I have been enjoying a PC game this week. I haven’t played one in a long time, I think. I played them quite a bit in the ’90s before the Internet became my main distraction on the computer. The game is called Scratches, and it’s pretty scary. It was originally released over a year ago, but an updated Director’s Cut includes new material. Not Halloween or Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street scary, but more like The Others, The Ring, or The Blair Witch Project scary. What I mean by that is so far, the thrills are utterly devoid of gore. I’m not done yet, so that might not be true — the game is rated T for alcohol and tobacco reference (there are cigars and alcohol bottles in the game, but no one indulges that I’ve seen yet), blood, mild language, and mild violence. I’ve heard the mild language, but as for the blood and mild violence, not yet.
Here is a trailer for the game:
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Like I said, so far it’s pretty creepy and scary, but not graphic or gross. The storyline is intriguing, and the music is spectacularly creepy. I think many times it was the music that scared me more than what I was experiencing in the game. You can read a review of the game here.