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ATMOSFEAR: THE ATTRACTION OF HORROR GAMES

Horror Asylum Posted: 20 December, 2016 at 14:06 PM GMT
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Now let's suppose that you've had a terrible day in the office or at college and the only thing that gets you through the day is the thought of being able to get home and let off some steam. Some people may want to head out to a local bar or club, but that's not always a viable option especially if you want to remain 'in one piece' by the next morning. Some may get in and quite literally be too tired to even go anywhere or communicate with anyone. But you've still got that burning negative energy in you from all the strains and pressures of the day and that's when gamers find their ideal stress relief and are often able to channel it towards fighting their deepest fears and enjoying the latest horror gaming experience.

The Atmosphere

The Atmosphere

Horror games are extremely popular and the reason for their mass popularity is obvious: they have a unique atmosphere that's always inherent to survival-based horrors. The designers work their efforts into provoking certain feelings of unease and dread in the player always keeping them on the edge of their seat and verging on terror. Fancy strolling around a mysterious town with creepy fog-filled streets? There's a game for that. Like checking out abandoned amusement parks not knowing what's lurking in the shadows? You can do that too. Watching these sinister events increase in intensity whilst you are immersed in the experience is like no other and its something that continues to draw gamers in.

An Absorbing Plot

What makes a horror game distinct from all others also is often the rich and detailed backstory and general narrative involved in the gaming action. It's so much more than simply facing a horde of enemies or creatures with a shot gun in your hands. Games like 'Alan Wake' and 'Silent Hill' are good examples of how a plot can draw you into the gameplay itself. The adrenaline rush is huge and not one often experienced in other types of games, possibly aside from new virtual reality actioners or even playing at an casino. Slot gaming always manages to keep people excited and focused, like the selection at Unibet casino games online, but it’s still nothing compared to that almost sickening exhilaration felt in the horror gaming genre.

Sinking Further into Danger

Sinking Further into Danger

Normally, we don't think of everyday dangers or even willingly put ourselves into dangerous situations in our real lives. In fact we do as much as we can to avoid them. That's because human instinct prevents us from taking unnecessary risks. Horror games, however, offer a unique opportunity to place yourself right in the middle of frightening situations and yet, still stay safe. You can fight monsters, aliens or supernatural creatures right from the comfort of your armchair and with the added bonus of not actually being killed. Being scared is a primal fear and it's one that we enjoy in a controlled environment. Putting your hands over your eyes to avoid watching a scary horror movie but slowly opening your fingers on occasion to see what’s happening is just a way of teasing that fear and wanting to be scared because at the end of the day you know it isn't real. And horror gaming is exactly the same; they can make you scared and delighted all at the same time.

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Horror Asylum Posted: 20 December, 2016 at 14:06 PM GMT
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