Sony hypes up The Evil Within's scare-factor, stating an employee was so scared he had to turn it off within 20 minutes.
Their employee must have been 10 years old.
Thats what i thought..lol
The story maybe stretched a tad bit, but games are the only form of entertainment that can offer a fear factor that can cause a person to jump. Even with RE2, I'm speaking of the PS1, had points that scared the he'll out of me, I wouldn't even play that game with all the lights out. That was a long time ago, so you can imagine what there capable of achieving today. Like I said it maybe stretched, but I'm sure it will scare the he'll out of some folks...
I'm a chicken when it comes to these games. I watch every good horror movie but I can't play the super scary games by myself such Silent Hill and Outlast. I hope it's accesible.
Just throwing it out there but I was 18 when I played Silent Hill 2 and it was so scary I had to finish the last of it during the day, lol.
LOL Who does SONY hire to play games these days? Kids?
Yep, also for comment on web sites and forums..
Says the Power Ranger
Green Ranger was the sweetest ranger.
I don't know, i struggled to play Doom 3 because i found it scarier than even phsychological horror films which i didn't have much issue with.. I think it might be due to the difference of being in control with a game.. Saying that, it was 10 years ago that i tried playing through Doom 3 when it came out.
I know many people who after playing Outlast and P.T have turned it off and have never gone back to it. Most notably in Outlast as you can tell if they finished the game or not. ;)
It took a lot of people weeks to complete Silent Hill 2. Granted, Resident Evil isn't as scary, but Videogamer's review says it kind of blended the two franchises in a way. Still just viewing this as promo talk.
You can say that again, I saw people play this and it was not scary at all.
The first time I played Outlast, I was like... nope! Because in reality, im not going into a crazy looking situation like that. If I wake up there that's different but im not showing up at some shot out asylum in the dead of night with no weapon.
I deleted it after two short sessions. I don't know what it is, playing this game without a weapon is different than any other horror/scary game/movie out there. Nothing else bothers me out there, but I can't play Outlast...
Do they hire 10 year old girls now?
So what your saying is girls scare easier the boys....
It's been scientifically proven though. Go to a theatre showing a scary flick and you'll understand.
It's true. Just like girls are better at multitasking! :D
wait is that hat he said.. shut up stop trying to put words in peoples mouths...
I like how nobody gets scared here even though they havent even played this game alone in the darkroom yet.
I don't wanna jump to conclusions yet. Let the reviews do the game any justice. :)
Whats with all these 10 year old comments? Im almost 30 and some of these next gen horror games scare the crap out of me. I still haven't finished outlast after having it for some time. I'm sure most of you are the same unless you work in a morgue.
P.T was pretty intense.
It was/is! I was be able to finish Outlast But P.T.? Let's just say I got peekaboo twice and I simply stopped for weeks before I can play it again! Still not be able to gathered enough courage to finish this goddamn Teaser!
I'm not into horror games because frankly they don't scare me that much. But P.T was pretty damn frightening, reminds me of the nightmares I used to have as a kid.
PT is intense. Outlast wasn't an issue for me oddly enough. But PT also had me interested in the solve the mystery sort of way. However, there is no mystery in Alien Isolation and I have to play that game a little at a time because it is constant tension.
Yeah the comments up here are just stupid. Everyone gets scared it's human nature and to act like you don't is childish. I can't finish outlast. I literally climbed into the asylum and walked through the first door and was like "nope I'm done" so I only played about ten minutes of it. It took me forever to play the first dead space. I could only play it for about an hour at a time because it was so intense and scary. The magic of turtle beaches haha.
Running from that first necromorph to the elevator in Dead Space was a incredible moment also a pause moment.
