Horror Is Not Mainstream

Kotaku: With each new year, it feels like I’m watching another horror series becomes less horrific. Resident Evil, Alien, and most recently, Dead Space. What started out as pure, hardcore horror becomes a fun, popcorn-munching good time.

But hey, that’s OK. It’s the natural way of things. Horror isn’t mainstream.

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user54670072335d ago

Is this guy actually trying to justify the co-op and the over the top acrion pieces in iust wow

Give them the benefit of the doubt.....why, they must of saw the backlash from RE5s co op and yet they still did it. Come on, your basically bringing the backlash on yourself. They should olf learnt from Capcoms mistake.

Lord_Sloth2335d ago

In defense of Dead Space 3, it's co-op is optional and they don't stick an AI with you if you go it solo. I don't care for the Cover Based shooter aspect of it at all but the co-op is kinda justifiable in that regard.

user54670072334d ago (Edited 2334d ago )

You know I hear that argument a lot but it dosen't matter

Optional or not the game is still built up around co-op meaning if you play solo it's most likely to be crap. Imagine if RE5 had optional co-op it still would be bad because it was designed for two people.

Lets not forget that god awful character who is your partner, the typical soldier grunt who tries to be funny with his one liners but ends up being annoying, is still in the games story during cutscenes. It wouldn't be so bad if it was Ellie.

WeskerChildReborned2335d ago

All i know if if DS2 and DS1 sold well, we probably wouldn't have any co-op in Dead Space.

--Onilink--2335d ago

well you can hardly blaim them.
Backlash from some fans VS Biggest sales in the franchise history

We may not like it, but from a bussiness perspective, they are not really doing it wrong

badz1492335d ago

what a stupid argument!

Lord_Sloth2334d ago (Edited 2334d ago )

What if it's built like a single player game that just drops in a second dude which just spawns more enemies though? I know this is just speculation on my part but still...

I'm not arguing that it's still a survival Horror since it's obvious that it's not, I'm just saying the problem might not to be the co-op.

user54670072334d ago (Edited 2334d ago )

Co-op is either the problem or part of it

The feature has always got to be the problem just can't have a survival horror game with the feature.

So it has to be the problem or part of it in someway.

If you want to fix something in life you must first get rid or remove anything which stands in the way of it being fixed.

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Kyosuke_Sanada2335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

People need to realize that some gamers actually have "fun" being immersed in a well-tailored frightfest. Is it impossible for gamers to gain the same amount or even more enjoyment from playing a great survival horror by themselves, far from it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so please don't get the idea that you have to be with someone in order to increase "fun" factor......

WeskerChildReborned2335d ago

One of my favorite genres is survial horror and i dislike how their are barely any for consoles.

BitbyDeath2335d ago

Pretty sad that Sony is one of the only publishers left that let developers take chances.

Bathyj2335d ago

Horror never was mainstream in any medium.

Abandoning your horror roots for not being mainstream is just a weak copout.

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