Quick Review: Mad Father (PC)

I’ve talked about Misao: Definitive Edition a couple weeks ago. I did find that there was at least a marginal amount of appeal to that game, but it fell apart under close scrutiny and it becomes hard to recommend. Mad Father was originally released in 2012 as a freeware title and was the second game developed by Sen after the original version of Misao. Despite this, Mad Father received a remake for Steam before Misao did. After having played both games it is quite obvious as to why; Mad Father is an immensely superior title.

The reason that Mad Father is so much better than Misao can be chalked up to a much more consistent story with much stronger writing. I do not consider Mad Father a perfect game by any stretch and it certainly has its fair share of issues, but I will say that I found this one have much stronger substance in its content and there were at least a few genuinely scary moments. Read more

Misao: Definitive Edition (PC): A Poor Man’s Corpse Party (Detailed Review)

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TW: References to Violence, Gore, and child abuse.

Lately I have had an interest in the “RPG Maker horror game” sub genre of sorts. The last one I covered was (Mario) The Music Box which I certainly enjoyed but my space bar did not. Prior to that the only other games I played of this type are Yume Nikki, LISA: The First, and Corpse Party Blood Covered (which wasn’t actually made in RPG Maker but probably could have been).

Games like Yume Nikki and LISA: The First are only tangentially connected to games like Corpse party, The Witch’s House, Ib, Ao Oni, Mad Father, and the subject of this review; Misao. The reason I say this is because those types of games aren’t explicit horror titles and are more so abstract walking sims with some very weird set pieces. I wasn’t crazy about Yume Nikki (although I can see why others are), I have quite liked the more straight up horror titles.

At the time of writing I have completed the Steam remakes of Mad Father and of its predecessor Misao. Despite the fact that Sen released their remake of Mad Father first, I decided to play Misao first because the original version was made before Mad Father. I am glad that I did so because it allows me to see how much was improved from one game to another. Read more

Detailed Review: Rosenkreuzstilette (Steam)

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This is the last review of mine written for Brash Games so every new review from here on out will be written and edited for this site, unless I get hired by a site with actual pay.

http://www.brashgames.co.uk/2017/05/21/rosenkreuzstilette-review/

Also since the person who edited the review for Brash forgot to include a picture of the glitched screen (even though I left a note specifically asking them to include it and the fact that they left a line referring to “the screenshot below” in the published version), I will include it here.

Rosenkreuzstilette | glitched screen

Yes, that’s an actual in game screenshot. “[erka:es],” “Active Gaming”, whoever was in charge of the Steam port, please test Freudenstachel more thoroughly for Steam. I am greatly looking forward to it, but I also don’t want to have the same complaints when I inevitably review it.

Update: The screenshot has now been edited into the review.

 

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