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Publishers are killing Survival Horror

Are franchises like Dead Space and Resident Evil struggling to survive the negative influences of their publishers?

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Zizi1130d 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

Cam9771130d ago (Edited 1130d 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.

Zizi1130d ago (Edited 1130d 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

ATiElite1129d ago (Edited 1129d ago )

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
AMY
Dark Fall
STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl
and many more

DarkHeroZX1129d 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.

joab7771130d 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.

Zizi1130d 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-Namikaze1129d 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

FlameHawk1130d 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.

Zizi1130d 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

fsfsxii1130d ago

Indie devs make awesome horror titles

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