How VR Horror Games Mess With Your Head – Rolling Stone

Pubblicato: 8 novembre 2016 in la giusta distanza

From haunted houses in ‘Paranormal Activity’ to psychological scares with ‘Here They Lie,’ VR is finding it’s a perfect fit for fear

I’m wandering through a dark house in Resident Evil 7, waiting for the jump scare. I know it’s going to happen – the signs are there. In the kitchen, fat flies buzz around rotting food and everything is covered in so much grime that it’s hard to make where the the dirt meets the darkness. Mannequins topple and move like stiff corpses, a TV buzzes static. The lights are out where I need them most, and the only door is, of course, locked.

Eventually, I manage to fix the lights, find the key, head to the back door and escape. And that’s when the jump scare comes, finally, and I scream out loud even though most of my brain is aware that I’m in a brightly lit room in Los Angeles, being babysat by a tired Sony publicist who has seen a hundred of these reactions in the last 24 hours.

 

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