ORIGINAL Game Horror Badies/Moments

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Melaisis, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Ghaleon007

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    Eternal Darkness for the Gamecube is an unjustly forgotten horror gem. Very inventive and quite freaky for its time.
     
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    That was kind of the first horror game to break the fourth wall, right?
     
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  3. keepithowitis

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    ^ugh, anything that breaks the fourth wall is a complete buzzkill for me. It's just uninventive.
     
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    It, like, fucked with your save files and turned your tv and volume off. I'd say that's pretty inventive.
     
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  5. WickedLiquid

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    Since Silent Hill and Eternal Darnkess have been mentioned, I'll go with Resident Evil.

    Scariest part in that game for me was reading the diary of a man who is slowly becoming a zombie. And then after the dairy he bursts out of the closet and you blow his head off.

    Since then, the diaries have become a staple in all RE games but that was the first. It hooked the player and worked.
     
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  6. Melaisis

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    Cheers for all the input guys. Wrote a blog entry on what we've covered in this thread, although the formatting didn't turn out quite as planned.
     
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  7. keepithowitis

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    Oh, that's not the fourth wall I was thinking of.
    In a TV show or something, breaking the fourth wall is like when a cartoon character says or does something that reveals that they know they're not real. That's definitely a buzzkill.

    examine... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_wall

    You've got the wrong term, Used.
     
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  8. used44

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    Well, I mean, the game was trying to bring the character's anxiety to the player by doing things like adjusting the tv's display and messing with save files, etc. So I think that still counts as "fourth wall" breaking. It's not being self-referencial, but it's still aware that it's a game.

    If the term isn't right, it's close. I think.
     
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