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Apoch Plays – Belladonna

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Belladonna was a game that immediately peaked my interest upon seeing it, but just couldn’t justify shelling out the money for it at the time. Thanks to the kind folks over at Black Shell Media, I was given the chance to play this one. What started out as an average point and click fan-fiction version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is becoming something a little more, tackling some more mature themes such as mental breakdowns and adultery. Check out how it all starts to unravel in this let’s play video.

Apoch Plays – Nanonights

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A science experiment has escaped, all because someone left the gate open. Now I’m trapped inside these walls, fighting for my life against a naked eight-year old science experiment that wants to do who knows what to me! No, this isn’t the set up for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, which was released right after this game. Instead I opted to dive head first into the “point and click” horror that is Naninights. And, trust me, I try to make it to the end. I really do.

Review – Horizon Shift (Apoch Plays)

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Flump Studios is no stranger to bullet hell style video games, though it seems to be a recent shift in development. Most of their titles have been designed for the Xbox Live Indie program, and a number have made their way onto the Windows Phone Marketplace as well. Among them are titles like Pressured and the Retro Racer series, but the title they are most known for is Super Killer Hornet: Resurrection on Steam, a different variation of the original Super Killer Hornet on the first of those digital store fronts mentioned. Like that release for the PC, the team find themselves working with Kiss ltd. to unleash a brand new platforming shooter in a similar vein titled Horizon Shift. But does this simpler take on the style work out for the gamer, or is it just a colossal mess?

First – Bowel Stew: Debridement

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Perhaps it’s just that I am desensitized after all these years of death metal and brutal death metal fandom, but there is rarely a release anymore that is so violent and well done that I stop everything to check out what the gore is all about. This isn’t the case with the band Bowel Stew‘s new album, Debridement, which immediately grabbed my attention the moment the image loaded on my screen. And why is that? Well, for one thing, it’s not just going for the gore and nudity value, just some crummy image distorted, and not just a random picture of a dead body or its parts, all of which I’m sick to death of seeing (pun not intended, by the way). So, given the actual effort put into the imagery gracing the front of this release, reminiscent of adorning a Mortician album back in the day, I couldn’t help put slap this one in and sample a few songs. I was not let down.

Blog – Quick Thoughts on Nile’s ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’

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What Should Not Be Unearthed is a little more than a month away at the point of writing this. However, between the past two weeks and now, I’ve racked up a number of spins through this album, many more compared to At the Gates of Sethu. In the review of that album, I made it perfectly clear that I wasn’t too happy with the outcome, though didn’t dismiss it entirely. The biggest issue was the audio quality basically sterilizing much of the effort. So, as a huge Nile fan, I was hoping like hell this new one would show a return to force for the group. What I found prompted me to type something up about it.

Apoch Plays – Paradigm Shift

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There has been a lot of negativity circulating the Steamiverse about the game Real Horror Stories Deluxe Edition. However, one title seems to have slipped by most of those willing to subject themselves to such agony: Paradigm Shift. This point-and-click zombie apocaylypse horror story has earned a large amount of negative feedback since its release date. But is this truly an equally terrible an experience, or is this actually just a misunderstood gem getting a bad rap? I tackle this title to find out.