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Having only played one other VR demo in my life, I got the chance to try out the PlayStation VR headset for the first time at the afterparty for the Sony event. As a huge fan of last year’s Until Dawn, naturally my first choice was the VR roller coaster game Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. Taking visual style and some characters from Until Dawn proper, this on-rails shooter wasn’t perfect, but the thrills and chills sold me on the idea of VR in a big way.
Before playing a moment of Until Dawn, I knew it was going to be a hit with me. As an avid fan of both the horror genre and the narrative-driven games I knew this game would be tailer-made to scratch all of the right itches for my various interests. Anticipating this, I recorded my entire first play-through and had a blast while doing so. Since then, to see what various effects choices might have, I have played through the entire game another three times. Even with the relatively low amount of time it takes to complete the game, this is quite a bit of time and clocks in easily as one of my most-played games of the year.
Narrative-driven games have seen a huge boom in the last few years. From the many titles being worked on by Telltale Games to the recent horror title Until Dawn, if you’re looking for a good yarn, then gaming is a great place to look right now. Since Telltale seems to be snatching up all of the licensed stories, other developers have had to get more creative. Enter developer A Crowd of Monsters with their new adventure game Blues and Bullets. Taking real life historical figures and building an interesting and brutal noir story, this is one episodic tale worth checking out.
Here is the big finale! Tensions mount and people die as the story reaches the dramatic conclusion. Who will live and who will die? Watch and find out with my last 4 videos below. Thank you all so much for watching and met me know if you’ve enjoyed the series by commenting here or on my YouTube page.
Many car trips and late nights with my reading lamp were spent reading the popular Choose Your Own Adventure book series as a kid. I loved both the agency it gave me to help effect the outcome of the story and the ability to go back and make new choices on a second run just to see what happens. With horror being my favorite genre therein, I enjoyed one about space vampires quite a bit, the first time I saw Until Dawn I knew it was tailor-made for me to enjoy. Though the branching paths are less drastic than I initially suspected, Until Dawn is the first interactive cinematic experience to really nail it on every front.
As the danger begins to be real, the group finds themselves in more and more precarious situations. With new buddies like a wolf, Kim and I work hard to thwart the evil jump scares and chicken wings from this series of episodes. Enjoy!
Closing out the first six, slightly echoey, episodes of Until Dawn the action is really starting to ramp up and the stakes are getting even higher! I’ve greatly enjoyed the game up to this point and there are even more surprises in stock for the upcoming, absolutely echoless, episodes. Keep your eyes peeled here for more videos and check out my YouTube channel for daily uploads! There might even be extra ones for the weekend! Stay tuned…
I have been looking forward to Until Dawn since the big shift in its development happened. The major crux of this game is that all of your decisions can lead to a very different outcome, so my thought was to save my entire first play though so that you all can either watch or compare with your particular run. Either way, instead of the Wednesday Night Stream tonight, let me present you with the first 3 parts of my Until Dawn run. Enjoy!
The E3 show floor is a pretty crazy sight to behold and one of the worst places on planet Earth to have a hangover. For just a brief time, I shot a little bit of video walking around the show floor to give you an idea. Enjoy and try to imagine you’re there and playing all those unreleased games! The thumbs up at the end is for Until Dawn, by the way, because it’s awesome.