My Dark Souls Journey (Part 2)

Sorry this took me so long to publish. I’ve been busy with work and finishing off playthrough number 2 of Dark Souls. Playthrough number three will be on my Twitch channel!

Ah, Blighttown.

The most poisonous, least smooth place in Lordran.

I went into Blighttown with some trepidation. I had heard from friends just what a nightmare I was in for. Just the abrupt change in lighting after leaving the Depths was enough to make me mutter “Oh fuck” under my breath. I made my way down the tunnel trepidatiously, spotting two figures in the distance. They turn and run towards me. Two hulking beasts with clubs. One swings. I mistime my dodge. I get one-shotted, dropping all of the souls I gained from beating the Gaping Dragon.

So it’s gonna be like that, is it Blighttown? Continue reading “My Dark Souls Journey (Part 2)”

Grumble’s Review Scoring System


Note: All reviews are my own opinion, and therefore subjective. If you disagree with a score I’d love to discuss your thoughts on a game, but please don’t be insulting.

10 OUT OF 10: Incredible. A representative of everything a video game should try to be. If there are flaws, they don’t detract from the enjoyment of the game. Examples: Grand Theft Auto V, SOMA

9 OUT OF 10: Amazing. Certainly a fantastic experience, but there could be some little flaws here and there that prevent it from the perfect 10. Examples: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Amnesia: The Dark Descent

8 OUT OF 10: Great. A very enjoyable experience that either has some issues that hold it back or it simply brings nothing new or fresh to the genre or medium. Examples: F.E.A.R. 2, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

7 OUT OF 10: GOOD: A solid game that was enjoyable to experience, but won’t have you hankering to play it again. Examples: Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead: Season 2 Continue reading “Grumble’s Review Scoring System”

Grumble’s Favourite Horror Games (Part 1)

Content warning: contains potentially triggering images and descriptions.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge horror game fan. There’s nothing quite like it. A lot of people avoid the genre, but to me, the spine-tingling, creepy games that fill you with fear are the greatest. And here, in no particular order, is a list of my personal favourites.

SOMA [Frictional Games, 2015]

Amnesia: The Dark Descent may have been the breakthrough title for Sweden’s Frictional Games, but to me their 2015 follow-up SOMA is their masterpiece. Taking all of the tension they created with The Dark Descent and ramping it up to near-palpable levels, you play Simon Jarrett. Simon is a twenty-something average joe who, after going for what seems like a routine brain scan in 2015 Toronto, wakes up almost 100 years in the future, in a dilapidated scientific facility at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean.

Continue reading “Grumble’s Favourite Horror Games (Part 1)”