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3rd Dec '16 11:58:44 AM ashlay
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28th Nov '16 4:22:24 PM Morgenthaler
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Unlike shooter games, the typical protagonist of a Survival Horror game will be an ActionSurvivor or NonActionGuy who is poor at combat, rather than a {{Badass}}. There is generally no penalty for not killing non-boss enemies, and in some games ammo is in such short supply and enemies so difficult to take down that evasion, not confrontation, is the best tactic, similar to {{Stealth Based Game}}s. In several notable examples of the genre, combat is even nearly or completely non-existent. The player instead spends the entire time evading an entire world of DemonicSpiders, or in a game of [[CatAndMouseBoss hide and seek with a single invincible enemy]]. If the default reaction to a monster appearing is not to riddle it full of bullets but to [[RunOrDie run away frantically looking for a closet to hide in before it kills you]], it might just be a Survival Horror game.

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Unlike shooter games, the typical protagonist of a Survival Horror game will be an ActionSurvivor or NonActionGuy who is poor at combat, rather than a {{Badass}}.badass. There is generally no penalty for not killing non-boss enemies, and in some games ammo is in such short supply and enemies so difficult to take down that evasion, not confrontation, is the best tactic, similar to {{Stealth Based Game}}s. In several notable examples of the genre, combat is even nearly or completely non-existent. The player instead spends the entire time evading an entire world of DemonicSpiders, or in a game of [[CatAndMouseBoss hide and seek with a single invincible enemy]]. If the default reaction to a monster appearing is not to riddle it full of bullets but to [[RunOrDie run away frantically looking for a closet to hide in before it kills you]], it might just be a Survival Horror game.
15th Nov '16 9:36:42 PM Whistleblower
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30th Aug '16 6:07:00 PM YpsiFang
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As a rule of thumb, a game typically labeleled Action Horror is not Survival Horror. This includes games such as ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', which, despite keeping the tense atmosphere of the previous games, has the player sitting on a pile of ammo and supplies by comparison, making it a different genre to its UrExample predecessors. In order to minimize confusion, try looking at the protagonist's despair; if the protagonist is oppressed and their major issues seem too petty for action games (extreme scarcity of ammunition & supplies, very tough enemies regardless of difficulty or relentless attacks by merely dangerous ones, enormous objectives, etc.), then you may be looking at survival horror.

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As a rule of thumb, a game typically labeleled labelled Action Horror is not Survival Horror. This includes games such as ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', which, despite keeping the tense atmosphere of the previous games, has the player sitting on a pile of ammo and supplies by comparison, making it a different genre to its UrExample predecessors. In order to minimize confusion, try looking at the protagonist's despair; if the protagonist is oppressed and their major issues seem too petty for action games (extreme scarcity of ammunition & supplies, very tough enemies regardless of difficulty or relentless attacks by merely dangerous ones, enormous objectives, etc.), then you may be looking at survival horror.
30th Aug '16 6:06:49 PM YpsiFang
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->''"Crushingly, ''[[[VideoGame/{{AMY}} Amy]]'' is also one of the few recent survival horror games beside ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]]'' that actually is survival horror, and not just a shooter that ate some marinara sauce too quickly."''

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->''"Crushingly, ''[[[VideoGame/{{AMY}} Amy]]'' ''[[VideoGame/{{AMY}} AMY]]'' is also one of the few recent survival horror games beside ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]]'' that actually is survival horror, and not just a shooter that ate some marinara sauce too quickly."''
30th Aug '16 6:06:34 PM YpsiFang
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->''"Crushingly, ''[[[VideoGame/{{AMY}} Amy]]]'' is also one of the few recent survival horror games beside ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]]'' that actually is survival horror, and not just a shooter that ate some marinara sauce too quickly."''

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->''"Crushingly, ''[[[VideoGame/{{AMY}} Amy]]]'' Amy]]'' is also one of the few recent survival horror games beside ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]]'' that actually is survival horror, and not just a shooter that ate some marinara sauce too quickly."''
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