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Submitted by DPAD Dave 642d ago | news

Mikami: 'There aren't any real survival horror games in the world now'

Resident Evil 4's director Shinji Mikami has claimed that his "biggest motivation" for returning to survival horror with The Evil Within is because he believes "there aren't any real survival horror games in the world now". (PC, PS3, PS4, The Evil Within, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Walker  +   642d ago
The Last of Us will come to break records !
jc48573  +   642d ago
Naughty Dog will be disappointed if you think that way. While it definitely looks like one, ND promises a different experience. It's too early to say, especially when we are not clear what the game is "supposed" to be about.

Yes, Mikami is so dead on about the current state of the genre. Companies have been disregarding it for years including Konami.
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Zezo  +   642d ago
The cat lady says hi Mikami.
ScubbaSteve  +   642d ago
It's not just survival horror, it seems companies try to push everything out as a shooter. Then the ones that aren't intended to be shooters get bastardized. I remember looking forward to that Hawken game hoping for a good mech game but it turned out to be an arena shooter with a mech hud.
specialagent4532  +   642d ago
As far as consoles yes but the genre is thriving on PC.
Amnesia pc always has true survival.

It's console that are stuck on action.
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Jesus I still have nightmares about dark decent. That damn water monster freaked my ass out
InTheLab  +   642d ago
So RE6 and Deadspace 3 are only on consoles?
fsfsxii  +   642d ago
@trailerpark survivor

Same place as i am, except that i can't get past that place lol, i hear voices from behind when i walk xD
isarai  +   642d ago
it has nothing to do with consoles, it has to do with devs with their heads stuck up their asses. Most of the people who rant for true survival horror are people who played the old true horror games like Silent Hill and RE, you know, the one's that were on consoles :O
user7693958  +   642d ago
well this gen the best one so far and only true to it roots is .. Siren for the PS3 is on the PSN store.

Let's hope Sony gives Siren team to make a new IP for next gen, this guys create the Original Silent Hill and Gravity Rush..
they deserve to make a bigger budget game. come on Sony!!!
and what about the Extermination team? why we have not seen this team made part two or remaster part one?
KongRudi  +   642d ago
I would think that Amnesia is old enough to be covered by the 'in a while' part of his statement. :)
DarkSlayerSparda  +   642d ago
no
awi5951  +   642d ago
Left 4 dead 2 on steam says high. With all the mods out there for it this guy is nuts.
Patashnik  +   642d ago
About time genuine Survival Horror made a come back...
Hopefully this will inspire Konami to finally get a true Silent Hill game made. Kojima also said he would like to see a SH game made with the Fox Engine which would be completely amazing. It needs to be made by the original Team Silent though or at least a japanese developement team that has a whole lot of talent.
jc48573  +   642d ago
It will happen. It is a matter of when and who.
DonFreezer  +   642d ago
Gamers like you ruin the the whole horror community.Silent Hill needs nothing.Downpour was a greatly underrated game and Vetro should develop the next one.If they improve on staff like scarier monster design and more varied enemies together with Fox engine all I know is the game will be back.
@DonFreezer. How the hell do I ruin the horror community?.
ApolloTheBoss  +   642d ago
Be on the look out for Outlast. It could very well be named one of the scariest games in existence. O_O
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DarkSlayerSparda  +   642d ago
Real talk
Jadedz  +   642d ago
So...
ZombiU doesn't count O_o?
konnerbllb  +   642d ago
Nobody knows, do you know one of the three people in the world with a wiiu? I don't.
mydyingparadiselost  +   642d ago
It should, it's a really good game.
Jadedz  +   642d ago
It's unfortunate for Ubisoft
A new IP, with permadeath, utilizes the gamepad really well, and packs enough frights & scares for the horror-stricken crowd.

As much as I hate to state this; ZombiU needs to become a multiplatform title for gamers to actually appreciate its worth.
just-joe  +   642d ago
Ubisoft has said they were happy with the sales and are already talking about a sequel.
HmongAmerican  +   642d ago
Zombies isn't scary. If anyone got scared by Zombies then I don't know why. Zombies are there so we can shoot at them for entertainment.
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isarai  +   642d ago
But there's no horror about it, nothing about it is scary in the least, all you do is kill zombies, that's like calling dead island a survival horror
cyclindk  +   642d ago
Got that right... only thing I can really think of, sadly is.. that "Slender Man" game...

