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Re: Horror Games

Postby Arius » 28 Jan 2010, 03:48

Bah, can't find Clock Tower or Fatal Frame.

I've wanted to check out the Condemned series, but I don't know where to start.

Also, if anyone knows of games like Penumbra: Black Plague, definitely tell me. Because that game was fantastic in atmosphere and gameplay. I don't like combat heavy horror games, because they don't give you that sense of helplessness that really gets to you.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby InsaneFool » 28 Jan 2010, 08:24

the Condemned series starts with Condemned: Criminal Origins, and the second one is Condemned: Bloodshot.

I haven't played either, except the Demo for the first one which was awesome...it reminded me a lot of the first FEAR.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Hakaryu » 28 Jan 2010, 09:24

Clock Tower is a very old game, you'll either need to find a copy on amazon or get a ROM of it. Fatal Frame should be carried by some game stores still I think, if not just grab any of the sequels since there's no continuity between them.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Theremin » 28 Jan 2010, 09:44

Both of the Condemneds are good, but the first one has a far better story.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Genghis Ares » 28 Jan 2010, 09:51

I like some of the things they added for the 2nd Condemned, like the ability to holster a firearm, combos with melee weapons, environment kills, and more things to do with the detective segments.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Hakaryu » 28 Jan 2010, 10:43

Gameplay they did improve in Blood shot and the story was doing great up until midway through the game.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Theremin » 28 Jan 2010, 11:03

All true. but the finale for Criminal Origins is one of gaming's best, I think. Very simple in it's execution, and very effective.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Trymantha » 28 Jan 2010, 12:50

Silent hill series (not homecomeing).

they are good games not to ation heavy, and they gave me one hell of a fright, followed but more and more frights and a overwhelming sense of dread.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Hakaryu » 28 Jan 2010, 13:13

I don't get why people have a beef with Homecoming, I thought it was very well done for a Silent Hill game.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Trymantha » 29 Jan 2010, 12:48

Hakaryu wrote:I don't get why people have a beef with Homecoming, I thought it was very well done for a Silent Hill game.


My problem with Homecomeing is the way it combat was handled, for example ammo I found was more common, with a focus on killing everything you come across rather than trying to find away around it.

they brought in the Prymid head for pure fan service the whole thing behind silent hill is that the town creates the monsters based upon someones psyche, the Pc in HC and the PC in 2(the first apperance of PH) is completely diffrent. Also he is introduced in a cutscene in 2 he was just standeing behind a grate which was alot more scary.

those are my major problems with homecoming i have a few more like the amount of people in the game (as standered enemys).

ohh i dont like SH origins either.


though im hoping Alan Wake turns out good.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Arius » 29 Jan 2010, 12:55

The first boss battle pretty much put me off the game.

Plus, there was no suspense. It was just... MONSTER!
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Re: Horror Games

Postby zfubarz » 29 Jan 2010, 13:50

I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I've been hearing great things about silent hill: shattered memories.

No weapons at all just a flashlight and a few psyche tests
I think it won or came close to winning best wii game on giantbomb.

I think I'll be renting it in a week or 2 and I'll let you know more
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Arius » 29 Jan 2010, 13:56

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Re: Horror Games

Postby Theremin » 29 Jan 2010, 14:50

Ah, Resident Evil 4's always good. The regenerators made me shake so hard I had trouble aiming.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Arius » 29 Jan 2010, 14:55

<.<

Resident Evil 4 is less horror than Barbie's Horse Adventure.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby elvor » 29 Jan 2010, 15:12

Trymantha wrote:the whole thing behind silent hill is that the town creates the monsters based upon someones psyche,


Wrong actually. Can you say Alessa Gillespie?

I enjoyed Homecoming. More than I enjoyed 3 to be honest, I never could get into that one. I'm looking forward to Shattered Memories though, that needs to come out over here soon.

RE4 was in general not scary, APART from the Regenerators, which are freaky as all hell.

Clock Tower fuckin' traumatised me when I played it. Although I was about 10 at the time, I think.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Hakaryu » 29 Jan 2010, 21:45

I prefered Homecoming because of its story, which is damn scary as hell. I admit the combat is a bit easy and the boss fights just as easy but I like how the story advances the power of Silent Hill and how it and the orders power is spreading further out into the world rather then diminishing.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby zfubarz » 29 Jan 2010, 22:53

That link provides little to no explanation.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Arius » 29 Jan 2010, 22:55

Review

Here, I did a review of it on my old blog.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby zfubarz » 30 Jan 2010, 00:45

suuuure you did
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Re: Horror Games

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 30 Jan 2010, 06:53

Hey, guys. Just wanted to say thanks for getting me replaying Clock Tower when I should be getting organised for nine weeks away from home. Good job!

Also, I've just discovered that Yahtzee did Special Editions of his Chzo Mythos games, so I'll have to replay them for old times' sake.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Theremin » 30 Jan 2010, 08:14

"Micheal! The lions chewed through the bar of the enclosure! What happened?"
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Re: Horror Games

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 30 Jan 2010, 11:12

Sadly, I won't have access to anything I could play Clock Tower on in the middle of three hundred square kilometres of wildlife reserve. Also, I would hope that the people I'm going to be working with can spell my name correctly.
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Re: Horror Games

Postby iEatNinjaZ » 30 Jan 2010, 12:33

Arius wrote:Also, if anyone knows of games like Penumbra: Black Plague, definitely tell me. Because that game was fantastic in atmosphere and gameplay. I don't like combat heavy horror games, because they don't give you that sense of helplessness that really gets to you.

Frictional games is currently working on a new game, so expect a penumbra-like horror game released sometime this year.
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You might like this video of them working on a level:
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You could also download the 2006 Penumbra Tech demo, its pretty creepy and its free!
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Re: Horror Games

Postby Myrph » 30 Jan 2010, 13:28

ThrashJazzAssassin wrote:Also, I've just discovered that Yahtzee did Special Editions of his Chzo Mythos games, so I'll have to replay them for old times' sake.


Honestly, they are brilliant! The bonus stuff like soundtracks and additional material is really awesome and the bonus commentary is absolutely hilarious! The only downside is that since you've already played them, they'll be over much faster, plus you'll have clues and stuff pointing things out with the commentary as well. Not that that is a bad thing though, as Yahtzee managed to point out several things that I had actually missed on my original play-throughs!
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