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I Love: A Machine for Pigs


A Machine for Pigs incorporates the same sort of grotesque wonder that I felt when playing some of the better Silent Hill games. There's tension and horror around every corner, but also a feeling of pure love, longing and sentiment that makes the game so much easier to relate to.

I would also argue that Machine for Pigs stayed with me so much more profoundly because of the ending. I had always felt that for how much the collective gaming world had given The Dark Descent sloppy praise filled blow jobs for it's genius, that the ending was...well, really silly and ridiculous. The ending of Dark Descent always felt like they didn't quite know how to make an ending that felt final.

The ending of Machine for Pigs is probably one of my favourite final moments I've ever experienced in a game. It carries a mix of nostalgia and redemption, and it feels profound, matching the overall feel of the story.

I love this game, I love it so damned much. It feels like a story that I wish I could have written, and it makes me wish I could go back to the beginning and experience it for the first time, all over again.

Does it bother me that other people seem to dislike it so much? Well, perhaps a little, but at the same time, this game seems like it was tailored so closely to my own likes and needs that it might as well be just for me. That's fine by me, I'm just as happy to sit alone and braid flowers into the hair of a manpig than to ever consider revisiting Castle Brennenburg.

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About RainsOpacityone of us since 5:55 PM on 05.17.2014

Mid-20s. Female.

Charming, friendly, occasionally possessed by demons. Approach with caution.

My name is Kassie, I'm an 8th grade goth girl who never really grew out of it. Sorry!

I love pretty much everything horror, and have a horror blog where I post a lot of pictures and quotes and sometimes I write a thing. Yay for writing a thing!

I'm not sure I'd call myself a gamer, but I'm an appreciator of the medium. Horror games are my thing, but I'm a sucker for a Pokemon game every so often.

Probably the coolest thing I ever did was "work" (I use that term lightly) on the set of the Silent Hill movie and the sequel. Think security/over glorified coffee runner.