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Games that freaked you out
« on: August 03, 2009, 07:57:31 PM »
Okay, games that made you not sleep at night!

Mine was American McGee's Alice. I was about 9 at the time and I was scared sh*tless by the Cheshire Cat... It's smile and long, spine-like neck freaked me out... I don't know why the smile scared me, though, as it's the same as the real Cheshire's, but I guess the mix with an almost skeletal body did the trick. (Maybe the blood on his teeth on one of the concept arts, too? Just maybe...) Plus, my brother had the good idea of putting his face as the background on our computer at the time... That didn't stop me from enjoying the game, though! I'm playing through it again, as they're making a sequel along with a movie...

For those who don't know what it is, it's a sequel to Alice's two other adventures. (Wonderland and Behind the Looking Glass.) Her house burns (If I remember well, she's the one who starts the fire, but I might be mistaken) and her parents die. Afterward she goes crazy and is put in a psychiatric hospital where she sinks into Wonderland once more, but this time, since she's become insane and Wonderland's a creation of her mind, it's warped into a reflection of her mind and so are the characters, hence the scary Cheshire Cat. The locations of the new Wonderland include a school for insane children, which you can see rolled up in corners, laughing or sometimes crying as you'd expect an insane child to do, a warped maze modeled after the real-life asylum where the real-life Alice is sent at the beginning and many more. Thumbs up to American McGee on this one.

Can't wait for the sequel! That game marked my childhood! (In many ways, for better or worse :-P)

Another game, more recent, is Dead Space. I played for a while in spring... Why did I play it with the lights out at 3 AM, I'll never know, but I was scared as hell O_O It's not the monsters or anything, but the sounds around you and the feeling of isolation. You're alone, on an abandoned spaceship with all the crew turned into mutants. The camera is an over-the-shoulder one, so the feeling that you could get attacked at anytime is just greater. I've spent more time standing in a room, wondering if I should go through a door or just close the game for longer than I've actually played it... Not as good as Alice, thuogh, which i to be expected since the graphics take over the importance of a good story... (And making a horror-themed sequel to Alice really was a good story)

What are your games that made you restless?
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 09:30:38 PM »
Ah, Silent Hill... Another one that scared the living crap outta me... I remember this room in the third one... It was a public washroom and you could see a trail of blood going under a door, into one of the stalls. In the stall, there was nothing left, just blood splashed all over the walls and traces where the person had put their hands, trying to pull themselves up. Creepy stuff... That's the thing with Silent Hill, it's that it's just plain disturbing. Also, the nurses are always something that's marked me in those games...
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 10:29:48 PM »
Yeah I remember the giants with the big arms! They were creepy o.O There were also those weird dog-like monsters if I remember correctly...

Another game that scared me (Well the video when you pop in the CD was scarier, in my opinion, but anyway) was Parasite Eve... All those animals, twisted and mutated... The rat... Damn, the rat... It was stretched so that the skin after its chest was ripped in half, so you could see its rib cage and everything, then its tail opened in three and got really long... Its face too, its lower jaw was ripped in half the whole length... (I haven't seen those for years, so I might be going a lil crazy and adding details, but from what I remember that's what they looked like) Why the opening cinematic scared me so much was because you actually saw the rat morphing into this twisted form. So you had the rat running along a hallway then it would start squirming and growing as its skin ripped open and you got to see it all in detail. Then again, I was like 6 when that game came out, so anything that gory would've scared me. From what I remember the game was really good, though. Too bad Eve wasn't scary... They could've (should've) made her all warped like the animals were... Instead she just got those huge claws and after a while, she turned into a huge blob thing.
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 10:47:00 PM »
I didn't remember the split heads, but it was long ago, so I don't remember everything exactly. Yeah, Cerberus, entering a nightmare world, it all makes sense.
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 11:12:56 PM »
No, it wasn't sarcastic XD Sorry if that's what it looked like. I just said that 'cause I hadn't seen the symbolism behind the Double Heads before. (although I do remember hearing something about it I think)
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 11:28:09 PM »
No, it's okay, I was being sarcastic. :-D

XD you're evil, moon...

I think I read about it on wikipedia... I had nothing to do last year and decided to look up Silent Hill and ended up reading every single word of the articles :-P There really is lots of hidden stuff in there...
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2009, 11:37:01 PM »
Well it is an addicting franchise! There's so much detail to it, yet we know so little about the whole thing...
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 09:50:55 AM »
bah i saw the tittle and hit reply staight away...

gears of war 1 (when i first got it)

act 2 made me jump out of my skin damn kryill eat you alive if you step into the dark but in time i learned to laugh at the 2 stranded (civillions) that get eaten at checkpoint 1

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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009, 05:03:13 PM »
My only regret(well one of the many i have) is that i haven't played any of these wonderful games.
The closer you get to light, the greater your shadow becomes.
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009, 02:39:55 AM »
tetris still freaks me out to this day but the music is strangly addictive  :-D
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2009, 05:54:02 AM »
Actually since we get games real cheap here, i've played all of them. Never finished any because i had other things more in tune with my interests to play.
...... No i don't think i chickened out.
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009, 10:31:19 AM »
Then what about F.E.A.R 2??  :-D
Thats a pretty creepy game... like when Alma jumps up in front of you and grab your arms... that one made me jump... ^^'
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 07:05:29 PM »
For me it's The suffering 1 & 2 when you play them for the first time your not expecting the random evil visions.
Some feel safe in the light some feel safe in the dark which are you?

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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2010, 09:27:33 PM »
FATAL FRAME.
The closer you get to light, the greater your shadow becomes.
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Re: Games that freaked you out
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2010, 09:41:28 PM »
FATAL FRAME.

Damn Raz beat me to it lol i liked fatal frame 2 the crimsom butterfly i couldnt even finish it thats how scary it was haha

another one thats a classic was Resident Evil.