The fall of the survival horror genre: why aren’t we scared?

Why are so many big budget video games lacking the main elements that make horror, well, horror?

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ATi_Elite1604d ago

because most survival horror games have somehow become Call of Duty clones.

BUT their are a few really good survival horror games out there and more are on the way.

so stay tuned because the SCARY is coming.

GribbleGrunger1604d ago

Because large arsenals were introduced, they forgot why you need silence, they revealed too early and showed too much, they increased the pacing, they replaced dread with big ugly monsters and forgot that too much of ANYTHING will eventually null you to it's impact.

Neonridr1604d ago

I actually felt that Dead Space was a good example of a game with good horror elements and scares. It was the subsequent sequels that turned that series off for me.

IaMs121604d ago

Aliens: Isolation looks not just scary but freaking terrifying! I may not be able to make it through that game. Which is a good thing IMO haha.

PS4isKing_821604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

Outlast, daylight, evil within and alien isolation prove survival horror is coming back this gen with a vengeance.

Mutant-Spud1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

Amnesia is pretty spooky the first time you play it.
Eeep, this was meant to be a reply to BitbyDeath below.

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