Thanks to forums member faDeD for turning me on to a new WiiWare horror/puzzle game called LIT. I haven’t had time to play it yet–as you can probably tell from the dearth of posts recently, it’s been a busy month–but it looks like a lot of fun. I am keenly interested in how horror games might perform on services like XBLA and WiiWare; I suspect that the types of horror/adventure games that are being made for DS could work on these platforms really well, for about the same development cost. And damn it, somebody has to make a proper point-and-click adventure game using the Wii remote (to be fair, there are a couple of attempts already).
I am trying to decide if I should loosen the Quest criteria to include hand-held games. I am still working my way through Nanashi no Geemu (damn, that game needs save points), and with titles like Silent Hill: 0rigins already in the wild it seems like it might be a good move. I initially omitted hand-held games because there are very few portable horror games and I didn’t want to have to track down every last NeoPocket or Wonderswan to complete the Quest. But it seems like the only real contenders are the PSP and the DS, and even then most of the titles are on the DS. So maybe I should go ahead and count games on those platforms–they are certainly relevant from a content perspective. What do you think?