http://slendergame.com/down...
aiBreeze  +   642d ago
Was about to mention Slender Man.. it's funny how such great indie games get drowned in the noise crapstic action games like Resident Evil 6 make. Indie developers have done a great job keeping the genre alive, just wished they got the attention they deserved.
specialagent4532  +   642d ago
Lucius and Amnesia dark descent ummm lone survivor and home. Yup these are games made by independent game developers. Unfortunately these games are exclusive to PC along with not being made by a major game developers.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   642d ago
I must be the only one who thinks that game is terrible.
MilkMan  +   642d ago
There never was any survival horror. At least not in my eyes.
RE1 was putting me to sleep back in the day when I played it.
I've ever so called "scary game" and they just knock me out faster than NyQuil.

Im happy and satisfied with RE6. This was the game I was looking for since part 2. This whole scary thing, must be the same folks that like Paranormal Activities movies.

I like true scary, true horror. When the day comes that I read "this game is the equivalent of (say something like) the new Evil Dead movie then im ALL in.

in my opinion that will NEVER happen. Just cant translate that to an active activity like gaming and particularly gaming with guns.
robinisme  +   642d ago
Sorry , but massive Lol at the new Evil Dead being your optimum horror choice
specialagent4532  +   642d ago
Try Amnesia dark descent or lucius better yet lone survivor
Unlimax  +   642d ago
WTF Did i just read .. See people , this is why we don't have nice things in gaming because of these kind of people who likes anything modern and doesn't want to stick to the past or even thinking about it ಠ_ಠ !
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DarkSlayerSparda  +   642d ago
Wow Just Wow im done
KwietStorm  +   642d ago
Now that is how you troll. Exceedingly well done. Bubbles.
Klonopin  +   642d ago
No more Prozac for you.
Kinger8938  +   642d ago
Amnesia is the closet for me, actual feeling or panic and fear with no way of defending yourself

Bring on a machine for pigs :)
paul1974  +   642d ago
yeah zombiu is a proper survival horror! needing to find food to restore health or limited weapons and ammo! oh well guess some people just decide to ignore the truth!
KillrateOmega  +   642d ago
Mikami: 'There aren't any real survival horror games in the world now'
Sad, but true.

Hopefully, The Evil Within can change this and, by the looks of it thus far, it will :)
humbleopinion  +   642d ago
There are survival horror games nowadays, but they mostly play on the PC.
Eazy-Eman  +   642d ago
I am so freakin pumped for this game! the last of us and the evil within will surely satisfy my survival horror needs!
Hydralysk  +   642d ago
"For example, if the game is all horror, you run the risk of the player feeling 'this game is too scary' and putting the controller down. On the other hand, if you make it too action oriented it stops being scary."

If your audience is so scared they need to put the controller down to let off some stress, that's not a problem, that means you've done your job right.

Amnesia had next to no action, and that game stressed me out so much that I needed to play it in short bursts. That's one of the thing I LOVED about it.
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Venox2008  +   642d ago
he's right, though there are some..but not much..

Fatal Frame IV
Fatal frame 2 remake
Siren:blood curse (reimagening of ps2 first game)
Amnesia
Slender

and some other less known ones
lovegames718  +   642d ago
The best non mediocre game that i played that was survival horror that i played was Dead Space. I loved that game.
FightFans  +   642d ago
he's right though, can't wait to see Evil Within.
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DEEBO  +   642d ago
resident evil was the first game i brought for my ps1.made me jump and i love the gameplay.zombie u is a nice survival horror game.the last of us is going to be a great i.p.sony should have made a version for the ps4.i have faith in this developer and the publisher.to bad we haven't had AAA open world survival horror game.the witcher 3 has got my hopes up.
Tzuno  +   642d ago
I know one Resident evil 4 :) heck even 3 that nemesis chasing you was priceless.
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abzdine  +   642d ago
MANY will disagree with me but i think this guy killed survival horror by himself since he drove Resident Evil out of its roots to make it 100% action and no survival aspect in it. Of course RE4 was a success in terms of sales and other companies tried to copy the idea very poorly.

Despite RE4 being a good game, RE4 is a terrible Resident Evil. Oldschool fans will understand me.

I like Mikami though he is a genious in this industry.
ichimaru  +   642d ago
What. there are plenty...they all happen to be on the PC, but there are plenty
MultiConsoleGamer  +   642d ago
Except for ZombiU.
isyourhouseonfire  +   641d ago
Well it is what it is!

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