I finally got the Platinum Trophy for The Evil Within, aka:
And boy, did this game simulate one Hell of a motion sickness on me, thanks to the hideous black letterboxes for whatever bullshit "artistic expression" reasons they pull out of their ass.
When I first played the game, I get severe motion sickness from every session.
On my third session (up to chapter 6), I was close to vomiting and the severe headache lasted and lingered till the next day.
I had to quit playing it and was unable to continue.
Even just watching a cutscene was sickening, as my eyes are unable to adjust the narrowed down field of view.
A few months later, my TV had monitor issues and had to be replaced, so I went with a bigger TV.
I tried replaying The Evil Within on the new TV and although I experienced dizziness on the first few sessions, I was finally able to overcome the motion sickness and completed the game.
Even though I got used to the letterboxes, I still think it's shit and needs to go.
Developers need to stop getting carried away with their stupid artistic expression, honestly.
They know that if they provided an option to remove them, 99% will choose to do so, so their only way of smothering people with their retarded "artistic vision" is to have it forced.
And no, it's not applied because of "hardware limitations" or bullshit reasoning like that.
The letterboxes aren't special borders that helps minimized what is drawn but are more like HUDs superimposed on the screen.
But instead of life bars or how much ammo you have, it just obstructs the screen for retarded "artistic vision" that doesn't belong in video games.
Akumu mode's a bitch.
I'm glad that's over with.