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  • RebornKusabi - January 24, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    As an old fan of horror games, I kind of haven't been a fan of recent horror games besides some fan mods made with Half-Life 1 (Afraid of Monsters, Cry of Fear) and Half-Life 2 (Underhell, Nightmare House 2, Grey). I honestly refer to the newer games as "coward simulators". In Amnesia, it makes sense to hide in a corner, face the wall and suck your thumb like a child... but it isn't fun and because of how liberal the checkpoints are, it isn't scary. Outlast was very freaky until you encounter your first enemy and then it stops being scary for exactly the same reason as Amnesia. I'm looking forward to the Alien game though so hopefully it breaks out of the coward simulator genre. I know you have to run, which is okay if dying actually has a consequence or reasonable threat.
  • psilocybin-rain - January 24, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    I believe that both horror films, and horror video games really need to get off of the zombie band wagon. HOW MANY times are they going to feed us a game about a zombie invasion, set in some podunk, middle america town? With the popularity of games like "Slender", it's obvious that people are interested in a nice "being stalked" experience. Look at "Outlast". What makes it great is a mixture of slight jump scares, but for the most part its the fact your trapped in this crazy asylum at night, with nothing but a flash light. Far from revolutionary, but people are calling it the "best horror game ever", simply because they didn't take the route of being trapped in a zombie apocolypse in some small town with an assault riffle.....thats not fear, that's zombie slaying. Also, why is there not ONE decent game, that lets you BE the villain?
  • Ben_Tyrer - January 24, 2014 8:33 a.m.

    I played Gone Home in one sitting without any idea of what the game was about barring "beloved PC indie". Suffice to say, I've never reacted so nervously to hair dye and fairy lights in my life.
  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2014 10:34 a.m.

    Even though I think Gone Home is a fairly overrated game. I do give it top marks in sense of atmosphere, and yeah, that part of the game gave me shivers even though I had no reason to think this was an horror game.
  • Trainee1985 - January 24, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    If I could upvote this, I would.

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