My 10 most anticipated games of 2013

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Now that we've survived the end of the world and made it to 2013, I figured this would be a good time to go over my own personal wishlist and pick the 10 upcoming games I'm most excited for and can't wait to play. Please note that this list isn't numbered, just arranged by release dates for my convenience. So without further ado - I give you my 10 most anticipated games of 2013.

The Cave

A game by Tim Shaffer and Ron Gilbert? How can I not get excited about this puzzle-platformer?! I admit I don't know much about this game, but heck... Its about a bunch of quirky characters exploring a talking cave with puzzles, traps and monsters in it - what more do you want?

Dead Space 3

I'll be the first to admit Dead Space 3 looks a little disappointing. The new focus on action, with universal ammo, human enemies and cover system, doesn't bode well for the game. However, I loved the previous games (even the one on the Wii) and enjoyed the book and movies, so I guess I'm a fan of the franchise. And as a fan I'm still excited for the next big installment in the series, and will probably play it twice (at least) - once in Co-op with a good friend and then alone, in the dark, under a blanket.

Aliens: Colonial Marines

I like the Alien movies ever since I saw Aliens as a kid (later I had to go back and watch the first movie as an adult), and I like Gearbox ever since I played Opposing Force in 1999. Now Gearbox is making an Aliens game, which looks f'ing fantastic. Need I say more? Well, I probably should, but I'm way too busy day-dreaming about blasting Xenomorphs in the face with a smartgun.

Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is on this list mainly because I've played the previous games in the franchise. I still don't know if I should get excited about it or not, since there's no way my current PC rig can run it without immediately turning into a pile of ashes and broken dreams. Plus, I'm not that big of a fan of the Crysis 1 and 2 (loved Crysis Warhead though). Still, it's one of the best looking games out there, and playing around in a big and rich environment with a powerful nanosuit is always fun.

Tomb Raider

My experience so far with the new Tomb Raider hasn't been all that good or exciting. I played a short demo during Gamescom 2012 and it was kinda boring and unfulfilling. BUT I still believe this game can be good, and even great, when played as a whole (a bad demo shouldn't ruin the game for me). Every video I saw just made me more excited about playing it when it comes out, and hopefully I would not be disappointed. And come on - it's Lara Croft we're talking about! I always had fun playing as her, even if it was just to see her crash on the rocks below...

Bioshock Infinite

Now that's a big one. I absolutely loved the first Bioshock (the second - not so much) and this one looks just as great and as much fun to play. The fast-paced action combined with an original story and fantastic characters (and enemies) are more than enough to create the perfect game of 2013. If this list was numbered - Bioshock Infinite would be floating up high above the rest.

Grand Theft Auto V

C'mon... It had to be somewhere on this list. It just had to.

Metro: Last Light

Metro 2033 was a nice game. Not the best shooter out there, but it was still fun and unique enough to stand out in a sea of FPSs. Metro: Last Light seems to be, as far as I've seen, even better - graphically and gameplay-wise. So yeah, it's on the list. I love post-apocalyptic settings, and the fact that this one is set beneath the ruins of Moscow just makes it even more interesting.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

I love horror games, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent was one good horror game. Since I also love Frictional Games' Penumbra series, I have no reason to suspect Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will be anything less than the most terrifying experience of 2013. Wandering around dark corridors while unknown monsters hunt you down? Check. Physics-based puzzles? Check. Atmosphere that will make you whimper like a little girl every time a door opens? Check and Check.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us is on the list not because of Naughty Dog and the Uncharted series. I liked Uncharted 2 & 3, but The Last of Us is way more up my ally than these games ever were. Fungus zombies? A tell of survival at all costs? Close-quarterscombat with pipes and shotguns? I love all of that stuff! At the moment I'm not so sure about the story and the characters, but everything else looks simply amazing.

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These were my 10 most anticipated games of 2013. Do you agree with me? Have I left some of your favorite games out? Just feel the need to yell at me? I'd really like to hear your thoughts, so give me a shout at the comments.

My full list of Survival Horror titles (arranged by platform).

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Hello Everybody!

I would like to share with you all a handy list I made a while back (and updated from time to time) of all Survival Horror titles in existance (probably not) arranged by their platforms!

