Way before games like Resident Evil, Fatal Frame, Dead Space or Silent Hill came out, there was a game that made all of those look like Christmas episodes. The game we are talking about is of course: Ghosts n’ Goblins for the NES.
Ghosts n' Goblins a Survival Horror Experience.. lol Meth is a hell of a drug.
That's EXACTLY what it was/is. You speak like somebody who hasn't actually played it...certainly not on initial release.
It's an action game, it's just hard because back then a lot of games were hard 1 hit death for the player, by comparison 2 hit death games like Ghosts An' Goblins were easier.. Technically. Also I've spoken like someone who has played and beat the game when it initial released and I replayed and beat it less than 2 years ago, which is why I laugh when you call it survival horror. It's not survival horror, it's action horror.
I really wanna play sweet home from the NES days
they're technically not wrong...it's a horror game (zombies) and the goal is to survive. I mean it's a stretch yes as that genre didn't exist at the time. But i can see how it can be seen as that.
Used to play the hell out of this game back in the arcade days. :) I think I only made it past that Unicorn Demon boss and into the caves a handful of times. Ahhh, the eighties...
I liken this game to Dark Souls more than a Survival Horror game. A tough, horror themed, action game.
Hardest game ever (In the sense the game doesnt suck, but its just insanely hard)
People get so pedantic about the term 'survival horror'. Ghosts n Goblins was exactly that...survival AND horror. The main protagonist controlling like a tank and badly signposted mission objectives do not alone equal a survival horror.
Horror doesn't mean Zombies! Is PvZ horror? Horror means scary. This doesn't count. It is a Halloween themed action game. The 1st truly scary game I remember is Doom. Play that with the lights off and the sound up and you'd jump every once in awhile. Also Alien vs Predator on the Jaguar got pretty scary with that damn motion detector (beep, beep, beep). Id love to see another take on Sanity's Requiem, where the game actually screws with you by making it seem like your TV was buggy or having huge changes in volume settings. Horror as in scary is incredibly hard to do. Only a handful of games or movies can do it with out just cutting from a picnic on a sunny day to max volume blood & gore shock bs. As for survival - I have no idea what that is supposed to mean in games. You collect things? You do that in every game. Powerups, ammo, weapons, health packs. Is it crafting? Or is it just hudeling in a corner because the 1st time you see another human they will kill you because the internet turns us all into psychopaths?
I find PVZ Scary. Also horror means : noun 1. an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear: to shrink back from a mutilated corpse in horror. So in other words Zombie :P
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