Darkest Dungeon (Nintendo Switch) review

You will endure this loss and learn from it. Before sitting down to write this, I suffered two total party kills in a row.  I got cocky – a few expeditions went about as well as could be expected, meaning: everyone escaped from death’s grasp, no one went too insane, treasures were seized and monsters… Read More

Classic Horror Game Recommendation #2: Castlevania (1986)

Although I have greatly enjoyed Castlevania (IV, Symphony of the Night, and Dawn of Sorrow) titles in the past, the very first game is one that I never had the opportunity to sit down and enjoy beyond a few short cross-legged, two-inches-from-the-tv sessions at friend’s houses after school.  Raised on computer games, particularly those of the roleplaying variety,… Read More

Arkham Horror: The Card Game review

Another day, another Fantasy Flight Arkham Files game. If that sounds like I’m bored of their offerings, trust me – I’m not.  I’m enough of  Lovecraft and weird fiction fan that I’ll likely always be interested in a new way to experience Lovecraftian stories and horror.   This is now Fantasy Flight’s fifth in-production Arkham… Read More

Mansions of Madness Second Edition Review

I love Lovecraft.  If there was an atomic moment in my love for horror, it can be found in my first readings of the stories of H.P. Lovecraft.  I specify first, because I have indeed read them multiple times.  Reading those tales as a youth I was carried away by the overwhelming sense of the… Read More

New Game Quick Look: Doom (2016)

The original Doom carries about as much weight as it’s possible for a game to carry.  Uttering its name conjures up raging MIDI metal, the groans and growls of the undead, chainsaws and shotguns, and cyber horror demons.  It’s as important as any game, and it’s inspired decades of new maps, mods, countless imitators, and… Read More

Classic Horror Game Recommendation #1: Alone in the Dark (1992)

If all you know about Alone in the Dark is the execrable 2005 Uwe Boll film,  I know this will be difficult given what a toxic atrocity that movie is, but trust me: 1992s Alone in the Dark is a wonderful, scary, atmospheric classic that shares nothing with the film other the title and character names.  If… Read More