Looking for a scary game to play on your PS3? not problem! just look under "PlayStation 3" and you'll find all the horrific goodness available.

The list was first published on the Everything Survival Horror Unionin 2007, and was last updated in May 2012. Notice there aren't any PS Vita and 3DS on the list. I'll fix that soon (maybe).

Hope it helps all you Survival Horror fans out there to find more awesome games to play! If you have any suggestions or additions to the list - please post them below in the comments, and I'll consider them. Enjoy!

SURVIVAL HORROR LIST

PlayStation2

Alone in the Dark (2008)
Clock Tower 3
Cold Fear
Echo Night Beyond
Extermination
Fatal Frame
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterflies
Fatal Frame 3: The Tormented
Ghosthunter
Haunting Ground
Kuon
Michigan
Obscure
Obscure 2: The Aftermath
Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
Resident Evil: Dead aim
Resident Evil Outbreak
Resident Evil Outbreak file #2
Rule of Rose
Silent Hill: 0rigins
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4: The Room
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Siren
Forbidden Siren 2
The Suffering
The Suffering: Ties that bind
The Thing
X-Files: Resist or Serve

PlayStation3

Alone in the Dark (2008)
AMY
Condemned: Bloodshot
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Deadly Premonitions
Saw
Saw 2
Silent Hill: Downpour
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Siren: Blood Curse

PSP

Obscure 2: The Aftermath
Silent Hill: 0rigins
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

XBOX

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Cold Fear
Curse: the Eye of Isis
Fatal Frame
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterflies
Obscure
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 4: The Room
The Suffering
The Suffering: Ties that bind
The Thing

XBOX 360

Alan Wake
Alone in the Dark (2008)
AMY
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Condemned: Bloodshot
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Deadly Premonition
Saw
Saw 2
Silent Hill: Downpour
Silent Hill: Homecoming

GameCube

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Resident Evil (Remake)
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil 0
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
The Suffering

Wii

Alone in the Dark (2008)
Calling
Cursed Mountain
Escape from Bug Island
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse
Ju-on: The Grudge
Obscure 2: The Aftermath
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Resident Evil

Residnet Evil 0

DS

Dementium: The Ward
Dementium 2
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence

PC

Afterfall: Insanity
Alan Wake
Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark 2: One Eyed Jack's Revenge
Alone in the Dark 3
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Alone in the Dark (2008)
Amnesia: The Dark Decsent
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Asylum
Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr
Blair Witch Volume 2: The Legend of Coffin Rock
Blair Witch Volume 3: The Elly Kedward Tale
Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet
Clive Barker's Undying
Cold Fear
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason
Curse: the Eye of Isis
D
Dark Seed
Dark Seed 2
Darkness Within: The Pursuit of Loath Nolder
Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis 2
Enemy Zero
Harvester
I'm Not Alone
Lone Survivor
Martian Gothic: Unification
Midnight Nowhere
Nightmare Creatures
Nocturne
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi
Obscure
Obscure 2: The Aftermath
Pathologic
Penumbra: Episode 1: Overture
Penumbra: Episode 2: Black Plague
Penumbra: Requiem
Phantasmagoria
Phantasmagoria 2
Realms of the Haunting
Requiem: Avenging Angel
Resident Evil
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Ripper
Sanitarium
Saw

Shivers
Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4: The Room
Silent Hill: Homecoming
System Shock 2
The Suffering
The Suffering: Ties that bind
The Thing

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PlayStation

Alone in the Dark: One-Eyed Jack's Revenge
Alone in the Dark: New Nightmare
Clock Tower: First fear
Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within
Countdown Vampires
Dark Seed
Dark Seed 2
Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis 2
Echo Night
Echo Night 2
Fear Effect
Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix
Koudelka
Martian Gothic: Unification
Nightmare Creatures
Overblood
Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve 2
Resident Evil
Resident Evil Director's Cut
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil: Survivor
Silent Hill

DreamCast

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Carrier
D2
Dino Crisis
Illbleed
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Shadow Man
The Ring Terror's Realm

Saturn

Alone in the Dark: One Eyed Jack's Revenge
D
Deep Fear
Enemy Zero
Resident Evil

I rekindled my love for adventure games.

