The thing about horror games is, you can usually classify them into a handful of labels. Survival horror is the most popular and most titles fall under that umbrella, but some have suggested “combat horror” as a branch of the same tree (in which the character you play is not your average helpless citizen). While I like what I’m getting when I buy a horror title, I usually know what I’m going to be doing.
Eternal Darkness turned all those concepts upside down for me, and it still sits proudly as one of my personal favorites thanks to some ingenious ways of scaring the player. Imagine my excitement, then, at this comment from Dennis Dyack, head of Silicon Knights, in regards to the future of the Eternal Darkness series:
“There is a chance; we love all the games we work on. We don’t want to be pigeon-holed [into a genre], we want to be known for strong content…There’s a strong chance we’ll return to it, but there’s no announcements yet.”
Of course, Silicon Knights has their hands full with Too Human right now, but it’s awfully pleasant to think that there might be a future with more Eternal Darkness in it. Although if they come up with something equally as hair-raising as the Sanity Meter again, I think i might have to wear a diaper to my first playthrough.
[Via GWN — Thanks, Jonathan]