Anonymous said: What's your take on the horror genre in gaming, in general? Also, after PT, do you think Kojima can REALLY pull off a Silent Hill reboot and bring the franchise back from the dead? Or is he out of his mind?
The MGS series is clearly a sign that he’s out of his mind. I’m half-hoping that Kojima’s Silent Hill has a nuclear-armed mech in it.
The horror genre needs to find some way to up or change their game; the shock horrors of yesterday don’t work on many audiences today.
Society’s collapsing, or so everyone’s telling us. We’re working way too hard, and everyone’s dead tired, all the time. People you thought you knew and understood are revealing themselves as monsters and aliens.
Real life is low-grade psychological horror right now, and the horror genre is eventually going to have to start referencing that. If they haven’t already.
DM: - Did you consider the burst radius and the size of the room you are in?
(Immediately after the group’s mage cast a fireball spell that the rest of the party had failed their saving throws against)
Oh your serious
Mages have been doing this to the rest of the party for literally 40 years now. I suspect the first actual use of Fireball in OD&D playtest, back in the 70s, resulted in a total party kill.