So, the other day I was reading about this game called Until Dawn, a horror game that sounded almost like all the horror movies that I’ve ever seen. I got kind of intrigued for once but as it’s only for PS4 it seems, I can’t play it.
I am a huge horror movie fan, I watch them whenever I can. But when it comes to horror games I am incapable of playing, being way to scared to explore it. Feeling the panic rise in me as the game actually forces me to explore and see things where a movie just does it, albeit with some more stupid moves and lets me just lean back and follow it.
I have played Silent Hill 2, which was awesome. A really nice game but worse than that I can’t go. Deadly Premonition is another game that kinda scared me at times even though it isn’t really a horror game per se.
I can admit that even though I didn’t like the game, Gone Home kind of scared me as well as I expected things to jump out at me all the time which was really annoying.
I have tried other games like Condemned for example, where I almost tossed the controller as I got hit in the back by something that I didn’t have time to check what it was before I paused the game and gave the controller back to my friend. The game had an eerie feeling. Another game that made me almost quit playing is Vampires: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, I’ll just say… that abandoned house. If you have played it you know what I mean.
I’ve seen how people play horror games in “Let’s Play” videos, is it just for the sake of embarrass oneself, that they sit there screaming their lungs out only to entertain the viewer? It’s sad to see how a thing that used to be kind of useful have now gone to the point where it almost impossible to see what the game is about let alone to not get completely mental when listening to the people talking about random things instead of the game.
Not to ramble any further, how do you see horror games vs horror movies?
Do you play but not watch or vise versa?