2015 By the Numbers, #43 – Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil Revelations

Instead of writing reviews for completed games as I did last year, this year I’ve decided to try a new approach. Here then are my stats, real and fictional. Continue reading

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2013 Gaming Archive #14: Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6

Maybe Tank-Controls Weren’t So Bad After All…

I must’ve been one of the few people I know who actually liked Resident Evil 5. Not that I heard a whole lot about it; I think the Resident Evil franchise, while not being “on the way out” just yet, is certainly in decline – after an untold number of entries in both games, movies, and books, a new sequel just doesn’t cause as much of a stir anymore as it used to. Not to mention that the entire New Release field is so overrun with zombie games anyway that even a venerable name like Resident Evil fails to cause much of a stir. Continue reading

BNBGAMING’s Top “Oh Shit!” Moments

Oh Shit! Moments

That’s a Mouthful!

Any game, any genre, any developer likely hopes to attain that one pure moment of unadulterated enjoyment among its audience, that one moment when you, the gamer, forget everything around you, and just can’t hold back a loud shout of profanity, because simply nothing else will suffice to express your pent-up admiration for the game in front of you. Sometimes, when lengthy soliloquies just don’t do the trick, a simple “Oh Shit!” says so much. Continue reading

Top 5: Scares

Top 5 Scary Games

Boo!

Horror games appeal to a very specific subset of gamers. Even a gritty thriller tingles the hairs on the back of your neck in a way that can only be appreciated by some of us. While those who prefer a more benign experience scoff in derision, we crave the build-up of terror in a game as much as in a good book or movie. Continue reading

Top 5: Game Endings

Top Game Endings

All’s Well That Ends Well

It’s not about whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game, right? But sometimes, even the best gameplay experience can be made or broken by the game’s ending. Continue reading

Things That Go Bump in the Night – The Truth Behind Survival-Horror Games

Survival Horror

A Gradual Metamorphosis

It’s a fact:  when I actually attend a movie theater nowadays, it’s to see either an action or horror movie, and even then the odds are that I’ll pick a blood-and-gore fest over an action flick by a wide margin.  I honestly don’t see a reason to spend my admission dollars to see a romantic comedy or an emotion-drenched drama.  Movie theaters are capable of delivering the kind of immersive experience to the viewer that naturally lends itself to the endorphin rushes and pulse-pounding moments of these particular genres.  The same has begun to become more and more a reality in the realm of video games. Continue reading