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Offline GigaLem

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Re: Moments in video games that scared you
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2021, 08:57:53 PM »
in terms of things that scared me....

Discovering the Dark Chao garden in Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. It was a bit much for me.
And the manta storm mission in Super Mario Sunshine, this "Big lipped alligator moment" of a boss is one of the most unsettling things in that game, and it comes more out of nowhere than the dark matter stuff in Kirby.

And the final boss of Earthbound....I couldn't sleep because of when I saw it for the first time and it comes from a quirky rpg of all things

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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2021, 09:30:25 PM »
I apologise if it was upsetting. I'm actually extremely squeamish myself, and to this day I not only won't use the icicle trap, I make sure I never have to watch it happening.

Not your fault at all. Curiosity killed the cat and I wanted to see if it was indeed a trap and if it is how it kills a lemming. It's far gorier than I thought it would be. Fortunately, the bloody body is not left on the screen, it will disappear after a few seconds. Would had just been easier for me to use CPM to confirm that it's a trap, but even then I think I would had still let a lemming walk into the trap trigger to see what happens :P
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Re: Moments in video games that scared you
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2021, 09:45:10 PM »
For me, the one time that I remember being legitimately scared from a game - in that my adrenaline raced, my heart pumped and I just froze in fear (and died in-game) - was when I found the Pac Man ghost in E6M10 of Wolfenstein 3D.  I hadn't found the secret level of Episode 3 yet, and this moment just completely freaked me out because it was completely une unlike anything I had seen in the game (and that's alongside mutants and the fake Hitlers in E3M9).

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Re: Moments in video games that scared you
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2021, 03:14:50 AM »
One memory that I have that fits this thread perfectly has to go to the "alien invasion" from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

Well, I say "alien invasion" but the game never really states what they are exactly, but they are at least and most definitely not from this world. To give some background for anyone that doesn't know and doesn't care about spoilers (I mean I know the game is old but just in case because you never know :P) you have to reach Romani Ranch on the first day in order to reunite with your missing horse in order to continue the main game, but a sidequest is offered to you while you are there. The sidequest is to help Romani keep out mysterious creatures that appear at the ranch yearly (the "aliens"). Once you come back to the ranch during the night of that same first day those aliens will appear and start to slowly approach the barn. While the look of these creatures is not the scariest thing ever, it's a combination of the very eerie music that plays during this event, the urgency of the situation as they just keep coming and respawning even if defeated, and the consequences that occur if you fail to keep them at bay that made this a rather memorable and above all scary moment for me as a kid.

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Re: Moments in video games that scared you
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2021, 01:46:58 AM »
How could I forget: The green monster *hand* from Lem Paintball! :scared::scared:


One memory that I have that fits this thread perfectly has to go to the "alien invasion" from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

Well, I say "alien invasion" but the game never really states what they are exactly, but they are at least and most definitely not from this world. To give some background for anyone that doesn't know and doesn't care about spoilers (I mean I know the game is old but just in case because you never know :P) you have to reach Romani Ranch on the first day in order to reunite with your missing horse in order to continue the main game, but a sidequest is offered to you while you are there. The sidequest is to help Romani keep out mysterious creatures that appear at the ranch yearly (the "aliens"). Once you come back to the ranch during the night of that same first day those aliens will appear and start to slowly approach the barn. While the look of these creatures is not the scariest thing ever, it's a combination of the very eerie music that plays during this event, the urgency of the situation as they just keep coming and respawning even if defeated, and the consequences that occur if you fail to keep them at bay that made this a rather memorable and above all scary moment for me as a kid.

Interesting; I never finished Majora's Mask and never knew about that part. Sounds like thats a reference to the "Skinwalker ranch" and similar urban legends from America. :D
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