Following Horror Games Page 57

  • mecha-hopkins 18 Feb 2021 12:17:40 12 posts
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    Guys, please advise something to play horror. Not a novelty. Are there such quests in the genre?
  • mega-inLive 18 Feb 2021 16:48:57 1 posts
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    F.E.A.R.
    I think you might like this game , it's quite old, but at the time it made me scared.

    Edited by mega-inLive at 16:49:05 18-02-2021

    Edited by mega-inLive at 16:49:32 18-02-2021
  • DUFFMAN5 18 Feb 2021 16:57:08 26,827 posts
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    mecha-hopkins wrote:
    Guys, please advise something to play horror. Not a novelty. Are there such quests in the genre?
    What system, is age of game an issue?
    The Evil Within 2
  • mecha-hopkins 19 Feb 2021 12:16:44 12 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Code Veronica X end boss is proper bullshit.
    But it does not let you get bored
  • mecha-hopkins 19 Feb 2021 12:17:41 12 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    mecha-hopkins wrote:
    Guys, please advise something to play horror. Not a novelty. Are there such quests in the genre?
    What system, is age of game an issue?
    The Evil Within 2
    Thanks, I'll try now. Looks good
  • Malek86 20 Feb 2021 10:56:07 12,238 posts
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    Oh wow, that plane boss in CVX. Okay, I've been unloading everything onto him and he still won't even stagger. What am I doing wrong?

    Edited by Malek86 at 10:56:13 20-02-2021
  • richarddavies 20 Feb 2021 11:14:03 8,293 posts
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    I'm assuming you're making use of the crate/container thing as well?
  • Malek86 20 Feb 2021 11:24:35 12,238 posts
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    Oh okay, yeah, I'm an idiot. But I'm gonna blame the game too, because in the previous encounter it makes you think the boss can be staggered, so I thought I had to keep attacking it until it staggered and the crate could hit it safely.

    Turns out I just had to use the crate after doing... enough damage. Very intuitive.

    PS. since I had no idea how much damage was "enough", I ended up using all my exposive arrows. I bet I'm gonna regret it later.

    Edited by Malek86 at 11:27:15 20-02-2021
  • Cappy 20 Feb 2021 11:42:05 14,359 posts
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    Acid grenade rounds if you have them, are probably best to unload on that form of the tyrant.

    They are always worth keeping since acid rounds seem to be the weakness of certain annoying bosses in both Veronica and RE:3.
  • Malek86 20 Feb 2021 11:50:53 12,238 posts
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    Got past the boss already, and now I'm in an underground base and there are poisonous moths and I hate it already.

    Not sure how long this game is though, feels like I had to do a lot of legwork just to get to that first boss. Would be easier if there were more item boxes.

    Edited by Malek86 at 11:50:59 20-02-2021
  • Cappy 22 Feb 2021 12:24:34 14,359 posts
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    I don't think there are fewer item boxes then usual in Code Veronica it's more how the areas are interconnected and structured.

    With the first two games being built around a mansion and then a police station they both were natural hubs that enabled players to access various locations such as save rooms and item boxes more easily.

    Code Veronica is a bit more sprawling so I had to periodically empty my inventory when setting out to new area, there's nothing more annoying than having to backtrack because you can't pick something up so I'd rather head out with a practically empty inventory and count on picking what you need along the way.

    It's actually more efficient that way, what's the worst that can happen? You die and have to reload, backtracking to an item box and then going back again could take twice as long.

    Edited by Cappy at 12:25:06 22-02-2021
  • SnackPlissken 23 Feb 2021 13:10:44 3,460 posts
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    Basically don't use any of the good ammo until bosses in Code Veronica. Most enemies you can skip around without much hassle.
  • quadfather 24 Feb 2021 13:33:49 38,984 posts
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    Which version of CV are you guys playing? The original ps or Dreamcast or something else?
  • Malek86 24 Feb 2021 21:48:04 12,238 posts
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    The 360 port of CVX.

