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Submitted by stecarter91 725d ago | opinion piece

Why Horror Games Suck

Non Specific Action take a look at why horror games don't always deliver on the scares front (Dead Space, Industry, PS3, Resident Evil, Xbox 360)

ProjectDeputy  +   725d ago
You mean why horror games sucks THIS gen.

ps1-ps2 era the horror genre was at its best

RES1-2-3-CN:V-4
silent hill 1-2-3
siren
fatal frame
manhunt
the suffering etc etc

this gen only frictional games dominates the horror genre and well deserved.
No Silent Hill 4? :[

In my opinion it was the scariest SH.
LOGICWINS  +   725d ago
Yeah, besides the devs themselves, no one on planet earth can say that their heart didn't stop for a second when that first dog jumped through the window in RE. That game TRULY made you feel helpless. Never played any Silent Hill games, but I hear good things.
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NeoTribe  +   725d ago
Thing is it takes more to scare us game veterans nowadays. Do u think something as simple as a zombie dog is gonna effect us nowadays. We've become spoiled and that's the main reason most people believe there's no horror games anymore. That and the fact that people can't let go of nostalgic feelings twords the games they played in there younger days. In all reality horror games are better and more realistic now. Same thing goes for killzone 2, people were blown away by its graphics but then could care less about killzone 3s graphics. People were blown away by uncharted 2 but than wernt as immused by u3.
cuddlemonkey  +   725d ago
I was like oh em gee, that is a scary ass dog right there, I proceeded to shart myself and I vomited on my shoes, I choked and had a heart attack and a stroke at the same time, man , That scary dog haunts me to this day and appears in photos taken of me alone! That dog is scary, they should do that in resident evil 6 and dead space 3, instant win
WeskerChildReborned  +   725d ago
Yep, it seems like games got worse this gen compared to last gen. I mean their are some great games for this gen and then their aren't.

I'm hoping somebody can make a good survival horror game for consoles this gen.
black911  +   725d ago
You beat me to it. When Horror Games were exclusive to the playstation they were Amazing.
Stretch  +   725d ago
Change the title to "Why RECENT Horror Games Suck" and you got a point.
Getowned  +   725d ago
Horror games this gen do suck :/

Rip Dead Space, curse you EA!!!
cuddlemonkey  +   725d ago
Have you played dead space 3 ? Well shut up then!
Getowned  +   725d ago
No U

Yes Dead Space 1 was Epic, Dead space 2 was good, I liked extraction.. But they looked like they ruined Dead Space with the recent trailer ;/

Have you played dead space to know its good?, No?.. didn't think so, that argument can work both ways. I hope its good, but things arnt looking up. They are casualing the hell out of it.
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ProjectDeputy  +   725d ago
Y Dead Space 1 was good but yet again for the sake of the casuals they turned it to a gears of wars space game.

Look at dead space 3 lol
cuddlemonkey   725d ago | Bad language | show
Kryis  +   725d ago
Iduno, personally, I think there are still good ol 'Horror' games, around.
It's like NeoTribe mentioned, most of us are older now. We don't scare as easily, anymore.
Also, most of the old games that were 'scary' prolly ain't as much as we remembered, now.
doublebass2  +   725d ago
I can say that yes,most newly released horror games lack that scare factor of the past generations.The only truly scary game this gen is dead space,and i hope they dont "water" it don,to resident evil nowadays standard(yes,the demo of 6 sucked bigtime in my opinion).
Funny thing is that I played yesterday dead space 1 at hard difficulty this time,and even though I had played it 3 years back,it still made me uncomfortable numerous times!Dead psace 2 is one of the best games i played this gen,i hope the third one keeps me just as satisfied!!I hear some say fear1 or doom 3 were scary..In fear,only 2-3 moments tops are scary,and doom3 for god sake..its "a monster spawn when enter room or take item"game!!You know when something is going to come after you,where is the scare in that?Good games not that scary,Call of kthulu dark corners of earth,Silent hill2,Fatal frame 2,Clive barker's Undying and Alien resurection ps1 from past gens should be taken notice by developers.They make more action and button mashing than horror games nowadaysEven Resi 4 while the best in resident evil saga for me,was nt that scary but had its moments!
ALLWRONG  +   725d ago
FEAR and Dead Space are pretty good. The best horror game to me isn't even out yet, and it's an old game.

Doom 3 BFG
godzilla72  +   725d ago
Condemned, the first one was incredible!!!

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