Just 20 minutes ago, I played a horror game. Well, I have to admit, that it was funny, despite it was terrible experience and I didn't love it. It took not a lot of time, I played just for ten minutes, but please, believe me, it was enough for me, maybe even over-enough...
My younger brother called me to play a game with him, because he didn't want to play alone. I said no for the first time. But then he said that it's the most scary game, and, his words interested me. I decided to play a bit.
I didn't put on headphones, because I didn't want to be scared by harsh sounds. So, we divided responsibilities: I carefully played the game, my brother put on headphones.
The game was in cycle. There was two main doors that open always, two doors that open randomly and a long scary corridor with old photos, bottles, pills on the floor and tables.
We viewed photos and all what was on the table. I played very carefully, slowly. We was on the third cycle and nothing was happened — it pleased me, I was happy about it. Then... one of the doors that is opened randomly opened up... And we didn't know what to do, we couldn't open the door. I just went to the corridor, zoomed in all things. Then my brother decided to go to the door and see what there was... A small white monster appeared and disappeared fast. My desire to continue the game disappeared too, but I continued the game...
The cycle starts again and we saw a big tall monster in the corridor. It was the last straw and I brokenly tried to rotate mouse to not see the monster, but it was hard for me... We were scared. We stopped to play.
Then I watched a video with this game on YouTube, it was scary for me too.
Why do people play horror games? Why do they need it? What is the reason? Do they love to be scared?
The game was — Silent Hill PT demo.
When I was young, I wanted to play this game, but it didn't work on my computer. Well, I want to say, that I'm glad now that it didn't work.