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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:58:41

I remember playing an AitD game on the PS1. The second one I believe. It had a great atmosphere, but its combat controls sucked, and some puzzles were stupidly cryptic. But what i hated the most was its cheap-assness with bullets. Fuck! I would be happy when finding a pack of 10 or so bullets, only to remember that all fucking weapons were double and triple barrelled. Assholes.

Who fires a triple-barrel shotgun anyway?

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:23:45
Doom on PS1 is my favorite horror game. The way they did the lighting and the creepy music with the baying sheep and baby cries in the background was creepy as hell in 1995.


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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:32:17

Dvader said:

I don't know anything about the PC horror scene. I know games like Doom were scary as hell to me back in the day. I played the original Alone in the Dark, interesting in a museum piece sort of way, not in a its a good game kind of way. All FMV games SUCK, don't bother.

Oh yeah. Doom had me freaking out. Very tense game that one. Alone in the dark  was really good when it came out - there were two sequels. Probably would have a better rep if someone would have done a good remake. And the Gabriel Knight FMV was I think above a lot of the  FMV games that were released. Even if you find the cutscenes too cheesy there is a strong adventure game there.

I like the setting for nightmare creatures - another game that needs a remake.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 03:00:56
Hey, I played Doom and Quake when I was very young and didn't find them scary at all! Nyaa
Maybe it was because i'd already been traumatised by The Fly and thus had built up a resistance, though.

Silent Hill and RE toa  much lesser extent were quite scary, though!

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 05:11:25

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Hey, I played Doom and Quake when I was very young and didn't find them scary at all! Nyaa
Maybe it was because i'd already been traumatised by The Fly and thus had built up a resistance, though.

Silent Hill and RE toa  much lesser extent were quite scary, though!

 the only thing scary about quake was having to vomit every 15 minutes or so because of the motion sickness it caused me Sad

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 06:39:04
Scary Games of 93
Doom
Gabriel Knight Sins of the fathers
Alone in the dark 2
Pathways into darkness - early bungie
CD-i Zelda games

also the year myst, day of the tentacle and sam and max hit the road came out. A decent year for pc games.
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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 08:47:07
Yay, scary games o/

I have to admit, most of them are on my "to play" list but I already played:

- Friday 13th on Amstrad. It was definitely not a good game. Music was ok for this time, there was an attempt of 3D ISO but the gameplay was kinda lame. Globally the game was not really scary, but 3 details were able to scare the little 8 year old me: the scream when someone was killed, the hair standing up on the head on your character and, most than all, that stupid screen that would appear totally randomly!



I think it made me cry the first time I saw it Sad

- Maniac mansion:
Ok, it was not supposed to be a scary game. But the atmosphere was weird and made me uneased. The mad scientist didn't helped much either.

- Alone in the dark:
It took me a lot of time to even understand what to do in the first room. And, as you can guess, a lot of death. I don't remember finishing it, it was already an oldie when I first played it and I was in college when my computer was at my parent's home so I think I just didn't find time to play it. Will have to try it again

- Resident Evil:
I played the first at a friend's home. Of course we were playing in the dark (actually, I was playing, he was looking) and I jumped a few times. The dogs breaking out the windows, the leechers and all the zombies... I even screamed once (don't remember why exactly) that made my friend's mother rush into his bedroom asking "What are you doing to her!!!!" Good memories ^^. Now I'm a huge fan of the series, still need to buy 2 games and I will make a resident-evil o-thon <3

- Silent hill:
Only played the first one but it scared me to hell. Graa I hated this stupid radio and early in the game theses tiny monsters looking like child! That remind me that I have to order Silent hill: shattered memories, it's out today in Europe o/

- Phantasmagoria:
I played it at my ex-BF's place. Never understood him, he had a lot of scary games but he was too afraid to play them ^^. The game was not really scary, mostly gore and the cut-scene were sometime so ridiculous that it was funny/gore. Yeah, I can't say it was scary except maybe the cradle scene :/

- Alien Vs predator:
Yeah, it's not a scary game, but when you play Marines in a dark room and you hear the bip bip bipbip bipbipbipbipbiiiiiiip. You're all "What! where! fucking alien get out of here!!!!!" And you empty your gun on!.. a stupid door wick keep on closing/opening. When you finally relax a little, still swearing at the door, a stupid fucking alien just fell in front of you!!!!! GRAAAAAH!

More later I need to work a little Nyaa




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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:33:32

Mekere said:
I even screamed once (don't remember why exactly) that made my friend's mother rush into his bedroom asking "What are you doing to her!!!!"

