[Gaming] Outlast 2 hype!

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Hello, everyone! I’m finally back from my little hiatus, and instead of talking about books, today I’ll be talking about a game I’m really, really excited about: Outlast II. Around this time last year, I bought the first game of this horror-survival series called Outlast. It totally scared the shit out of me with its jump scares and everything, but there was something so original, amazing and bizarre around the story that I ended up loving it way more than I was supposed to. I mean, it’s a horror game, YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO love horror games that make you scream every five minutes! But anyway, if you’d like to hear/read my thoughts on the first game and the dlc whistleblower, you can check them out here: Outlast 1 | Whistleblower.

Developer: Red Barrels
Publisher:
Red Barrels
Release Date:
April 25th, 2017.
Webpage:
Outlast 2

Plot: You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following the trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.

Gameplay: Outlast 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. Set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting. Outlast 2 is a twisted journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets. No conflict is ever black and white.

Reasons why I’m excited about it:

  • Why wouldn’t I be excited? Hello, Outlast sequel!
  • Curiosity: the universe may be the same, but the characters and the setting are different and I’m really excited to get to know the new characters and explore this new setting, which I’m pretty sure will make me scream and jump since day 1.
  • Need answers: I need to know what happened, what is happening and what will happen, aka the story! I loved the bizarre stories from the first game and the dlc and I sure am ready for another one!
  • I’m ready: to scream like a little girl!

Gameplay Footage: Farm Horror Gameplay | Cornfield Chase Gameplay

Gameplay Trailer: Outlast 2 Trailer 

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Are you guys ready to have nightmares once again, with a new little pig?

Thanks for passing by & reading! x

~L.

 

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[Gaming] Outlast: Whistleblower Review!

Hello, readers! Today I’m here with a random game review about Outlast: Whistleblower because I loved it and, why not? Now, for those of you wondering what this Outlast: Whistleblower thing is, well, like I did on my Outlast review (which is the game that goes before this one), I’ll let you guys a small summary about it around here and then I’ll throw my small review around it, so yeah, enjoy! 

Whistleblower starts as a prequel to Outlast, revealing the reasons behind the outbreak of the famous Walrider and the lovely variants of the hospital (Mount Massive Asylum), and at the same time, it overlaps with the main story of Outlast to reveal the conclusion from the previous cliffhanger that mindfucked and ruined everyone’s life in the best way possible! But no, that’s not all.

This time, the story comes from part of a software engineer called Waylon Park, who worked at Mount Massive Asylum for the lovely Murkoff Corporation. This guy right here was working directly at the Morphogenic Engine, and after witnessing what they were doing down there, he sent an email to my buddy Miles Upshur about the corruption and the things they were doing in there. The thing is that shortly after sending the email, he got caught by his superior or something, Jeremy Blaire and as “punishment” for not keeping his mouth shut, he gets Mr. Park here committed and forced to be experimented on for the Morphogenic Engine, but he manages to escape where he is with a camcorder after the Walrider breaks free and causes a bloody chaos around the asylum. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the fun starts through Waylon’s point of view as he runs searching for a way to escape around Mount Massive Asylum at the same time as surviving guard and personnel try to escape from the new threats: the freed variants and the Walrider. In this game, you get to meet: Mr. Blaire  Waylon’s ass superior or co-worker, a cannibal who runs around with a small saw, you also get to meet again with Piggy aka Chris Walker, there’s also Dennis and finally, the famous Eddie Gluskin aka The Groom, who wants you to be his perfect wife!

Anyway, now that you guys know a little about what happens around Whistleblower, let’s go with my little review, shall we?

THINGS I LOVED ABOUT IT:

  • E v e r y t h i n g! Why? Because Red Barrels did it again! They blew my mind away for the second time with everything! On this game, you don’t only get to see what Miles saw in the first game, you also get to see and meet new sections of the asylum and you get to see (even if it’s just a little) how things were before chaos erupted, and that was great! I also loved the story plot and the way it connected with the first Outlast game and how it lets you see what happened after the end of the first Outlast! And all I have to say is that THIS CLIFFHANGER IS WORST THAN THE FIRST ONE, but so soooo good! Ah, also, something that I loved was the way the game developed with many jumpscares and new stuff to discover. Oh, and last but not least, I loved the characters and how they were different and somehow creepier than the ones Miles encountered. 

THINGS I HATED ABOUT IT:

  • Having a meet up with my buddy Christ Walker.
  • The cannibal that stalked me through almost the whole game.
  • The fact that I finished it in. . .you can say ONE DAY! (since I deleted my progress from the day before, sigh).
  • The fact that Outlast 2 isn’t out yet.

And finally, to finish this, all I have to say is that Red Barrels have done a great job with this Outlast series and I can’t wait to get more of it. If you’re searching for a nice horror game that will make you jump, scream at everything, get paranoid and probably want to get a nice shower after playing it to ease your soul, then this is the right game for you! 

Thanks for passing by, hope you enjoyed this random game review! x

~L.

 

[Gaming] Outlast Review

Hello there, readers! Today I am here with another one of my random posts that have nothing to do with books! Last time, I exploded about the best night of my life aka the Imagine Dragons concert I went to last month, and today I’m here with something totally different. Today I’m here to explode about this survival-horror game I recently bought and finished called: OUTLAST. Which is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Canadian company Red Barrels.

