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Author Topic: Do you like the 90s horror survival/adventure game aesthetic?  (Read 506 times)

KyriakosCH

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The classic example would be Clocktower (the original), for the Snes:



It wasn't by chance that the heroine was copied from Jennifer Connelly in Dario Argento's "Creepers".

A new game with that aesthetic is the second in the series of "Mr Hopps" (the original wasn't that stylish, but this one is).



You can also suggest other games that look like this. I like the style.
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Alan v. Drake has been working on a game with a similar aesthetic: Wretcher
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Oh cool. I thought Wretcher has been abandoned, but it's obviously still in production  :)

KyriakosCH

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I have played the released version of Wretcher; very nice graphics and indeed of this style.

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I find that it wasn't just the artstyle that gave Clocktower a great style, but also the sound design. The silence that was only broken by your own footsteps, until the scissors guy pops up out of nowhere, really added a lot to the game.
The artstyle, while brilliant, is in my opinion more reminiscent of Japanese SNES games in general, rather than just 90s survival horror (for example, Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun). But that sound design! That's where the real style in Clocktower was.

I don't remember the name, but I remember playing a Japanese-only SNES horror game, which was a first-person adventure game. It was more of a choose-your-own adventure than an adventure game. Your car had crashed and you wander into an old house, and then slowly uncover things there until the place suddenly burns down and you have to escape. Despite not being able to read a word, it was a very atmospheric game and probably the best version of that type story I've heard. Too bad I can't remember what it was called.

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Sorry for the double post, but I found out the name of the snes game that I was talking about.
It's Otogiriso.
I'd recommend it, even if you can't read Japanese.