Originally Posted by kjr39
Can you help me understand what made it so great?...
Well, here's the thing... I think you have to be a certain type of gamer to appreciate this game. If you're looking for bombastic action all the time, you're going to be disappointed with this game, because it's a slow burn type of game. You have to be patient, and you have to like exploring your games.
You know how there is the Call of Duty type game, where every 2 minutes there is an explosion, and you're always following somebody and having all this bombastic stuff going off every 30 seconds. This game is nothing like that, so if you want constant, hectic action, this game is not for you.
I love exploring every nook and cranny of a gaming environment, and this game is great for people like me. I don't mind taking my time through a game, and letting the game breathe so to speak. There are certain types of gamers that will pick up PT and be like... "All you do is walk down one hallway, and nothing happens, this sucks!".
It's not that they are wrong, it's just different strokes for different folks. Some people love the Transformers movies, and Michael Bay movies, and other people like movies that are more high-brow. It's just different things for different type of people. For me, what made PT so special, is that it's absolutely dripping with atmosphere. Sure, it's just one hallway, but man, did they do an amazing job with the hallway and the few rooms and stuff. Just the detail everywhere is amazing (at least to me). My wife actually thought I was watching an actual movie. She was amazed that the walls of the hallway appeared so real.
The demo is super boring for 95 percent of the time, so that the 5 percent that isn't boring scares the living bejesus out of you, if you know what I'm saying. I mean, I literally jumped several feet up off my sofa during that first major scare that happens in the game. They understand how to do proper pacing.