Spooptober: Creepy Villagers in Animal Crossing

As most of us know, Animal Crossing is a cute and relaxing life sim where you decorate your cute little house, befriend cute animal villagers, buy cute clothes, and do all manner of other cute things.  Being such a cute and adorable game, nothing ever weird or scary ever happens at all.  For example, there…

Spooptober: The Pumpkin House

Out in the corner of Fallout 76’s West Virginia map, right on a small stretch of Highway 66, is a most unusual sight. Well, could be that it’s not all that unusual for this time of year, but considering that it’s a year-round “attraction” in the game, it stands out a bit more than most….

Spooptober: Rayman’s Undead Grannies

In a franchise that features zombie chickens, it should be no surprise that the Rayman games are a good source for finding a delightful balance of spooky and quirky.  One recurring location is the Land of the Livid Dead, though it is very different in its two main iterations.  In Rayman 3, the Land of…

Spooptober: Ni no Kuni’s Spoopiest Familiars

Seeing as Ni no Kuni is a colorful and child-friendly RPG, it makes sense that even the spookier elements aren’t going to be particularly scary.  In a fashion quite similar to Pokemon, throughout the game, every normal enemy can potentially be captured and used to aid you in battle.  Seeing as I’ve always been a…

Spooptober: Gregg the Grim Reaper

Food for thought: if one were the world’s best Conker’s Bad Fur Day player, it is possible that one might never, ever meet Gregg the Grim Reaper in his “home,” as it were. Given that I am not the best, let alone a sufficiently-okay player of Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Gregg’s is a face I…

Spooptober: Smoky Progg and Waterwraith

For the Duck’s first foray into spoopiness, I shall be discussing some of the spookier aspects of a series near and dear to my heart, Pikmin.  Frankly, Pikmin is a perfect example of spoopiness because it manages to exude a mixture of both cute and horrifying all at once!  Sure, the Pikmin themselves are adorable,…