As it currently stands, I have a collection of about 20 or so odd games that I have yet to play or finish. Some aren’t even opened yet. For younger gamers, this tends to be a non-issue. Either they have the time to get to the games they have, or they don’t have enough games to create a backlog in the first place. As the gaming landscape changes generationally, those of us who started gaming in the 70s/80s have found our lives evolving into new routines. This can cause a buildup of the very media we use to thrive off of. Along with the expansive length of games today, this causes a monumental backlog of “to-do” games that can, if left uncurated or ignored, lead to piles upon piles of unplayed games that can drive our spouses and significant others up the wall.
It’s that time of year again! Now that it’s officially October, the weather is cooling off, and I’m coming to the end of my 4th Quarter work shenanigans, I’ve officially started playing my October Halloween horror gaming.
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Catching up with my Halloween playthrough of The Evil Within! I’ve decided to post both parts 5 and 6 together because I’m a little bit behind in posting these things to the site. And, of course, like a dumbass, I forgot to mute the dashboard during part 5, so you’ll hear a delay echo during gameplay. Sorry about that. It’s fixed in part 6.
Well, folks, here it is: I finally lose it. If you’ve never seen me become so frustrated with a videogame that I froth at the mouth, now’s your chance. I have some frustrating moments throughout the game, but it isn’t until I hit the level 6 boss that I really fall apart. There is even some controller throwing.
Okay, now the frustration starts kicking in. Just as I started having fun with the game, we reach a new enemy type that leads to a multitude of deaths and a level of frustration that I thought was only saved for bad NES games. Or even good ones, for that matter. See, that’s the feeling this game gives me: it’s like playing Double Dragon. When it’s good, it’s great. When it’s bad, you SMASH YOUR GODDAMNED COPY OF DOUBLE DRAGON.
Part 2 of my frustrating playthrough of The Evil Within for the Halloween Streaming event!
Welcome to the second game in my Halloween Gameplay Stream event! This is part 1 of my playthrough of Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within.
It’s that time of year again! Every October, I get extremely excited. Being a fan of all things spooky and horrific, I tend to celebrate Halloween during the entire month of October. Usually, it culminates with a day of horror movies on or around the actual holiday. However, given that I now have kids and will actually be going out trick-or-treating with Amelia for the first time this year, I may not be able to pull off a day long marathon of horror movie watching. So, this year, I’ve decided to try something a little different.