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Daylight "Don't Look Back" Trailer Shows Haunted Hospital

| 6 Jan 2014 17:04

A new trailer for Daylight shows off the game's procedurally generated environments in action.

Hospitals are scary places. I say this fully aware that, generally speaking, they're full of people who dedicated to keeping me alive. Even so, there's just something about them that freaks me out. That in mind, you can only imagine the effect that a poorly lit, dilapidated hospital haunted by vengeful spirits has on my psyche. What I'm trying to say is that Daylight looks creepy and its most recent trailer rubs me in all the wrong (but not perverted) ways.

It's impressive, to a degree, because the trailer itself is pretty much just the player character walking down the hallways of an abandoned hospital. That being the case, the footage is matched up with some ominous audio and a thick ambiance that I'm pretty sure would be spooky even with your eyes closed. All in all, it does a good job of selling the game's frightening, procedurally generated experience.

As much as my hospital-phobia is urging me to skip Daylight, I will admit to being intrigued by the random element of its environments. I love me a good horror game, but most of the best ones that I've played in my life have been heavily scripted. Procedural environments can come with their own caveats, but if Zombie Studios is able to pull Daylight off then it could deliver a horror title that genre devotees could enjoy for years. Check out the trailer and let us know your impressions. Does Daylight look like a horror hit or does it need some more time in intensive care?

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