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Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« on: 13 Nov 2017, 19:41 »
From the major company ones, I liked the first Gabriel Knight.
From indie ones I liked a few, including Downfall (the original, not the remake; imo the remake had less balance as a story, though I am not sure if people who played that first would be of such a view ;) ), The cat lady (sequel to Downfall), and the sequel to 5 days a stranger (the one in space; despite being in space I liked the atmosphere :=) ).

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #1 on: 13 Nov 2017, 20:44 »
Gabriel Knight for me too. gabriel Knight 2 also...
And I really loved Phatasmagoria, back then, despite all its flaws I see now...
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #2 on: 14 Nov 2017, 14:38 »
Best indie horror game for me that I have actually played is probably Anchorhead

If you click the link the game just starts and is playable in your browser. It's a text adventure in the Lovecraftian style and I love it to death!!!

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #3 on: 15 Nov 2017, 06:41 »
:)

Re Phantasmagoria, i have only seen a playthrough video, but i do like the monster and the different (and gruesome) ways to die!

Which reminds me:

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #4 on: 15 Nov 2017, 20:16 »
The original Clock Tower for the SNES! It was so well done and SO creepy! Still gives me the chills thinking about it...


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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #5 on: 16 Nov 2017, 18:25 »
The original Clock Tower for the SNES! It was so well done and SO creepy! Still gives me the chills thinking about it...



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Its music is very good too :)

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #6 on: 16 Nov 2017, 22:47 »
Yeah Clock Tower on SNES (named 'First Fear' for PSX version to avoid confusion with other game) was something else. That game was very complex for a SNES game with its multiple endings, although strange thing is that the canon ending is 'B' i believe (everyone dead except Jenny). Clock Tower 1 on PSX, was also very good except for shitty 3D. Clock Tower 2 was the last from adventure game type trilogy, but also the worst. It had no connection to story from previous games and instead it follows some zombie bullshit and gameplay sucked (so-called 'battles'). Still, Bates was a funny element of game but...yeah u guessed it, they screw uped his gameplay role also since there were no logic behind riddles where player had to change persona leading to non stop trial and error. Very, very bad game design. No wonder developer went to hell.

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #7 on: 16 Nov 2017, 23:53 »
Not that I have played many horror games but Silent Hill 2 holds a special place for me.

Sanitarium had its moments too.
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #8 on: 17 Nov 2017, 01:24 »
The Cat Lady, I guess. Haven't played much that could be labeled horror.

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #9 on: 17 Nov 2017, 07:02 »
Not that I have played many horror games but Silent Hill 2 holds a special place for me.

Sanitarium had its moments too.

"Diagnosis: Crazy" (laugh)
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #10 on: 17 Nov 2017, 11:17 »
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"Diagnosis: Crazy" (laugh)
Care to elaborate ? (roll)

Both games had me ragequit a few times. The lack of visibility - intended or not - is particularly annoying in SH2. Yet I was compelled to finish them. I played some technically better horror games (Resident Evil 4, Cayne, ...) which didn't leave their mark as strongly on me.
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #11 on: 17 Nov 2017, 11:55 »
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"Diagnosis: Crazy" (laugh)
Care to elaborate ? (roll)

Both games had me ragequit a few times. The lack of visibility - intended or not - is particularly annoying in SH2. Yet I was compelled to finish them. I played some technically better horror games (Resident Evil 4, Cayne, ...) which didn't leave their mark as strongly on me.

"Diagnosis: Crazy" is a very funny quote in the first part of Sanitarium (laugh)
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #12 on: 17 Nov 2017, 13:41 »
Oh, right. It didn't ring a bell. I should replay it someday.
Curiously, I could remember George Stobbart saying something similar in the Hagenmeyer Clinic of Broken Sword 1 :-D
 

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #13 on: 17 Nov 2017, 13:49 »
Oh, right. It didn't ring a bell. I should replay it someday.
Curiously, I could remember George Stobbart saying something similar in the Hagenmeyer Clinic of Broken Sword 1 :-D

"'Non' way" :D
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #14 on: 17 Nov 2017, 15:34 »
Well, Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness had some horror themes in it.

But I think Yahtzee's X Days (Chzo Mythos) Series would win the best horror adventure game award pretty easily.

Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #15 on: 17 Nov 2017, 19:33 »
Favorite is probably GK2, but I hardly classify that one as horror so I go for Scratches.
Anyone played it?

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #16 on: 17 Nov 2017, 19:48 »
Favorite is probably GK2, but I hardly classify that one as horror so I go for Scratches.
Anyone played it?

I have seen a full youtube 'let's play' of it. It is nice :)
Though i am not really fond of first person perpective in adventures. Nor of 3d world in adventures.
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #17 on: 17 Nov 2017, 19:58 »
Though i am not really fond of first person perpective in adventures. Nor of 3d world in adventures.
First person is not an issue for me; I like 1st and 3rd person perspective both.
I strongly dislike 3d when combined with 3rd person view, but with scratches I was really immersed in the game.

BTW I also like Dark Fall, but it's also 1st person, though not 3d I think (that's 'Dark Fall' not 'Darkfall').
Thinking of it, I don't know that many horror adventure games that are 3rd person.

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #18 on: 17 Nov 2017, 22:21 »
Thinking of it, I don't know that many horror adventure games that are 3rd person.

Much harder to jumpscare the player in 3rd person.

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #19 on: 18 Nov 2017, 08:59 »
My favorite is Deadly premonition:



Despite the scene, there are actually some creepy moments too.

Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #20 on: 18 Nov 2017, 21:08 »
probably the first game, that made me feel uncomfortable was Countdown especially the first part within the sanitarium, maybe not the best choice for a horror adventure game, but I appreciate it some nostalgic values


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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #21 on: 19 Nov 2017, 10:30 »
My favorite is Deadly premonition:



Despite the scene, there are actually some creepy moments too.

Lol, that game has a lot of funny scenes.
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #22 on: 19 Nov 2017, 14:29 »
There are not that many 3D horror adventures, no, but The scariest adventure I ever played, was "Amnesia-The Dark Decent".



https://youtu.be/wk07BWkhzsM

It was so, so scary that I never had the guts to play the sequel. 8-0

The Penumbra series by the same developers is great too.
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #23 on: 19 Nov 2017, 22:19 »
There are not that many 3D horror adventures

You're joking, right?

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #24 on: 19 Nov 2017, 23:44 »
There are not that many 3D horror adventures

You're joking, right?

Oh boy. One should not post things with a serious headache and being nearly asleep through a big load of painkillers. :=
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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #25 on: 20 Nov 2017, 02:37 »
Its music is very good too :)
[Clock Tower OST Track]
I made the mistake of listening to the soundtrack one time when I was at work. After a while I thought, 'why am I so creeped out?'... oh, right.  :P

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Re: Which horror adventure game is your favourite?
« Reply #26 on: 23 Nov 2017, 16:24 »
I played a bit of the avenger of blood AGS-made adventure game. (iirc Donna - Avenger of blood?). Pretty good! Gfx could use refinement, but the tone of the game is really great, and it includes a lot of novel and interesting ideas re the gameplay 8-)

I wonder where in 'middle Europe' the city is, though. TBH it mostly looks like the most boring part of Athens (laugh)
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« Reply #27 on: 23 Nov 2017, 23:13 »
"Donna: Avenger Of Blood", yeah.

It's one of my all-time favorite AGS games!