Scariest/weirdest/most disturbing videogame enemies/things?

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Post by Lava89 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:30

Flaose wrote: I remember once, I was playing Jedi Knight with sound effects turned off but the music turned on. I was surprised by an enemy at the exact moment that the music reached a crescendo and felt my heart nearly leap up my throat. Basically, I think stuff involving children and suspenseful music are those that really get to me.
Something similar happened to me when I didn't expect a Garg to leap accross the pit in Keen 1. In the level where the garg is in the tunnel (might be emerald city one?). Either way, I think its hilarious when things scare you in video games that aren't supposed to be scary.

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Post by Boreas249 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:57

Facehuggers. From any Aliens series games.

Sure they're from a movie series, but there are Aliens video games as well, and thus, they are not exempt from the list.

That said... These things are pretty horrific. They lunge at you and latch onto your face when you least expect it. Or even when it is expected, I panic like crazy whenever I see one, or hear one, they're just so damn creepy.

So once they've victimized you, you don't always see what happens next (I actually have yet to see one game that -- WAIT!! Alien 3 on Genesis, but the event isn't triggered when you get facehugged) but if you've seen the movies, you know; the embryo the buggers plant in your chest grow and, in an excruciating procedure, eat and bust their way out of the victim's ribcage and chest. Eeeeewww...

They then go on to continue growing and terrorizing people and stuff.

Aliens vs Predator 2 had a bit of an interesting sequence though, in which you got to start off as the facehugger, then go through the chestburster sequence. Good tiiiimes...

But them buggers are nasty.
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Post by Levack » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:30

angel of death in spear of destany

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Post by Plasma Captain » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:16

The Flood were unsettling the first time that I faced them, but after some time they just kind of felt like regular foes. SA-X, on the other hand, always kept me on my toes. I feel that any enemy which you cannot fight, and from which you are forced to run, is inherently more intimidating. It's why games likeAmnesia and Slender have been so successful in the horror genre.

Speaking of Metroid Fusion, Nightmare sure was a bizarre-looking boss, wasn't it?

Still despise the final level of Keen 6, despite getting the joke.

Also, the Dead Hand monster from Ocarina of Time. It's an easy boss, but still rather surprising the first time around.

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Post by Nospike » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:25

Plasma Captain wrote:Still despise the final level of Keen 6, despite getting the joke.
What joke? Do tell, if I know, it might make the level not-so-scary the next time I play it.
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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Post by Plasma Captain » Fri Mar 08, 2013 20:41

Nospike wrote:What joke? Do tell, if I know, it might make the level not-so-scary the next time I play it.
The eyes are security cameras. I always figured that the Fleex called for some cameras to be installed and the Bloogs just took some eyes from those trees. Never quite looked at the ones that hang down in Wal*Mart the same way again.

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Post by Levellass » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:28

Behold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... k4sE#t=42s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBrOZ3edk1E

Brrrr. But what was worse was games I could play, such as the mysterious far lands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bGm2-YpzXE It's like some eldritch abomination from beneath the world has climbed up the side of the world and now has me surrounded on all sides.

But nothing matches the weird and truly glitchy-ness (Not to mention easy accessibility) or cartridge tilt glitches http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... iP3VFz7tD8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF5Qn1hC-iM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40hJ1zOzLhE


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Post by Flaose » Sat Mar 09, 2013 14:02

MoffD wrote:
Flaose wrote:That game SLENDER (now subtitled, The Eight Pages) was terrifying. There's a video on YouTube of me screaming my lungs out from it.
Surrender the link and Slender won't follow you home
I'll give you a "Greatest Hits" video, that includes me because the original video is pretty boring: http://youtu.be/qcUh6BXzlCg
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Post by MoffD » Sat Mar 09, 2013 14:25

Oh man... I just found the scariest one EVER!

Here's me playing it
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Post by Boreas249 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 14:37

You...

And I love that song...

I'll get you for this...

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Post by MoffD » Sat Mar 09, 2013 14:43

Boreas249 wrote:You...

And I love that song...

I'll get you for this...
What song? :lol
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Post by Benvolio » Sat Mar 09, 2013 15:55

MoffD wrote:Here's me playing it
This just highlights how times have changed... due to an ad on youtube for some television or something, there was a 5+ second delay before the video could begin, thus preventing your link from having the *ahem* desired impact.

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Post by Nospike » Sat Mar 09, 2013 17:47

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
AWW YEA I'M IMMUNE TO RICKROLL :p
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Post by MoffD » Sat Mar 09, 2013 19:38

Nospike wrote:The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
AWW YEA I'M IMMUNE TO RICKROLL :p
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