Gaming: Rule of Rose

Rule of RoseGenre and release?

                It was released in 2006 by 505 and Punchline for the PS2 however it was never released in the UK, due to controversy with its content, basically some fearmongering douche bag politician spread some lies about it. It wasn’t banned but neither was it released, 505 just never let it free. Some copies were made though so if you have tons of disposable income you might want to get yourself a special magical UK copy. There’s one on Amazon at the moment for £699.99. If you are a normal person then I’d say get yourself a European copy, I have a French one which cost about £40 and it is worth that. You have language options anyway and all European copies should work on all European consoles so you should be good. If you’re American then you’re in luck, 505 and Sony disproved the lies spread about the game over here so you guys could get it. Not sure how rare it’ll be for you though. Continue reading

Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon – The Verdict

Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark moon

Luigi's Mansion

Genre and time?

It’s a kids’ game, by which I mean rated 7+ (It’s not for Kids, NOTHING is for kids!) but it’s a kind of horror-esque dungeon crawler, with small puzzle parts. In fact it could even be called a mission based survival horror for kids, or should I say for those who don’t want to be haunted by nightmares. Tt does actually get quite difficult to survive sometimes and who knows when a ghosty might pop out and laugh at you? It’s a direct sequel to Luigi’s Mansion for the GameCube, because Nintendo don’t like change.  It’s recent, released in March for the 3DS. It’s definitely a horror; it’s got ghosts in it! Continue reading

Picking the Bones of Hannibal

‘Hannibal’ is based on characters taken from Thomas Harris’ novel ‘Red Dragon’, and so far retellings of his work have brought nothing but joy and happiness to the world, right? That is if your definition of joy and happiness is wonderfully thought out and deeply sinister cannibalistic, or generally just sick serial killers, and I think we can all agree that is the correct definition? Well anyway, Hannibal does not disappoint on this aspect and I feel it brings much more still. Continue reading

Eli Martin’s Rules For Scaring People

It’s summer so there is currently nothing going on in the world of horror so, while I intend to do ‘retro’ reviews a lot of the time I figured I would start by giving some important rules for horror. Now I don’t mean the stupid ones you get in the ‘Scream’ films; I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a horror film in which the black guy dies first (but then I don’t watch many American slasher films as they are balls so maybe that’s where all that stuff is going on) but things which actually make something scary.
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