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The Evil Within Review: Survival Horror Revival

This definitive, essential review of a 6 month old game was conducted on the PS4

If you were inclined to count the number of ‘homages’ The Evil Within pays to the past of Shinji Mikami, you might start to wonder if you accidently bought a HD remake of any of the Resident Evils. The guttural revs of a chainsaw, the looming mansion and, of course, disfigured monsters who routinely try to discover what your insides look like. For horror fans, it’s like stepping through the front door at Christmas and having childhood memories flood back. But this isn’t a mere greatest hits throwback, The Evil Within is an attempt to drag the survival horror genre into the future.

Hmm, don’t suppose you know a Mr. Pyramid Head, do you?

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Michael De Santa’s Meltdown and other Vinewood reviews

Written originally for Nerve Magazine. I edited in some words for fun. 

Los Santos isn’t all murder, mayhem and objectionable morals. Most of the time, you’ll want to forgo the chaos and just sit back, relax and watch some of Vinewood’s finest cinematic achievements. So what would the reviews read like in GTA’s world? I wasn’t going to sit back and wonder for too long, so I got on my best creative writing cut-offs plus an old Bloc Party t-shirt and set to work on creating the sort of reviews that would have been written in Los Santos and Blaine County.


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Forgetting the future: a rant against HD Remakes

What’s the connective tissue between Silent Hill, Devil May Cry, Sly Cooper and Fable? Apart from being some damn fine games according to everyone who’s played them, they all have crisp HD remakes.

And everyone loves HD remakes, right?

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