Last of Us: Naughty Dog & Horror - A Necessary Evil

With the latest announcement of Naughty Dog's next big game, most are chomping at the bit to see how the originally maker of Crash Bandicoot, can take the horror genre in a new direction.

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milohighclub2569d ago

Naughty dog already said it wasn't a zombie game which has lead me to the conclusion that I don't think it's gonna be a horror game either. It will be survival adventure.

koehler832569d ago

To me, the concept of survival seems inseparable in many ways from the concept of horror.

GribbleGrunger2569d ago

i can't agree with that at all. don't you have to 'survive' a platform jump? don't you have to 'survive' a bullet in a FPS? don't you have to 'survive' a giant in an RPG? 'survival' is part of every genre out there. BUT, a survival game is a completely different thing because it IS the genre not a result of it.

koehler832569d ago


So, survival to you means overcoming a near fatal event?

That's not what it means to me at all. To me it means remaining alive in an environment or circumstance not suitable for living. Like in the context of 'Survival Training'.

If you find yourself in any situation where you need employ real survival training (not someone else's medical training), that will invariably be a horrifying situation. How one deals with that horror depends on the individual.

Also, horror doesn't mean things jumping out at you. That's startling. Big difference.

milohighclub2569d ago (Edited 2569d ago )

I believe survival is where u have limited ammo n inventory and u have to use it wisely in order to survive. That to me is not horrifying.

IWentBrokeForGaming2569d ago

What adds to that element of horror in this game is the fact that the lengths you'll go to just to survive are going hectic...

Scarce ammo, constant threats of fungus people and other survivors, etc..

It's going to be a edge of your seat game!

and Im super pumped for it!