31 Nightmares 2016: The 12th

My fusion with the horror genre began long ago. The start of it all was the first time taking in A Nightmare On Elm Street. After that, it fast became a passion; one I took with me through all of my schooling. I started writing short stories in grade school. This continued through middle school until I started onto longer compositions.

It was within these years of writing horror, I fell in love with another Master of Horror, Mr. Stephen King.

Aside from Wes, King is probably one of my largest influences.

I guess you could say, Wes inspired me to write and King kept me at it.

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is one of King’s more recent novels—one I was most certainly gripped by. This novel certainly has a place here during 31 Nightmares for its unique approach to psychological horror.

This story is the follow-up for King’s other well-known masterpiece, The Shining. The stories flow together nicely, and yet this one takes on a direction all its own by touching on the occult. I highly recommend this novel to horror lovers. I am without a doubt surprised this has not been made into a full-length movie sequel as well.

Pick this up online or anywhere books are sold. You won’t regret it, unless you need sleep…

This has been Day 12 of

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Papo & Yo: Game Review

There’s been a “Gaming” category on my list for quite some time now. However, I hadn’t posted a game-related article until now. I’m somewhat of a veteran to writing reviews. “Back in the days” I’d constructed quite a few movie reviews. This is my first known/published game review so I hope you enjoy.

Papo & Yo
Image courtesy of Minority Games Inc.

The game begins in an uncommon setting. Our main character, Quico, a young boy, seems to be hiding in a closet from a man that appears to be full of rage. Then, without prompting, you are thrust into a chalk-lined world of beauty and imagination. Soon after, you’re met by a mysterious little girl who you become curious enough to follow. You later meet up with your friend Lula, a little flying, yellow robot who helps guide you along your journey.

Papo & Yo will tug at your heartstrings for sure. There are a set of lovable characters, just the right amount of challenging (but fun!) puzzles, and a gorgeous surrealistic landscape to explore. Minority has done an amazing job on the gameplay aspect, with little to no glitches, fluid controls, and graphics that are pleasing to the eye.

Last, and perhaps most astonishing is the game’s moving story. It’s said that most of the details that tie in at the game’s conclusion are that of fact, not fiction – all based on the creator’s life.

Papo & Yo promises a trip full of wonder and amazement. I highly recommend this game to anyone who’s ever had a close friend, a difficult childhood, or simply anyone that appreciates true artistic expression.

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