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[The Verge]How Oculus Rift Could Change Horror Games

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Horror games played from a first-person point of view have an advantage over more traditional titles like Resident Evil or Silent Hill, as the perspective can make players more immersed in the experience. Unlike third-person play, where you have an expanded view of the world around you, when you're playing in first-person you can only see what's in front of you — making it a lot easier for creepy or crawly things to sneak up on you. It's what makes games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent so terrifying; there's a greater sense of the unknown. And the Rift just so happens to be perfect for first-person games: the headset encompasses your entire field of view, fully immersing you in the game world, while the 3D display provides a pretty convincing recreation of reality. This makes jump scares quite a bit more jarring. And developers are taking notice.


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There are multiple other examples of horror games looking to increase the creepy factor by supporting the Rift. Montas, in which players take on the role of an alcoholic suffering from "unsettling hallucinations," is supporting the headset, as is The Forest, an upcoming game where you play as the lone survivor of a plane crash who's stuck on an island brimming with cannibalistic mutants. According to the developer, Rift support will allow for "the most immersive experience possible." In fact, even before the Oculus Rift became a household name and a Kickstarter success story, our very first experience with it was playing Doom 3, a demon-filled first-person shooter.




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Oculus Rift with a remake of Resident Evil 2 = Instant classic!

It would be so awesome, even pirates would buy it.tongue.gif
post #3 of 22
Oculus Rift + Horror.....

NOOOoooOOOOPE wheee.gif

That much immersion would give me a heart attack....
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Hey, let's play with Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SCP, or Slender Man with the Oculus Rift!

A Bad Day is not heard from again for a few days
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Jeez, I can't even play Amnesia with a normal monitor and speakers, I don't even know if I could play with an occulus rift.
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I'm game. Let's do this. devil.gif
    
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What's the best horror game to play in 3d? Really loved metro 2033 but it's not really a horror game...
Can we play amnésia in 3d vision?
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Interesting concept.
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This has been exactly what I've been waiting for! I can't wait until the oculus rift has a proper release for non developers biggrin.gif
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