It's weird, I was able to play Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, all those Japanese tank control games at a young age. It always frightened me, but it wasn't until this generation did I really become scared.
Amnesia took me months to complete. I remember the first time I ever played it, I nearly flipped my computer desk. I immediately turned it off, and had to leave the lights on for the night. I wasn't a kid anymore, how any game did this to me really stuck with me.
Outlast came close, but after the first hour I grew to understand how everything worked, and easily got through it. It had real promise. It has all the jump scares needed, but that's not enough. The awful ending didn't help, either.
It's the feeling of being helpless, with no combat whatsoever. You have to hide, and even then they could find you.
So yeah, probably Amnesia. The water section, the infamous water section. God fucking damn that level.
I was disgusted when I heard they were remaking The Thing (the one with Kurt Russel) but I eventually saw it and it was a prequel, not a remake. I liked it; I even bought the Disk to see the special effects closer.
Was Carpenter not involved in it?
I ask because you are one of the (not just video-games) Journalists I respect most and I am curious to know what your thoughts are on the new The Thing.
He wasn't involved whatsoever.
And yeah, The Thing prequel is pretty awful. The practical effects are what made the original (not the 50's original original, mind you) so great. It's CGI nonsense if you ask me. Yeah, some practical effects were used, but still.
And you know the outcome, so it loses all tension.
Patrick, I kinda love you right now. You brought John Carpenter to Giant Bomb. This is crazy.
This is like some sort of Giant Bomb fanfiction.
"...and then one stormy, Tuesday afternoon, as the skies lay laden in cascades of bible back clouds, Patrick saw a peculiar e-mail in his inbox. A lightning and an instant thunderclash punctuated the moment. The webmaster was real, and he had invited him to intverview the master of horror."
This is one thing I did not expect.
Seriously. He is probably my favorite filmmaker, and even though it was brief, you got a fucking interview with him on this video game website. I had no idea he was involved in FEAR 3. I certainly liked it the best of the three.
If I remember right, didn't DmC earlier this year have "They Live" style messaging? Also Saints Row 4, obviously. The man's work is all over the place.
The 12 GB still has a place to take a HDD, right? If my PS3 broke right now, and ignoring any bundles making for a better deal, I'd probably just get that and throw my current HDD in it, especially with the PS4 so close.
Of course I'm a PS+ subscriber. The older system with 1 year for $250 is them basically throwing in a 250 GB HDD for free.
Hmm, that's not a bad point. I don't currently have PS+, so that might wind up being the best option here. Used PS3s aren't that much cheaper than $200.
PS plus is THE BEST RORIE! It gives you so many free games, and discounts too. Highly, highly worth it.
Just some of the games I've gotten and played for free:
XCOM, Hitman Absolution, Saints Row the Third, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs. Next month is Shadow of the Colossus HD!