Before you type a comment, hear me out.
I love this game series, truly I do. I've been a fan since the first game and I love each sequel that comes out, but I decided to write a journal explaining as to why I think this is not the "scariest game ever made". I also decided to write a journal how I feel about this to get it off my chest.
The reason why I don't think this series is the "scariest game ever made" is because, like art, horror is completely subjective and not everyone will be enjoy the same thing. There are people afraid of heights and those who love being high up in the air. If this truly was "the scariest game ever made" then everyone, literally everyone, would be afraid of this game.
This is a thing that bugs me to about people attacking this game series. The overly excited fans will tell everyone that this game is the "scariest" and forget that fact that, again, not everyone is afraid of the same thing. There are people who watch horror and gory movies like a chick flick and others who are afraid of them. Next time, consider this, if you find the game scary to you, then it's scary to you. If you tell someone else this game is scary, ask them this, "Have you played the game? Do you think it's scary?" Obviously, if they say no, then they aren't afraid. Don't bug them with "Oh, I bet you haven't played it and blah blah blah". What if they have played through all games entirely? You didn't see them play so you can't jump to conclusions and say that they didn't.
Horror is subjective and not everyone is afraid of the same thing. People can still enjoy and like this game even when they're not scared of it. So, don't get your shorts in a twist if someone says that this game isn't scary.
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