It’s Halloween and time to revisit one of my favourite game series. Nothing reminds me more of Halloween than Castlevania. It evokes a time when Konami crafted extraordinary titles. There’s an incredible number of these titles so it’s impossible to cover them all in one article. I’ve chosen to focus on what I term as […]Read more "Castlevania Retrospective : Classicvanias"
This is a unique comic book hitting the marketplace at the moment, evoking memories of such classic British comics as Whizzer and Chips and The Beezer. It features superb narrative set pieces and characterisation and a vibrant and bold artistic style. It is, to be frank, one of the engaging and enjoyable reads of the […]Read more "Cthulhu Kids – Cosmic Terror Funnies"
I’m going to admit this straight away, I’m not the biggest fan of slasher films. The plots depend on stupid protagonists who are there as fodder to get sliced up. However when I was younger, I did enjoy The Nightmare on Elm street series. Freddy terrified me, he could invade your dreams, when you were […]Read more "A Nightmare on Elm Street – NES Review"
I felt palpable fear, I was swallowed by a demonic looking door, it’s large painted clownface like something from my deepest nightmares. The rollercoaster cart was swallowed whole as I descended at a ferocious speed into the darkness, all the while cackling laughter filled my ears. Rush of Blood is a powerful VR experience which […]Read more "Until Dawn : Rush of Blood VR Review"
Coming up to the spooky spectacular that is Halloween, I love to read some great horror comics. Fiends of the Eastern Front is a classic 2000AD classic. It was written by the mighty team of writer Gerry Finley-Day and illustrated by the mighty Carlos Ezquerra, whom we unfortunately lost recently. It’s a World War II […]Read more "Halloween 2018: Fiends of the Eastern Front"
The first thing that slams into your consciousness regarding this comic book is Ryan Brown’s cover art. Ryan crafts these fantastically evocative covers which immediately sets the tone for the narrative between the cover. In this case, it’s horrifically gorgeous, painstakingly detailed and absolutely terrifying. So what was Ryan drawing on the front cover? Well […]Read more "Edge of Extinction #2"
Back when Konami could do no wrong, they created several Castlevania games featuring Simon Belmont as the starring character. Through these were different games, the overall scenario that Simon was often propelled into was often familiar. In what appears to be a Satanic ritual, a group of evil hooded men resurrect Dracula. Simon, as an […]Read more "Castlevania Chronicles : A PS1 Update"