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Being One Series

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So you played Fail-Safe and now you’re in the mood for more creepy sci-fi games, eh? Well I can certainly oblige. Being One is a series of four short games that combine to make one dark and spooky sci-fi story. Perhaps not the most original story, but an entertaining one none the less.

You’re in the dank and filthy subterranean laboratory of Dr. Rycroft, a futuristic mad scientist type whose specialty is experimenting on supernatural beings. You’re not sure who or what you are, but you know something’s been done to you. To escape, you’ll have to make your way up the various floors of the lab, each one housing a different species of creature. You’re not alone though, you have an ally in the form of text messages sent to a cell phone placed right outside your vat. Your mysterious text buddy seems to know a lot about the lab, but is much more concerned with helping you escape than filling you in on what’s going on.

Most of the gameplay concentrates on the usual escape elements of opening doors and getting offline systems to work, but it also has occasional action sequences where you will have to take down an enemy. Sometimes you’ll have a weapon available to you, if not you’ll have to search the environment for ways to defeat your foe. There’s also something to collect in most episodes; blood samples, messages, etc. It can be tricky to find them all, some are very well hidden.

The puzzles are not difficult at all, but if wandering through rooms of weird lab experiments is your kind of thing you’ll have fun with this one. It has a lot of little touches that add to the whole experience. Notes and messages you find throughout the building make both the scientists and the creatures feel real. I really dug the creature specific floors idea, and I admit after finishing the game I immediately set about trying to recreate something similar for my unfortunate supernaturals in The Sims.

So basically, a neat idea, plus simple gameplay, plus a creepy-cool atmosphere make for a game series that is definitely worth your time if you’re a horror or sci-fi lover.

 

You begin in by awaking in a vat of green goo, on the alien floor. It’s obvious that this is no kind of place you want to be,  so you better start looking for a way out.

Play Episode One: Escape the Lab

 

The vampire floor! They can sense you, and are not happy with your presence. This is a fun one if you like horror, but if you’re jumpy or the easily spooked type, you might want to skip this one.

Play Episode Two: Bloodbath

 

As the title implies, this is the dark matter floor. Mysterious even to Dr Rycroft. What’s lurking beyond the dark matter containment field?

Play Episode Three: Dark Matter

 

You’re finally near the surface and almost free! You’ll just have to get past the arachnids and the lycans first.

Play Episode Four: Moonrise

 

Written by Nurse Edna

December 18, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Vox Populi, Vox Dei (A Werewolf Thriller)

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You’re one of the few humans left in a world peopled by werewolves. And your heart has just been broken by your special lady. And your special lady has just been taken by werewolves! Could things get any worse? No. That’s it. Those weres just messed with the wrong ninja (you are also a ninja).

To get your girl back you’ll have to infiltrate what appears to be the werewolf business district. You have two weapons in your arsenal: 1.) You have a really fierce pounce. Like really fierce (it actually puts the werewolves to shame, who for some reason prefer to shoot things at you from holes in their chests). 2.) And like any good ninja, you can turn invisible. Use these in combination to make your way past the werewolf horde. It’s tougher than it sounds. You’d have to be pretty good to sneak past all of them without touching one. And you must be very careful not to pounce on one where you can be seen by others. And your pounce, as I mentioned before, is pretty enthusiastic. You might think you’re safe pouncing on one as soon as the other’s back is turned, only to find yourself and your prey on a bloody slip n’ slide that leads right into the feet of the other werewolf. It takes a bit of planning, and good timing if you’re going to make it.

So if the idea of an action/platformer/stealth/puzzle game appeals to you, Vox Populi, Vox Dei is the game for you.

It points all this out as you play, but I’ll just mention that you use the arrow keys to move left and right, space to jump, down arrow plus space to pounce, and ctrl to turn invisible.

Play Vox Populi, Vox Dei (A Werewolf Thriller)

Written by Nurse Edna

December 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm