PC Video Game Review- Goosebumps: The Game

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In honor of spooky season, I’m taking a break from my Dark Parables reviews and reviewing something very fun (in my opinion), Goosebumps: The Game. If you have somehow never heard of Goosebumps, it was a children’s horror series written by R.L. Stine from 1992 to 1997. Stine is still writing Goosebumps stories today but I grew up with the original series and I love those the most. In 2015, a new Goosebumps movie was released and this game was released the same year to accompany the movie. That’s basically everything you need to know to understand the inspiration for this game.

As always, there will be a makeup look at the end inspired by the game so if you’re only interested in that feel free to scroll down. I’m not very tech savvy so while I will mention the game system requirements, I probably won’t be able to answer any tech questions. This also isn’t a walk through, only a review. Let’s get into it!

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Basic Information

Goosebumps: The Game is a point and click video game released for the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC by WayForward Technologies. The game was released October 13, 2015 and serves as a tie-in/prequel to the Goosebumps movie. It is rated as suitable for ages 10 and up and costs $10.00.

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PC Game System Requirements

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 ghz with Hyper Threading
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Processor: Indel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 x2 or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: VIDIA® GeForce™ 200 series or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD5000 series or higher
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

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Game Synopsis

The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, Gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight. But these aren’t ordinary monsters — they’re R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps monsters, released from their books and looking to wreak havoc!

You’ll need to use your wits to investigate the surroundings, puzzle out clues, and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late! Survive a trek through your neighborhood, unravel the mysteries of Dead House, and sneak through the mall after hours; only then can you confront Slappy and stop his plans for revenge! Player beware… you’re in for a scare!

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My Thoughts

This game is technically targeted toward preteens, which makes sense, but that did not affect my enjoyment of it in the slightest. I’ve played through this game multiple times. The basic story line remains the same each time you play through it but there are SO many hidden objects and Easter eggs to discover that it makes it worth replaying. Everything in this game just oozes nostalgia. The Goosebumps Wiki page listed out every single book and short story that is referenced. I’m going to copy and paste that here and then continue on with my thoughts.

Goosebumps (original series)

Give Yourself Goosebumps

Tales to Give You Goosebumps

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Goosebumps HorrorLand and beyond

As you can see, I wasn’t kidding about this game being filled with Easter eggs and nostalgia. That is what makes it worth playing to me as an adult, more so than the actual game play, but I was honestly surprised by how difficult this game is since it is targeted toward a younger demographic. I expected to be able to fly through it but I actually had to look up a walk through for two or three of the puzzles. It’s not a simple kid’s game like you might expect and there’s enough game play to make it well worth the price.

If you grew up loving the Goosebumps books and have $10.00 to spare, I highly recommend you try this game out. This would also be a great game for the preteens and teens in your life. Now, let’s get into the makeup look!

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Makeup Look

This look was inspired by the original Goosebumps logo. When I think of Goosebumps, I think of acid green and black. I struggled to create this look and I’m not that pleased with it but I just didn’t have time to redo it. I searched for MONTHS for an acid green shimmer and could not find one. I finally settled for a loose glitter from J. Cat Beauty and while I don’t despise it, I don’t really like it either. However, I think this look is good enough for all of you to see what I was going for. As always, I will walk you through each step and link everything I used. I did set my primer with a cream eyeshadow first and won’t be mentioning it below. I will go in the order of the swatches on my wrist, left to right and top to bottom.

  1. I blended Image, Morphie 25B, above my natural crease and up near my brow bone.
  2. I then blended Talk, Morphie 25B, above my crease and up into Image, basically covering up Image. This helps to create a gradient in the shades.
  3. I then blended Effort, Morphie 25B, into my crease.
  4. I then deepened my crease with Little Black Book, Morphe 35V. This is an incredible black shade and blending it on top of the other shades helped to create a nice gradient of light to dark. I also used this shade to line my lower lash line and I lightly smudged it out.
  5. I applied Lucky, Profusion Spectrum, in the middle of my lid. I then topped it with the glitter in Poppin Lime from J.Cat Beauty.
  6. I applied Limelight from Looxi Beauty in my inner corner and on my brow bone. I lightly tapped Lucky on top of this shade to give it more of a green tint.

Brushes Used:

If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find this look with full details on Instagram.

Final Thoughts

I hope that all of you enjoyed my October video game choice. If you would like to see a play through of this game, John Wolfe on YouTube has an excellent one that you can see here. I’d love to know if you grew up with Goosebumps and if this game seems like one you’d enjoy! I’d also love your feedback on my makeup look. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

 

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