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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #40 on: 19 Apr 2018, 16:56 »
Why isn't this thread just the words AMNESIA and SOMA over and over again until we're all dead?!

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #41 on: 19 Apr 2018, 17:30 »
Why isn't this thread just the words AMNESIA and SOMA over and over again until we're all dead?!
Because Amnesia was an annoying game that punished you for being in the light and punished you for being in the dark.
Good game though. Even though I didn't like it. :-D

And as for Soma... I actually haven't gotten around to playing that one yet. :-[

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #42 on: 20 Apr 2018, 13:57 »
I agree, Amnesia was too much. But it was scary. Soma is a huge improvement, in that it's scary, but the story and voice acting are also excellent.
« Last Edit: 20 Apr 2018, 14:04 by Ali »

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #43 on: 20 Apr 2018, 16:01 »
Alone in the Dark +1
I'm talking about the first one, as a teenager, and it was mostly because of the music and the sound effects.
 

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #44 on: 20 Sep 2018, 20:14 »
I did like the atmosphere in the original Gabriel Knight (GK: Sins of the Fathers). Well, up to one point (imo the game becomes less dark once you leave New Orleans).

The excellent OST helped in that respect :)

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #46 on: 20 Sep 2018, 22:08 »
I merged the topics.

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #47 on: 20 Sep 2018, 22:25 »
Lol, yeah, i is lazy :=
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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #48 on: 25 Sep 2018, 12:47 »
I remember one scene that actually creeped me out, in 5 Days a Stranger.
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The protagonist, Trilby, and a few other people are magically trapped in a haunted house,
and not being able to escape they decide to spend the night sleeping inside.
Trilby then has a dream where he sees a masked killer standing over the corpses of
all the people trapped in the house, and then the killer removes his mask, revealing himself to be Trilby.
When Trilby tells about his dream to one of the others, she tells him that she too had a dream about a masked killer.

Then Trilby says: Let me guess, the killer took off his mask and then it was your face?
but she only answers: No, it was your face.


That simple dialogue exchange really unnerved me.
« Last Edit: 25 Sep 2018, 23:48 by Blondbraid »

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #49 on: 25 Sep 2018, 19:58 »
I haven't paid much attention to the third Trilby game, but the first two were quite intense... :)
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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #50 on: 25 Sep 2018, 20:11 »
Add spoiler tags, Blondbraid!

Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #51 on: 25 Sep 2018, 23:55 »
Add spoiler tags, Blondbraid!
Sorry!
I figured it wouldn't be a big spoiler considered the scene I mentioned takes place rather early in the game,
but I've since edited my comment.

Anyway, I consider the scene I mentioned a good example of how something isn't scary because of any shock or gore (since the game has fairly simplistic pixel art),
but scary because it was a disturbing concept that made the player think about the implications.

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #52 on: 26 Sep 2018, 12:47 »
I remember one scene that actually creeped me out, in 5 Days a Stranger.
I really need to play the Trilby games one of these days.
I downloaded them, but I never made the time to play them.

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #53 on: 26 Sep 2018, 16:02 »
scary because it was a disturbing concept that made the player think about the implications.

I recently heard an awesome definition, provided by Stephen King, of the "Three Types Of Fear":

Type One: Scary
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You return home to find that the lock on your front door has been broken open and the door hangs ajar.


Type Two: Terrifying
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You return home to find that there is an intruder in your home who is trying to kill you.


Type Three: Creepy
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You return home to find that everything you own has been replaced with almost perfect copies.
« Last Edit: 26 Sep 2018, 16:04 by Mandle »

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #54 on: 27 Sep 2018, 11:55 »
Type Three: Creepy
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You return home to find that everything you own has been replaced with almost perfect copies.

That last one sounds hilarious to me, not creepy. (laugh)

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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #55 on: 03 Oct 2018, 11:54 »
CAT LADY OMG! I started playing it at 10:00 am and had to stop because I got so emotionally disturbed :D Great thing for an adventure game to achieve.
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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #56 on: 08 Oct 2018, 17:56 »

This game has very scary moments, cruel as only a japan tale can be. I't's also a good introduction to eastern philosophy.



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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #57 on: 01 Nov 2018, 02:05 »
I can't remember if I already posted in this topic, but I'd like to say that no, no game has ever scared me.

But I dare anyone not to be upset by the opening scenes  of Yomawari: Night Alone.
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Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #58 on: 02 Nov 2018, 20:17 »
... , did I mention I'm drunk?
... I'd like to say that no, no game has ever scared me. ...
    (laugh)    (laugh)    (laugh)
         

Re: Has any horror adventure game actually scared you?
« Reply #59 on: 03 Nov 2018, 07:32 »
The short answer is no.

The truth is that I've been startled by games, and I've been made anxious by the mood or tone of games.  I've felt uneasy or slightly creeped out, but never actually scared.  Then again, I don't really get that scared of any media.  It's hard for me to suspend my disbelief in that way.  I always know it's a game or a movie or what have you, and can never truly give in to actual fear.  That's why I've never really been into horror as a genre.

Most recently, Black Mirror on Netflix has made me feel pretty close to scared, but it's the implications, not the media itself.