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When I was younger I was a huge fan of adventure games. I played every point-and-click game I could find, be every classic Lucasarts games, Simon the Sorcerer, King/Space Quest, Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky and the Gobliiins series (I didnt play a Leisure Suit Larry game till I was at 6th grade). I was absolutely addicted to a good puzzle that forced my then 8 year-old brain to work in twisted by bizarre ways. In fact, since I didnt own a console until I bought my X360 a few years ago, they were the only games I used play back then. Sure, I tried an occasional racing game or a good RTS like C&C or Warcraft, but adventure games (or quests) were my bread and butter.

But then I grew up and discovered shooters like Duke Nukem 3D and eventually Half Life and Call of Duty 2, and I realized there was a whole other (violent) side to PC gaming. From that point I slowly but surely abandoned my quest buddies and moved on to bigger things with better graphics (returning only to play Grim Fandango and The Longest Journey around the year 2000). Every time I tried getting back to my point-and-click roots, I was mostly disappointed by the lack of innovation and boring stories (with a few exceptions, of course).

A few years back I picked up a copy of Runaway: A Road Adventure (and its sequels), and was immediately transported back to the adventuring days of my childhood. Unfortunately it didnt last, mainly because I struggled to find other decent adventure games, and the FPSs and survival horror titles (which has some nice adventure elements in them) consumed by gaming habits once again. Dont get me wrong, I still played adventure games from time to time, but mostly to feel a dead period between one action-adventure game to the next, and never with the same enthusiasm I had when I was a little boy.

And then something incredible has happened I discovered Telltale Games and their episodic format. The new Sam & Max, Tales of Monkey Island and Back to the Future (and even the more recent Walking Dead titles) made me fall in-love with inventory-based puzzles and wacky dialog options all over again.

So I started digging deeper and found some amazing indie games like Machinarium and Resonance, and after finished the latter, Ive decided its time to go back to my roots and look up some upcoming adventure games worth checking out (those following me on Fuse might have noticed a surge in PC games Im following at the moment).

Like most of my blog entries, this one doesnt really have a point. Maybe the point is sharing my thoughts, I dont know All Im saying is that while I wont stop playing the action and horror titles I love so much, Im going to actively search for good adventure games to try out and recommend to people (and besides, there are a lot of good horror-adventure games). The fact that I can actually find quests that intrigue me and make me want to combine everything in my inventory gives me hope that the genre isnt dead; at least not to me.

P.S. I owe a lot of my recent discovering to this blog. If youre an avid PC gamer - check it out.

New IPs in 2012

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After watching this neat video about the apparent lack of new IPs in the near future of the video game industry, I've decided to march right over to my "following list" here on the site and see for myself if the situation is really that glum (since I have the tendency to follow new IPs, regardless of their promise ? except sport games and JRPGs).

The list will include only games that are scheduled for release in the year 2012. Here it is (I'll add links to games with less than a 1000 followers):

AMY

NeverDead

Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Asura's Wrath

7554

Deep Black

I Am Alive

Inversion

Dragon's Dogma

Lucius

The Secret World

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 ? can be argued that is not really new IP, but? close enough.

Spec Ops: The Line

Warp

TBA 2012:

The Last of Us

Diabolical Pitch

The Walking Dead ? Not sure if new IP or just awesome.

Overstrike

StarHawk

Dishonored

I must have missed a few, but as you can see, 2012 isn't short on new IPs. Sure there are more sequels and remakes than original ideas, but that's the case everywhere, not just the video game industry.

Feel free to leave a comment with any games I might have missed, or just to inform me of your great love for original IPs.

Have a great February with tons of new and exciting games!

Two new reviews: X-Men Destiny and Assassin's Creed Revelations

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Happy almost holidays everyone.

I've posted two new reviews for two games (surprise!):  X-Men Destiny and Assassin's Creed Revelations.

Why did I review these games? No idea... I usually review horror games, but.. well.. again - no idea.

Why should you care about these reviews? You tell me! I don't have to come up with all the answers!

Besides of announcing my two new reviews, this post has another purpose - on step further in clearing my profile page to that damn top 10 villain list. It is just too long!

And for some reason I'm having trouble uploading new ending videos, so no new video right now. You can watch Modern Warfare 3's ending again, if you want...

 

More survival, less horror?

