QUOTE (Cleril @ Jan 21 2012, 11:48 PM)
First time I'm doing this so it's not very long but it gets the job done with the lesson of the day, psychological horror games, and scaring the player.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z5m_c-9CDQ
Hope you like it. There is cursing and some dark humor in the video, just warning you.
Hmmm, not sure what that's supposed to be (had the sound off since I'm downstairs, mebbe that helps?) but the clips seemed more funny than scary.
I typically don't play horror genre games, as the graphics are rather boring. Sleepaway Camp is a good example for movies on psycho characterization.
About the split personality thing, yea I definitely can see that this could be scary. Especially if you have a cheerful upbeat personality (supposedly) who has a bit of a dark side. Heck, the original game could be set up as if it were an RPG. Then the hero gets "sad" or something, and later apparently a monster slaughters the party (set it up that way, with the party hearing a noise, the screen blacking out, and the hero coming to, to find the party dead). She joins another party, and this time we get to a certain point where she gets "sad" again, we get a hint of what's happening maybe from a brief reflection in the mirror (which is erased or changed before you can really see it). The third
time you flesh out things from the character's perspective (with inner monologue/thoughts to show more of their motivations, but the character themselves blacks out during these segments). So the last time, we suddenly see another party member's perspective about the time it happens.