Night Trap, the FMV game that U.S. Senators once called "sick" and "disgusting," is now available in a spruced-up edition on PlayStation 4 and PC, 25 years after its original release on Sega CD in 1992. There's even a few special, delightfully cheesy, bonus gifts.
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Were you enjoying the lull in game releases over the last month or so? Well, I have good (or bad, depending how big your Pile of Shame) news. It's over. Well and truly over.
Take this week as an example. There's the console release of Sonic Mania. StarCraft: Remastered finally launches. There's the Nidhogg sequel. Night Trap is back. Undertale is getting a console launch, as is Conan Exiles and Tokyo 42. Strap in, it's getting busy.
Video: Back in the 1990s, folks thought that video games that relied heavily on filmed sequences were the future. That future never really came to pass, but the cheesiness of 1990s games like Night Trap and Harvester earned them places of affection in gamers' collective subconscious. However, some of the onscreen talent from those games wound up in really dark places.
More than 20 years after being the target of industry-changing controversy, infamous live-action video game Night Trap has all eyes on it again thanks to a Kickstarter for an HD revival that was sloppy at best. I brought a slew of concerns to its creators, and their responses were... kinda weird.