

Life is Strange by DONTNOD Entertainment
Genre: Story Rich | Choices Matter
Release Date: 30th January 2015
Episdoe 1 was gifted to me on Steam, then I bought the rest.

Synopsis:
Episode 1 now FREE!
Life is Strange is an award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic adventure game that allows the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.
The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.
Key Features:
A beautifully written modern adventure game.
Rewind time to change the course of events.
Multiple endings depending on the choices you make.
Striking, hand-painted visuals.
Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack.

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Video Game Review: Whispering Willows

Whispering Willow by Night Light Interactive
Genre: Adventure | Indie
Release Date: 9th July 2014
Gifted to me on Steam

Synopsis:
Interact with the spirits of the dead, solve the puzzles of the mysterious mansion and help Elena find her missing father in the horror/adventure puzzle game: Whispering Willows.

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Video Game Review: Montaro

Montaro by JCKSLAP
Genre: Casual | Indie
Release Date: 25th July 2016
Copy sent as a gift via Steam

Synopsis:
Montaro is a DOGE.

Montaro is a casual runner game that was created to heal your heart.- Random generated street levels.
– Lift up highschool girl’s skirts, protect your doge by panties.
– Collect Doge coins to unlock over 8 Doge costumes.
– Doge’s emoticons and background.

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