Posts Tagged ‘a short tale of solitude’

Have You Played… The Marathon Trilogy?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

While DOOM and Wolfenstein 3D are known throughout the world as the original murder simulators, other shooters that followed were content to quietly improve the genre. Marathon was one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

War Of The Flies: A Short Tale Of Solitude

Pictured: a child, apparently.

Based on appearances, A Short Tale of Solitude takes its cues from survival-horror’s darkest, dreariest, earliest days – before fancy whosamwhatsits like player-controlled camera angles and color were invented. And yet, while A Short Tale’s appearance gives off a strong early-Resident-Evil vibe, the story seems to be headed into far less charted territory. Set inside an abandoned French orphanage during World War I, the game focuses on warring factions of deranged children and cites Lord of the Flies as one of its main influences. Kids, right? With all their wars and other crazy nonsense. When will they ever learn, the silly tykes?

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