In response to Pleasurable Genres from The Escapist Lounge: Sooner or later it had to happen. Sooner or later The Escapist was going to publish something that sucked.
– Michael Eaton
In response to Afraid of the Dark from The Escapist Lounge: Wow, what a great feeling to know that you’re not the only one out there living their lives as a SHP. I’ve spent many hours obsessed over the creepy goings on in Silent Hill, yet I couldn’t make it past the first scene in Silent Hill 1.
In response to Afraid of the Dark from The Escapist Lounge: Fantastic! I always wondered if I was the only person cowardly enough to read FAQs and guides for horror games that I couldn’t bring myself to actually play! And yes, the feeling when you actually do finish a game is fantastic, like you braved the worst kind of challenge.
I had never thought much about why it might be this way, but you described the entire thing perfectly. Thanks for the read!
In response to Breaking the Fourth Wall from The Escapist Lounge: I am very deeply involved with Perplex City (the Alternate Reality Game mentioned in the article – Ed.) – I am the one referred to as “Paul” in the killer’s recording. That spooked me to no end – we did in effect “compose” the murder. But not everything is quite what it seems in Perplex City – music files can have hidden tracks, documents have hidden messages, images have hidden data, and we never know what to expect next. It really is quite an experience.
In response to Escapist Anniversary from The Escapist Lounge: Great news! I’ve been reading the magazine since issue #1 and I haven’t missed one yet. The quality and integrity of the publication haven’t wavered since that first issue many moons ago, and I look forward to those new goodies you’ve mentioned.
In response to Return to Revenholm from The Escapist Lounge: When I replayed [the Ravenholm level in Half-Life 2] recently I found myself repeatedly hitting the pause button and backing away when it all got too much. I don’t know why but some sort of venom-crab-phobia must have been building since I completed the game – in the end I cured it by standing still and letting one of them bite me repeatedly to try and desensitize myself. Great level.
In response to Sony vs. Ronald Regan from The Escapist Lounge: Sell your stock in Sony Corp as soon as possible.