10 moments in video games that almost gave me a heart attack

It’s still 2 weeks until Halloween but we’re already getting in the mood for it. Roy and I have been thinking about horror video games lately and sharing anecdotes with each other which brought us these brilliant moments in games that made our hearts skip for a moment.
Here I’m going to share ten terrifying moments in certain video games that personally hit me hard back when I played them. This isn’t exactly a top 10 so the usual rule “one mention per franchise” doesn’t apply. Also, since these moments are better experienced on your own, I have to warn you for spoilers.

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Briefiew – Ride 2

This is the first time I get to review a sequel to a game I’ve previously reviewed too. It’s a strange sensation, makes me feel like I’ve been around for a while even though it’s only been a year and a half so far. Anyway, these are only feelings I’ve got as I started writting down this piece, the important part is my experience with the game at hand, Ride 2.

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Remakes!

Fortunately for us, we’re still not quite where the movie business is nowadays where any big major release has to be based off something else. Be a comic, book or video game adaptation, sequels, prequels and spinoffs or, of course, remakes. I’m not saying that not being an original concept automatically labels a movie as trash but in the long run this constant recycling of ideas will hurt the medium. At the very least, have a couple big original films every so often so in 20 years there will be something to remake.
In any case, this isn’t a movie blog and this article in particular is about developing remakes so demonizing remakes would be pretty hypocritical on my part. Also, even if the video game scene still pumps out their Horizon: Zero Dawns and their Overwatches, most AAA video games nowadays are also based off something else (mostly in the form of sequels).

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Briefiew – Carmageddon: Max Damage

As a 90’s kid and an enthusiast of games featuring cars, you might imagine that I have a nostalgia for this franchise but I really don’t. It’s not like I didn’t play the game back in the day because my parents wouldn’t let me, no. Back in the day I had the PS1 european version of this game and I could have played it to my heart’s content but this game was never among my favourites. The problem may not have been with the game on its whole but with the specific censored port of the game I had to play.
In any case, it’s been almost 20 years since then. That’s a lot of time and a massive boost on technology so I figured this could be the perfect chance to give this controversial franchise another try.

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Briefiew – Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero

This time around I don’t really have any personal history with this gaming series. Before I got the chance to play this game I had heard about the Shantae series and I had heard very good things about it actually but I had never personally played any Shantae game ever.
So, this was a blank slate for me, nothing particular to expect from the game but this would become my standard as what to expect from the Shantae games in the future. What a responsibility for such a tiny game card…

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Briefiew – Nex Machina

Last time I got to talk about a Housmarque game was in august of last year in my Alienation review. Back then I already mentioned how I had enjoyed (to various degrees) every game I’ve played from that studio and, in fact, Alienation wasn’t an exception either.
So, with that in mind, of course I had to play Nex machina and of course I will play Matterfall sometime in the future but, first things first, this review.

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Top 10 PSP RPGs

Roy may scold me for writting too many PSP-related articles but this one was absolutely necessary. Back when I made the overall top ten games for PSP, I had to force myself to diversify and not make most of it be RPGs. Now, I still think that variety within a top ten list like this is a must so, you’ll find here action RPGs, turn-based, tactical RPGs… also, like always, there won’t be more than one game per franchise.
Also, have in mind that this is just my personal picks and the order in which the games are within the list is just result of my own personal taste as well but, in my opinion, if you’re into RPGs, all of these games are must-haves. No filler picks at all.

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Gaming Memories – Learning with Abe

I’m a 90’s kid. The gaming scene back then wasn’t quite how it is nowadays in positive but also negative ways. If you happened to have been a kid on that decade as well you’ll probably remember that the mainstream media wasn’t quite fond of this entertainment medium. Back then, if you heard anything about video games in the news it was always related to something negative. Video games make you dumb, video games make you violent… a lot of bullshit that with time and actual scientific research has been actually proven wrong.
You never heard positive stories about video games back then but I have one that I happen to experience on myself from those times. This “gaming memory” is about that.

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