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Katie Recommends: The Suicide of Rachel Foster

Scratching an itch

I feel like I’ve been giving you a disproportionate amount of recommendations lately, but honestly, I can’t help it. I find something awesome and want to talk about it and share it. Sometimes I do this in the form of reviewing and other times I don’t want to spoil stories or put ideas in peoples heads when the best way to experience things is via your own lens.

Besides, one of the reasons I created this blog was so I could gush about awesome stuff. I was tired of seeing reviews that were primarily negative, even if they were fun. I’m a fan of looking for positives and enjoying things, enthusiasm rocks!

That justification aside, today I want to talk to you about the Suicide of Rachel Foster.

I love video games, they are one of my top three ways to relax and experience a good story. I think games are a fantastic medium for the horror genre as they are immersive and effective in a way that books and movies can’t always be. You can do things in a game that you simply can’t do with a less interactive medium.

I’ve been replaying a lot of the Dark Pictures Anthology lately (another recommendation if you’re interested) and they have gotten me hooked on the photo-realistic, story-based games. Honestly, the walking-simulator type games are my favourite kind of games in the horror genre. They really let you experience feelings of powerlessness and thus tighten the ‘horror’ aspect. I get frustrated when you play a ‘horror’ game but you play as a badass, just putting me against horror-themed enemies does a horror game make.

Looking to scratch my photo-realistic story-based game itch, I picked up a copy of The Suicide of Rachel Foster and really enjoyed it. Check it out on Steam.

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