Welcome to another week of Waypoint Weeklies! Our topic for this week iiiiis…
In video games, as with film and literature, moments of high tension serve to drive the person experiencing the medium forward and deeper into the experience itself. With video games, there are moments that stand out in the immersive experience because the tension provokes a physical reaction in real life. Usually this can be found in horror games such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent or Alien: Isolation, but there are also moments of tension in stealth games like Dishonored or even in the more time-based puzzles that can be found in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Consider all the games you’ve played where the stakes have been high and the grip on your controller has gotten a little sweaty. Which moments stand out the most in your memory? What titles? What genres?