postheadericon How to Avoid Getting Too Scared when Playing a Scary Computer Game

Many players, mostly newbies find it hard to adjust into the survival horror games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil and end up too scared to play it all the way through because it’s just too scary, by following one or more of these steps in this guide will help you overcome your fear.

How to Avoid Getting Too Scared when Playing a Scary Computer Game

1 Play during the daytime with your window open rather then at night when it’s dark. If that isn’t a workable solution for your schedule, make sure your room is brightly lit when you play. A lot of horror games play on shadow and darkness to create fear, and being in a dark room while playing can make you feel more vulnerable.

How to Avoid Getting Too Scared when Playing a Scary Computer Game

2 Try to get a friend to sit next to you when you’re playing. The sense of companionship can make you feel a lot stronger while you play, and can help you through the toughest parts. And a little bit of humor can go a long way when you’re trying to banish fears. (Is that a disturbing alien substance, or jam coming out of the walls?) 3 Adjust your TV or monitor brightness to a lighter colour, this may help you see in the dark better if you are playing a game like Silent Hill or Forbidden Siren. Again, some games play on your inability to see your enemies fully. Simply being able to see what’s going on might make the game less frightening.

How to Avoid Getting Too Scared when Playing a Scary Computer Game

4 Lower the volume. A lot of games use noises to create a scary atmosphere, and with that element of the game lessened or removed, you may find yourself less frightened by in-game experiences.

How to Avoid Getting Too Scared when Playing a Scary Computer Game

5 Sit further away from the game. Lean back from your television or computer monitor, or hold your handheld further from your face. This creates the feeling of distance, and can lessen immersion in the game. If its on a portable system e.g PSP or DS, try playing in a public area like at a restaurant or on a bus. Again, it’s helpful to have other people around when you face especially terrifying games, and the constant chatter of a crowd can remind you of what world you’re really in.

How to Avoid Getting Too Scared when Playing a Scary Computer Game

6 Relax when you are playing and remember that it’s only a game. Don’t take the experience too seriously – even the most atmospheric and disturbing games cannot harm you in real life.

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