By Kynikos 5 Comments
After mulling over in my mind the last twenty years of history in videogames, I realized that the most recent horror games just suck. Like in the last five years, I have yet to have seen a scary game that came out that was even close to games like Silent Hill 2, System Shock 2, or maybe even the original Resident Evil or Alone in the Dark. The sequals to some of these games (Fatal Frame, Silent Hill, Resident Evil) are being made with action movie stories or shooter controls. None of the new stuff seems all that original to begin with, like how Dead Space was just a mix of The Thing, Alien, and Event Horizon. Where are the Eternal Darknesses or the Condemned: Criminal Origins at this juncture of games history?
My questions are; 1. what do you think makes a videogame scary (story, sound, mutants/aliens/psychopaths, horrible things happening to small children, etc.), and 2. If you could make a scary videogame, how would you go about making it to make it good and original.
answer one, both, or neither, i'm just wondering where my scary games at.