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Jumping from creepy and gross high school hallways in The Coma, to creepy and somehow grosser hospital halls in Claire: Extended Cut!!

A Coma No More

Happy Tuesday backloggers!! When I think about it, I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday! I guess taking a four day weekend will do that to a person. You know, messing with their inner clock and making them regret not taking more time off and such. But, with having so much time on my hands and the added bonus of having a super relaxing Father’s Day, I was able to get a whole bunch done! Including adding another completion notch to the belt, starting a new game and releasing a brand spankin’ new Game Bites review!! Oh me, oh my!!

First off, let’s get that completion out of the way! With the plethora of time I had in front of me, I gave myself one goal over the weekend. And that was to finish up The Coma: Recut! At first, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull it off, what with being nipped in the bud before, and fooled into thinking a 40 hour game was only going to be a few hours (I’m looking at you Our World is Ended!). But luckily, this time around, it really was short! Clocking in at around 7 or 8 hours before seeing those credits roll. That’s just a guesstimate though, since there was no in-game timer for The Coma.

Previously, I’ve kinda groaned about how flimsy the controls felt in the game, especially when trying to do some of the more important tasks like running away or turning off your freakin’ flashlight. But after playing it for a few hours, I was able to look past that. Sure, it still slapped me in the face a few times, but the atmosphere and my desire to see how the story unfolded, made it more than worth it! But what’s my final verdict you may ask? Well, all in all, I think The Coma: Recut was a pretty decent game. Not the best horror game out there by a long shot, but definitely an interesting ride and worth checking out if your into that style of game! Especially if you can get it at a discount.

That being said though, I absolutely adored the art style and the story itself was intriguing, what with it’s very “Silent Hill” vibes. And if the rumors are true, which I’m guessing they are since it’s on their website, Devespresso is releasing a sequel to the game at some point! Hopefully they can tighten up those controls, because if they do, they’ll have a neat little cult classic on their hands that’ll definitely be worth checking out! It may also be the topic of my next video review, so stay tuned!!

One of These Things is Pretty Much Like the Other

Still in the mood for more indie horror, I was craving another experience like The Coma. Though I could have replayed it, trying to get the last couple of trophies and “hopefully” getting the good ending this time around, I opted to try something new. Sifting through my collection, I had a few choices, including the latest edition to the backlog, The Call of Cthulhu on the PS4, gifted to me from my wife and son for Father’s Day. But what I really wanted was another game similar to The Coma. That is, a 2D side scrolling horror game. Which, if you’ve ever tried to look, isn’t exactly the most common application for such a genre.

That’s when I remembered I had the creepy and wonderfully pixelated Claire: Extended Edition, still installed on my PS4. Which I probably bought on a whim after completing the equally creepy and pixelated Lone Survivor. And probably for the same reasons I’m playing it today. Because after completing Lone Survivor I most likely needed more 2D horror goodness in my life and the only prescription was more 2D horror. I’m not really sure why it took me so long to get to it though…

But is it scratching that itch I so longed for?! So far yes! In fact, it’s almost exactly like The Coma! Well, except for the whole lack of Korean flavored horror. That and it takes place in an otherworldly hospital instead of an otherworldly high school. Oh, and it’s filled with a lot more dirty, slimy and gross things that no one would want to be within 10 feet of. So, closer to Silent Hill I guess! I’m only about an hour into it so far, but I’m enjoying it and the graphics are quite impressive with lighting and everything! A feat to be sure in a 2D pixelated game! I don’t expect it to be too terribly long, but I look forward to seeing where the story takes me!

116 different 6×6 Costas Arrays

Well my friends, I think I’m going to call it for the day! Lest this post becomes any longer! I have a few more things I want to talk about (including this whole Game Bites thing that I forgot to mention), but I think I’ll save those for tomorrow! You know, let you all sweat for a while in anticipation!

And before I go, I just want to spread the love and give a big shout out to @MoviesByHaiku run by @MathMan1024 on Twitter! This talented mathematician breaks down classic movies, minute by minute and writes haiku about them! So far he’s covered the entirety of Princess Bride (one of my favs) and is currently on minute 16 of the action packed The Matrix! And let me tell ya, they’re quite impressive!! Who would have thought you could pack so much meaning behind so little syllables! So, if you want to be entertained and wowed at the same time, give both a follow! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!!

Until tomorrow, have a great rest of your Tuesday!!

Currently Playing

Claire: Extended Cut (PlayStation 4)

Punch Line (Steam) – The Wife

Borderlands 2 (Xbox One)

Total Backlogged Games: 720 …Almost broke 720! But The Call of Cthulhu saved the day!

Total Completed Games: 30 …Wow! 30 already!!

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