You may be wondering: “what the heck is this Outlast thing about?” And that’s exactly why I’ll give you guys a brief summary about the story of the game around here before throwing a feast with my feels. This wonderful horror game revolves around a freelance investigative journalist, Miles Upshur, who decides to investigate a remote psychiatric hospital called Mount Massive Asylum situated deep in the mountains of Lake County, Colorado owned by the Murkoff Corporation, known for corrupt dealings. What he finds? Blood, blood, blood and MORE BLOOD EVERYWHERE! He discovers the mutilated corpses of the staff from the hospital thrown around as if they were confetti, but that’s not all, he also finds the asylum’s patients aka “variants” roaming around the hospital and being all psycho and hostile towards him, specially this assbutt called Chris Walkerwho stalks you through the whole game. Anyway, continuing, this guy called Father Martin tells Mr. Miles here that he was sent by God to witness what he plans to do and the life of the famous Walrider, who is some kind of god to Father Martin and some variants, but who in reality is some kind of nanite-driven being (like the Fade in the Archlight book). And well, since I’m just giving a small summary and I won’t spoil this wonderful game, I’ll end this beautiful paragraph right here saying that the game just evolves around Miles becoming Father Martin’s witness as he uncovers Murkoff’s darkest secret aka The Walrider Project while being stalked by his fellow variants companions and psychos.

To be honest, I still feel like I finished this game way too soon (even when I only played it once or twice a week to make it last) but oh well, I was meant to finish it some day, wasn’t I? Anyway, there’s no way I can complain about this game, because for me, everything was f*cking creepy, disgusting and amazing. I loved everything about it, and that’s why I decided to leave you guys this small review about it. 

THINGS I LOVED ABOUT IT:

  • Graphics: The graphics of this game seriously are one of the best I’ve seen in a horror game, aka pretty damn good! The way the blood, the insides and the random pieces of the staff look thrown around the hospital were disgustingly amazing, and some of the variants too looked pretty disgusting. . .and creepy af. Also, we can’t leave out the structural(?) graphics, I mean, look a that picture up there, doesn’t that asylum look creepy af?! The thing is, it doesn’t just look creepy on the outside, it also does on the inside. The funny thing is that the creepiest places are where everything is on place with no corpses or blood or anything, because after all you get to see at the beginning, believe me, you’ll be all weirded out when you find these “untouched” places. But don’t concentrate on the weirdness ’cause you better run for your life because Piggy might be behind you, buddy.
  • Story Plot: The story that evolves around this game is seriously amazing. As you guys can see on that “small summary” it has to deal with Miles Upshur going to Mount Massive Asylum to investigate Murkoff’s secrets thanks to this email he got from a “whistleblower” (haha) and discovering their biggest secret, The Walrider Project. And ehm, more and more, *puts arrow pointing towards the small summary I already wrote*
  • Characters: Almost every single character in this game was just. . .ugh. Except for Miles (of course), Father Martin (just a little) and The Walrider (precioussss). The rest of the characters made me want to jump off the second floor of the Asylum, because they don’t just stalk you through the whole game, no, they also try to kill you for even looking at them, and the bastards always come out of nowhere! You can be just walking around with your camcorder in hand and there will always come someone out of nowhere and seriously, too many jump scares for my poor soul. Anyway, let me mention/introduce you some unforgettable characters:
             a. Chris Walker: This 6’something a-hole is the worse of the variants that you’ll find along the game. He is obsessed with security protocols and loves ripping people’s heads off. He stalks you through the whole game, appears out of nowhere and believe me, you will wish he was dead! *smiley emoji here*
            b. The Twins: Just a pair of naked psychopathic twins who want to cut you up in pieces and eat you, no big deal, you know.
            c. Richard Trager: Mile’s insane buddy who likes to experiment on people and cut their fingers off (if you know what I mean). He used to be normal doctor/surgeon, but I think he got waaay into experimenting with people and went kinda cuu-cuu.
           d. William Hope aka Billy: This guy was the Walrider’s host, and after you finish the game (if you do get that far), you will probably end up like me (loving him and thanking him for everything). He’s my buddy, end of story.
           e. Rudolf Wernicke: This human being was the father of all of this. He was 95 years old and he was the co-founder of the Murkoff Psychiatric Systems and the main scientist behind the Walrider Project. When you first meet him, he gives you a sermon about how things went wrong with the Walrider experiment,, how he needs to be stopped and how he’s supposed to be dead but isn’t thanks to BIlly. For me, this doctor is/was such an a-hole, I’M STILL NOT OVER WHAT HE DID and I kind of blame him for everything, heh.
  • Development: The way this game developed as Miles tried to escape the asylum, revealing and uncovering secrets around every turn and the way it scared the sh*t out of me in most parts was beautifully done.
  • THE ENDING: Ladies and gentlemen, the ending of this game is just. . .life. It was something I seriously never expected to happen, and instead of being one of those ends where you question your own existence and why you wasted your precious time and money on the game, the ending just leaves you in a big “WTF?!” mode and it makes you want more. You should really give it a try and see how it goes for you, I’m sure you won’t regret playing this game no matter what, you know? 

THINGS I HATED ABOUT IT:

  • Chris Walker
  • The fact that I finished it too fast.
  • The fact that I don’t have Whistleblower.
  • The fact that Outlast 2 isn’t even out yet.

So yeah, I think I’ll leave my retarded Outlast review until here because honestly, I can talk about this game for days and spoil you everything, but no, I won’t do that. I really hope you guys enjoyed this random game review and that you end up feeling interested about it and decide to give it a try or at least do some research about it, heh.

Thanks for passing by! x

~L.