Games, like any medium in existence, require careful thought on their pacing. Good pacing is necessary in pretty much every type of entertainment; from how many explosions are occurring per minute in an action movie, to how a mystery is unravelling in a sleuthing book, it’s all a matter of making sure your audience is … Continue reading Outlast 2’s expert horror pacing.
I have to admit that I’m not really a huge fan of horror games. This is down solely to the fact that I am a HUGE scaredy cat: after playing a good horror game, I’m jumping at my own shadow for potentially days after, if there even are any shadows left … Continue reading Death and horror games: how failure may be the least scary thing a player has to face.
Or, why let prejudice and slaughter get in the way of a good joke? Tone is kind of a curious thing in video games, when you stop to think about it. The ‘tone’ of something is (to put it in its simplest form) just how something is presented, with the most common two extremes being … Continue reading An exploration of tone in Drakengard and Nier.