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Tonight's Shift...Gory not your heart!
Or how I can't come up with tittles, so I just write gibberish...
Yes, gore! Not AL Gore, but the gore that comes flowing out the AI heads or open abdomen like a crimson rainbow! Sometimes its comes in comes pieces scattered all over the level, and sometimes its juts the scenery. But on some occasion its you.
That feeling that you are being watched is not in your head...
Why Dead Space? Well for one, the gore came from the players death, and the adorable necromorphs being deposed off. But for the most part (or parts), it ended becoming a curiosity for the players who just wanted to see how poor Isaac would end up.
Gore goes along with horror, but not always; RE 4 was not gory nor did it needed to be. Then there are games like Siren(NOPE NOPE NOPE!), which are on a whole other level. But what I am babbling about is gore in general.
Take Dead Space for example, is all on the player, and his actions. But the horror comes from the 'jump' fright, and general fear of the unknown; necromophs. But is is really needed for a tittle to be scary? It is more to unsettle the player, and make then uncomfortable, but you can achieve the the same by sticking the player in a dark forest with a flashlight and ask them to look for some random shopping list.
What is basically your though on the representation of gore when it comes the games? Does it really make or break your purchase or is a certain level is okay? An example would be CoD: World at War(shitty); MP gameplay, you could basically blow the opposing player limbs off, but you could turn that off.
The first time I saw gore was in the first Prince of Persia, the part where if you don't jump across he gets cut in half. I did not enjoy it. NSFW?
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