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  • asm130 - May 18, 2014 3:57 p.m.

    Excellent choices you write here and I agree with them, but I dissert when you say we should eliminate jump-scares. Jump-scares, I think, they're a way to make you feel indefense and to debilitate your mind, but only, just ONLY, if they're used in an intelligent way. Developers should not overuse jump-scares, because, as you said, can create a very cheap experience. However, if you notice great horror games, like Amnesia and Dead Space 1, they use jump-scares, but in certain places you don't spect them to make you feel scare but with a rush of adrenaline going through your veins.
  • alllifeinfate - March 15, 2014 1:08 a.m.

    Even though this is 'only' a game site, this list represents their views on games in general and can be a good read for the outsiders and even the insiders of the industry.
  • shebbymanunited - March 11, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    "....Good horror is frequently about juxtaposition. It’s about the encroachment of something unknowable and alien upon our day-to-day lives. It’s about invasion, and the violation of normality..." my my, how the prose flows, like a consummate professional
  • torre-sims - March 10, 2014 10:10 p.m.

    agreed about the next gen fidelity point.
  • fullmetallegend - March 10, 2014 2:42 p.m.

    What's the second to last screenshot with the creepy white thing?
  • Fujizzle - March 10, 2014 3:12 p.m.

    That's from the very creepy (and very free) SCP: Containment Breach. Here you go friend: http://www.scpcbgame.com/
  • manni-brooks - February 3, 2014 4:55 a.m.

    I don't even play horror games but these are some very great ideas and if I saw them come into play I might even become a horror game fanatic.
  • gadjo - January 27, 2014 9:54 a.m.

    I think the best horror actually comes from non-horror games. Like you said, with a horror game, you asked for it, whereas you don't expect it in other games. I think that's where the best potential lies: a normal game, except at some part (or even randomly) some unknown horror shows up with it's own motives, and it can end you if you so much as touch it. Perhaps even let it break the rules of the game so that it really feels like it doesn't belong with the rest of the world. THAT would be real organic horror.
  • sofus-suensen - January 27, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    I think all of that is great ideas. But, what I'd like to see, is a physiological thriller, and really good one, where everyone and everything isn't the threat, but the help, and you, the player, was your own enemy, by some event that doesn't necessarily have to be some horror-event, but an event that was lifeturning, and it shouldn't be like more than like 10-hours max game through time, but still, a slow paced game, so you can feel the chills around every corner of your mind. That's what I'd like this next-gen to deliver. Something like this, that'd be great
  • Kerime - February 2, 2014 1:18 p.m.

    I love Psych thrillers, like Shutter Island. I think that's the most entertaining, and the greatest sense of complexity a character can have in a game world.
  • manni-brooks - February 3, 2014 5:01 a.m.

    The Stanley Parable
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  • winner2 - January 25, 2014 4:42 p.m.

    Hey dave whatchya think about the evil within from what's been shown?
  • gilgamesh310 - January 25, 2014 6:06 a.m.

    "Gravity is one of the best horror films of 2013" Eh, no it isn't. It's script is a mess. There were far better films released in 2013.
  • Vonter - January 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

    Gravity is a horror film? I most be kind of dense, it looked more like a survival movie.
  • Vonter - January 25, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    On second thought I think disaster movie is what I thought with Gravity. Since some survival movies can be quite creepy.
  • MidianGTX - March 10, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    I don't think you know what you're talking about.
  • Churchy99 - January 25, 2014 1:29 a.m.

    I'd say that horror gaming has already seen a lot of rebuilding in the last generation, it's just that most of them have come from smaller developers for PCs. Just some of the titles that I think do the genre justice are: Lone Survivor Outlast Slender (and The Arrival) Decay series Ib Amnesia: The Dark Descent Amensia: A Machine for Pigs Sepulchre The Penumbra Series Home Erie
  • g1rldraco7 - January 24, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    If only more games followed these suggestions, we can only hope.
  • t_skwerl - January 24, 2014 7:48 p.m.

    And let's not forget different things scare different people. The first Dead Space scared the hell out of me. Sometimes, I even forgot I had weapons. Thanks to the terrifying atmosphere, the second some other-worldly monster came at me, I was running in the other direction for 10 seconds before I thought, "Oh, I have a gun!" The first divider I ran into, I saw it slowly walking towards me, it made that godawful noise and I went, "Nope." Turned my console off and waited for daylight.

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