Heya folks, right now us site admin types are debating about how to handle the categorization of horror/survival horror titles on Neoseeker, and it certainly helps that Resident Evil 5 is pretty much upon us at time of writing! Based on our discussions internally and with fellow board members, we're looking at some possibilities including:
1) Putting something like "Horror" or "Survival Horror" right under an existing category like "Action".
2) Making "Horror/Survival Horror" its own category completely separate from any of the existing ones, like we did for Rhythm Action.
We'll need to consider how the spine-tingling gaming genre include titles like Silent Hill, which aren't necessarily as action oriented (though they possess these elements which are often required to beat the game).
We're looking forward to hearing what you guys think!
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Oct 14, 09 at 8:43am
Any new news on when the new section will be made?
Jul 28, 09 at 11:51am
My opinion on this would be to have a "Survival/Horror" category with the Clock Tower, Resi, Silent Hill, Condemned etc. games in it. I don't think we need a "psychological", "mystery" sub-categories, though.
My only anti-thought (lawl, is that a word?) is what would happen with games like F.E.A.R (which are undoubtedly action, but feature such strong horror themes) or even Resident Evil 4 (which was a game from the Horror series, but was not really in the same vein as the earlier games in the series).
Actually it's not much of a difficulty as much as it's labeled wrong in the first place imo. I can still find them easily but it'd be better off in a right genre.
I agree it would be better off with it's own genre, also the fact that newcomers here might get confused.
I would have never think of looking for (old) Resident Evil games in the action genre alongside Silent Hill since it's clearly not action. Having horror with it's own genre is much needed, and avoids confusion.
But should we put sub genre's in the horror category? Such as Survival/horror, phycological, mystery etc.