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It seems to me that a new trend is rising in the action-adventure genre. Well, not so much as a trend but a slight shift in... I'll call it focus. I remember a time, not long ago, when I kept complaining about how action-adventure games are all about making horror-action games, and selling them as "survival-horror".I'll admit, some of the recent "survival-horror" games are pretty good, and some are downright awesome ("Dead Space"), so I guess I can't keep screaming from the rooftops about it.

But now I'm seeing something new. Instead of taking the "survival" out of the equation, I see games have started to neglect the whole "horror" part and focus more on action and survival. I first noticed that with "I Am Alive", a game that is for some reason listed under "Horror action adventure" here on the site, but is all about surviving in a post-apocalyptic world. I guess there is always theexistential kind of horror (fearing for your life), but that can be said for almost video game.

A more recent example of a "survival-action" game is "The Last of Us". This was the game that made me write this blog in the first place, so I'll talk a little about it. First of all - it looks damn cool. The first trailer shown during the VGAs was, in my opinion, awesome. I like the whole fungus-zombies angle (although zombies have been done to death lately), and the graphics and premise look really, really good. I don't have anything against these games, and this post is merely an observation (and a lot of ranting). Still, the game doesn't feel like a horror game, and is all about the characters survival against impossible odds. I could go as far as to compare it to "Dead Island", another not so scary zombie-survival game.

Now back on topic:

I know I know... Almost every video game is about surviving, more or less, be it a shooter or any action title, but this is different. These games are focused on surviving (usually in a post-apocalyptic setting, but not always) in a world gone mad, where the environment itself is out to kill the player, or at least make his life hell. Strangely enough, it seems that these days a game can be about survival OR about horror, but not both… I know today's gamers like fast-paced action, and I do to, but it still feels like developers no longer care about setting the right atmosphere that was such a major part in past survival-horror games, and are now totally focused on the whole "cinematic" shtick.

I don't really know where I'm going with this, but I felt like I had to share my thoughts on the matter… I guess (if I had to choose) I'd like to more horror games instead of survival games, but diversion in video games never really killed anyone, and I'm all for it. So basically… Yeah, I'll play survival games, horror games and survival-horror games.

Do I have a point to make? No, not really; just trying to see if I can organize my thoughts in a coherent, orderly way. I guess not…

Top 10 Spookiest Villain Blog Activity

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10. The Dark Being (Lighthouse)

The Dark Being

He is probably one of the first villains I can remember. I've played "Lighthouse: The Dark Being" first when I was about 12, and couldn't make any sense of what as happening (obviously my English wasn't as good back then), but this weird, evil little entity stuck in my head; so much so that I've decided to use its name as my online moniker (as you can probably tell).

What makes this weird little guy so evil? Well, he kidnaps a helpless baby for starters. For what purpose? I'm not really sure, but I think it has something to do with parallel-world domination, or at least something very nasty. He also kidnaps the baby's father - a brilliant scientist, so but pretty standard for villains. He is so evil, that he cannot really be destroyed, and the player must construct an elaborate "Ionizing Cannon" to trap the entity in a jar a throw it into the ocean.

As far as the evil laugh, The Dark Being actually has one, as far as I can remember. It's more like a high-pitched cackle, but it is still pretty evil. Follow thislinkto hear a sample.

9. Chaos (Loom)

Chaos

This evil looking entity is none other than Chaos, the villain fromthe cla$$ic PC game "Loom". It pretty much wants to kill every living thing and turn them into an army of the undead - that pretty damn evil. Chaos is a similar to Death, since he wears a rube and wields a huge scythe which hold very powerful magic; In fact, that scythe is so sharp it can tear through the very fabric of creation! Plus he just looks really really evil.

The version I played of Loom has no spoken dialog, only subtitles (It came out in 1990!), so Chaos evil laugh, sounds something along the likes of HA HA HA HA HA!, as far as I'm concerned.

8. GLaDOS (Portal)

GLaDOS

While GLaDOS isn't really spooky in appearance, she is the queen of spooky dialog and behavior. Every line that comes out of her speakers is both disturbing and hilarious, but only in a "OMG I'm going to die" kind of way. This large, malevolent A.I. has only one purpose in life - testing (and revenge), and she will stop at nothing to achieve it. She is also one of the most beloved characters in recent gaming history, and that's saying something.

