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Unscary horror.

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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
So, we know that video game developers often cling to the wrong genre for the longest time, and this often effects the quality of the games.

So, what claimed horror games simply aren't scary or horrific for the right reasons?
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Zetikla Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Land of the Dead was rather a bit boring than scary
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
It sounds like the sort of thing you'd see after the great mass extinction.
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Zetikla Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Photographer
actually yes X)
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Or a desert with an uncreative name.
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Zetikla Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Photographer
hehe yup
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dino Crisis
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Clocktower Ghosthead/Clocktower II: The Struggle Within (it's the same game, but it's differently named in Japan and the United States)
Clocktower 3
Rule of Rose
Resident Evil: Outbreak
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chaosvolt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Not many game developers are good at creating suspense, I'd say. And if you can't create suspense, the next best thing is always to throw jump scares at you. And once you play the game, any time you come back to it the old surprises are only scary if you forget about them, otherwise they're good for a little startle at best.

Unless that surprising moment is still enough of a challenge gameplay-wise, in which case coming back to it is at least good for generating anxiety. You know it's going to happen, you know it'll be a tough fight, and you know you're not going to get any farther into the game until you go pick up that keycard and have two dozen imps teleporting into the room all around you.
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I honestly think the best thing to scare players are atmosphere and bad odds.
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Vulpimo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Alien Colonial MArines

Amnesia

Dead Space

Dante's Inferno

Diablo III- worst of all

Resident Evil 6? Was it supposed to be scary?
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Sareth1337 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dante's Inferno: not a horror game...

Diablo 3: not a horror game...

why did you put these there? thats like saying Skyrim or HalfLife are 'Unscary Horror'

otherwise I can pretty much agree. (though amnesia is kind of a double-edged sword to me)
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