Dead Space and Resident Evil have both completed their transformations from survival horror to all-out-action romps. Silent Hill is quickly becoming a forgotten memory and Alone in the Dark is best left exactly there. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find “horror” games in the AAA retail space. the last one I played and actually loved was ZombiU – but that was more “tense” as opposed to scary. Gears of War Designer Clifford Bleszinski says that’s because nobody buys scary games.
So yesterday I posted up some Assassin’s Creed 3 cosplay with Jessica Nigri and her famous assets which was quite well received so I thought I’d find some more.
There may not be too many horror and suspense-laden games in the market nowadays, what with all the young gamers preferring to spend their cash on those fancy new wartime shooters and slick racing games, but that doesn’t mean that the genre is dead.
We’ve seen a resurgence lately in horror games, although they’ve been suffixed with an “action” label as well, in an attempt to appeal to a wider audience. Silent Hill Downpour is one such game that is bucking the trend however, preferring instead to go back to its legendary survival-horror roots for the next entry in the series.
Nick de Bruyne
The Silent Hill movie that was released in 2006, directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary really surprised me when I watched it a few years ago.
Not only did it serve as one of the best game-to-movie adaptations that we've ever seen, but it was actually a pretty decent Horror movie all on its own. Well game and movie fans' dreams (or is it nightmares?) of a sequel are coming true.
More information on cast and plot after the jump.
Nick de Bruyne
So like... did any of you see the Dead Space 2 multiplayer reveal (linked below)?
What's better than soiling your pants while sitting on your couch playing games? I know, making your friends brown his pants on his own couch instead! Halo Reach is out in the morning and is undergoing the usual formula of people who are excited arguing with people who say this it's overrated.
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Nick de Bruyne
Dead Space was an incredible psychological horror experience. A brave new Ip release from EA, Dead Space filled the gap that Rsident Evil left when it changed focus to being considerably more action oriented. Weâ€™ll not even mention Silent hill, because itâ€™s been rubbish since the 2nd one.
Anyway after the jump youâ€™ll find a leaked trailer trailer for the game, that shows not much other than Rorschach ink blots and the fact that Isaac is sporting a pretty bad-ass new suit. Heâ€™s also quite likely gone batsh*t insane. I canâ€™t wait for a sequel â€“ but it seems I may have to buy a few new pairs of pants before it arrives..I may need to change them regularly.
Hit the jump and check the trailer before EA yanks it off of Youtube.
The new Xcom game â€“ a classic PC turn-based strategy franchise â€“ was announced to be a First Person Shooter. While details are scant, the change has resulted in many people being pretty irate.
That may happen again, as rumour has it classic Konami survival horror franchise might be turned on its head.
We reported a few days back that Silent Hill: Homecoming had been delayed until the 20th of March.
Well the game was supposed to be released on Friday and if you were planning on getting the PS3 or PC version then you are in luck as those versions have not been delayed and are available to purchase from your local games retailer.
However there is no sign of the 360 version yet, unfortunately we are still waiting on an official response to the delay from SK so we canâ€™t say why itâ€™s happened, however the retailers have been told that they can expect the title to arrive on the 20th of March.
Now donâ€™t shoot the messenger please, this is yet to be confirmed but according to a Twitter posting by am_nesia from Kalahari.net the local release of Silent Hill: Homecoming has slipped and is now only expected to land on the 20th of March 2009.
Itâ€™s not a major slip and since the game was released in the US last year already the rabid fans have most probably already imported it.
We have sent out a request for confirmation to SK and obviously we will let you know if itâ€™s untrueâ€¦
Posting rumours from Twitter, is that better or worse than forums?
Konami has said via Eurogamer that Silent Hill: Homecoming will be pushed back to February 2009 in Europe.
The psychological survival horror game was expected at the end of October to tie in with Halloween. No reason was given for the delay, and the publisher was reluctant to discuss the matter further.
Nick de Bruyne