This is Either/Or. A new idea for a column I’ve had festered in my head for a while, and now it’s finally on paper. Well, word editor, but you get the idea. The Premise? Two items of specific similarities go head to head to determine which is the best of the two. There must me a winner. No ties. No draws. Two enter, one leaves victorious. Think of it as Thunderdome, but with words. And no Tina Turner. And no one is running Barter Town.
This time, we’ll be looking at two horror games that just came out in August that’s been getting a lot of buzz. I’m talking about the Demo game P.T. and the indie horror Five Nights At Freddy’s. Both games offer a lot of frights, chills, and something to make your skin crawl. Both games got well received by gamers alike, and both games get a lot of play from Let’s Players on YouTube.
So there I was at my favourite place to browse through retro games, the flea market closest to my house, checking out the latest selections of classic gaming. Then it came to me, that I don’t have a game to play for the upcoming Review A Bad Game Day 2014, an annual tradition celebrating the absolute worst video games imaginable. If you recall, last year I covered the lackluster Raid at Bungeling Bay, and the year before that was the annoying Athena. And I figured I needed to find that special game. One that is worse than all the other games combined, yet such a hidden gem that not many people knew the game existed. But none of the seller’s inventory stood out to be particularly crappy in the Nintendo section, and the Super Nintendo section had mostly the games already talked about by reviewers far better and more popular than I can ever be. Even the suggestions of the store owner were either not bad, or not bad enough to signify anger fueled rantings.
I’m a firm believer in second chances for people who deserve second chances. I think people can be rehabilitated from past mistakes and redemption is possible to those who want it. So after over 15 years of one of the worst Hollywood remakes of a Japanese classic movie series, Hollywood has one more chance to make a good Godzilla movie.