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DedValve May 28, 13
This game will be a disappointment. Shinji Mikami has lost touch with horror. This game is action. Must not get hyped. Its just another bland shooter.




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Duncan Idaho May 28, 13
quote DedValve
This game will be a disappointment. Shinji Mikami has lost touch with horror. This game is action. Must not get hyped. Its just another bland shooter.




this is the second review i've read, and the game seems scary all right, there is a tidbit left that a doctor seems to imply it's the MC who is the loony...
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Drogo Baggins May 28, 13
The atmosphere of some of the screenshots alone looks worth 60 bucks. I may even spring for a special edition of some sort if there is one.

EDIT: Also, I'm only about half-way through so far, but this is a well-written article. I almost feel like I'm playing the game myself.

"Sebastian has to go inside, but if I was controlling the game I'd turn him around and never come back," is good horror game in a nutshell.
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Seeker X May 28, 13
I'd still be cautious, usually games that taunt survival features tend to be exploitable later in the game if you play well. Gore fest horror is nice and all but we all had our fill with Dead Space with that, personally I'm hoping for more Lovecraftian cosmic horror kind of stuff...real head twisters. Siren itself was like playing a Japanese Call of Cthulhu, Eternal Darkness, Alan Wake's plot (not gameplay), many other PC horror titles. I'm currently playing through the original Alone in the Dark games (you know, the REAL granpappy of 3D horror, and where Resident Evil REALLY got its roots from?).
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Demonfurby May 28, 13
quote Seeker X
personally I'm hoping for more Lovecraftian cosmic horror kind of stuff...real head twisters.
we certainly don't get enough of that today
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Drogo Baggins May 28, 13
quote Seeker X
I'm currently playing through the original Alone in the Dark games (you know, the REAL granpappy of 3D horror, and where Resident Evil REALLY got its roots from?).
It's funny, I was just looking into those the other day. I'm ashamed to say I thought Alone in the Dark was just some crappy movie. :/

How are the original games? Have they aged well?
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Demonfurby May 28, 13
quote Drogo Baggins
quote Seeker X
I'm currently playing through the original Alone in the Dark games (you know, the REAL granpappy of 3D horror, and where Resident Evil REALLY got its roots from?).
It's funny, I was just looking into those the other day. I'm ashamed to say I thought Alone in the Dark was just some crappy movie. :/

How are the original games? Have they aged well?
they're total shit man. maybe worth a download just to see what it was like, but nothing you're going to enjoy
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Seeker X May 28, 13
Personally I have to agree, the games have god-awful controls, many frustrating instant death sequences (such as reading a certain book or opening the wrong door will kill the main character), graphics look like outdated Runescape, etc but to be fair, it was the first game in the genre to actually go the camera angle/3D route. I'm enjoying myself mostly because I do like the challenge, and horrible controls has always been a sign of a horror game really (and also because I wanna play through the series up until The New Nightmare I got DL'ed). Surprisingly enough for a 1992 game (4 years before RE), it has some of the best voice acting I've heard to date and a really good story to go along with it, but that's just me.
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Demonfurby May 28, 13
quote Seeker X
and horrible controls has always been a sign of a horror game really.
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Resident Evil had awful controls and the first silent hill did, but after that they've been good. Especially with the influx of first person games.
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Seeker X May 28, 13
Back then it could've been attributed to underdevelopment of the game. Alone in the Dark is clearly a case of this, as a prototype, it served as an example for future games. Resident Evil is such an example. Silent Hill improved on it with a dynamic camera instead, then you have the newer (infinitely more popular gameplay) over the shoulder, popularized by RE4 (best described by someone I argued with in the past "the game just makes Resident Evil slightly more playable"), though personally I enjoyed Cold Fear better.

Nowadays the point of making the controls more difficult is to make tension in the game and/or further immersion, I think AMY is a pretty good example of that, also Amnesia...because the game forces you to literally drag your mouse back and forth to open doors that could've otherwise be opened by pressing a button like other games have done.
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DedValve May 28, 13
quote Demonfurby
quote Seeker X
personally I'm hoping for more Lovecraftian cosmic horror kind of stuff...real head twisters.
we certainly don't get enough of that today
The original Alan Wake said hi before Microsoft got their hands on Remedy.
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Demonfurby May 28, 13
seeker x well, amnesia did it because of their physics engine that helps immersion and physically dragging objects made you build hasty fortifications (that worked mind you) and allowed you to peer behind doors and shit when hiding, not because bad controls create tension. Besides, frictional's controls aren't bad in the slightest, they're really some of the tightest in the industry today when compared to other fps'

but we're getting away from your original point, other than the really early, big name examples, horror games have had good controls for their life.

quote DedValve
quote Demonfurby
quote Seeker X
personally I'm hoping for more Lovecraftian cosmic horror kind of stuff...real head twisters.
we certainly don't get enough of that today
The original Alan Wake said hi before Microsoft got their hands on Remedy.
ESTAS BIEN A DETECTANDO SARCASMO
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DedValve May 28, 13
demonfurby I don't understand 3rd world country! D:

I hear Fatal Frame 4 had competent controls.
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THM May 28, 13
Looks like action, feels like action, but with little sense of horror...Looks much like Resident Evil though...I'd rather play 'Deathly Premonition' which is scarier
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