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Looking for a survival Horror group? I was as well. Looking to reminisce about such classics as Eternal darkness, Resident Evil and Silent Hill? Why am I asking so many questions? Well then this is the group for you my friend!
blugbox has a good point, but how do you properly classify a game as being action horror or survival horror? i know RE4 and RE5 are action horror but what makes them that way? and what makes the earlier title survival horror?
I classify action horror as a horror game that focuses on the combat, and a survival horror game as a game where the main gameplay draw is making progress while staying alive.
And Wes, I never play games on any difficulty higher than normal.
I can understand that. I play like that on every game except horror games. I will admit that I never finished Dead Space on the hardest setting, and probably never will get around to it. I also was going to reply to Gray Ghost, but I would've said basically the same thing as you. :P
then by that definition Castlevania is a survival horror title because it hard to make very far in the game without take damage or dying before you get the a boss
Yeah, but the whole game is centered around the combat, so if anything it's an action horror game.
I think that's were you have to basically go with the feel of the game. if you're doing more running and gunning than actually trying to survive it would fall into a more action category. I honestly don't think there should be a separate category myself but the basic two components that must outweigh everything else are the horror and the survival. I actually know someone who thought Gears of War could be considered a Horror Survival game because the locust scared him.
i see your point but i think you should add staying alive with limited supplies afforded to the player to that
your can't be serious?
but that's not fair of me to laugh people are afraid of different things, for instance i lose my *** when watch the first halloween and i seen it well over 30 times.
deck i also think you said it best it how the player feels when playing said game so i guess it really just up to opinion.
Yea, I agree. It's more or less a matter of people's opinion.
I'm going to have to side with Deckards Gears of War dude, I've been playing SH games all my life, barely flinched playing the Dead Space games. There is a certain level in particular that always put me on edge when playing the Gears series though. The power plant esque place in the first game with the wretches. Night time, gore, monsters and closed spaces, it just worked and managed to make me jump more times than I would care to say.
Personally though, I don't really mind action horror titles so long they actually try to challenge the player. That being said, I would like to see them disappear for a while and let survival horror games retake the throne for a bit.
"I would like to see them disappear for a while and let survival horror games retake the throne for a bit."
Gonna have to agree with Adym on this one. I have no problem with "Action Horror" or whatever. I don't really like trying to classify it like that. A horror game, if done well with the right amtmosphere.....still belongs in the SH genre.
Having said that though, I'd like the old school SH methods to make a return for awhile. I'm hoping that when RE6 is finally announced, it goes back to it's roots.
Speaking of, I was curious what the group thought about a few ideas me and a friend had. I posted this in a comment, and no one responded. tl;dr
When Capcom finally announces RE6, I'm hoping it will be a mix of old and new. Bring back the horror aspect obviously, but maybe innovate in other areas.
Me and a friend were talking, and we discussed the fact that all the viruses from the RE legacy are still out there. We think it would be really cool to have all different types of enemies based on the T-virus, G-virus etc. Maybe make the enemies area specific? You could have Crimson Heads in one area, and have regenerador's in another.
I'd also love for them to maybe go back and try the alternate paths and branching storylines akin to RE2. That was always one of my favorite things about RE2. It was like having two games for the price of one lol.
Although it'd be... Interesting, to say the least, about what Capcom does with the story. I hope it goes back to it's campy roots.