Try playing through the first hour of Alien Isolation when you had to wait for the train door to open, while hearing scary music as the Alien try to approach you. If you don't run through the train to the other door the Alien will get you(the door automatically close I learn that after the fact lol). Man was that horror or what? Alien Isolation is the scariest game I ever played this year, scarier than PT and Dead Space combine. I probably get a few jumps from Evil Within with those shocking traps and unkillable monsters, but that Alien A.I is so smart you can't use the same tactic twice to trick him. Hide in the locker and try holding your breath! Sometimes the Alien will play guessing games and just automatically pull you out the locker, don't go to the same locker every time lol!. Alien can even go through vents too! If Evil Within can out scare Alien Isolation with advance A.i. Like that then it will be my scariest game of the year.
@mpnothanks the one that got me was early in the game i NEVER let my guard down but how they slowley made you start to feel so safe in those elevators until that one time, that one scared the living shit out of me!
I was okay with dead space, as I had more power but with these other games were you have god like enemies(big ass soldier dude) that look for you and rip off your arm; I feel my heart pounding like crazy and it just feels soo draining for me.
Not everyone gets scared in a situation where there's nothing to be scared about such as a game, it has to do with how much control a person has over their mind, some just arnt good at telling their brain theres no harm being done to them and that this isn't actually happening and they freak out. I remember when dead space 2 came out and my one friend never really played horror games before so I brought it over and while I was playing, this dude jumped up at one part, screamed and then buried his head into my shoulder...a grown ass man, I was like really?! He thought I was crazy being able to play it with a straight face as if I was watching a documentary on the discovery channel or something lol.
This is the internet. Everyone is a tough guy here.
I haven't even finished Outlast too and i'm 26. I will pass on this team because its not my cup of tea.
Trying too hard to show they have balls. Same kids who probably play these horror games in broad daylight.
Same thing happend with P.T with me lol.
Outlast was a tense and scary game, but PT is on a whole different level. I think that T.E.W. will have it's moments.
Oh, P.T. First time ever playing a horror game and I played it on surround sound with lights off and everything. I got about 15-20 minutes in before I turned it off. I had such a horrible feeling that something bad would happen but nothing ever did and that made it worse. I did go back and finished it though, it was really good but I think I liked the psychological aspect of it and Evil Within looks like a more traditional kind of scary.
I didn't know Sony was a person. Apparently its a "he".
Title is ridiculously stupid.
What are Sony employers smoking ? Puff puff pass
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You been hibernating? It's October not July :P
I haven't been scared of a movie sense Nightmare on Elm street 1 that was scary and not Gory. Or the first Friday the 13th or Halloween. So it would literally take a lot to scare me and to this date no video game has ever scared me. With that being said if I was a rapper and I was not good I would have Sony as my stage hype man. They know how to hype something up.
Those movies are 3spoopy5me
Have you played P.T. ?
I have not do you think it could conjure the type of fright those movies did.
The first Friday the 13th?!? It's just a woman killing people. Or do you mean the boat scene?
Well, I'm a horror buff as well, and nothing nowadays in the cinemas comes close to being as scary as back in the day... In fact, I find some films outright funny. But P.T....well, P.T. made me scream like a little girl...So you be the judge.
P.T didn't really make me jump, I just felt incredibly uneasy playing it with all the freaky sound effects going off in the background and the graphics. It actually looked like a real house that might actually have existed, that's what really drew me in.
