I don’t know what I was thinking last week. I somehow imagined I’d be able to cram all of my survival horror / Halloween content into a single week? The Silent Hill: Origins series alone turned out to be six posts long, which wouldn’t fit in a single week even if I skipped the Wednesday GM Advice and even if that business with EA and DRM hadn’t come up. And this doesn’t even take into account all the other survival horror stuff I wanted to post about.
Some of this is my own fault for going overboard with the Origins series. Really, I could have posted my final thoughts, a couple of funny screenshots, and called it a day. But lack of restraint in writing about a game in which its chief flaw is lack of restraint seems fitting.
We have a quote around here (which I’m pretty sure is lifted from MST3K) that is appropriate for the writing this week:
From the people who brought you that last stuff, it’s… more of the same!
The Best of 2014
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2014.
Silent Hill Origins
Here is a long look at a game that tries to live up to a big legacy and fails hilariously.
The Middle Ages
Would you have survived in the middle ages?
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.
Trusting the System
How do you know the rules of the game are what the game claims? More importantly, how do the DEVELOPERS know?