I'm a big fan of horror games.I love them.I'm into horror games and movies and stuff....but some new trends that have formed in the last few years are starting to trouble me.
As many of you guys know,Amnesia The Dark Descent became a phenomenon that in a way re-animated (it's alllive it's allliiiive! :D) the horror genre.I'm not saying it was dead,but after Amnesia there were dozens and dozens of indie games coming out trying to immitate Amnesia.
What worries me though is that a big deal of these games relies in JUMP SCARES rather than real atmosphere and a more ...psychological kind of fear.
I've tried Slender 8 Pages,I've tried A night at the office and today I tried Dreadout (the demo).Apart from that I've watched various videos about indie and other new scary games on youtube.
And...I do find it worrying that a lot of people out there think that by scaring someone every 5 minutes with something that appears randomly on the screen(or not so randomly)is "aweeesome".I personally think that this is one very cheap(as in degrading)way to make a game scary. It's good and ok in tiny doses in games that have a good story,good atmosphere and all,for example like some tiny jump scares in Resident Evil 1 and 2...or in other games like FEAR or Condemned Criminal Origins for example...
But all I see now is people trying to scare others by going like you know...BOO! and then have buffoons on youtube play it and say "OH NO IT'S THE SCARIEST GAME EVER!"
So what do you think?