Is Outlast going to be the scariest game of all time?

Is a new game coming out called Outlast the scariest game of all time? A guy at IGN thinks so. The article is by Marty Sliva and he talks about his experience playing the Outlast demo. Just as some background, the game is based as a first person horror game that is set in (cliche enough) abandoned asylum that once housed the criminally insane. The character you play as is a reporter that has nothing but the clothes on his back and a infrared camera.
Before Sliva went in for the demo, he had a chance to talk to the team that developed the game, the team at Red Barrels is made up of former Ubisoft designers that worked on Prince of Persia: Sands of time. They told him that some demo goers “bolted out mid-demo, others stumbled out unhealthily pale, and one guy almost destroyed the entire booth in a fit of panic.”
Sliva thought that this was just to get the hype up for the game and other demo players before they actually got to play, “I was a nonbeliever. In reality, I was a complete idiot who had no idea what he was about to get himself into.”
The booth was covered, he was given a pair of headphones after he made is way into the booth he realized that he made a mistake by going into the booth.
The video of Sliva’s reaction to the game is in the article on IGN, you can click here to read the article and watch the video of his reaction and another PAX East goer.
Personally as a horror fan myself I just really hope that this isn’t another promo-ed “this game is scary” nonsense. I loved playing Deadspace and Deadspace 2 because they had cool game play and awesome story lines  but they were also pretty scary. I really hope that Outlast doesn’t disappoint.
The trailer looks kinda freaky, I hope the game gives me the same feeling when I get to play it. The game has a release date of TBA 2013.


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2 thoughts on “Is Outlast going to be the scariest game of all time?

  1. Ron D. September 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm Reply

    I’m gonna leave this for anyone thinking on getting outlast; it can be completed in under 4 hours.

    At first is disturbing but by the end it loses a lot of its’ momentum and turns into a typical government conspiracy “they’re making aliens” pseudo plot but with the supernatural instead.

    It controls fine but in its current form is way too short and ultimately repetitive as none of your pursuers act different except ONE who decides to actually look under beds instead of just being stupid. A lot of jumpscares but nothing overly disturbing unless you find gore to be bothersome in that regard.

    It does well with lighting and setting a mood. The gameplay itself is standard; outrun an enemy and break light of sight for long enough to lose them. Hide in certain places. It’s basically clock tower in first person but without some of the deeper puzzle elements that the early clock tower games had.

    It’s nice..but ultimately isn’t scary. It’s startling, it gets your adrenaline going, but being startled is not the same as being scared. Too many horror games forget that.

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