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Submitted by PaoloGiovanni01 978d ago | opinion piece

Publishers are killing Survival Horror

Are franchises like Dead Space and Resident Evil struggling to survive the negative influences of their publishers? (Capcom, Dev, EA, Industry, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Zizi  +   978d ago
I guess even since the dawn of mankind on Earth, horrors never get stuck in everyone's heart for a long time. I've been a fan of horror games and/or flicks, but I've found it difficult for developers to create survival horrors 'for all', you know what I mean...

Nowadays, they're just making money without noticing what the gamers want actually. I know there are (still) some great developers, such as Naughty Dog, Valve, Rockstar Games, etc., who, without any hesitation, make 'antimainstream' games.

Perhaps, it's just my two cents. Hehehe
Cam977  +   978d ago
If you want a decent upcoming Ps Vita survival horror try the Indie game named Lone Survivor. I'm looking forward to buying it because it has some serious SH vibes to it.

Whatever the state of survival horrors, Silent Hill 2 will always be one of the best games I've played.
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Zizi  +   978d ago
Thanks for your recommendation.

Yup, SH2 is one of the best horror games out there. It's creepy and haunting. I remeber playing it when I was still a junior high student. Woah! :D
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ATiElite  +   977d ago
Publishers are killing Survival Horror
This is so true!!! They all want every game to have a MP and be a Call of Duty clone.

So if you want a REAL great survival horror game I suggest getting a gaming PC.

Darkwood (OMG looks like excellent gameplay)
Amnesia The Dark Descent
Amnesia A Machine for Pigs
Pnumbra Black Plague
Pnumbra Requim
Pnumbra Overture
Afterfall Insanity
Dark Fall
STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl
and many more
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DarkHeroZX  +   977d ago
what does you last comment have to do with anything I said in the other article?

Okay so I made a slight error in who Sony bought back a cell plant from. Big deal the point was they sold the factory for almost a billion then bought it back for almost half.

Only fanboy here is you do.
joab777  +   978d ago
One word...yes! Did dead space not sell well enough? Or do they look at generic action game sales and decide that those numbers minus the base fans is a good target to aim for. Its absurd. The market is saturated and the economy is bad. Why would u not want to stand out in ur genre? It perplexes me.
Zizi  +   978d ago
Dead Space and Dead Space 2 are great games. I guess the third installment does not sell well. I just played the first forty minutes, then I stopped playing until now. Dunno.
Minato-Namikaze  +   977d ago
Dead space was never survival horror. Where do people get this revisionist history from? Dead space has always been action horror with creepy mooments. It was better than RE5 so people at some point decided it was survival horror. O_o
FlameHawk  +   978d ago
Its because of CoD, publishers see how well it SOLD and they think by making it more of a shooter, it will interest people who like shooters. I remember playing RE3, awesome horror game... I miss RE games.
Zizi  +   978d ago
In my opinion, RE4 and RE5 are still awesome games, even though the horror atmosphere is kept to the lowest level in RE5. Hahaha
fsfsxii  +   978d ago
Indie devs make awesome horror titles
THC CELL  +   977d ago
Sony and naughty dog aint
ironfist92  +   977d ago
I wish there was a Jurassic Park horror/survival game.

But otherwise, we have Metro Last Light to look forward to. Not necessarily scary, but does have the same spooky atmoshpere of other horror games.
whamlollypop7  +   977d ago
It is too bad that we are loosing some of the niche genres so that they can become this all product that everyone will enjoy. Its strange many games prove that if you do your thing and do it well then the consumers will support it. But some publishers are so terrified about sale numbers that they hamstring the franchise. Look at XCOM and Darksouls two brutal games that buck a lot of current trends both beloved by a huge fan base.
BABY-JEDI  +   977d ago
Dark souls = survival horror
PaoloGiovanni01  +   977d ago
Year Walk looks like an interesting horror title for all those of you who have an ipad/iphone. Looks very atmospheric. Check it out.

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