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Pela13 12-02-2017 10:27 PM

Does Playing As The Monster Remove The Horror Aspect?
 
I just saw this article: https://gamerproblems.net/11-video-g...s-the-monster/

And I was wondering like doesn't playing as the monster basically reduce the fear factor. Like what is there to be scared of? Your victims lol

LuvablePsycho 07-02-2018 11:27 AM

I don't see anything wrong with it if it is being used in a mini game or as a bonus feature. Like for example I believe that in Forbidden Siren 2 there was a bonus stage you could unlock where you played as two zombified soldiers and you had to escort a zombified woman to safety, and in Resident Evil: Revelations there was a purchasable DLC where you could play as a mutated female character. Stuff like that should be OK imo.

Edit: Granted that in both of these examples you were still fighting monsters and not killing victims.

ImmortalSlasher 07-03-2018 09:05 PM

In the new Friday the 13th game, the single player mode has you play as Jason. I wish it was the opposite. I would think more fans of Friday the 13th would want to play as a counselor fooling around the camp and then attempting to escape.

LuvablePsycho 07-04-2018 05:48 AM

Yeah that does seem pretty lame. That is one of the many reasons why I hate video games that seem force gamers to play online.

I mean I wouldn't mind playing as Jason in addition to the counselors, but having to play ONLY as Jason in single player mode is stupid. Especially for a guy like me who doesn't even like playing games online.

Edit: I mean in a true survival horror game you're supposed to survive! How the hell can you be surviving when your main character is an undead serial killer who never dies? ::stick out tongue::

ImmortalSlasher 07-10-2018 11:58 PM

I just saw a work in progress on the Jason X stage in Friday the 13th. Too bad they can't finish and release it. They still had the player walking around as Jason.


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