Although they were cheesy and often had rubbish controls, the older horror games were far more interesting than many of the current-gen ones. Games like RE 4-6 and Dead Space are fine if you like action where your only real goal is to shoot anything with a heartbeat, but they severely lack the atmosphere and chills of games like the RE 1 remake, Silent Hill 2, Fatal Frame and Clock Tower. I occasionally go back and play old games like the original Silent Hill, the first Blair Witch game, Dino Crisis, etc. All are quite decent and to me feel underrated. Well, not Silent Hill obviously, but many others come and went without getting much notice.
I find the characters in modern day games to be kind of boring. The music is also deliberately loud and boring. Half the games are in neon filled locations. The story is usually second to the gameplay. The new RE games aren't scary at all because the monsters are just basically rehases of other enemies and most of the time you have loads of ammo and a group of partners by your side, whether they're non playable AI partners or co-op (online / local) helpers. That just isn't scary at all.
What do you think?