News by Matt S.
I must admit that I miss classic horror games. Horror, for me, peaked back on the PlayStation 2 with the likes of Project Zero, Silent Hill, Clock Tower and Haunting Ground, and we’ve seen over the years since that mainstream horror has become progressively more sanitised. Sure the monsters are uglier and the violence is gorier, and sure the jump scares are louder, but the genre now is dominated by big action rather than the kind of unease and thematic intensity that characterises good genuine horror.
So God bless PQube. PQube that previously brought us classic-themed (and excellent) White Day is now publishing Tormented Souls, and throwback horror game that names early-era Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Alone in the Dark among its influences. It’s even using fixed-camera perspectives, just like the games of that era did.
Combined with a creepy (and traditional) narrative and theme, this is already shaping up to be one of my most anticipated games. It won’t land until 2021, but it will land on everything when it comes – Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
– Matt S.
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