Game Review: Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the latest installment in the famous Castlevania series, out now on Nintendo 3DS. Finally, we have a MetroidVania-style game for the 3DS. Even though I would have anticipated Nintendo releasing a new installment of their own franchise first, we instead get a sequel to MercurySteam’s 2010 console title, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Unfortunately, while that game proved pretty enjoyable, this 3DS followup... Read More

Opinion: Has Horror Taken Over Mainstream Gaming?

Many have suggested that serious horror titles have all but disappeared from today’s gaming landscape, but Mark Butler argues that horror themes and influences have come to permeate many of the medium’s biggest titles and franchises. The story of horror gaming over the past 25 years or so is not just one of evolution within the genre; it is also a tale of near-unprecedented, wider influence on the video games medium as a whole. Horror... Read More