I'm almost 30 and I do not scare easily, so I hope to god that this game does it's damn job because horror is my absolute favorite. Also I'd like to leave you ask a handy guide to play this shit correctly: 1) Play in the dark. There is a time for horror, and the sun blaring through your windows doesn't help. Ideal time, after midnight. 2) Play alone. The last thing you need you break immersion is some asshat yammering in your ear over PSN or XBL. It's also ideal that no one else be in the room, though trying to scare your friend can be just as fun. If you must stream, turn off your feed and just check it periodically, don't have conversations with your viewers constantly, and for Christ sakes put on a good show lol! 3) Turn it up! Sound is paramount, I'll go as far as to say it is the single most important aspect of any horror. Surround sound or decent headphones are a must. Do not play with sound from your TV. I don't care how good you think your TV sounds because it sounds like shit. Fact. As this is N4G, and most of you will get this for PS4, plug your headphones into your controller, hold your PS button, go to adjust devices, play all sound to your headphones, you're welcome if you didn't know about this. Headphones with decent bass and sound systems with subwoofers preferred. 4) Immerse yourself. Sit as close as you can comfortably to your TV, and turn off all lights. If you get a headache move back lol. 5) Enjoy yourself! If you find yourself ever getting to scared, GOOD! Grow a pair (boobs or balls) and keep going! People forget that they are playing the game to be scared and they chicken out! The only excuse that is acceptable is going to bed, everything else, you're just a pussy. Sorry. Anyway, hope that helps some people get more enjoyment out of it, and I hope you have bigger stones than Sony employees.
Is also like to hear your opinions on your favorite horror games too. While I have nothing but admiration for Shinji Mikami, I would like to point out that there are definitely better horror games out there than Resident Evil. Not knocking it, just saying. It's the one thing that makes me both want The Evil Within, but not want it if that makes sense. All I've been able to gather from the trailers is a gorier version of Resident Evil 4, which is what I find worrying. Gore does not equal horror, calling something horror based on gore alone is too shallow. In my opinion, and I hope yours, you demand more than just gore porn. If The Evil Within just happens to be gore porn, I won't be mad because I enjoy gore porn too, but I'll feel kind of let down. If only team silent would reunite lol
You forgot one more thing... Using a walk through defeats the purpose of playing a survival horror game.
Well my friend that is almost 30 (same here), play Alien Isolation. I dare you to turn on head tracking (Kinect), room sounds from your room(not just surround sounds! both PS4 and X1), or on PC get the Oculus Rift Mod for Alien Isolation! You will get this year's most intense horror game on all platforms including last gen!That Alien A.I. just puts the competition to shame! Not even Dead Space 2's regenerative monster can out beat that!
I'm currently playing through Alien Isolation on hard with noise detection enabled. It's without a doubt the most tension I've ever experienced in a game. I'm not going to say it's the scariest game, but it's the most tense imo. The Alien's A.I. is incredible.
the game is pure garbage.. i played it and it looks like a ps2 game.. the frame rate is between 20~25 and the textures are horible.. leaving the graphic aspect aside.. even the gameplay is horrible.. you will see the reviews soon but i do agree the game is terrifyng
Damn really how did you get the game so early and its really that bad? Regardless i'm playing this for myself its cross generational as well it could explain why the graphics are not up to par..
Although he never admits it, he is a notorious pirate and shows it off here on N4G with his 'worlds best' Trophy score. As you can imagine The Evil Within is his next target.
Terrible aspect ratio, textures and framerate is going to mark this one down. I doubt the gameplay or story will be met with the executioner axe here. You can thank a poor developer decision, and poor choice of engine for this outcome.
i get games early here 1 week to 10days early but i tell u.. the game is garbage.. ppl disagreeing are just mad and maybe jelous as usual
Minecraft is pure garbage... I played it and it looks like a PS1 game.. The frame rate is between 45-50 and the textures are horrible.. Leaving the graphic aspect aside.. Even the gameplay is horrible.. You've already seen the reviews But I don't agree with them
I wouldn't go that far. I played it at EGX and the graphics weren't that great, the weirdest thing was the strange picture filter. 10 mins was not nearly enough time to judge the game, but as a big horror fan I'll be picking this up day one!
Hakoom, c'mon man. We've all seen gameplay that shows it doesn't look like a PS2 game. This game beats Hanna Montana: The Movie Game. I can safely and thankfully say I've never played games that qualify for that level of garbage. I think The Evil Within will be alright.
wel its my opinion after all.. lol and when i played it it had the scary side of it but thats all.. gameplay and graphics where poo :p sorry
Buying it day 1 damn can't wait to pick this up so glad my gamestop is doing a midnight release!