Official RPG Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Looking for survival horror recommendations

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Arthandas, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. Wunderbar Arcane

    Wunderbar
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    5,902
    there are two chases in the game, the first one is where you run from the angry mob while bolting doors behind you, and the other one is set in an industrial area (gold refinery).

    Yeah, that hotel chase was rad.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • hopw roewur ne hopw roewur ne x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

    fork
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2020
    Messages:
    789
    There are none, this genre is dead. It split into action titles and walking simulators.

    Replay the classics and play those PS2 titles you mentioned.
    Kuon if you haven't played it.
    RE1, 2, 3, Zero, Remake.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Up Yours Up Yours x 1
    • Salute Salute x 1
    ^ Top  
  3. Morpheus Kitami Savant

    Morpheus Kitami
    Joined:
    May 14, 2020
    Messages:
    999
    I can see your point OP, even if I feel you're a little harsh in places. I recently checked through Mobygames list of survival horror games and its shocking how bad the genre gets after the PS2 era. If it isn't a Five Nights at Freddy's ripoff its a Slenderman-style game. Its why I tend to ration the games off myself. I assume you've played the original 3 Alone in the Darks? I haven't played them myself, but Ecstatica and Doctor Hauzer seem pretty cool takes on the genre.
     
    ^ Top  
  4. Kainan Learned

    Kainan
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2020
    Messages:
    107
    I played Condemned long time ago but iirc there is less guns and ammo than even in Silent Hill so its not fair to group it with Dead Space and RE.
     
    ^ Top  
  5. Machocruz Arcane

    Machocruz
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3,645
    Location:
    Hyperborea
    Was surprised how good Darkwood was. It's an example of actual evolution. Too many games were beholden to the very narrow definition that the early Survial Horror games provided, and where they expanded, they expanded improperly (e.g. more emphasis on combat), or expanded in one direction while forsaking others (e.g. avoiding all enemies). Darkwood is not only rock solid on the basics of resource scarcity, avoidance/picking your battles, solving 'puzzles', storytelling, and atmosphere, it added a bit more, like the time factor, having to maintain your shelter(s), etc. Not saying these were new ideas, just using it as an example of a game that hit all the right notes.

    Personally, in light of games like Project Zomboid, Cataclysm DDA, the old RE/SH way of "survival" is quaint, although still entertaining. But if you don't have to account for factors like fatigue, sleep, shelter, hunger, infection, injury, etc., your so-called survival horror game is well behind the curve, a dinosaur.
     
    ^ Top  
  6. JDR13 Magister

    JDR13
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,980
    Location:
    The Swamp
    The OP is his own worst enemy with his narrow view of what constitutes survival horror.

    There's nothing worse than someone who asks for suggestions and then tries to shit on everything that's suggested.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • [citation needed] [citation needed] x 1
    • cuck cuck x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. Arthandas Arbiter

    Arthandas
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Messages:
    553
    There is, people who post in a topic without reading or understanding it.
    The only thing I'm shitting on are walking simulators, please quote me shitting on any other suggestions.
    I like most of them, especially Kuon, and I'm eagerly awaiting RE8 and Ghostwire.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2021
    • FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS x 2
    ^ Top  
  8. Parsimonious cook Scholar Patron

    Parsimonious cook
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2020
    Messages:
    508
    Strap Yourselves In

    The hotel chase is pretty much a 1:1 implementation of the chase scene from Shadow over Innsmouth. No wonder it works so well given it was written by HPL himself. The problem with the game (aside of the bugs, IIRC the game actually cannot be finished without a mod, because in the vanilla version you always get killed by falling stones while escaping the Deep Ones´s colony at the very end) is that the shooter part that follows after the you find a crowbar (or some such melee weapon) at the end of the last "stealth & helpless running away" part is much too long. I personally didn’t have a problem with shooting itself (as I don’t agree with the "its not Lovecraft if you can fight" camp) and being able to fight back after constant running away and hiding felt great for a while, the problem was that the combat mechanics and AI simply weren’t good enough to support the play time that the devs decided to dedicate to it.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. SoupNazi rial billionaire Patron

    SoupNazi
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    5,071
    Location:
    DX:HR Fanboy Central
    Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands
    Which one is the one where you start off coming to town as a detective or some sort of thing? And I think you lose your gun straight at the start, as well as your badge? And the town is weird but more or less cooperating until that chase I think. Feel like I might want to try and replay it, my memory if it is super hazy and it probably won't live up to my nostalgia but I'd like to give it a try, or maybe watch a let's play.
     
