October 8th, 2007

hello_cthulhu

This takes me back

I never got into horror. My parents let me watch "scary" movies and television from a young age, emphasizing the fact that none of it was real, so there was nothing to be afraid of. I took the message to heart so well that I could sit through most of the stuff that was making my contemporaries piss themselves and have nightmares without blinking an eye. This wasn't to say that I didn't have phobias growing up (or now), but horror flicks/monsters weren't and aren't among them. I tend to lump the offerings of the horror genre into the categories of "hilarious," "awful," "hilariously awful," "boring," or "trying too hard," and I don't go out of my way for them.

It takes a lot to scare me (by "scare," I don't just mean startle or shock, I mean the sort of feeling that prevents you from walking down a dark corridor of your house at night). But this game- this game scared the ever-loving holy jeez'um crow shit out of me, especially the parts where you had to think fast and do something to save the protagonist from being ripped apart or sliced in half. Loved it. Freaky, freaky shit- and there are videos from the game in the article! I'm totally watching those later when Remy's here to protect me.