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Outlast

Outlast review

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1 week ago

Feature: Warning: potentially unpopular opinon incoming...

Have You Played… Outlast 2?

I will never understand why Outlast caused such a stir back in 2013, more so after playing its sequel. I suppose I get why folks liked it: playing a videogame version of all those found footage horror films you either love or hate… or love to hate, is a pretty nifty thing. But there were so many valves to turn, jump scares and unsurprising plot…

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3 years ago

Feature: I just can't buy the batteries

Have You Played…Outlast?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. As a survival horror fan, I was at first willing to overlook the asylum-set Outlast’s [official site] stigmatisation of issues of mental health because it was a concept I thought otherwise sounded interesting. A combat-less scare fest that swaps Amnesia’s gas lantern for…

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5 years ago

Feature: Fear Of The Unknown

Why Horror’s Future Is Bright (Or It’s Totally Doomed)

It was not so long ago that our own Adam "Murder Maestro" Smith lamented the lack of imagination in horror stories. Implausibly trap-laden asylums, spoooooky forests, and hastily cobbled-together castles dominate, while more interesting locales and subject matters are few and far-between. While I wouldn't go so far as to say that horror's stuck in a full-blown rut, it could certainly end up there if…

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Feature: Bane Of Terror

Horror Stories: A Maddening Lack Of Imagination

Looking through the recent releases on Steam, a casual observer might believe that there’s a horror game renaissance underway. In the last few weeks, several games have appeared, with titles like Paranormal and The Orphanage. I’ve installed a few of them, heard them go bump in the night, and then moved on. Despite some quality releases, horror is in a rut. And it’s an unpleasant…

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