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Offline headdie

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Re: Scariest gaming monsters
You may want to clean the dust off your sarcasm detector's passive cooler, I don't think it's working to specification :P
Some Doom monsters were scary back in the day, but I remember bursting out in laughter whenever I saw the Cacodemon. I mean you're playing a game that tries to scare you with bad monsters, you turn a corner and.. you explode in laughter. A floating tomato? Really? :D

My Sarcasm Detector ™ has never worked properly and i cant be bothered to return it :rolleyes:

Anyway aged 8 playing the demo back in the day, doom was **** scary first few times
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Sure was. I remember some local game reviewers calling it a "realistic combat simulation". Man that was ridiculous even back then :P
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Re: Scariest gaming monsters
The humans in Metro 2033.

Seriously. They ****ed up the world up so much that there is no afterlife in that world...

 

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Purple Tentacle from Day of the Tentacle..

THIS.

 

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F.E.A.R. was scary in like 2 or 3 scripted instances for me. The rest of the time it was just boring. Oh look more offices, that'll be great for a gaming environment.

i found fear was ridiculously stock. environments were cliche, offices, construction sites, warehouses, like ive never seen that before. im glad the game only cost me a quarter. it also runs like ****, the ratio between graphics quality to performance was pretty lame, its not like the idtech3 engine that will give you 60 fps in an extremely detailed environment on full settings with mediocre hardware. some years ago i was staring down a bargain bin trying to decide whether i wanted to buy prey or fear. glad i bought prey, thought that game was more about grossing you out and making you nauseous than actually trying to scare you. it did have some environments that were somewhat original. really im not a big fan of the horror genre. i grew up on scary movies, by the time i was 10 there wasnt any movie that could scare me, and i guess thats carried over to games.
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Totally forgot about that Zelda-zombie scream :shaking:
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Re: Scariest gaming monsters
I know one monster that is a few thousand helluvas more scarry than everything mentioned in that article.

It hides in a mysterious nebula in a Pegasus.

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Re: Scariest gaming monsters
The humans in Metro 2033.

Seriously. They [twist]

God damn it can you put this **** in spoiler tags
« Last Edit: June 10, 2011, 09:56:27 am by General Battuta »

 

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Re: Scariest gaming monsters
Shamblers / Vores? (spidery Q1 things?)
FINALLY someone else mentions them.

 
Re: Scariest gaming monsters
Various creatures that raped my childhood and were subsequently repressed.

Goddammit Why did you remind me of the goddamn Dead Hand :shaking:

 

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Various creatures that raped my childhood and were subsequently repressed.

Goddammit Why did you remind me of the goddamn Dead Hand :shaking:

Because it creeps the everliving **** out of me
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That invisible demon from Doom used to scare the piss out of me.

I also agree about Ravenholm in HL2.

Water demon was really scary in Amnesia, but so was everything else about that game, including walking.

I don't think any particular thing was scarier than others in Another World/Out of This World, but the whole experience was frightening because you were so powerless. Even when you had a gun you were still really vulnerable, death could always be waiting for you on the next screen or even run in to the one you were on!

 

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Hmm scary monsters in a game?

Can't think of anything particularly scary, the closest I now recall is the Battlelord boss from the end of the shareware level of Duke3D. And even him isn't scary, but hearing that roar in the later episodes meant busy and tedious moments coming ahead!
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Oh, God. I'd almost forgotten. First time I played OOT and ran across any three of those undead freakshows, I damn near crapped my pants.

FEAR is fighting Floormasters, not knowing the tricks or having quite enough skill to keep them from multiplying, and knowing that eventually, you're gonna goof, and that rotting, scrabbly hand is gonna be at your throat. Then you'll have more Floormasters to fight, which means yet more disembodied hell-spawned hands!

FEAR is fighting Redead without the Sun's Song- I was absolutely mortified to get near them because of that Godforsaken shrieking! If I didn't need to kill them, believe you me, I ran past their hideous masked gaze like a little girl. No, I am not at all ashamed to admit that- not running fast enough invariably meant moldy zombie rape!

FEAR is the first time you fight Dead Hand. Goddamned Dead Hand. Really, where should I start? Perhaps with the freakishly long, rotting arms that grow from the floor of skulls like some Satanic vegetation? Or maybe we should talk about the main body of the creature, a mutilated blob of flesh with bloody mockeries of stumps and that worm-ridden face atop an emaciated, charnel serpent?

****. Not even Dead Space ignited my KILL IT WITH FIRE instinct as much as those creatures did. I vote Turambar wins this thread.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2011, 02:32:38 pm by IronBeer »
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Half-Life's Ichthyosaur is one of the few game creations that actually made me jump.

System Shock 2 is an entire game that made me jump.  I STILL maintain it has the scariest atmosphere of any game I've played (although Transcend is right up there *props to Ransom*).  However, none of the individual enemies were that terrifying... it was more the fact that you have 3 rounds left in your pistol, which is at maintenance condition 1 and ready to break, are out of psi hypos, have half health, know that you have four corridors to go before you reach the damn elevator, and can hear one of the female hybrid-bot mothers clanking along around the corner up ahead.  Hydroponics was the worst.  That game's monster respawn, weapons maintenance, and requirement to spend points to even USE a weapon to begin with were absolutely unforgiving.
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Re: Scariest gaming monsters
I vote Turambar wins this thread.

Seconded. Because ****ing Dead Hand and ****ing Rape Zombies.

 

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You can sneak by all of them by holding the spin slash button and moving past them.  They don't go after you or freeze you if you hold it.

And then the Sun's Song, which you can get before you even go up Death Mountain Trail for the first time makes them the most pushover enemies in the game just about.  Especially since you don't have to wait until it cuts out to refresh the effect.

Floormasters are harder, yes, but just hookshot the bastards and it one hits them, you don't have to get close, and you can kill them before they get big again.

But I will say Dead Hand can just go off itself.  Hate those guys.

 

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Ugh, Dead Hand...wryyyyyyy

 

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Arch-viles, holy ****.
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