In the process of trying to fit several mediocre pieces of gameplay into Vampyr instead of one or two solid ones, we come away with an over spiced dish. The “too many cooks” factor that’s on display in this new horror jaunt becomes quickly apparent, and it couldn’t have happened to a game that I was more looking forward to.
Developed by All Those Moments and published by Ultimate Games S.A. on February 23rd, 2018, Earthworms actually resembles the weird horror of adventure titles like Shadow Of The Comet more than anything else. There’s a classic sci-fi theme of robots, dimensional travel, and tentacles at play throughout the gameplay, and the storyline itself is so weird that it might be worth playing based on that alone.
Having never played the original, I can say that Dragon’s Crown Pro for PS4 is a terrific way of introducing those of us who never had the exquisite joy of taking part in its particular brand of smash ‘em up chaos.
Throughout my experience playing this puzzler, I found myself unbelievably frustrated and then charmed by its uniqueness, and then frustrated all over again.
On my way to Charlotte, I camped out with a man who walked with a crutch. We’d met on the road before, and he asked me to tell him a scary story to liven up the evening, so I told him about a strange, winged creature that I’d seen wandering the woods of New Jersey. He told me about his time in the war, and we parted ways. The next time I saw him was outside of Charleston, where he was literally tearing himself in two.
It’s been a hectic past month for me, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been out of the loop on that latest games. And because of that, I thought I’d take a second to talk a little bit about what is certain to be a comfort food game for me for some time to come. That…
You remember the first time you met someone who hadn’t seen the Godfather, or read Harry Potter? That look of grim fascination you have them as you peppered them with questions? Questions like, “How have you existed so long without experiencing this thing?” It’s not necessarily a criticism of the person’s character, but you…
Is it too much to hope that, in a survival setting, you’ll just need to worry about the basic components of food, shelter, and sleep, without also incurring the wrath of alien beings that sense you primarily when you’re unconscious?
The indie horror strategy game Distrust says “yes.”