Nyaa

when you play Marines in a dark room and you hear the bip bip bipbip bipbipbipbipbiiiiiiip. You're all "What! where! fucking alien get out of here!!!!!"

hah  yeah that stuff is great for suspense. Worked well in the movie.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 10:51:00

Oh yeah, thanks for the reminders. I played the first two Alone in the Darks, really great games. And Eternal Darkness 3 times through and Cursed Mountain. Also this vampire graphic adventure back on PC that I cannot remember the name of. 

Oh yeah, played Dead Space and Bioshock, dont know how something as colourful as Bioshock gets called a horror. Its like Rapture might as well be called candyland. 

Mekere isn't Shattered memories out on the 5th march?

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:12:36
Pretty sure it's today and thehut agrees with me.

And your vampire game, is it Vampire the mascarade: bloodlines?
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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:07:30

Mekere said:
Pretty sure it's today and thehut agrees with me.

And your vampire game, is it Vampire the mascarade: bloodlines?

I can't remember, I need to see boxart and pics to remember.

Get to it, slave!

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:44:24

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Mekere said:
Pretty sure it's today and thehut agrees with me.

And your vampire game, is it Vampire the mascarade: bloodlines?

I can't remember, I need to see boxart and pics to remember.

Get to it, slave!

Without seeing any pics I can tell you that it's not, Vampire the Masquerade is a first person RPG, not a graphical adventure.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:51:40

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

Mekere said:
Pretty sure it's today and thehut agrees with me.

And your vampire game, is it Vampire the mascarade: bloodlines?

I can't remember, I need to see boxart and pics to remember.

Get to it, slave!

Without seeing any pics I can tell you that it's not, Vampire the Masquerade is a first person RPG, not a graphical adventure.

And yet she expects me to believe her Shattered Memories release date! Nyaa

Gameplay.co.uk and Game uk both say the 5th of March. Unless its not getting a simultaneous euro launch. Which would annoy me considering the games UK devs.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:57:54
It's in stock at thehut:

http://www.thehut.com/games/platforms/nintendo-wii/silent-hill-shattered-memories/10052869.html

And French shop are saying it's in stock too. Sooooo, I don't know, maybe theses websites are not up to date?

And maybe Dracula: resurrection



Or any of the following games
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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:17:54

Mekere said:
It's in stock at thehut:

http://www.thehut.com/games/platforms/nintendo-wii/silent-hill-shattered-memories/10052869.html

And French shop are saying it's in stock too. Sooooo, I don't know, maybe theses websites are not up to date?

And maybe Dracula: resurrection



Or any of the following games

Defintely not this game.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:04:37
The only adventure vampire game I can recall that isn't a dracula game is the third gabriel knight game.
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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 02:26:10
The earliest I remember being introduced to horror games is when I saw someone playing a Splatterhouse 1 arcade cabinet at a water park in my town. I was about six years old. I wasn't really frightened by it, though I had a fascination for its sick imagery and art direction. I recreated what I saw in several drawings and journal entries at school, which, in retrospect, was probably the beginning of my downfall there. I later went on to rent Splatterhouse 2 for my Genesis, which was awesome.

My first horror survival game was Resident Evil 2 when it was released for the Nintendo 64. Some say it's too dated now, but my favourite RE game is probably the RE: Director's Cut. REmake is also sweet.

My first Silent Hill game was Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams for the Xbox, which is disappointing, since it's still the best, in my opinion, and I haven't been able to enjoy the others quite as much because of it. My second favourite is Origins, which I bet a lot of people are ready to disagree with me on. If I ever get around to it, I was planning on assembling a small team and creating a Silent Hill themed FPS using the Genesis3D engine.

I've tried Fatal Frame 2 and 3, but I haven't got a chance to actually sit down and play through them, so my judgment is still pending.

More recently, I'm a big fan of the Condemned games. I own them both, and they're great.
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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 02:32:06
Silent Hill 2. PS2.  Bought it used, took it home, turned off the lights, played it for 90 minutes or so, got too scared and returned it, figuring there is no way I could ever finish a game that scary.

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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:13:46

angrymonkey said:
The only adventure vampire game I can recall that isn't a dracula game is the third gabriel knight game.

It may be, the name sounds familiar. Whats the exact name of the game? Anyone have boxart or screens?

Mekere, did you get Shattered Memories?

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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 16:31:57
No, yesterday I had a party just after work, so no shopping. And today.. well I'm fighting an awful hangover :'(
I think I will play it lazy and order it on thehut, may save a few euros too...
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