I have not mentioned one horror video game on this blog last month. Well, why should I? I play horror video games all year round. Now let me tell you one fact about me: I think horror movies are scarier than horror games. Why? When I am playing video games generally, I am fixated on winning. You give me a shotgun–I blast those monsters away. You make me run and hide like in Clower Tower series–I giggle. But horror movies take that control away from me, so I have no choice but to cover my eyes. Now I am thinking, it might be an interesting concept to develop a game about shutting your eyes as your weapon of defense and relying on sound to survive in the game. I think Siren is sort of like that. Anyway, so that is why I don’t watch horror movies. I can’t remember the last time I watched one. It might be about 7 years ago. I haven’t had any nightmares ever since, and I like it to remain that way.
But this post is not about horror video games. Today, I’m just rambling about games aimlessly because that is what’s on my mind at the moment. I know that I don’t write anything negatively or say anything negatively on this blog. So you might think that I just play anything and be satisfied. That’s not true. Behind the screen, I want to poke my eyeballs out when I play a crappy game, but I refrain. Okay, I am just exaggerating! But seriously, I try to remain open minded. Some games may not appeal to me aesthetically but it doesn’t mean it’s a bad game. After all, what you like is a reflection of your heart.
Lately, I have been playing 999 (PS4 version). This game too, was actually recommended by my brother. So far, I enjoy the soundtrack very much and the story is quite interesting. I have two more endings to go. Brother told me that this game was on par with Nier Gestalt during the year 2009-2010. I can see why. It is well executed.
Once I am done with the game entirely, my next game is Drakengard. Hopefully by the time I finish the game, I won’t go crazy. I was warned that the gameplay is terrible. But that is okay, I am more interested in the thought process behind the game design rather than playing for achievements as of late. It’s more enjoyable.
I stumbled on Miyazaki picture browsing Twitter. As you know I am a fan of Dark Souls. I find this picture side by side summarizing my whole experience with Dark Souls–it’s inviting but brutal.