Dead Space: Another Great Horror Franchise Turned Into a Typical Action Game?

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  1. Gmash

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    I haven't played DS3 yet, and I still want to when the price drops, but it's looking like Silent Hill is the last true horror franchise standing.

    Dead Space 3 Review for PlayStation 3 (PS3) - Cheat Code Central

    I'm sure it is still a fun game, but there are plenty of action games to choose from already. Is survival horror just a dead genre or what? I love horror games, but they are few and far between these days. Am I the only one who misses pure horror?
     

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    Yeah, I played the Demo and while it was fun I just didn't get scared. I barely jumped and was more surprised. Perhaps in the full game it get's scarier later on. IMO, Condemned was a good creepy game.
     
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    I have Condemned 2: Bloodshot on PS3. That is a pretty cool game. Wonder if they'll make another one.
     
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    I found Condemned 2 to be far creepier than 1.


    FEAR underwent the same issues from 1 to 2 to 3. The first, I could barely play parts of. The second wasn't as bad, the third I blasted through.

    You want good horror? Amnesia. Call of Cthulhu, Dark Corners of hte Earth.

    Those two are excellent.
     
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    Fatal frame is a good horror I've heard especially Crimson Butterfly.
     
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    Played all three FEAR games. By the third one it was a straight up shooter.
    The Fatal Frame games were decent but hard. They haven't made any of those since PS2 though.
     
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    I played only two of the FEAR games. FEAR 1 IMO, was creepier.
     
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    Man I played that game in college and I couldn't sleep for like 3 days straight it scared me so bad
     
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    Who has it? I was wondering if any of you guys would like to play on co-op on Monday.
     
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    I hope someone who plays it replies soon. I wanna play co-op...
     
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    Above 2 posts merged into existing DS3 thread. :)
     
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    Got a Game Informer today and Dead Space 3 got a 9. I kinda don't get the whole 9.5 8.37 thing. The game was just good enough to get a 9.5, but not a 10. :p
    Another creepy game I have heard of is Slender.
     
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    The Slender Man. Far from scary. I found myself laughing the whole time because the damn guy wouldn't appear as I run around like an idiot.
     
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    Really? People said it was scary. :thinking: Huh.
     
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    Fatal Frame is a good horror title, someone mentioned it.


    "Ghoul Forest 2" and "Ghoul Forest 3" for Doom 2. Using the ZDoom source port.
     
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    I may be difficult to scare. Perhaps that is it.
     
  17. Gmash

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    Yeah it's getting good reviews, they just all say it's not horror anymore. Though GI gave it the highest score by far.

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/dead-space-3/critic-reviews

    Did you see Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut on page 81 of that same magazine? That looks like it might be interesting. Graphics are not the main consideration for me.
     

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