    ^ Top  
  10. Parsimonious cook Scholar Patron

    Parsimonious cook
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2020
    Messages:
    508
    Strap Yourselves In
    Its called Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Basically you start as a cop and the prologue has you sneaking into some cult hideout, where you see aliens, go crazy, get fired from the police and become a private detective. Then you get hired to look for someone in the nearby town of Innsmouth, when you get there people are really weird, but mostly cooperative. You go to a hotel to spend the night and everything goes to shit right after that...
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. SoupNazi rial billionaire Patron

    SoupNazi
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    5,071
    Location:
    DX:HR Fanboy Central
    Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands
    lol im :retarded: i thought shadow over innsmouth was also a game

    Thanks!
     
    ^ Top  
  12. karoliner Magister

    karoliner
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Messages:
    2,352
    Location:
    Most skilled black nation
    Condemned (the first one only), Darkwood, Hunting Ground, Cry of Fear. And avoid Rule of Rose yes it has an interesting story but the gameplay is atrocius.
     
    ^ Top  
  13. MotherMachinae Arcane

    MotherMachinae
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,867,982
    Location:
    Kitchen sink
    With that price it can scare people more than modern horrors
     
    ^ Top  
  14. Arthandas Arbiter

    Arthandas
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Messages:
    553
    They recently made a poll asking what should they do in 2021, and RoR port was one of the options, here's hoping for a Steam release.
     
    ^ Top  
  15. MotherMachinae Arcane

    MotherMachinae
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,867,982
    Location:
    Kitchen sink
    Source?
    Hope they don't need to do Playstation version first, modern Sony would nuke it instantly.

    Back to the topic - Devil Inside and maybe From Dusk Till Dawn from the same developer.
    Also Terminal Reality games, like Blair Witch trilogy and Nocturne.
    The Thing.
     
    ^ Top  
  16. Arthandas Arbiter

    Arthandas
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Messages:
    553
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    ^ Top  
  17. v01 Novice

    v01
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2020
    Messages:
    11
    Please read the following sentences and then click the spoiler underneath the one that meets your fancy to reveal the game you will play next.

    You have expensive taste. Here lies beauty...elegance....madness.
    Show Spoiler
    [​IMG]


    You have acclimated to high levels of dread. Is there light at the end of this tunnel?
    Show Spoiler
    [​IMG]


    You live for the chase. Or will you become fast food!?
    Show Spoiler
    [​IMG]


    You think you can't be fooled.
    Show Spoiler
    [​IMG]
     
    • Creative Creative x 2
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • nice nice x 1
    ^ Top  
  18. Arryosha Educated

    Arryosha
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2019
    Messages:
    50
    I remember Parasite Eve being good, but that was a long time ago. Similar to the Silent Hill games. Not as scary but good story, iirc.
     
    ^ Top  
  19. Zlaja Arcane

    Zlaja
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,285
    Location:
    Swedex
    Game mechanics wise it's the other way around. SH2 is just way to easy and lacks any meaningful resource management. Story & atmosphere is a different ball game, of course.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  
  20. Theodora Arcane Patron

    Theodora
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2020
    Messages:
    1,420
    Location:
    anima Bȳzantiī
    RPG Wokedex
    dying light is much better than the sum of its parts, yeah. still haven't played the following myself but tl;dr is the original game is more than just ubisoft zombies Arthandas . was hellraid any good?

    Daedalos did you get round to checking out song of horror at all?

    PZ's systems are very comfy, ja. I can't wait for that game to get its more urban zones.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    ^ Top  
  21. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

    fork
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2020
    Messages:
    789
    Dying Light is utter shit.
     
    • Agree x 2
    • FAKE NEWS x 2
    • Brofist x 1
    • feels good man x 1
    • Disagree x 1
    • No x 1
    • Rage x 1
    • popamole x 1
    ^ Top  
  22. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

    Daedalos
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,057
    Location:
    Denmark
    Theodora I haven't yet baby, but I will! Been busi lately :(
     
    • hopw roewur ne hopw roewur ne x 1
    • Someone has issues Someone has issues x 1
    • cuck cuck x 1
    ^ Top  
  23. Deflowerer Arcane

    Deflowerer
    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Messages:
    1,793
    Play those PS2 classics first.

    Also, check out a game called Hellnight on PS1. It's technically more like the modern "walking sim" type horror games, but the story goes some pretty interesting places and the atmosphere is very unique.
     
    ^ Top  
  24. Arthandas Arbiter

    Arthandas
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Messages:
    553
    Thanks, I never heard of it.
     
    ^ Top  
  25. JDR13 Magister

    JDR13
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,980
    Location:
    The Swamp
    I agree. Dying Light was a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting much because I didn't like Dead Island, but the atmosphere in Dying Light is top notch. I wouldn't call it survival-horror though.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  

As an Amazon Associate, rpgcodex.net earns from qualifying purchases.