It’s time to put on the mask again with Namco’s revisioning of their early franchise: Splatterhouse. Originally created for the Arcade, Turbografx-16, and Sega Genesis consoles, the initial three part saga paid much honor to the lore crafted by literary genius H.P. Lovecraft, as well as become one of the first video games to carry a graphic content warning. The main premise of the series involved a man named Rick, a weak nerd whos girlfriend was kidnapped by the mad Dr. West, and it’s up to you, with the Terror Mask stuck to your face, to take on the hordes of ancient ones with your newfound powers bestowed by this mask. This new vision of the Splatterhouse saga left many of the game’s cult following shaking in their pants, including myself, scaring them into believing that, with all the delays and development problems surrounding it, the game would suffer greatly and not live up to the classics. Luckily, that was not the case.
Evidence Of Inequity, the debut EP from brutal technical death metal act Beneath The Massacre pretty much came out of nowhere and essentially stayed there. This is rather sad considering how intense this release is. If you happened across this EP and didn’t pick it up, you should commence smacking yourself across the face repeatedly now. Why?
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