The villagers have been taken over by... something, and they're working together to find anyone who won't conform.
You're sneaking your way through the village, trying to find out what happened, but also working your way to safety. You're doing well, creeping amongst them until you happen to turn around just in time to see it; a man with a sickle he was about to put into your back.
There's nothing quite like that scare. The feeling as your hairs stand up on end and your fight or flight instinct kicks in. The panic as you run away from an un-killable beastie - that notion of a perfectly paced plan being ruined by one mistake.
You expect it when you buy a horror game, and it's likely why you bought it. But there are plenty of non-horror titles out there that manage to get under the skin of their players too. Sometimes it's an enemy that is just terrifying to behold. Others, the situation itself gets the blood pumping. Others still give you a location that just isn't right and creeps you out.
However they manage it, video games demand your attention to function, and the right type of scare will go down in gaming history.
Mik lives in the soon to be war-torn Midlands alongside a happy little dog and a wife who begs him daily to stop his devastation of the world's fried chicken supply. His current method of writing is best described as throwing a chainsaw at a dictionary and seeing what words land in his lap. He has three toilet rolls left and is starting to question why he stopped buying newspapers.