Scenes from a Failed Experiment

Inspired by Dylan’s efforts to write something for Halloween, I decided to try something a little different: a Halloween vidcast!

I don’t do well with games that set out to make you jump or that ramp up the tension and fear. I enjoy them in short bursts, but I tend to get over-invested and overreact as a result. I have hurtled across rooms in response to scenes in the original Aliens vs Predator and Clive Barker’s Undying. Even Doom and Realms of the Haunting used to properly shit me up.

Given this I thought it would be funny to record myself playing authentic modern fearfest Amnesia: the Dark Descent so that AR readers could laugh at me shitting my pants.

Unfortunately, the whole thing was plagued by technical problems and the fact that I didn’t check the video light levels properly, meaning I was invisible a lot of the time. Also, when I’m narrating something solo, I sound like a tosser. There won’t be any solo podcasts any time soon, folks.

Anyway, here are the ‘highlights’ of what resulted.

I’m so sorry.