As mentioned above, it actually did give us an idea of Del Toro's direction. He's a massive fan of both Alien
and H.P. Lovecraft
, and his design philosophy looks to incorporate both. So we can take an educated, approximated guess based on those design elements and what we know of Del Toro and conclude that his approach to horror will draw on our ignorance. Much like Alien
and anything Lovecraft touches did.
I suspect the game will go down a sort of nihilistic, daemonic route similar to Lovecraft's ideas concerning gods and aliens; they simply don't care about us and we are incidental to their plans.
edited 12th Dec '10 2:24:52 AM by MadassAlex