Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:17 PM
So in case you haven't heard or seen, Slender is a free-to-download 50mb game where you're plunged in a dark (and I do mean dark) forest, all alone to find 8 notes scattered throughout. No weapons, no health or other quirks, just you, your flashlight (that drains over time) and your frustratingly slow walking pace. And some degrees of sprinting for quick getaways, but that drains too.
And you're mercilessly hunted by the "Slender Man" who will both creep you out and terrify you to breaking point. The last time I played a legitimately scary game was Aliens vs Predator (the first one) on PC when I was in my early teens. Every horror game after that has been not-so-scary, and just throws loads of action and supposedly shocking scenes at you. But not Slender. You're vulnerable and you're never safe.
It's a quick and simple game too, but dear satan did it make me fear the dark again.
Has anyone played it? Anyone who says they played this and didn't feel remotely frightened/creeped out or swore at the monitor is lying! LYING!!!
Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:50 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:19 PM
Still, was hardly scary. Maybe the odd jump here or there.
Not going to play Slender though
Still do have the Penumbra Collection and Amnesia The Dark Descent to play though... eventually
Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:47 PM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:31 AM
Still, it's never really horror is what I mean. It can be scary in that "OMFG, my character is going to die! WTF do I do... /panic" way. But I never found it to be scary much in a creepy/spooky/disturbing way.
I dunno if I ever have really played a properly scary game. I think I've mostly avoided them.
Did rent Resi 2 some time in the late 90s. Never got very far, possibly from being scared. I remember the police station was pretty scary, then again, so was everything. Apart from the new games obviously almost abandoning survival horror completely, I think the static camera angles really made the originals (well, I only ever played some Resi 2...) scarier.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:56 PM
But Slender goes right on ahead and makes you vulnerable again. It likes the taste of your fear.
& I actually got the Penumbra collection a few weeks ago. Aside from Aliens vs Predator, it has been a pretty scary game. The atmosphere is unnerving, coupled with a true depiction of a pitch black mine where the only sources of light are more scary to be around than safe. Episode 2 doesn't even give you weapons - at least I haven't found any yey, and I'm pretty deep into the game!
But c'mon guise, check out Slender - just once! Remember what it's like to be afraid again!
Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:42 AM
I've played it once since I posted this article. Still scary as balls.
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