Silent Hills 'pants soiling' scares won't measure up to P.T.

Polygon: "It took 90 minutes for my friends and I to finish the playable teaser for the upcoming Silent Hills. There's no combat, no mechanics outside of walking around and looking at things, and the entire experience takes place in one environment. It's a self-contained "game" that only needs a single hallway to scare the shit out of you.

How did this collection of mundane elements become so much scarier than most full-length horror games?"

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randomass1712493d ago

You can't say that for sure. Maybe Kojima and Del Toro will surprise you. They have both surprised us a number of times in the past. I heard PT was absolutely horrifying so I'm confident about Silent Hills being the same. :)

ShowGun9012493d ago

PT made me actually afraid to round the corner in the hallway... I actually didn't wanna see what was coming up. Been a long time since any game actually made me nervous to see whats next, creeped me the hell out!

my wife was watching, completely terrified, saying "WHY ARE YOU PLAYING THIS!?"

bobkirb122492d ago

Lol same here. I would come up to the corner and just inch my way around with one eye shut saying to myself "please don't let anything be there pleaseeeee..."

It was an experience with a game I have not had for a loooong time. Very impressed with it...scared the crap out of me...but impressive lol.

DanielGearSolid2493d ago

Polygon writers are so sure of themselves...

Yet they're almost always wrong

MRMagoo1232492d ago

Who listens to polygon now any way after recent controversies, the game will be a scare fest imo.

Palitera2492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

"So sure" people usually are.

But, in this case, they are just acting stupid and clickbaiting, they don't believe the BS they write.

scark922493d ago

Well since P.T. is a squashed in experience rather than a full game, it is imo not very comparable, including the POV differences, but it is created by the team so it will be scary no doubt.

DarXyde2493d ago (Edited 2493d ago )

There are several things about P.T. that make it terrifying, including but not limited to narrow corridors, darkness, warped sense of reality, photorealistic graphics, how your attention to detail is both necessary and your downfall. Elaborating on that last point, P.T. requires you to be attentive to very minute details to progress. Acting upon these differences sometimes can be nerve-racking. Sometimes you get psyched out and it lures you into a false sense of security which is oddly inventive and effective. Silent Hills will likely be third person like all other Silent Hill games and I'm sure they'll make use of the perspective for some interesting scares.

Polygon can write about whatever regarding Silent Hills, but I'm sure their opinion will change once it gets some kind of XBOX confirmation, assuming it comes.

ceejaa2492d ago

P.t. made me sweat it was very nerve racking. The woman freaked me out. Scarier then any movie ive seen lately.

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