    Tbf I'm almost ready to bin it though, this Antarctica base is pretty annoying and the respawning moths can do one.
  • DUFFMAN5 24 Feb 2021 21:51:55 26,827 posts
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    mecha-hopkins wrote:
    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    mecha-hopkins wrote:
    Guys, please advise something to play horror. Not a novelty. Are there such quests in the genre?
    What system, is age of game an issue?
    The Evil Within 2
    Thanks, I'll try now. Looks good
    Hi. Are you enjoying ?
  • quadfather 25 Feb 2021 12:39:50 38,984 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    The 360 port of CVX.

    Tbf I'm almost ready to bin it though, this Antarctica base is pretty annoying and the respawning moths can do one.
    Got it.

    All this talk made me fire up the PS2 version on the PS4. As soon as I encountered the annoying as fuck cutscene where Clare is stumbling on the floor, I kept saying out loud, for fucks sake, just stand up.

    Then later on the respawning zombies can do one.

    I doubt I'll go back to it. It's the setting. It's too clinical. I need a haunted house to do this, not some crappy lab complex.

    It's like early uncharted or tomb raider. You're happily enjoying the environment and the spooky tombs etc and then here come the morons with all the guns to ruin it all.

    Doesn't work very well for me I'm afraid
  • Malek86 28 Feb 2021 15:46:44 12,238 posts
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    I'm trying to remember... was there any psychological horror game before Silent Hill 2?

    All I can think of is mystery horror like Uninvited, then monster-based stuff like Alone in the Dark and its clones, then anything inspired by Resident Evil.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 28 Feb 2021 15:48:09 23,001 posts
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    3D Monster Maze.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 28 Feb 2021 15:49:20 23,001 posts
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    Maybe System Shock.
  • quadfather 28 Feb 2021 16:18:54 38,984 posts
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    Well, there's the totally random stuff like The Legacy on the pc, or the fatal frame series. Although that's mostly jump scares / creepiness to be honest.

    There were a few strange ones on the Amiga too. Something like Dark Seed, alternative dimension hopping buffoonery between the normal world and hr gigers.

    Also, eternal darkness: sanity's requiem on the GameCube but that's later I think
  • Malek86 28 Feb 2021 16:34:31 12,238 posts
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    None of those games blurred the line between reality and the protagonist's mind though. Maybe Eternal Darkness, but it was more of a gameplay feature rather than a plot point (the plot itself was basic Lovecraftian stuff).

    The only one that comes to my mind is Weird Dreams, and in that case there was no doubt it was all a dream.

    Edited by Malek86 at 16:35:19 28-02-2021
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 4 Mar 2021 17:26:09 19,729 posts
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    This looks familiar

  • Wayne 4 Mar 2021 22:44:59 3,955 posts
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    @simpleexplodingmaybe That is such a rip off! The layout of the corridor and hallway is almost identical.
  • Wayne 4 Mar 2021 22:44:59 3,955 posts
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  • simpleexplodingmaybe 4 Mar 2021 23:20:34 19,729 posts
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    @Wayne it really couldn’t be any closer, could it?
  • Roddy100 5 Mar 2021 06:14:48 1,088 posts
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    Resident Evil is one of my most beloved series, but I'm finally playing through the remaster of Resident Evil 0 and have had more anger-inducing moments than any other game in the series. And I've been playing them since the PS1 days.

    The design is so punishing and oftentimes blatantly unfair. Certain design decisions make me wonder if it was ever playtested. And oh, how I miss the item box. I've just left the training facility section (barely scraped through) and I've left the floor littered with piles of items I just can't take with me. Inventory management feels like such a chore in this game.

    On a positive note, some of the puzzles are fun and the pre-rendered backgrounds are lovely.
  • quadfather 5 Mar 2021 11:46:02 38,984 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    None of those games blurred the line between reality and the protagonist's mind though. Maybe Eternal Darkness, but it was more of a gameplay feature rather than a plot point (the plot itself was basic Lovecraftian stuff).

    The only one that comes to my mind is Weird Dreams, and in that case there was no doubt it was all a dream.
    Well dark seed did exactly that on the Amiga but it wasn't done fantastically well.

    Yeah weird dreams was all just a dream iirc.

    Funny about eternal darkness. I'm just sitting here working out how to set it up as I fancy a go :)
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