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Outlast 2 Release Date Announced (Still Terrifying)
If you're the type of person who's into horror games then I have some great news for you, Outlast 2 will be out sometime next Fall (2016). I know that's basically a year from now, but you know, at least you know it's coming. They released a teaser (that doesn't really tell you anything) and it creeps me the hell out.
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The folks at Red Barrels (the company that developed Outlast) used some pretty strong imagery in their teaser. The burning cross represent a lot of terrible shit in America and the fact that it might be a basis for the game freaks me the fuck out.
It reminds me a bit of The Hills Have Eyes kind of Southern American scary white folks, so I know I probably won't play this game. Who am I kidding? I'm never going to play this game. I couldn't play more than fifteen minutes of the first one.
There's something about these games that make me feel absolutely powerless. And I don't like feeling powerless. I mean, okay, okay, okay. Video games are mostly power fantasies, I get it and maybe this subverts the whole power fantasy video game thing.
But listen, I like feeling scared and I like feeling like I can do something about that fear instead of run away. I'm already pretty marginalized in the real world and I don't need a game to make me feel even more marginalized. Alright, maybe I'm making it too political. But didn't someone say "the personal is political"? I don't know. The game is scary.
Below I left a trailer for the first game and if you're interested in playing it yourself, I believe it's available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC right now.
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@allischaaff yeah, I can't even get through playing 15 minutes of the original game... hahahaha @Imcoolerthenu I am too, I might need to watch someone else play it though. I can't handle these kinds of games
I beat the first outlast on the second to final difficulty, it was too easy. I tried to beat it on the hardest difficulty but never had the time for a full play through though.