Song Spotlight: Hilltop Mausoleum (MediEvil)

Time for the last post of my Octobering spree. I know it’s a bit late, but come on, it’s Halloween! If you’re not still up, you’re not a Halloween person. Yes, that is a type of person.

I bring you one of the greatest Halloween songs in gaming. The theme of the Hilltop Mausoleum from MediEvil, a game that in my eyes embraces the Halloween spirit in full force. This song, along with another from the game, showed up on the October playlist, and while I’m featuring that version too, I’d also like to talk about the mostly improved, orchestrated version that shows up in the remake. I complain about MediEvil: Resurrection a lot (and you’ll definitely be hearing about that at some point), but one thing it did not fail at was the music. These are epic, orchestral re-imaginings of the original soundtrack, which is a dream come true when you realize that the creators originally wanted an orchestral sound, but were sadly limited by the PlayStation’s hardware. This is what it was always supposed to be: Continue reading

Slender: The Eight Pages Review

Originally titled just Slender, Slender: The Eight Pages should be pretty well-known at this point. You’ve probably heard a lot about the game, but these are my thoughts and my verdict on the game. Indie games are rarely of fully professional quality, and you can bet I can see room for improvement with Slender, but we’ve been in need of a minimalist horror game for a long time, so we’ll see what we got. I first decided to play Slender when I heard that the game was supposed to be scary as hell. I expected a spooky game. So what did I get? Read on to find out. Here’s the game’s official site. Download is still down, but you can find mirrors all over the internet. Continue reading