Thursday, 11 December 2008


I am impressed by the sheer CHEESINESS of 'Redrum'. The BFG site describes it as "an intense psychological murder mystery intended for mature audiences". Hah! EVERYTHING is dripping lurid green goo. There's no subtlety at all, it's all FLASHING SCARY SPOOKY OOO! This isn't a bad thing exactly, but I can't stop laughing. It is not for adults, it is for easily amused teenagers.

Take the promo picture, for instance.

You'll see this cute fairy, and then her eyes will SNAP OPEN! SCARY! And then her FLESH WILL DISAPPEAR! SCARY! And then the LIGHTS WILL FLICKER! SCARY! And so on. It reminds me slightly of the style Limbo of the Lost was actually trying to achieve behind all their thievery. (although this is more consistent and not, afaik, stolen). It's a child's haunted house, full of images so over the top that you can't possibly be frightened by them, unless you actually are a small child and then, yes, this will scare the living daylights out of you.

On the plus side, it honestly does have a plot. With reading! In-character reading to do between every level! Almost like a proper adventure!

... I think the cheesiness is rubbing off on me, I keep using too many !!!s!

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