Supermassive Games has been bringing horror to the mainstream with their Dark Pictures Anthology that reportedly will offer a full eight titles before the series is completed. \n \nWhat began on the PlayStation with Until Dawn that had players making complex and difficult decisions through a twisted reality to ensure that eight people can survive, and here's a spoiler, until dawn as they bizarrely meet in a mountain-side cabin a year after two friends disappear. \n \nNobody has a fully-functioning brain in horror, this is well known. \n \nOn the back of the successful debut of Until Dawn in 2015, Supermassive decided to bring horror a bit further with the Dark Pictures anthology, thus far including Man of Medan and the newest release (which came on October 29) Little Hope. \n \nYet these titles aren't your standard iteration and romps through horror. \n \nThe largest separation is that The Dark Pictures Anthology is built to be played with a friend in a cooperative bout; players are consistently separated and they play off of each other's actions without sending information about what is occurring to their companion. \n \nThis results in fantastic moments of players unknowingly playing against each other in desperate white-knuckle moments filled with QTEs. \n \nThis being said, there are absolutely moments in the series that frankly pales in comparison to Until Dawn. \n \nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/SuperMGames\/status\/1322469035368456192 \n \nMan of Medan offered a brilliant environment that shows its hand far too early to players, with help from the Curator (even when you ask for no hints) that actually spoils a large portion of tension before it has a moment to reach the zenith on its own. \n \nThere are still brilliant points within the horror series, but it cripples itself before it can reach full steam. \n \nLittle Hope has less in terms of spoiling itself early, but the scares arguably come few and far between outside of the standard jump-scares, finding itself a bit more comfortable with an unsettling atmosphere that dabbles into the supernatural. \n \nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/TheDarkPictures\/status\/1322225536744259584 \n \nNeither is necessarily a poor experience; the gameplay is very clear and allows for even those a bit more inexperienced with gaming to get their hands dirty, offers a cohesive plot and the character animations are second only to legendarily animated titles such as Final Fantasy XV. \n \nThat being said, and there are still a rumored six more titles to be making their way into the Anthology; more than enough time for Supermassive to hone their technique that readily brings some bonafide horror while offering the most unique cooperative experience that has been seen in quite some time. \n \nIf you're a fan of horror, you owe it to yourself to take a peek at what Supermassive Games has been working on.