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Tango Gameworks' "Difference of Opinion" Over Modern Survival-Horror Games - AusGamers

AusGamers has previewed The Evil Within and also interviewed Tango Gamesworks' Masato Kimura who explains how the studio's idea of survival-horror differs from that of others.

"So since Shinji Mikami defined the genre, it’s been a long time,” says Tango’s Masato Kimura who serves as a producer on The Evil Within. “So the definition of the genre has broadened; [it’s] widened and has evolved a lot.

“But the very important things for survival-horror are fear and of course ‘scare’; how scary it is -- those are horror elements, and you have to [be able to] overcome that fear, or beat that fear,” he adds “So the balance between those two is very important. We [Tango] have our ideal balance of those two [but] modern horror games have a difference of opinion about those balances.” (PC, PS3, PS4, The Evil Within, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

adorie  +   705d ago
Don't listen to the modern survival horror, listen to your roots, adapt and expand on that. Shinji Mikami and Tango have an opportunity here, the opportunity to once again show us how to experience horror on the game medium.

RE1>RE5and>DS3
PersonMan  +   705d ago
I think they need to do something so that death means a lot more in a video game. I'm not going to be scared if I know that dying means I'll just re-spawn and try again. I think death should be scarier.

Make the player cling to the controller for dear life and actually be worried about their character dying. That would make a horror game more intense.
adorie  +   705d ago
I do agree with your comment. But how to go about it? That's another problem altogether.
PersonMan  +   705d ago
Well, there should be some sort of punishment more harsh than just starting back at the latest checkpoint. Maybe starting at the checkpoint, but now your ammo is gone?

I don't know... I'm not a game creator. I just wanna see something different. I want death to mean something rather than... "oh crap, I died... oh well".
Venox2008  +   705d ago
zombieU comes to mind... this one - cant wait
Roccetarius  +   705d ago
News about The Evil Within just gets better and better.
RustedMan  +   705d ago
Go back to your roots...but don't make it overly "horror" by throwing a hard to read font and organ music.
A good example is just trying to recreate the Bear Scene from Condemned 2 or the elevator gameshow sequence from silent hill 2...or was it 3?
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   705d ago
It was Silent Hill II.
That bear chase was brilliant in my opinion. It was truly terrifying.
Mr-SellJack  +   705d ago
Tango studios is ought to be one of the best game studios out there as fromsoftware

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