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Horror Point-and-Clicks
14
24%
Licensed Horror Games
5
9%
The Golden Age of Survival Horror
19
33%
Horror RPGs
14
24%
Warhammer 40,000
6
10%
 
Total votes : 58
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by Ack Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:16 pm

Well, ghouls and boys, the poll has closed. PREPARE TO HAVE THY FLESH CONSUMED! THE GOLDEN AGE OF SURVIVAL HORROR HAS BEEN CHOSEN. I will update the OP of this thread soon and will create the new thread on October 1st.

Rules for the October TR:

1. No games after 2004. The golden age of survival horror ended with the release of Resident Evil 4 and the transition to action horror.

2. Games from before 1996 will be allowed, though I suggest in moderation. Titles like Haunted House, Sweet Home, and Alone in the Dark give an understanding of how the genre developed from the early days. I would prefer people focus mainly on its primary offerings, but I see nothing wrong with education.

3. While "classic" survival horror is third person with fixed camera angles, there is actually a wide variety of styles, including chase titles like Hellnight, first person games like Echo Night, and point-and-click titles like Clocktower (which also qualifies as a chase game). I will put together a list of recommendations from the golden age of the genre, even bad ones like Countdown: Vampires.
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by noiseredux Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:25 pm

Remake of RE1 or 0 works, yeah?
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by MrPopo Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:12 pm

Both came out before RE4.
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by Exhuminator Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:54 am

Just a casual observation; I do think cutting off survival horror games at 2004 is a bit tight. Games like Haunting Ground, Rule of Rose, Fatal Frame III, Forbidden Siren 2, Michigan: Report from Hell, Obscure, Obscure: The Aftermath are all cut closer to the classic survival horror cloth than Resident Evil 4 ever was. And those are just some of the post-2004 PS2 entries, to say nothing of other platforms from back when. That said, I am not questioning Ack's decision, nor suggesting he change his mind. He's the curator, it's his rules. Fair is fair.
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by noiseredux Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:05 pm

MrPopo wrote:Both came out before RE4.


Well, I meant specifically the Xbox One HD ports of REmake and RE 0. I mean, I feel like they're still ports of the Gamecube titles so should count. It dawned on me that I haven't played REmake in about a decade now, and am pretty jazzed on the excuse to get back to that mansion.

My other thought on a classic I'd like to revisit was Silent Hill 2 (via 360 HD port), though I've played that game more recently.
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by alienjesus Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:25 pm

OK, now I just need to decide what game to play. I already own Resi 0, but I'm tempted to pick up Resi 2 on N64 (I know it's not the best version, but as an N64 fan I can't not have it when it's so ridiculously unlikely a port) or Gregory Horror Show on PS2 to try instead.
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by Ack Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:03 pm

2004 serves as a hard transition point. Yes, more survival horror games came out after, but the genre was at a turning point that resulted in its decline. The influence they had dropped away. As Resident Evil 4 serves as the catalyst of change, it is the bookend for the Golden Age. In truth, there are games even before it that herald the transition to RE4's style, but they come in some odd and interesting places. I would rather people find those and consider the evolution of the genre as Capcom made significant changes to what is perhaps the most important franchise in horror game history. Yes, this means there are some wonderful games being left out. Those are there for fans to continue to explore; I gotta have material for everyone for 2019, after all.

Ports released after 2004 of survival horror games from before 2004 are acceptable.

List of recommendations will be coming soon.
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by Ack Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:03 am

THE LIST OF HORROR

The following list is of suggested titles for the Golden Age of Survival Horror Together Retro. While not all fit the traditional third-person tank controls and fixed-camera viewpoint, this is an opportunity to showcase the wide variety of styles and experimentation that survival horror came in.

There are a few precursors in the list that predate the 1996 release of Resident Evil, but they're strong enough to warrant inclusion for curiosity' sake.

Note: this list is not comprehensive. It includes many ports but not all, particularly those ports that came out in 2005 or later. I've also left off handhelds and PC games, but you can believe there are many, many games that fit the bill there. Take the time to explore and enjoy. Horror gaming has a lot to offer.

ATARI 2600
Haunted House

NES
Sweet Home

SNES
Clock Tower

3DO
Alone in the Dark
D

SEGA SATURN
D
Deep Fear
Enemy Zero
Lunacy
Resident Evil

PLAYSTATION
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Chaos Break
Clock Tower: The First Fear
Clock Tower
Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within
Countdown: Vampires
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Dark Tales: From the Lost Soul
Dino Crisis
Echo Night
Echo Night 2
Evil Dead: Hail to the King
Galerians
Hellnight
Juggernaut
Koudelka
Martian Gothic: Unification
Nightmare Creatures
Nightmare Creatures 2
Obscure
OverBlood
Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve II
Resident Evil
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil: Survivor
Silent Hill
The Note

NINTENDO 64
Nightmare Creatures
Resident Evil 2

SEGA DREAMCAST
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Blue Stinger
Carrier
D2
Dino Crisis
Evil Dead: Hail to the King
Illbleed
Nanatsu no Hikan: Senritsu no Bishou
Nightmare Creatures 2
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica
The Ring: Terror's Realm

PLAYSTATION 2
Clock Tower 3
Curse: The Eye of Isis
Echo Night Beyond
Extermination
Fatal Frame
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
Galerians: Ash
Ghost Vibration
Gregory Horror Show
Hungry Ghosts
Kuon
Kyoufu Shinbun (Heisei-Han) Kaiki! Shinrei File
Lifeline
Michigan: Report from Hell
Onimusha: Warlords
Phase Paradox
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica X
Resident Evil Outbreak
Resident Evil Outbreak #2
Resident Evil Survivor 2 - Code: Veronica
Resident Evil: Dead Aim
RLH: Run Like Hell
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4: The Room
Siren
The Fear
The Haunted Mansion
The Suffering
The Thing
The X-Files: Resist or Serve

XBOX
Curse: The Eye of Isis
Fatal Frame
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
Genma Onimusha
Grabbed by the Ghoulies
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
Silent Hill 4: The Room

GAMECUBE
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Resident Evil (Remake)
Resident Evil 0
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica X

As I said earlier, if you wish to look more at precursors, I'm not opposed to that. You can play Hunt the Wumpus all you like. There are many horror video games that are excellent and do not appear on this list, like Project Firestart. I want you to think about everything you see here, but I also want to encourage you to explore the numerous older horror titles that have been forgotten over the years. For me, every October TR is about educating others on horror gaming; I want you to find an appreciation for horror in video games, even if you don't find it to be your particular cup of tea.

There are also numerous games from the golden age that would be great to share and play. Titles like System Shock 2, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School, CORPSE-PARTY, or Shadow Man are worth checking out. You have a lot of options. Don't think of the 2004 hard stopas a limit; think of it as an opportunity to explore many games you might never have looked at otherwise.
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by Key-Glyph Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:08 pm

Ack wrote:There are also numerous games from the golden age that would be great to share and play. Titles like System Shock 2, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School,... .

I was going to ask about White Day. I've been fascinated with it for years. I hope somebody gives it a go, but... I may just play it myself. Kinda curious if I can handle it. I don't do well with being chased, and you're constantly tracked in that game.
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Re: October Together Retro Poll

by Ack Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:58 pm

It may be stressful, but I am also curious and would love to hear your thoughts, Key.
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