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Old 02-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #31
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I actually think the monsters in DS 2 look immediately contrived and pretty unconvincing. I have only played a couple of hours in but that's how it strikes me. Not scary at all and no different to DS 1-monster wise-, so far anyway.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:30 PM   #32
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Uninstall it and send it to me, I'll kill all the monsters for you and then send it back.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #33
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The best thing I've ever done with scary games is remember that I have big ing guns. Also, the fact that if anything does kill you, you're going to come back to where you died and know what's coming... so that takes the edge off after awhile.

Over the years as well, playing lots of games that have a high "scare" factor kind of makes you numb. Take Doom 3 for this example. The beginning of Doom 3 I thought I'd never get past; I would usually end up turning it off after about an hour. What helped was how monotonous and repeated the rooms were set up. Imps jumping out and shrieking was expected, the data pads left behind by the unfortunates before me lost their eeriness and sense of despair and fear for what was out there.

By the end I just wanted to kill the last guy so I could be done with it.

Now, Dead Space/Dead Space 2 are BETTER in my opinion than Doom 3, Fear, Fear 2, etc. as they did to many things right; I would finish a short session of DS/DS2 and my heart rate would be up. I could feel the grip of adrenaline slide back from my hands and arms... Visceral took the basic components of the genre and made something fantastic.

One thing that I ask before anyone replies to my thoughts: Plleeeaaseee don't start in on how the rooms look the same in DS2 as you progress. If you played the game, you would know that they should, as even the characters point out that they're going in circles and back tracking because a lot of avenues end up being dead ends. Also, you go back through the Ishimura for 's sake, of course it's going to be the same design with new paint.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #34
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Oh and yes, Aliens vs. Predator (the classic and the latest installment, NOT 2 as it was !) are fantastically scary. Classic was ing ridiculous, played that at 15 and went bonkers at how much it scared the out of me lol.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:33 AM   #35
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Ah it's been a while since I played Dead Space 2.

I find that Dead Space 1 was more scary because it gave you that claustrophobic feeling where you are alone in the mining station, and only communicating with 2 other people at remote places.

In Dead Space 2, there are heaps more npcs that you can meet.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #36
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Just play Amnesia the Dark Descent.
It doesn't have a lot of gotcha scares in it. I promise.

Just turn off the lights, throw on some headphones and enjoy a relaxing game.


Ok, thats mean.
But seriously, for a horror game .. this one is excellent. mainly because it doesn't rely on gotcha scares .. but over time just freaks ya out .. for lack of a better term LOL.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:05 PM   #37
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I thought DS1 had a lot of good boo-scares in it, but for some reason DS2 is freaking me the eff out. Like getting through chapters muttering to myself, "Oh, this is bad, this is bad, bad, bad...AAAH <empty a clip>...ok, ok, that's dead, ok...bad, bad...oh, man, I think that was a baby...oh, man...bad..."
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:26 AM   #38
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The experiment

I didn't find the game too scary, but the battle with the regenerating necromorph always gets my heart and blood pumping. I would only relax when the battle was over!
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #39
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yeah. that's one of the scariest parts for me (way back in DS1). i learned to invest in stasis after my first encounter with one of those
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #40
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This isn't even that scary compared to America's debt.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #41
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This isn't even that scary compared to America's debt.
*high five*
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:04 AM   #42
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Anyone who finds this game "too scary" should never play:

Penumbra (series)
Amnesia
Scratches
Call Of Cthulhu Dark corners Of The Earth
F.E.A.R. (series)
Killing Floor
Cryostasis
Metro 2033
Darkfall: Lost Souls
Stalker (series)
Silent Hill (series)
Resident Evil (series)
Alan Wake
Barbie Horse Adventures
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:34 AM   #43
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@Tryp:
Killing Floor scary? Seriously?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:18 AM   #44
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If it will make you feel better, just stick your arm under your bed and I will hold your hand while you play.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #45
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I don't mind the grotesque monsters as long as I can see them from a distance, but I don't like the ones that suddenly appear in your face.
You saw that "ghost car" video when you were younger, too?

Because I did...
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