Early in the game I ran into this strange little girl:
One thing that struck me is how “Silent Hill” this girl is. Despite being a little girl, she’s very spooky and strange. She seems to be some sort of ghost. (I’m sure her nature will become clear as the game proceeds.) She’s powerful. Her dark hair hides her face. Your character speaks to her, and she speaks back, but the conversation is pretty one-way; you can’t get her to respond to you. She’s also very pale and she seems to be “mildewing” on the bottom. This is all stuff right out of the Silent Hill playbook.
Ragnar Tornquist mentions the Silent Hill games on his blog, and it’s pretty clear he must have really gotten into the game at some point. I think it’s cool to see how that influenced Dreamfall.
Push the Button!
Scenes from Half-Life 2:Episode 2, showing Gordon Freeman being a jerk.
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.
Batman: Arkham Origins
A breakdown of how this game faltered when the franchise was given to a different studio.
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?