What makes her evil, you ask? One time she flooded the research facility with deadly neurotoxins, which killed everyone (well, almosteveryone). Plus she uses humans as guinea pigs in her weird and deadly test chambers. As far as evil A.I. goes, GLaDOS may not be the most evil, but she is pne of the spookiest, more disturbing ones.

Oh, the evil laugh. At first I wanted to write something like 001001110011011100011 (you see, she is a computer...), but she does have a voice, though I can't really remember her laughing, apart from the occasional "Ha Ha" cynical laughter. She is a machine after all (machines are very cynical).

7. The G-Man (Half Life)

G-Man

I know he is not technically a villain, since he is not inherently evil, but this man gives me the creeps, the willies, and the heebie-jeebies. I think it's his cold stare and the weird unnatural way he speaks, as if he doesn't really know how earth punctuation works. The only really evil thing he did was imprisoning Gordon Freeman once he is done saving the world (twice) in a spooky parallel universe with nothing but darkness. Other than that, he just seems cold and distant, working on pure logic. He even helps Gordon when it suits his hidden agenda, so while extremely spooky, he is only villain-ish.

Laughter?! You want the G-Man to laugh?! Don't be crazy. He chuckles sarcastically on occasion.

6. Scissorman (Clock Tower)

Scissorman

The original Scissorman is an 8 year-old boy named Bobby Barrows. This little demonic child chases Jennifer around a huge mansion, try to kill her with a massive pair of scissors (hence the name). If that isn't spooky enough for you, I don't know what is.

Bobby is a small, twisted little boy who may be actually a demon. He is evil to the core, and takes great delight in chasing and butchering his victims. Just look at the picture! He is so evil and spooky!

His evil laughter is that of a little child. That is also spooky.

5. The game itself (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)

Eternal Darkness

Anyone who played "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem" knows that the biggest villain isn't the ancient gods trying to eat every soul on the planet, nor is it their undead Roman centurion servant. The greatest threat to the player is the game itself, which starts messing with your mind in so many disturbing and spooky ways.

Blackouts, corrupted save files massages, volume dropping down to zero – these are just some of the ways the game breaks the fourth wall and try to drive the player crazy in the most unexpected times. I can still remember the first time my character's head exploded for no reason, and she fell to the ground, dead. I simply stared at the screen in bewilderment, as 30 seconds later my character sprung back to life and kept going like nothing happened (head intact).

4. The Cradle (Thief: Deadly Shadows)

The Cradle

At first I was going to write about The Hag – the ancient evil creature that eats humans and can use powerful magic to steal their skin and appearance. But while she is scary, the most spooky villain in "Thief: Dead Shadows" is without a doubt The Shalebridge Cradle. The Cradle is an abandoned orphanage and insane asylum (yes, at the same time) with a sordid past involving a murder and a fire.

Once Garret enters the premises, he soon finds out that he can't leave, since The Cradle now "remembers him" (spooky!). The Cradle – a burned, abandoned building – remembers him and keeps him prisoner, along with the trapped spirits of murderous lunatics. It can't see how it can get more spooky and evil than this.

3. The Thing (The Thing)

The Thing

It can be anyone, even your best friend or your trusty dog. It is an alien life form that can shape shift into any sort of living organism, and you are trapped with it in an arctic research facility with no one around for miles and miles. The Thing only wants only thing: to kill and consume you, and move on to its next victim. The only way to tell who is a real person, and who is contaminated is with fire, since The Thing cells try to avoid fire under any circumstances, leaping out of the way when in contact with it. Plus, it can get really disgusting when it wants to.

There isn't a lot to be said about The Thing's evil intentions and deeds, since all it does is kill and kill, with no remorse and no discrimination. In "The Thing: The Video Game", The Thing, in all of its forms and shapes in the main enemy. It is that spooky looking monsters lurking in the snow, or the dead body lying on the floor on the lab. Or it can be someone in your party, whom you trust and fight alongside with. Indeed a disturbing thought.

2. Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)

Pyramid Head

You knew he was going to be on this list somewhere. No "spooky villain list" is complete without one of the most iconic and frightening characters in horror games' history. Pyramid Head is the manifestation of James' sexual frustration and guilt, and he hunts James throughout the town of Silent Hill, punishing him for his crime whenever possible.

