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LtSarge

So it's almost Halloween, are you guys playing or planning to play any horror games? Also list your favourite horror games of all time if you want to. I'm always on the lookout for any interesting ones to play.


So my favourite ones are:

1) Dead Space
2) Resident Evil 1 Remake
3) SOMA
4) Outlast
5) Layers of Fear
6) Until Dawn
7) Detention

I'm still relatively new to the horror scene so I haven't played that many games in the genre. I'm definitely going to be playing more Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Evil Within etc. Maybe some of them during Halloween!

Right now I'm playing through Outlast and it's great! I used to not like horror games where you have to run and hide, but now that I've played numerous horror titles in general, it honestly doesn't bother me anymore. In fact, they're really fun because of their simplicity. For example, in Outlast you're just walking around and filming everything with a camera, while occasionally turning on night-vision when it's too dark. Because of this, the developers can focus more on creating a spooky game with great atmosphere and that's why I love games like Outlast and Layers of Fear.

The Dead Space series is easily my favourite one in the horror genre, especially the first two games. I also played through Resident Evil 1 Remake a couple of months ago and I was surprised at how much I came to enjoy the game, even though inventory management could get quite bothersome. I might just play Resident Evil 2 soon simply because of how much I'm loving this series so far!

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Senua

It’s amazing so many upcoming horror games we will have to play in next few months.

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Tasuki

I am going to to do my traditional play through of Ghouls N Ghosts and Castlevania Bloodlines on the Sega Genesis.

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crippyd

@LtSarge If you haven't tried it yet, get on Alien Isolation. That is THE most tense game I have ever played. It is a proper brown trousers game.

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LtSarge

@crippyd I actually have the game on PS4 and yeah, I've heard a lot of good things about that game. But the stuff I've heard has also made me hesitant in trying it out, lol. I think I'll need to play a few more horror games before I tackle that one next!

Speaking of which, I just finished Outlast which has supposedly similar gameplay style as Alien Isolation (i.e. run and hide) and I've now become very interested in playing more of this type of horror game, so Alien is definitely one that I need to play. As a side note, Outlast was absolutely phenomenal! I think I'd put it on my number 4 spot in my top list actually. It's so good!

Since there's still a few weeks left of October, I'm contemplating on playing another horror game, although I don't want to play one that's too long. One franchise that I still have never played is Silent Hill, so I might just buy the first one and play it on my PS Vita. I doubt Konami will ever remake the first game so I might as well just experience it now.

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LtSarge

I went ahead and bought Silent Hill on Vita today. Played for about half an hour and so far this game has aged rather well compared to the Resident Evil games on PS1. First of all, the atmosphere is much better. I genuinely forgot for a moment that I was playing a PS1 game, it was just so good and scary. Moreover, I love the fact that this game has three difficulty levels. Since I'm completely inexperienced with horror games with tank controls, I desperately needed an easy mode just to get acquainted with the controls, the gameplay mechanics and so on. Not to mention that I didn't want to have the additional burden of worrying about ammo or health. In other words, I was shockingly pleased to see this in a PS1 game. I'm definitely going to try and finish the game because of this.

And yeah the tank controls aren't bothering me because of how open the areas are in Silent Hill. That will most likely change later on, but at least there's some level of freedom right now. I'm also really glad that this game doesn't have an inventory management system. Everything is so streamlined and easy to perform which definitely makes for a better experience.

Again, I can't believe that this is a PS1 game. It was so ahead of its time!

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belmont

@LtSarge Silent Hill 1 is a phenomenal game. The way the soundtrack connects with the environment is very good. I think the game is highly playable today.

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LtSarge

@belmont I absolutely agree. Having played the game for about an hour now, it definitely holds up really well. As a comparison, I played through Resident Evil 1 Remake a couple of months ago and I struggled really hard to get into it. The game just has a steep learning curve, while Silent Hill on the other hand is a game where you can just pick up and play and you're all set. No inventory management, no ink ribbons, there are wide open areas to avoid enemies, good melee weapons so that you can conserve ammo and so on. It's just a pure and simple horror experience.

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@ralphdibny @nessisonett Thought I'd tag you guys here for this post. So I've been playing horror games this month since it's October and I started up Silent Hill 1 on Vita yesterday and I'm absolutely loving this game so far. I didn't think I would due to the tank controls but I've actually gotten used to them now. So much so that I decided to download the PS1 Resident Evil games on Vita as well since I apparently bought them in a sale years ago. I gave the first Resident Evil a try and I never ever thought I would ever say this, but I'm actually liking the PS1 version way more than the REmake. Like WAY more.

First of all, the PS1 version is much more linear compared to REmake. For starters, there's no hallway connecting the room where you find the first zombie that leads to stairs to the second floor. This means that it's much more obvious where to go as a new player, since there's only one area you can go to and that's the room to the right of the front door. I was surprised at how easy it is to progress because of this subtle difference. Not to mention that I feel like more areas are locked compared to the REmake, which makes it even more obvious where to go. Also, inventory management is much more manageable this time since you find the first storage box very quickly because of the linearity.

Second, you don't have to worry about Crimson Heads in this version. All zombies that are killed will stay dead without you having to worry about burning them later on. It's such a simple thing but it definitely makes the experience much smoother. The puzzles are also easier, for example finding the music notes for the piano doesn't require finding two parts in different areas of the mansion. They're literally next to the piano and you can solve that puzzle immediately. A lot of rooms are also missing in the PS1 version and some are much smaller than the ones in REmake.

In other words, I'm finding the PS1 version to be much more simple than the REmake and therefore a much more enjoyable experience overall. In fact, if I were to recommend someone which version to start out with, I'd actually recommend the PS1 version because the steep learning curve just isn't present here. The increased lighting in the mansion also makes it a much more cozy experience, especially on a handheld like the Vita. I never thought in a million years that I'd actually get used to horror games that have tank controls, lol.

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge nice, cheers for the tag! Sounds like it can be a lot better than remake in some regards then. I was thinking of playing it on the ps classic which I have barely touched since I bought it but was put off by my experience with REmake but maybe I'll give it a go now! I think it's the directors cut version on the ps classic so I dunno if that's different to the original

ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny Do it! I believe the director's cut adds difficulty levels similar to REmake, which the original RE1 didn't have. So you can choose to play on Standard difficulty (the same as the original) or Training (easier, double the ammo, take less damage etc.). I also have the director's cut version on Vita and I'm currently playing on Training just because I'm still not confident in horror games with tank controls lol. I've noticed that you get enough ammo to kill all enemies and still have some to spare but you don't get too much ammo either. So that could be something to consider if you want to experience the PS1 game.

Except for the tank controls, the game is still surprisingly great to play today.

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nessisonett

@LtSarge Other than the absolutely woeful soundtrack in the Director’s Cut version, it is a great game. I personally prefer the atmosphere in the remake but each to their own! I’m glad you’re enjoying Silent Hill as well, it’s one of my favourite games and is just utterly fantastic. I can’t remember if you have a PC but the Silent Hill 2 fan remaster is probably the best game I’ve ever played. It beats out the original in basically every aspect, which is saying something as that game is incredible too.

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