|An alleged photo of Slender Man|
I don't want to ruin the game for anyone who might play it so instead I want to ask if anyone agrees with me when I say that video games are way scarier than movies. Honestly, I haven't seen a horror movie that has scared me in a long time, but there's something about a horror game that makes them scarier. I think this is because in a movie the characters on screen are the ones being threatened. However, when you play a video game the avatar is suppose to represent you, so any threat feels more like a direct threat to yourself. You're the one slowly edging forward, shining your flashlight in all the dark corners. You're the one constantly turning around to see if you're being followed. You're the one walking down the hallway, putting bullets in the heads of all the corpses just to make sure they don't stand up and attack you as soon as you turn your back. In my personal opinion, scares are just another good example of video games' powerful ability to elicit an emotional response.