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But I watched a ton of youtube videos,
so you watched all the best parts on youtube...where there is no immersion at all....and then claim that the game is not scary? wow
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Lol @ Silent Hill being scary......jeese. Watched youtube videos? Are you serious? I could only imagine the immersion that youtube offers. Prolly parrallels brainscan. Is your best friends foot in your fridge?
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I don't know much about Dead Space 1, but I did watch my friend play the sequel; by the end, he told me that Dead Space 2 felt more like an action game than the horror that was the first. I will say that I had to agree.

The thing about Amnesia is that you have to let yourself in; the immersion is extremely important. You have to empathize with the main character for it to really get to you. If you're playing with the question of "is this game scary", or anything of the sort, you're going to lock yourself out of the experience. Play the game like a game of another genre - pay attention and focus!

If this doesn't work, then I guess Amnesia just won't scare you.
If Amnesia doesn't scare you, I guess I just found a new god...

Also; you may want to give the Penumbra series a try. Some die-hard Frictional fans insist that Amnesia tries too hard to scare you, which "ruins the illusion".

Anyone ever play Fatal Frame II? ._.;;
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Good point. I always feel sorry for the main character when I play that game. I always end up with "What would I do in this situation" thoughts.

I just love Amnesia cause Im a Lovecraft fanboy and I feel like him playing a video game derived from that genius of a man.
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post #26 of 35
i havent even seen any of those jerks that are like "this game's not that scary" for amnesia. i've only played a little bit of it, but yeah it was pretty poop-your-pants worthy.
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i havent even seen any of those jerks that are like "this game's not that scary" for amnesia. i've only played a little bit of it, but yeah it was pretty poop-your-pants worthy.
That's what they said about Dead Space 2

but my poop wasn't done in my pants, it was done in my toilet
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Lol @ Silent Hill being scary......jeese. Watched youtube videos? Are you serious? I could only imagine the immersion that youtube offers. Prolly parrallels brainscan. Is your best friends foot in your fridge?


Look. Watching vids on YouTube and thinking you have a sense for the "scare factor" of this, or any game, is just moronic. Come on.
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post #29 of 35
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There is DEFINITELY a difference between playing the game, and watching the game. I watched my roommate play and it definitely wasn't as scary as when I was playing it, even though he was freaking out. IMMERSION is the key factor here
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post #30 of 35
I have the goddam game for god sakes. I tried playing it. I don't like it. Get over it. Pink goo is not scary, no matter how you want to slice it. I don't care if that was only one part of the game. Also, I hate Halo. What u wanna do? I only watched youtube vids to see if it was worth playing past the first part that I had already went through. Not saying youtube vids = gameplay. Thinking that's what I meant is moronic.
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 2/6/11 at 1:43pm
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