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Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby fyro11 » 13 Nov 2010, 14:50

Looks good, but I'm worried the overly sci-fi aspect (colourful guns for instance) might detract from the horror element. Although that may be what the devs went for, similar to Resi 5.
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby Dajmin » 13 Nov 2010, 15:46

I don't know. There's some good names involved, definitely. But could that end up being a problem rather than an asset? Suda 51 like to have random weird comedic stuff in there, which isn't going to lend itself too well to the sort of tense horror that the likes of RE4 had going for it.

It did look a little more shooter-in-the-dark rather than being properly scary and the soundtrack to those videos doesn't help. There's nothing scary about metal music and it gives a much less serious tone to the whole thing.

This has a long way to go and a lot to prove before I'll choose it over the likes of Dead Space for my scare-the-crap-out-of-myself moments.
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby DAEDALUS79 » 13 Nov 2010, 16:19

I can tell you free that this game will not be scary in the slightest.
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby spam23 » 13 Nov 2010, 16:30

Doesn't look like it's going to be psychologically scary, or jumpy scary. It's not really a horror without at least one of those two things. Looks like it might be fun though.
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby Cryotek » 13 Nov 2010, 19:42

I liked this game better when it was first-person and called DOOM. :roll:
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby Stopspot » 13 Nov 2010, 21:33

Looks like its going to be a horrible horror game but it could be a decent action/adventure game.
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby Yellow6 » 14 Nov 2010, 07:30

Cryotek wrote:I liked this game better when it was first-person and called DOOM. :roll:


:lol: :lol: Nice one.

:?: Is it coming out on PC?

"Horror" games tend to instill two effects in me, run screaming like a little girl or get a shotgun and kick some arse!
This definitely falls in the latter category so I might be safe to play it with the lights off :)
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby FAUNA » 14 Nov 2010, 09:00

I'm extremely excited for this.. it's seems like what Robert Rodriguez would make if he made games. Awesome. My only wish: more heavily stylized visual art direction (like KILLER 7)..
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby seabeast » 14 Nov 2010, 11:46

Looks good, one to watch imo.
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby churchy » 14 Nov 2010, 23:18

This doesn't look horror to me. It's looks like what Resi 4 and 5 were: action games.

Will it be good? I'm not too sure and I really hope this doesn't turn out mediocre because at the minute, that's what it looks like.
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Re: Shadows of the Damned: A new breed of horror game?

Postby buffig » 15 Nov 2010, 17:46

This has got flop written all over it.
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