Dead By Daylight (Xbox One) Review

“Dead by Daylight” is a survival horror game that is available on the PC as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Following the format virtually every horror movie ever made, there are two sides and their goals are pretty straight forward.

The survivors band together in a group of four and attempt to survive the night by turning on five electric generators which power up a huge set of doors which lead to the map’s exit. If the survivors successfully turn on all the generators, they can escape the killer and win the match. On the other hand, the killer is a one man wolfpack who attempts to slash, trap, and hunt down the survivors. One-by-one the killer’s goal is to takedown the survivors and hang them on hooks that are spread throughout the map like pieces of meat to be sacrificed to the gods above.

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One of the survivors being captured and hung. Source

Most of the horror games over to be released over the past few years have taken the same approach as their Hollywood counterparts – rely solely on jump scares and loud noises to create a pseudo sense of horror. Fortunately, “Dead by Daylight” does not follow that tactic and instead relies on suspenseful situations and tension to create genuine horror. Everyone who plays the game as a survivor inevitably knows that there will be a time in the match where the killer will chase them, it is just a matter of when that makes it so nerve-racking and effective. Survivors constantly have to be checking over their shoulder to see the killer is coming for them, especially when the terror radius (increasingly faster heartbeat that correlates to proximity of the killer to a survivor) begins to take effect. Spooky stuff. Continue reading “Dead By Daylight (Xbox One) Review”

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Slender: The Arrival (Xbox One) Review

Now, I know that I said I would be doing a horror movie review each day for the month of October but after playing this game, I thought I might make a slight variation to my statement. The reviews of this month will include anything that is horror related, whether it be video games, books, movies, or television shows (American Horror Story does start next … Continue reading Slender: The Arrival (Xbox One) Review

Mortal Kombat X (2015) Review – Xbox One

I’ve waited about a month in order to do this review for a couple of reasons:

1) I needed to learn how to effectively play the game before I could give my thoughts. This is the first fighting game that I have ever played.

2) There are an abundance of characters to learn and play as. I wanted to get a feel for them all.

3) I wanted to experience first hand some of the DLC content before I reviewed

For those who have lived under a rock for the past 20 years, Mortal Kombat is a fighting style game that sports an abundance of blood and gore. The first one to win two rounds will be victorious and have the chance to “Finish” his or her competitor. One could simply punch the other in order to win, or if they preferred, they could preform one of the vicious and graphic fatalities/brutalities to fully incapacitate their opponent.  Continue reading “Mortal Kombat X (2015) Review – Xbox One”