Babies have horrible lives. Not only do they have to rely on others to do everything for them, they are unbelievably ill-equipped for handling situations where supernatural entities are involved. Baby Blues brings this to light better than any game I’ve ever played. Not only do I never want to be a baby again, I’m now even more nervous about bringing one into the world.
Baby Blues puts you in the role of the aforementioned baby (well, a five year-old named Tommy, but everyone under the age of 12 is a baby to me) and find yourself all alone in your bedroom. Your goal is to collect 9 teddy bears which seems simple enough until you realize that the house you’re in is creaking and cracking in a very haunted sort of way. Eventually, things get super creepy and you’re forced to continue your quest with nothing but the ability to roam around aimlessly and try your best not to let your lack of adulthood get in the way of your survival.
Visually, Baby Blues isn’t anything to write home about, nor is the gameplay that incredible. What stood out to me was how vulnerable you feel throughout the experience. It’s one thing to not have any guns, but it’s another thing all together to be a small child without any guns. I scare easily and I’m man enough to admit I’ve hidden my eyes at one or two horror movies, but this game got into my head in a way very few horror titles do. I guess it sent me back to the time when I, too, was a tiny, stupid human. The world was scary enough without ghosts and other horrifying things swirling around me. Now that I think about it, good ol’ Tommy is one brave little tyke. Depending on how he fares post Baby Blues, we might see the youngest member of the survival horror protagonists support group.
Seeing as I’ve taken to the whole streaming scene as of late, I did an experimental Cheap and Dirty Gamer Live. It did not go well, I got way too scared.
Cheap and Dirty Gamer – Being cheap used to be an insult, but with the economy in the dumps it’s now a survival skill. Being dirty also used to be an insult, but that changed after Christina Aguilera’s song came out. Not all gamers have the funds to play full priced games, but that doesn’t mean that gaming quality has to suffer. There are good free and cheap games everywhere, games specifically made for the sexy survivors among us.