A lot has changed over the past few weeks due to the global Coronavirus pandemic – I’m sure you didn’t need me to tell you that. Whilst the news is plastered everywhere, it’s difficult to avoid the stress from it all, whether it be the virus itself, the panic buyers, or having to come in close proximity with those people who still fail to understand the act of basic hygiene. With a lockdown taking place in many countries – the UK now included – many people are now in self isolation, some of which are working from home. As someone who is used to working from the comfort of my own home, I know it can sometimes be difficult to concentrate with so many distractions around you – especially if you’re going to be committing to this abnormal routine regularly.
Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons is an adventure puzzle game developed by Starbreeze Studios and film director, Josef Fares. Published by 505 Games, Brothers was originally released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. It has since been released on PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android and even Windows Phone. A version for the Nintendo Switch was also released yesterday (28th May)!
Ori and the Blind Forest had been sat in my backlog for almost a year. I took an interest in the game way before then due to the stunning visuals originally catching my eye but I’ve always found myself waiting for the price to drop. However, when the sales came around, there always seemed to be a different game at the top of my priority list. Eventually I bought it for 50% off and I can vouch that it was absolutely worth the £7.49 I paid. I’d been putting off playing it for way too long so decided to finally take the plunge last month. I’m so glad I did and my only regret is that I didn’t play it sooner.
If you’re looking for a game to play this Hallowe’en, myself and WesleyWhale have got you covered! Throughout October, we’ve both taken the time to investigate some horror games on Steam. We decided to pick a handful of small games so we could get them finished in order to give a decent review for each of them.
This list also features a few free games, so if you’re looking for something very last minute then there are options! Steam also has a Hallowe’en sale on right now so I’ll leave the current price list with each game too!
Developed by Nippon Ichi Software Inc, Yomawari: Night Alone is a horror adventure game originally released in Japan on Playstation Vita in October 2015. The game was later released in English for Vita and Steam in October 2016 and has also been released this month for the Nintendo Switch along with its sequel, Midnight Shadows. I decided now would be the perfect time to finally get into my Steam version with Hallowe’en just around the corner.