“This isn’t Elise,” cried the handful of people who care about my posting order. Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m late and on the wrong topic. I think this is a first for me. Anyway, Elise is being put on the backburner because I just can’t get a handle on her well enough to write about it. Anyway, this is still semi-relevant, right? Before we get started, watch this week’s episode of Extra Credits. Gonna be referring to it
a lot once or twice throughout this.
I love horror. Nothing is as good (and also as bad) as a good scare. As such, I’ve always been a fan of horror games. Yume Nikki, Silent Hill, Amnesia, so on so on. Unfortunately, there aren’t a huge lot of new horror games coming out lately. Yeah, I know, Resident Evil 6 just came out… But Resident Evil isn’t really a horror series anymore, yeah? I mean, yeah it’s got zombies and jump scares (I think it has jump scares anyway), but it stopped being a horror series around RE4.
I mean… It’s all about how ridiculously huge the bosses and explosions are, rather than uncovering a mystery in an old mansion or trying to get out of a condemned, zombie-ridden city. Yeah, it was poorly written (insert ‘Jill sandwich’ joke here), but it tried to be scary instead of just throwing you into a warzone, turning the generic bad guys into undead generic bad guys and calling itself ‘survival horror.’
I don’t know where I’m going with this, really. I’d just like to see a Resident Evil or Dead Space or whatever that’s legitimately scary again, like the early ones were. And on that note, I’d also like to see more psychological horror in games, like Eternal Darkness. Seriously, developers, you could learn a bloody metric ton from that sanity system. Anyway, sorry for the lack of updates again. Class and just a lack of ‘stuff’ to really sink my writing teeth into. Hopefully it should pick up around here soon. So yeah, Happy Halloween, thanks for reading, and have a good’un!