Well, for this article in the second season of my “Horror Videogames Series“, I thought that I’d take a look at some of the reasons why old survival horror games from the genre’s 1996-2004 heyday are so incredibly re-playable.
1) They were designed to be: For a lot of reasons – ranging from artistic ones to cost/practical ones – most classic survival horror games were often more on the shorter side of things. Depending on how good you are at the game, they can often take anything from 3-8 hours to complete. Whilst this seems fairly unremarkable in the modern world of indie horror games, you have to remember that these were games from 1996-2004.
Back then, a “full length” game was often considered to be 20+ hours long. Not only that, virtually all games were made by medium-sized or large companies and released almost exclusively on physical…
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