Happy Halloween! To celebrate, I decided it could be fun to talk about scary games, and why I have so much difficulty playing them. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!
I’m not sure if I have talked about this before here on the site, but I have a very strange relationship with scary games. I am actually interested in many of them for one reason or another, but I have a frustrating time playing them. Yes, that’s right. When it comes to horror games, I am a bit of a pansy.
Let me go into greater detail. Take SOMA for example. I was very excited about that game leading up to release, and I actually bought it on launch day. But to this day, I haven't played it hardly at all. I get to the facility near the start of the game, and it prompts me “Use R2 to run”, and I just can’t keep going! The anticipation of needing to run just kills it for me. It honestly feels like a curse because I want to play these games so badly, but struggle to find the courage to do so.
Here is an even worse example. After I first received my PS3, I decided to try out a lot of the different demos available. I had heard amazing things about Bioshock, so I knew that I had to give it a try. Now, a lot of people don’t even consider Bioshock a scary game, but that doesn't mean much to someone like me! When I first started up the demo, I played until I got to the lighthouse doors, and then couldn't continue. I shut the game off, and waited a few hours. After that, I came back, made it to the lighthouse, and opened the door. But yet again, I couldn't continue. So I turned the game off, waited an hour or so to build more courage, and then came back to make a little more progress. This process would repeat a few more times until I finally finished the demo.
I am happy to say that I have since gotten much better. Bioshock is a game that I have played through multiple times, and is easily one of my favorite PS3 games. So I know that I will eventually be able to overcome my weakness to scary games, and finally enjoy so many of the games that I have been missing out on. It may take years to happen, but I am confident it will. And for when that day comes, what scary games would you suggest I play? Let me know in the comments below!