It is the season for horror, after all, so, with Halloween looming, and so many horror games being released right now, we thought we’d put the question to our audience: Of the classic Japanese horror franchises, three in particular reign supreme. So, what is your favourite?
I don’t think that there’s anything about this poll result that’s particular surprising; the three classic properties are fairly evenly split, and only of them got more than 1/3rd of the vote from horror fans. That game was, of course, Resident Evil, which has always been the most prominent of all Japanese horror properties. The B-grade aesthetics and sensibilities draw people in who aren’t usually fans of the genre, and for many of us, it was our first experience with the horror genre in games. It’s also the series that is still going the strongest of the three today, which probably helps its relative popularity.
– Matt S.
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