Top Ten Articles – April 2022

2022 Artwork Top Ten Articles April

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for my usual list of links to the ten best articles (plus some honourable mentions) that I’ve posted here during the past month.

Although there were a few “silly” articles this month, not to mention that this blog also celebrated its ninth anniversary on the 21st April too, I still managed to keep the second season of my “Horror Videogames Series” kept going reasonably well πŸ™‚ To my delight, I also found myself focusing more on PS2-era survival horror games too πŸ™‚

At the time of writing, I’ve prepared quite a few of May’s articles for this series too. Even so, expect two reviews on consecutive days (on about the 20th-21st May) because, whilst I was in the later stages of re-playing an old action-horror game for a review, I got totally distracted for about three days by an amazing sci-fi game that I also just had to review as well. Still, for the most part, expect lots more “Horror Videogames Series” articles next month πŸ™‚

In terms of reviews, this month was reasonably good. As well as my usual “Doom II”/”Final Doom” WAD review, I also reviewed three horror games too: “Resident Evil Outbreak” (2003), “Whispering Willows” (2014) and “ObsCure” (2004) too.

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – March 2022

2022 Artwork Top Ten Articles March

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to collect a list of links to the ten best articles I’ve posted here during the past month (plus a few honourable mentions too).

All in all, this month’s articles in the second season of my “Horror Videogames Series” went reasonably well, even if I ended up focusing slightly too heavily on a small number of classic horror games at some points (namely the second “Resident Evil” game and the third “Silent Hill” game).

At the time of writing, I’m still preparing April’s articles – expect at least two or three “utterly silly” horror-themed articles, an anniversary article on the 21st (this blog turns nine πŸ™‚ ) and more of the usual horror game reviews and critic-style articles about the genre (albeit with slightly more of a focus on PS2-era survival horror, especially during the later parts of April).

In terms of reviews, this month went better than I expected. In addition to the usual “Doom II” WAD review, I also reviewed “The Evil Within” (2014) and two of its DLCs (The Assignment” and “The Consequence” from 2015), as well as a horror platform game called “Deadlight: Director’s Cut” (2016) too.

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – February 2022

2022 Artwork Top Ten Articles February

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to compile a list of links to the ten best articles (plus a couple of honourable mentions) that I’ve posted here this month.

All in all, this month’s articles went really well and I’m still delighted that I’ve been able to continue the second season of my “Horror Videogames Series” πŸ™‚ At the time of writing, I’m still preparing March’s articles  and – although there will be a phase where I’ll focus more on just one or two classic survival horror games – its still going really well πŸ™‚

In terms of reviews, this month went really well too πŸ™‚ As well as my usual “Doom II” WAD review, I also reviewed four horror games: “Layers Of Fear” (2016), “Tormented Souls” (2021), “Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries Of New York” (2019) and “Resident Evil Zero” (2002).

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – January 2022

2022 Artwork Top Ten Articles January

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to do my usual thing and collect a list of links to the ten best articles (plus a couple of honourable mentions) that I’ve posted here this month.

This month’s articles were interesting, although it didn’t really get off to a good start (with lots of random articles), I was finally able to get inspired enough to start a second “season” of my “Horror Videogames Series” of blog articles πŸ™‚ It’s good to be back πŸ™‚

As for reviews, I wrote more of them than I’d expected this month. In addition to the usual “Doom II” WAD review, I also reviewed four horror games too πŸ™‚ These were – “Alisa” (2021), “Remothered: Broken Porcelain” (2020), “Downfall Redux” (2016) and “Lorelai” (2019).

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – December 2021

2021 Artwork Top Ten Articles December

Well, it’s the end of the month (and the year), so it’s time for the usual list of links to the ten best articles Β that I’ve posted here during the past month (plus a couple of honourable mentions).

This month was weird. Because I’m taking a break between the first and second seasons of my “Horror Videogames Series” (The second season should begin on about the 12th January), I ended up writing articles about a variety of random topics instead.

To my surprise, there were quite a few music-based lists and nostalgic articles about physical media. Seriously, I think that my “Horror Videogames Series” has changed me into a bit more of a critic/nerd, since I was initially expecting to write old-fashioned art tutorials and stuff like that.

As for reviews, they were interesting. In addition to the usual “Doom II” WAD review (next month’s one might be a day or two late though), I also reviewed the album “Redemption” (2021) by Rage Of Light, Obsidian’s 2020 “Vultures” EP and a late-night comedy horror movie called “Party Bus To Hell” (2017) as well. Still, to my surprise, I’ve currently got about four horror game reviews planned for the second half of January though πŸ™‚

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – November 2021

2021 Artwork Top Ten Articles November

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time to compile a list of links to the ten best articles (plus a couple of honourable mentions) that I’ve posted here during the past month.

This month’s articles were bittersweet to write, since I decided to conclude the first “season” of my “Horror Videogames Series” that I’ve been writing for about six months or so. Don’t worry, I’m hoping to start a second “season” on the 12th January 2022 πŸ™‚ Expect a “preview” article tomorrow morning explaining more about this.

In the meantime, I’ll still be posting daily articles but they will mostly be about other stuff (eg: music, physical media nostalgia, horror movies etc...) – although there will be at least one or two horror game themed articles in between these two seasons.

