Outlast 2 made me think about the way we are rewarded in video games, and how we are motivated to seek that reward. What I found about the way we learn made me respect survival horror a lot more.
The average player will know to be wary when the music drops and your measured footsteps become audible in a horror game. Left to your own devices, everything becomes a threat. The reason for our trust issues in these situations comes down to the age-old jump scare. The jolt we all know is coming but... Continue Reading →