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Arcade and Retro Podcast Episode 3: Horror Hot Pot!

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A big gang in this week to discuss a selection of survival horror games. Joining us in the studio are Gavin, Stephen, Sarah, Gary, Shane and Sparks.

Games discussed include:

ObsCure
Forbidden Siren
Rule of Rose
Resident Evil
Haunting Ground

Survival horror is a subgenre of action-adventurevideo games inspired by horror fiction. These games mostly involve making the player vulnerable by providing them with less ammunition and fewer heavy weapons than other action games. Although combat can be a part of the gameplay, the player is in various ways made to feel less powerful than in typical action games, because of limited ammunition, health, speed, or other limitations. The player is also challenged to find items that unlock the path to new areas, and solve puzzles at certain locations. Games make use of strong horror themes, and the player is often challenged to navigate dark maze-like environments, and react to unexpected attacks from enemies.

The term “survival horror” was first used for the original Japanese release of Resident Evil in 1996, which was influenced by earlier games with a horror theme such as 1989?s Sweet Home. The name has been used since then for games with similar gameplay, and has been retroactively applied to games as old as Haunted House from 1982. Starting with the release of Resident Evil 4 in 2005, the genre began to incorporate more features from action games, which has led game journalists to question whether long-standing survival horror franchises have abandoned the genre. Still, the survival horror genre has persisted in one form or another.
(Note from Andy Retro Asylum editor…please check out arcadenretro.com and please subscribe leave them a iTunes review)
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3 thoughts on “Arcade and Retro Podcast Episode 3: Horror Hot Pot!

  1. Andy says:

    once again guys absoultly fantastic job on this podcast!

    I always learn something new when it come to retro games from you guys.

    Please give these guys more itunes reviews as this a superb show!!!

  2. I consider myself a podcast connoisseur at least for videogames – and this is on my list.

  3. ZXSpecstar says:

    This was a great show and they covered a lot of small time survival horror games even some that i had not heard off so hats off to these guys again another quality show like the previous ones

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