Halloween always means horror, and it gives me yet another excuse to talk about the best ways of designing horrific situations. Horror is an art, and there’s more to it than just being chased around in the dark. For this post, we’re going to look at three essential elements that you must have in order for your game to be treated as a horror example.
Recently I had a chance to go back to Resident Evil 1 Remastered edition. This was Capcom rebuilding the original game for the Gamecube back in the day. This version turned out to be one of the best games in the Resident Evil franchise; thanks to a new layout and design.
Going back over it, there is one detail that I don’t think was given enough credit, and that was the development of “Crimson Head” zombies, and how it solved a problem that modern horror designers are struggling with.
Outlast 2’s release frames today’s Critical Thought about the problem I have with Indie horror games. Horror to me is both about immersion and about giving the player options; which a lot of horror titles tend to ignore.