This last whole week for me was about “Survival Horror” games,i went on a epic quest to find ultimate horror game,which will make me shit my pants. The only games which managed to do that,were Penumbra series,Amnesia and Call of Chulthu:Dark Corners Of Earth.
So as i never played any Silent Hill games,i got myself Silent Hill 2,the famous horror game. To be honest the game is not scary at all,but it does have spooky atmosphere. I also didn’t liked voice acting,was kinda bad. Same with dialogue,cheesy stuff. But the bigger problem were the controls,(which are in my opinion the most important aspect of game)which felt like you are moving a god damn tractor around and not a human person. People like to say that “Tank controls” add to the overall horror experience. But its not true,not true at all. They think it add a sort of tension to the game. However, tension from fear and tension from frustration are not the same thing… I got carried away a little bit,the point was not to bash the game but to say that it could be really something special with more normal camera and controls.
So after realizing that SH2 is not the thing i’m looking for i went back to google and looked for some other Survival Horror games. The genre is lacking big times,seriously. All people suggest on internet is Doom 3,FEAR,Dead Space series,Resident Evil 4/5 ,its ridiculous. On other side you have older Resident Evil games,Alone In Dark and similar stuff that i can not enjoy because of ludicrous controls. Even god damn STALER games provide more real survival horror then majority of games which belong in to the following category.
So you’re asking yourself where am i going with this post,honestly i don’t know because it looks more of a blog then post,but still feel free to comment and share your views on survival horror genre.