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Why scary games are never scary
« on: April 09, 2010, 05:29:14 AM »


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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 06:22:11 AM »
Speak for yourself I get scared from Resident Evil  :'(

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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 11:45:13 AM »
When I was a little one any game with zombies used to scare me good. They Hunger, Blood, etc. They all freaked me the eff out.

These days, the scares are few and far between. That said, in the game Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines there is a level that takes place in an abandoned hotel and the game basically turns into The Shining for a half hour. It is spooktacular.

Also, I haven't played it in awhile, but I recall System Shock 2 being kind of scary, just because you have a sense of being hunted down constantly.
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Re: Why scary games are never scary
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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 12:01:20 PM »
These days, the scares are few and far between. That said, in the game Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines there is a level that takes place in an abandoned hotel and the game basically turns into The Shining for a half hour. It is spooktacular.

I remember exactly what you're talking about.  The game as a whole left me with much to be desired, but that hotel scenario has me creeped out for days.

The first time I played Silent Hill, I got paranoid walking around my neighborhood at night.  I kept thinking a demon-pterodactyl-thing was going to swoop down from a rooftop.

I also remember having nightmares after playing Fatal Frame (I think it's called something different in Europe).


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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 01:15:48 PM »
You have to take the time to immerse yourself with a horror game, turn the lights down, set up the surround sound, lock the door. Make an effort to jump at shadows, worry about dark areas and sh*t your knickers when something big comes.

Theres no point in playing a game if you aren't going to immerse yourself. Wheres the fun in playing for detachment instead of escapism, you might as well play Farm World on FB.

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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 01:26:28 PM »
I don't think I've seen a scary horror film in 10 - 15 years. What has been described, I can just as easily relate to today's horroh movies.
 The best piece of horror in entertainment form i've witnessed in the last 10 years would easily be Silent Hill 2.

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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 01:27:58 PM »
Parasite Eve, i played very little of it because i'm a big girl and i cacked several thongs.

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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 02:37:31 PM »
I am too scared to read this
Can't wait for Shenmue 3



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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2010, 02:39:03 PM »
I am too scared to read this

It's not scary so you'll be fine  :)


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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2010, 02:49:23 PM »
I am too scared to read this

It's not scary so you'll be fine  :)

it's not scary to you, we're not all your little craigy clones.... we're all terrified of the dark, your the one who's gonna have to go outside and check the noise was 'just the cat' .... or was it?!

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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2010, 02:54:25 PM »
The last time it was the cat, this happened!!



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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2010, 02:56:05 PM »
CRAIG PAAUNNNCCHHH!!
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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2010, 07:57:51 AM »
aahhh GM that's really sick! why would you post that?

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Re: Why scary games are never scary
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2010, 08:25:48 AM »
aahhh GM that's really sick! why would you post that?

It was making noises in the garden & disturbing the peace and tranquility of my home, it's no longer a problem.


 

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