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

GRUMBLE’S SCORING SYSTEM FOR REVIEWS

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)”