Lore Sjöberg asks game developers to Give Grumpy Gamers What They Want:
Characters That Don’t Look Dead
It used to be that you needed a game with Silent Hill or Resident Evil in the title to freak you the hell out. Nowadays, though, we’re deep in the uncanny valley: Thanks to graphics powerful enough to render every pore and eye wrinkle (but not necessarily to animate faces realistically), every in-game bystander and security guard looks like a shambling nightmare creature clinging to life through dark magic and sheer force of will. I swear, if I have one more nightmare in which Tiger Woods and Lara Croft are looking to harvest my organs, I’m going back to the ColecoVision.