His appearance alone is enough to strike fear in the hearts of most men. He is a tall figure, wearing a butcher's apron cover with rust and blood and wielding a giant sword. Oh, and there a big metallic red pyramid of his head. While not evil per se, he represents the evil that's inside the main character, and so are his actions.

His evil deeds include rape, murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and appearing out of nowhere when it's most inconvenient. He is probably my favorite villain of all times, and a lot of gamers who played the Silent Hill series will agree with me when I say there is nothing more spooky than his silhouette standing in the only door to the room you just entered.

Pyramid Head doesn't laugh. He is too busy being spooky (and raping).

1. Your own mind (Sanitarium)

Sanitarium

Probably the spookiest game of all time, Sanitarium takes place entirely in the protagonist's own mind as he tries to fight his way out of a coma. This cla$$ic adventure game is one of my favorite PC games, and every horror fan should play it.

The real villain of the story doesn't appear until toward the end of the game, but throughout the entire experience, Max's (the protagonist) own subconscious tries and keep him under, throwing everything at him, from alien monsters, to mutated children, to some very painful memories. Max must overcome these dangers and obstacles while trying to keep a single shred of sanity, and stay alive.

The images conjured up by Max's mind are true disturbing and spooky, so I've decided to crown it my most spooky villain of all times. Not only because the game is simply awesome, but because when your own mind turn on you and tries to kill you, you know you are in for some big, spooky trouble.

Not in the mood for horror.

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Yesterday I started playing Severed - the first (and only) DLC for Dead Space 2. Those who read my reviews, or talk to me on the Everything Survival Horror union, know that Dead Space 2 is one of my favorite new IPs in recent years; and yet, after playing for exactly 15 minutes (5 of which were to memorize myself with the controls again) I turned off my Xbox 360 and haven't touched it again since.

I don't know why, but the prospect of dark environments, creepy sound ques and gross alien monsters just doesn't appeal to me right now... In other words - I don't feel like playing horror games.

This is kind of a big deal, since usually all I play are horror games, or at least some sort of gory action title. But lately I feel more like action-rpg titles or a thrilling action-adventure game. I mean, I did spend the last few days playing Dead Island, but that's not really horror (walking down bright sunny beaches with a co-op friend isn't really frightening).

I haven't played a horror title for a while now, and for some reason I don't really miss it... most of the games I'm looking forward are action oriented and I can't help but feel there is something wrong with me.

By the way, this situation doesn't apply to movies. All I've been watching are horror/sci-fi movies (I Saw the Devil is pretty good, you should watch it) and I'm constantly looking for more of them to watch.

Anyways, just thought I'd share it... What type of games are you craving right know?

P.S: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is great, go play it.

My new most anticipated game for the year 2012

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After seeing the game for the first time in Gamescom 2011, I am pleased to announce that my new most wanted/anticipated game for 2012 is (drum roll....)

Dishonored!

What can I say, the game simply blew my mind. It reminded me of both Bioshock and Thief - two of my most favorite games of all times (the list consists mostly of Half-life and old LucasArts adventure games). Even the fact that what was shown was in pre-alpha stage couldn't ruin it for me. Dishonored is simply amazing, both in settings and gameplay. I mean, you can use a mine that shots barb-wires when exploding (and what a sight it is).

I don't know if any of you are keeping track of the game, but for those who are into stealth or story driven games, this one is a must. If what the developers say is true, almost every action you do in the game has consequences later in the story, or at least changes the world around you in some manner.

I also really like the art $tyle they chose for it, mixing 16th British architecture and futuristic, Tesla-like machinery, wrapped in a colorful, slightly surrealistic, graphics. I really like the idea of mixing both old and new elements together and creating something that feeling familiar, yet alien. I guess that was part of the reason I kept thinking of Bioshock and Thief throughout the demonstration.

I'd love to hear your thoughts about Dishonored so far, or any other game coming in 2012 you are keeping a special place on the shelf for.

In the meanwhile enjoy some of the great games September brings (Driver: San Francisco and Dead Island for example), and let me know if you think I should play Deus Ex: Human Revolution on the PC or the X360 (or maybe I shouldn't even bother?).