As part of BJ-C's personal list of resolutions for the New Year, I am going to be updating every single day for 2012. You heard me right. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. You may be saying to yourself "but, BJ-C, it's the 2nd, and you missed yesterday." Well, I spent my first of the year the same way the rest of you did, hungover. As far as I'm concerned, the new year doesn't start until the 2nd because we're all too dead to the world to function the day of the first. ANNNNNYWAY.
As a college student, I'm not ashamed to admit that I surely know my way around a video came controller. As much as I love horror films, I have gone on record before saying that horror video games scare me more than movies ever could. There's just something about the interaction that just makes my mind lose all sense of control. If 2011 was the year of the horror TV show, 2012 is destined to be the year of the video game.
Two other games I'm pretty stoked about are AMY and The Secret World. Amy is a survival-horror game where players escort a strange 8-year old autistic girl named Amy as they try to get her out of a city overrun with wild creatures and enemies. The player can control Lana, the woman escorting Amy, and protecting her. In the attempt to escape, they have to fight monsters, the military, and other crazed creatures. Extra points for Amy having supernatural abilities. The Secret World looks like what could very well be the start of the next franchise of horror video games. This game has been in production for what seems like forever. It's an MMO which means we could very well be looking at a game that could attempt to turn horror fans into the realm of WoW. The game is set in modern times but incorporates history (both real and fake), urban legends, ancient mythology, and extinct civilizations. I'm all for this game. I don't care if I have to become a hermit addicted to the computer in order to pl-oh wait.