FadedAreWii wrote:Uh..... ZombiU, anyone?
Ah my bad, forgot to mention that as a modern horror game from a big name studio that emphasizes survival over constant action. Sadly I feel like people are so used to action horror at this point that part of me feels like that's why ZombiU got such mixed reviews (I guess years of getting "unused to" stuff like item management, limited ammo, and actually feeling vulnerable has caused some people to forget this is how horror games were during their golden years).
(also add RE: Revelations, that game managed to replicate the atmosphere of RE4 well while still keeping the updated aiming system and adding extra control like strafe shooting)
Eh I dunno, I love the old school way of doing horror games, but I still don't find modern horror games to be "bad" even if they're not that scary. Dead Space is pretty fun even if I never found myself worrying much about ammo or health, and for all the crap they get (heck even I'll agree with some of the criticisms) I did still find RE5 and 6 fun action horror games for what they are. Do I wish there were more games like Amnesia, Silent Hill: Downpour, and ZombiU? Yes, but for the time being it does seem like games like these from big name companies are becoming fewer, so the indie scene is mostly where I get my legitimate gaming scares.
Hell even I find Slender: The Eight Pages to still be creepy even after watching a bunch of Lets Plays of it (favorite being the Two Best Friends Play one). Just downloaded it recently (it is freeware), and when you're playing it in a dark room after midnight and you're alone, the atmosphere and whatnot really shows. Pretty impressive for a freeware game (plus I'm a fan of the Slender Man mythos, so imagine how happy I was when it was confirmed the guys behind Marble Hornets will be doing the story for the upcoming full budget sequel "Slender: The Arrival" which will vary the environments, feature better graphics, a more camera-like HUD, and even feature a Slender Man proxy like most of the popular series feature [in particular he looks most like "Masky" and "Hoody" from Marble Hornets]).