Joined: Oct 2008
November 23, 2009 07:14:43 PM
Sanrin Wrote:I also agree, theres been a severe lack of scary games as of late. Resident Evil 5 was terrible really, there was very little in that game I would consider scary and even less that I would consider fun. Id like to also add that for as much as I'm tired of 'The Ring' movie ripoffs, I am also tired of game spinoffs that seem to be spawning from that junk. I'm hopeful for Alan Wake in the meantime.
I actually thought RE5 was fun; fun, but not scary at all. I'm also hopeful for Alan Wake... while it reminds me too much of Silent Hill 2 (with the creepy town and missing wife) I hope it's different. I want it to deliver and do well. This game is one of the reasons why I'm getting a 360 soon.
gilburtgtr Wrote:Anyone considered that we were just younger before? I guess now we're older we'll be less suseptable to 'horror'... :/ IDK, but I do hope they bring it back!
I was actually really young when I first played Silent Hill and Resident Evil; they were scarier when I was a kid, but to this day, I still find the originals to be scary. The thing is that the newer
survival horror games aren't scary at all. My kid cousins like watching me play L4D and RE4/5 because they think they're fun to watch, but get scared when they watch me play games like the original Resident Evil or Silent Hill.
Quote:Maybe also it could be because of companies not wanting to risk bans *cough*Australia*cough*, or ratings that are too high. You've got to remember that these games have to make money too...
The original Silent Hill games weren't that gory, I think. Besides, you had the option to tune down the violence and gore. What made those games scary wasn't the blood or gore, it was the atmosphere and creepy music. Some scenes in SH2 were kinda WTF and it made me wonder how the game got away with an M rating, but still. While most survival horror games did have gore and blood, it wasn't the main focus of the game. But now... it's a totally different thing. That's why games like SH5 and L4D2 were originally banned in Australia.
DRIFT_HEAD_J 2009 Wrote:I don't see the reason why big name game companies like Capcom are releasing games like Resident Evil 4 on the Wii. It makes no sence to me as to why that is. I've played RE4 on the gamecube, and the controls worked, Now that it's on the Wii.... We'll see. I think that the decline of goood Suvival Horor game is due to the fact that companies like Capcom don't really have the money to pay a huge lawsuit. I'm a huge fan of this genre of game, and it's sad to see games like Resident Evil go down this road. I hope to see a turn around for future Survival Horor games.
I don't understand either. They know the Wii is selling like crazy, but putting out a horror game for the Wii is nuts; the age demographics don't fit. Little kids and their parents are playing Wii Fit or whatever, not Resident Evil. I don't think they would be like, "Oh, I'm gonna buy a rated M horror game on the Wii for the whole family, hurrrr :B"
Fatal Frame IV is on the Wii (only in Japan) but it didn't sell a lot of copies; I think it sold around 63,000 or something. I was irritated when I found out Nintendo decided not to publish it in NA. I think it has to do with the fact that the console is supposed to be family friendly. However, horror games are still coming out on the Wii. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' main platform is the Wii, too. Argh, it frustrates me. I know there are some gamers who own Wiis and are happy about this, but in reality there aren't a lot of Wii owners who are survival horror fans. If these games also came out on the 360 or PS3, they would sell more. D: