What happened to the horror in survival horror?

As publishers try to make their survival horror games appeal to a wider audience, are they ruining what makes the genre great in the first place?

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Etseix2121d ago

I think it should say "What happened to the survival horror games?" you just can not take horror from survival horror D:

GuyThatPlaysGames2121d ago

Horror is still out there. It's just that the companies have sold out and are making these "horror" games less horror-ish and more action oriented. It's just that the developer needs to do it right.

Sadie21002121d ago

I think Michael Bay has something to do with this. I'm not sure.

LOGICWINS2121d ago (Edited 2121d ago )

Possibly. After watching the last three Transformers films, the only thing I know for sure about Michael Bay is that he believes that his audience is just as perverted and explosion obsessed as he is.

I actually think Uncharted 2 has A LOT to do with it. Ever since then, game franchises have become more cinematic...thus unintentionally losing some of the charm they previously had, in this case, horror.

Mass Effect 2 and RE5 became too shooter heavy due to the general demand for action shooters. RE6 is now mimicking Uncharted 2 set pieces in order to grasp that cinematic flair.

Bimkoblerutso2121d ago

It's true. Everything is trying to be Uncharted 2 now...Max Payne, Dead Space, Tomb Raider, Lost Planet, Splinter Cell, just to name a few.

I mean, don't get me wrong, Uncharted is one of my favorite franchises and many of these games will almost certainly be absolutely great, but from the look of things it's at the cost of their respective identities.

LOGICWINS2121d ago

^^Don't know why your getting disagrees. Your absolutely right.

mistajeff2121d ago

I absolutely agree about the Uncharted 2 effect. I personally believe Uncharted 2 is one of the greatest games ever made, but you can't ignore the impact it's had on these other franchises. I was extremely disappointed with Splinter Cell's E3 demo-- sure, objectively, the gameplay looked cool. But I want Splinter Cell to be a Splinter Cell game, and that's not what it looked like to me.

glennco2121d ago

the uncharted effect was around way before uncharted. typical sony fanboys

they are called linear interactive movies. it is actually more like the CoD effect

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Megaton2121d ago

Blame him anyway, just to be safe. No one should object.

user54670072121d ago (Edited 2121d ago )


But yeah lets blame him :)...I mean the guy would rather do another Transformer film then Bad Boys 3


Hicken2121d ago

You know what. I want a Bad Boys 3. I hadn't really thought about it. But now that the idea has been implanted in my head....

Acquiescence2121d ago

What happened to survival-horror? It's practically gone the way of the dodo this gen.

Human Analog2121d ago

It is because game companies have to cater to casual gamers, and children.

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