This Hidden Japanese Horror Franchise Mastered The Art Of Minimalistic Terror To Terrify Players!

Today, we’ll take a look at how the Echo Night survival horror games were able to bring a deep, layered, emotional narrative to the genre that we all love. The survival horror genre was still running strong by the end of the 1990s, and it had found its stride. Popular titles like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Clock Tower were in full swing, and the emerging genre was taking lots of bold chances. It’s easy for certain titles to fade into oblivion in an industry rife with half-baked releases, but it’s more unfortunate when such games are actually fantastic. Echo Night premiered on the PlayStation in 1998 and spawned a whole trilogy from FromSoftware (who are now best known for the punishingly tough Souls series). Echo Night is like a cross between Fatal Frame and Eternal Darkness. It’s a game series with a powerful blend of a grandiose storyline, a more intimate horror approach, and a repetitive, yet fulfilling and engaging gameplay arrangement. These outstanding survival horror games have been hidden in the shadows for decades, but now is the moment to shine your torch on them.