Horror games that deserve a remaster

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Hi folks, meet Lisa Trevor. Lisa Trevor is a undying, hauntingly tragic character from Resident Evil (remake) who helped set the remake apart from the original. I’ve played a good deal of horror games that would do some from touch up and could actually compete today. In no particular order lets begin with a particular favorite of mine…

a51 1. Area 51 –

I love crazy ass government conspiracies one thing I loved was how all the collectibles were linked to famous conspiracies like Sasquatch, psychics, aliens, super soldiers, cloning, and the JFK assassination.  Touch up the graphics, add some new depths to Area 51 and these days we have a wealth of crazy things to ponder..

fear 2. F.E.A.R

I’m honestly shocked this hasn’t been remade or remastered yet. It’s a widely loved horror game that with some new graphics and a few gameplay tweaks, this game would be truly great.

alienr game1 3. Alien Resurrection: the game –

Ok, I know Alien Resurrection wasn’t exactly everyone’s favorite installment in the series so besides being a huge Alien fan, why include it? Well, the game had a damn good atmosphere, the aliens weren’t easy to take out, and I think with updated graphics and some new controls it could be close to what Aliens: Colonial Marines was supposed to be.

trapt 4. Trapt –

This is a strange case. The atmosphere and music are creepy and there are some alarming ways to kill people in this castle but it’s not your typical horror game. I think with a bit bigger story and a few new trap ideas, I think this could be really special.

eternal darkness 5. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s requiem-

I’m really curious why the hell Nintendo never re-released a game many have praised for being ahead of it’s time in horror and now modern systems have more than the capabilities to give this game a grand remake it deserves.

silent hill 2 6. Silent Hill 2-

I know pretty much nothing about Konami except Savior rage quitting the Metal Gear Survive preview but the effect Silent hill has had on the horror field is undeniable. Silent Hill 2 gave us Pyramid Head and a great twist; imagine with a updated camera system and new graphics?

dino crisis 7. Dino Crisis-

The last game on this list and I don’t know why we haven’t heard from the series in decades. Essentially it was if Resident Evil and Jurassic Park had a weird hybrid baby. A reboot could be amazing if done with love and care.

 

I hope you enjoyed my list and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Battlefield: Bad Company

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Many younger readers won’t understand this but a long time ago, FPS games weren’t that special. Of course there were games like GoldenEye, Doom, and the severely underrated Red Faction that pushed the envelope. Red Faction, you could blast through walls and back then it blew my mind. You can imagine my surprise hiding from a tank inside a house and having the tank blow the house up with me in it. Progress, eh?

Unlike many other military FPS games, you aren’t saving the world from terrorists or stopping WW3. You are a new recruit to a charismatic group of misfits referred to as Bad Company, who uncover leads to a stolen wealth and they’ll have to fight there way to it before the government snatches it up.

In a world of overblown shooters that try to hard to be cool or effects heavy, Bad Company was a great exception. Your team sells the game with some pretty funny dialogue and over time you do grow to care about these guys. I love that you can jump into almost every house you see, and jump into every vehicle you see so there’s a good amount of variety. The game loses some of it’s luster as you go but the characters and craziness of the stages keeps it fun. Your health doesn’t naturally regenerate but instead you get an injection that  bumps your health back up, the wait time inbetween can be surprisingly tense. Bad Company was a game I felt should have gotten more love than it did but otherwise it’s a real good FPS I suggest checking out. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Glass trailer 2

I’ve become a huge fan of this series over the past year after loving Split and Unbreakable and I’m glad this trailer shows a lot more of Mr Glass. I like the idea presented of the Beast being an anti-hero sort of character; I think the showdown between Dunn and Beast will be epic as hell. This movie is shaping up to be a awesome trilogy ender and I’m still super pumped for it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Pet Sematary trailer

I wasn’t expecting a trailer so soon after images were released of the new Church, which kind of creepy considering he looks like my friends cat. The book and original movie for Pet Sematary is one of my favorite horror story. That being said, the original film was pretty damn close to the book so I can’t think of many ways it can get closer. The thing about the kids with animal masks is weird and while the cast is good, I can’t help but think it feels too Hollywood. Also, the jump scare with the truck made me groan. I cant say shit though because I was one of those people who originally said the IT remake was going to blow, so I’m going to keep an open mind. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

5 movies Pg-13 killed.

