Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dear Red and The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo

Dear Red has some amazing graphics and atmosphere. The banner, the game's description...

Red had grown, she understood what happened, why he always mentioned those words although she couldn't stand watching and being overwhelmed by the old memories all the time. Now that he's dead, it doesn't have to be so anymore...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dresden Files Storm Front Ch11 Part 2

Last time, Harry heads to the police station, a junkie, and a lot of speculation, all while he waits to see Murphy.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fate/ Stay Night - UBW - February 12

Hello, my dears! Apologies for the delay, I'm back in school and it's exam season, so I've been so busy. Also I was away last weekend. Also this day is really long and I'm lazy.

Anyway, it's basically just constant feels from here on out.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dresden Files Storm Front Ch11 Part 1

It took me the rest of the night and part of the morning, but I worked out how I could murder someone in the same manner that Tommy Tomm and Jennifer Stanton had been killed. After the fifth or sixth time I'd checked the figures, I stared at my calculations.
It didn't make any sense . It was impossible .
Or maybe we were all underestimating just how dangerous this killer was.

At which point he explains nothing, just repeating that it's a big deal, Murphy needs to know, big deal, tell Murphy, big deal.

There's a couple things wrong with that even aside from the fact it's not suspenseful when characters do this, it's just irritating.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dresden Files Storm Front Ch10

Last time, sexy vampire lesbian sex lesbian sex sex that Harry is so disgusted by he has to watch every second so he knows just how disgusted to feel about it.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lasting Or What is Horror in Games?

So, on a list of free horror games comes Lasting. It is an extremely, extremely low-res game where you walk around randomly generated rooms and corridors trying to collect floppy disks. Also, there's no way out, and there may be something in there with you.

If that sounds appealing, check it out.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

It's a Kind of Magic

Welcome back, everyone! This was actually supposed to be my first post for Dragon Quill, but once I saw Farla had the “Dresden Files Exploration” post lined up, I thought I’d wait and turn this one into a sort of companion piece.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Carapaces Part 2

Still doing this! Although looks like I need to be doing a lot more of it. Currently Jan 17, page 131.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Quick Review: The Equalizer

It's nothing special, just a string of clich├ęs tied together by the most basic of plots. It can be good for some mindless entertainment, but even then, it has some serious flaws.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dresden Files Exploration

There is an easy way to avoid the problem of historical magic.

I said making it our world but magic the whole time is basically impossible. The closest you can get would be having people know there's magic and it just ended up in a very similar place as our world at this point in time - Sunshine did that, and while there still ended up being a lot of secondary plotholes spawned from it, it worked pretty well overall. But this creates a tissue-paper world, because the moment you start trying to explain how you got to this point, it gets complicated or you realize that there's just no decent handwave for why we aren't currently chattel owned either by the fairies or vampires. Plus, if established magic, it's hard to make your character special.

This story is built around the idea that the modern technological world is opening up contact with the magical one, and Harry is the first openly magic practitioner. That means magic needs to have started mattering recently, because societies generally don't decide to just ignore the things murdering them.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Paranoiac, Re: Kinder

Paranoiac resembles Mermaid Swamp a lot, but is much simpler (and has a much smaller area you have to search, which I liked). It's okay, but nothing unusual.

Re: Kinder is very much a what the fuck sort of game. The story is all over the place, the message is at once blatant and confusing, and it's got an interesting battle system held back by the fact it's got almost no battles and interacts poorly with the horror adventure game aspects.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dresden Files Storm Front Ch9 Part 2

Last time on Storm Front,

"So, Mister Dresden. What brings you to my humble house? Care for an evening of entertainment? I quite assure you that you will never have another experience like it." She placed her hands in her lap, smiling at me.
I smiled at her, and put one hand into my pocket, onto the white handkerchief. "No, thank you. I came to talk."
Her lips parted in a silent, ah. "I see. About what, if I might ask?"
"About Jennifer Stanton. And her murder."
I had all of a second's warning. Bianca's eyes narrowed, then widened, like those of a cat about to spring. Then she was coming at me over the table, faster than a breath, her arms extended toward my throat.

Halloween Carapaces Part 1

Dec 6, 2013- Jan 8, 2014