"Good gamers aren't scared" - A Response

Earlier today, I read the phrase from the title in the comments section of an article talking about Dead Space 2: "Good gamers aren't scared." I stopped for second, understandably, at how straight-up dumb this sounded, but it illuminates a sentiment not solely reserved for flame-baiting commenters. I've read plenty of reviews for horror games (even games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent) that try surprisingly hard to pretend there's not something horrifying about the atmosphere, enemies, or tone. And while it's true that some horror games, commonly lumped into the "survival horror" genre, just don't deliver the chills of terror they should, some of them do. Let me try that again. SOME OF THEM DO.

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