The world can be an empty place and this is true in the world of Contrast where you play as a little girl named Didi and her friend named Dawn.
Saturday mornings used to be great due to Saturday morning cartoons. All of those colorful superheroes in front of you saving the world, remember those days? Platinum Games remembers those times with their new game TheWonderful 101 only for the Nintendo Wii U. A game about superheroes saving the world with the style of Viewtiful Joe, finesse of Bayonetta and confusing gameplay elements of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Is this game truly wonderful?
If you had to pick a game which blended horror and atmosphere to the point of near perfection, you could certainly do far worse than Amnesia: The Dark Descent. With creepy hallways, hauntings and Outer God incursions into reality; it took its ideas and proceeded to enhance them to near pitch perfection. Suffering only from largely unavoidable issues of enemies outstaying their welcome, and billions of screaming youtubers trying to make money off of it. Now we have a sequel subtitled A Machine For Pigs, with The Chinese Room partnering up to create a dark, petrifying, nightmarish experience worthy of Steven King’s bad dreams.
The results were decidedly mixed.
Yesterday saw the return of Space Hulk to the PC market. Having had several incarnations throughout history and multiple editions of the original board game, it’s understandably become a fan favourite and is a classic 40K title among PC fans. However, having been gone for so many years there were naturally a few indie clones which rose to take its place. Following similar themes of confined science fiction corridor fights against alien hordes, Alien Assault was the one to most successfully replicate the style of Space Hulk. How does it hold up overall?