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After Venom I started recalling many movies that shared a similar problem- how neutered they felt because of a Pg-13 rating. Movies like The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises did wonders with it, but there are simply some movies that need a all or nothing approach like we need water to live, so in no particular order, since we were on the subject let’s begin with …

venom 2018  1. Venom-

The most recent offender on this list, Venom was clearly supposed to be R rated. I’m not saying drop the F bomb profusely or it needed nude shots but I feel some of the gore could have stayed and a more disturbing graphicness regarding Brock fighting the creature would have added weight to a meh movie.

spawn 2. Spawn/ Spawn: origins –

This is a obvious cash grab but a real dumb idea. Spawn is pretty much Pinhead from Hellraiser and the Punisher in one edgy, brutal package. How in the f$ck is that Pg-13?

suicide sqaud 3. Suicide Squad –

Structurally this movie follows much the same pattern as John Carpenter’s Escape from New York- which wasn’t pg-13 either- and involves some pretty heavy DC bad guys as it’s main protagonists. I wished they kept the initial darker tone and stopped trying to be fun and trendy and let it be the violent, maniacal,  dark comedy it was meant to be.

dark tower movie 4. The Dark Tower –

Welcome back Sony! I wanted to take a break from superhero movies even though Sony tried like hell to make this one to build the King cinematic universe. This hurt because they are my favorite books and a lot of what makes them R rated is what makes them so unique.

wolverine origins 5. X Men Origins: Wolverine –

This is arguably one of the worst superhero movies ever made. Wolverine has a gritty, violent bloody history full of war and slaughter- the man is a bladed, nearly indestructable murder machine for crying out loud…well, at least we have Logan

 

Well that is my list of 5 movies that killed by the pg-13 rating. I do feel I’m missing something, something that has burned me awful so here is a bonus 6th entry and may the gaming gods save these poor movies…

avp 6. Alien Vs Predator-

Well the tagline doesn’t lie, we do surely lose. How in the fuck does a movie full of chest bursting aliens and warriors that notoriously rip spines out of people and blast holes through people get a pg-13 rating? It’s not good when a 12 year old kid says this shit aint right.

Gotham season 5 trailer

Despite how much I love Batman I would love Gotham but I’ve never really liked much of what I’ve seen from it. I was impressed at the amount of villain cameos I saw like Firefly, Scarecrow, Riddler, Mr Freeze, and Mad Hatter to name a few. I’m not a fan of the idea of Bruce Wayne being really young. The final season looks pretty good and for the fans I hope its a good send off. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Venom

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Thanks to a special friend of the blog, I got a chance to see what’s been a pretty divisive superhero movie. The trailers have been a roller coaster and frankly reviews haven’t been great after a sour taste left because of it’s Pg-13 rating. How does it fare after the rating and 40 minutes cut?

Venom is the story of controversial reporter Eddie Brock’s fall from grace after getting slammed by a evil corporate head. Carlton Drake, head of the Life Foundation, sent a rocket into space to retrieve samples of alien life to further humanity’s evolution and future. These symbiotes require compatible hosts to survive. Drake is having his forces capture the homeless  and use them to experiment. Brock, wanting revenge for losing almost everything he had because of Drake, is given a opportunity for revenge and comes in contact with one of the creatures. First comes hunger, than spasms, and a guttural voice only he can here and before long he realizes while not in control, this thing is powerful and deadly. “We are Venom”

So, what I’m going to say is going to say will be strange but this movie sucks but is also awesome. The first 40- 50 minutes were a struggle. Venom himself is the true star in the movie. His scenes are nearly spot on perfect. The action scenes are violent and really well done. Eddie Brock I’m sorry to say wasn’t done well. Tom Hardy tries but his character wasn’t written that great. In fact I can’t say any of the human characters were great but the worst is Riz Ahrned as Drake who is one of the worst villains I’ve scene in a movie in a while- the guy seems too nice and is never actually threatening. The second half of the movie is awesome but the first half drags and tries too hard to be funny or emotional.  In the end the movie is almost the precise definition of a 5/ !0 movie, both really great and really crappy  at the same time. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

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