The first “season” of my “Horror Videogames Series” was a hell of a lot of fun to write, although I noticed that it was running out of steam for a number of reasons. So, it seemed like taking a break from it and doing other stuff for a month or two was the best option. One interesting side-effect of writing this series is that next month’s articles definitely have more of a “critic”, “nerd” and/or “historian”-like style to them than the tutorials etc… I used to writeΒ  more regularly before I started this series.

As for reviews, this month was better than I expected πŸ™‚ I reviewed an awesome horror-themed “Doom II” WAD called “The City Of The Damned Apocalypse“, two classic rail shooter games – “Area 51” (1996) and “The House Of The Dead 2” (1998) – and also an amazing “Resident Evil” fan game called “Biohazard Uncomplete” (2021) too πŸ™‚Β 

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – October 2021

2021 Artwork Top Ten Articles October

Happy Halloween everyone πŸ™‚ Since it’s the end of the month, I thought that I’d do my usual thing of collecting a list of the ten best articles I’ve posted here this month (plus a couple of honourable mentions too).

All in all, this month’s horror-themed articles went better than I’d initially expected πŸ™‚ However, although I’ve finished preparing all of November’s “horror videogames series” articles, the first “season” of this series will end at the end of November. Don’t worry, I’m hoping to start a second “season” of it from about the 12th January 2022 onwards. Plus, there will be a couple of horror game-themed articles sprinkled amongst the other random daily articles (about music, physical media nostalgia etc…) that will appear between the two seasons.

Sorry about this gap, but I needed to take a break in order to avoid burnout. Again, a new “season” of it should hopefully begin on about the 12th January. And, of course, the first season will also carry on for next month at least πŸ™‚ After all, it’s annoying when all of the cool horror stuff immediately disappears after Halloween…

In terms of reviews, there weren’t really as many as I’d initially hoped this month. Still, I reviewed an awesome “Silent Hill”-inspired Doom II/Final Doom WAD called “Soundless Mound” and I also finally got round to completing and reviewing a horror game from 2012 called “The Cat Lady” too.

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – September 2021

2021 Artwork Top Ten Articles September

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for my usual round up of links to the ten best articles (plus a few honourable mentions) that I’ve posted here during the past month.

This month’s articles went reasonably well, and I continued my extended series about horror videogames too πŸ™‚ However, I still found myself grappling with the problem of running low on high-quality “unplayed” horror games in my collection – but this helped me to focus a little bit more on taking another look at “the classics” (especially the original 1999 version of “Resident Evil 3”).

I’ve also found, bought and/or re-discovered at least one or two more horror games (plus a couple of old PS2 demo discs too) since then too – I may not review that many of them, but studying them has given me an infusion of new ideas for the articles that will appear from about early-mid October onwards – so, stay tuned πŸ™‚

At the time of writing, I’ve prepared horror game-themed articles for most of October and hope to write more (and, at the very least, I want to keep the series going through October. If nothing else, writing this series is one of the most fun things that I’ve ever done with this blog πŸ™‚ ).

In terms of reviews, it was slim pickings this month. In addition to my usual monthly “Doom II” WAD review, the only other game I reviewed was an ultra low-budget indie “point and click” horror game called “Rabbit Hill” (2017).

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – August 2021

2021 Artwork Top Ten Articles August

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for my usual round up of links to the ten best articles (plus a few honourable mentions) that I’ve posted here during the past month.

This month’s “horror videogames series” articles went reasonably well, although I did start to run into the problem of running out of horror games in my collection to play. Still, I was able to get around this by re-playing an old favourite and also by playing a famous horror-themed action game that I’d previously been avoiding too. Although I don’t know how much longer this series will continue for, I’ve already prepared articles up to late September at the time of writing.

As for reviews, this month was an interesting one. Instead of an “ordinary” Doom II WAD, I reviewed a “de-make” of “P.T.” (2014) called “GZ PT” that had been made using GZDoom. I also reviewed three ultra-low budget indie horror games called “Shadow Seeker (v1.1 Demo)“, “Blackout” (2021) and “Bitterroot“. Oh, and I also finally got round to playing and reviewing “Resident Evil 4” (2005) too.

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Top Ten Articles – July 2021

2021 Artwork Top Ten Articles July

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for my usual round up of links to the ten best articles (plus a few honourable mentions) that I’ve posted here during the past month.

This month’s articles went surprisingly well and I’m still astonished at how effective deciding to focus on writing about horror videogames has been at dealing with the writer’s block I was experiencing a few months ago. And, yes, my “horror videogames series” should continue for at least another month (since I’m currently preparing articles in it for early September at the time of writing πŸ™‚ ).

In terms of reviews, there were a lot of them this month. To my surprise, not only did I end up reviewing two “Doom II” WADs (“Night Town” and “Medieval Castle (release 6)“), but I also – sort of- reviewed five horror games too: “Dark Nights With Poe And Munro“, “Project Zero/Fatal Frame“, “Resident Evil: Code Veronica X“, “Amnesia: Justine” and “Dino Crisis” πŸ™‚

Anyway, here are the lists πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ™‚

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