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Old 24-10-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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Is it just me or are video games these days with monsters and so on all over the place just not scary in the slightest? When was the the last time you played a new game that made you jump? Maybe this is ridiculous coming from a 19 year old - a supposed adult, but yesterday, I was playing Blood and I couldn't help but jump when a zombie suddenly popped up and started trying to kill me. Also, I will not deny that Doom 2 still makes me a little bit scared. Am I alone in this?
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Old 24-10-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(chainsoar @ Oct 24 2006, 07:04 PM) [snapback]263339[/snapback]</div>
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Is it just me or are video games these days with monsters and so on all over the place just not scary in the slightest? When was the the last time you played a new game that made you jump? Maybe this is ridiculous coming from a 19 year old - a supposed adult, but yesterday, I was playing Blood and I couldn't help but jump when a zombie suddenly popped up and started trying to kill me. Also, I will not deny that Doom 2 still makes me a little bit scared. Am I alone in this?
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No you're not.
It's not scary when you know there's going to be a highly polished, 3d rendered, inside-out demon like thing for you to kill around every corner.
What's scary is when you go around 5 corners without seeing anything, you start to get aprehensive, and then you go 'round another, and there's nothing, and then another, and then... one comes from an alcove behind you because you're too busy thinking about what's around the next corner. This also means that lower difficulties can actually be scarier because there's usually less bad guys.
It's all about building an atmosphere, and older games are (generally) better at it.
The last new (2000 or later) game that scared me was Return to Castle Wolfenstien.
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Old 24-10-2006, 06:27 PM   #3
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Spider Mastermind @ Oct 24 2006, 06:17 PM) [snapback]263343[/snapback]</div>
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No you're not.
It's not scary when you know there's going to be a highly polished, 3d rendered, inside-out demon like thing for you to kill around every corner.
What's scary is when you go around 5 corners without seeing anything, you start to get aprehensive, and then you go 'round another, and there's nothing, and then another, and then... one comes from an alcove behind you because you're too busy thinking about what's around the next corner. This also means that lower difficulties can actually be scarier because there's usually less bad guys.
It's all about building an atmosphere, and older games are (generally) better at it.
The last new (2000 or later) game that scared me was Return to Castle Wolfenstien.
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The last game scared me was... Quake 2
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Old 24-10-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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Doom 3 is pretty jumpy until you spot the patterns for monster placement, then it gets boring. I find the best atmosphere-producing games are generally adventures - something like 5 Days A Stranger is pretty scary in places.
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Old 24-10-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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The last game which scared me was Turok 2, a few years ago. I was walking very happy around when some... things jumped at me from the corner. I was so scared I almost yelled. :P
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Old 24-10-2006, 07:57 PM   #6
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A long time ago, me and my friend played AVP we walked around a corner and suddenly a alien jump on us :w00t: LOL We were so scared that we runned away from the computer
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Old 24-10-2006, 08:21 PM   #7
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last game that scared me was doom 2...
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Old 24-10-2006, 10:53 PM   #8
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I'll have to agree with you there. Whenever i see that damn monster with the goat legs and the rocket launcher my trousers immediatly fill themselved up

Last time i got scared by a game was a few years back when playing Silent Hill. I still consider that, aswell as playing the first Resi Evil when i was 6, as the most terrifying game experience ever. Movie wasn't too bad either...i'm on about Silent Hill ofcourse, the Resi Evil films sucked nuts!
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Old 25-10-2006, 02:29 AM   #9
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I quit a game for a few weaks when I get creeped...
I mean... I hate atmosphere of unknown!
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Old 25-10-2006, 03:16 AM   #10
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Erm... Never? :blink:
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