Well F.E.A.R. is more of a action game to where it slows stuff down for scarey moments but then gos back into actionSplashyAxis said:Dead Space does fail at producing decent scares (for me at least) but I do admit both Dead Space games have a fantastic sense of a tense and creepy atmosphere. I think you play it expecting it to be less scary than it is you'd enjoy it more.
THIS! It's just a brilliant game, it has one of the scariest levels I think I've ever played. If at all possible, play it with the lights off and the volume up.Broady Brio said:Condemned: Criminal Origins.
Try that game.
F.E.A.R isn't a bad game to look into either. Not the scariest game you'll ever play, but it's got some decent moments that are worth playing for.
It got dark surprisingly early and I forgot to turn my lights off. It really didn't make a difference. And I use headphones and I always have the sound higher than it should be anyway.Johnny Impact said:Playing at night, alone, with the lights off helps.
I don't know man, running out of ammo (at least on normal difficulty) just made me angry.ChromaticWolfen said:When you run out of ammo it gets worse.
Go to post number 9.Tuesday Night Fever said:I'd like to make an analogy.
In 1979 there was a little science fiction horror movie directed by Ridley Scott that you may have heard of. It was called Alien. There was only one monster in the movie, and it managed to stalk and kill most of a starship crew. At the time it was widely regarded as one of the scariest movies ever made, and still to this day pops up from time to time on "top # scariest movies" lists.
Now it's 1986, and James Cameron comes along with the sequel, Aliens. It attempted to keep the same creepy atmosphere as the first movie, but this time there were guys with armor and assault rifles who were gunning down dozens of the monster that the previous movie only had one of. It trivialized the horrifying element of the monster.
Dead Space and Dead Space 2 aren't like Alien (1979). They're like Aliens (1986). The two games aren't Sci-Fi/Horror, they're Sci-Fi/Action with Horror elements.
Personally, I don't really think it ever does. I just like it for its gameplay. Honestly, though, I'm surprised you found Alan Wake scary, I was actually more scared of Dead Space. I mean it was a good game, but it was really just running around a forest with silhouettes attacking you. If you want some great psychological horror, try Silent Hill 2 or 3. If you're into action-y horror, try Condemned.No_Remainders said:So, a friend of mine gave me a loan of Dead Space today, and I was wondering when it gets scary.
I mean, I was told that even in the first chapter it would be scary, but so far all I've got are necromorphs occasionally coming out of the walls and then the old cliché of "Oh, it's dead... NO WAIT IT SUDDENLY JUMPS UP AND ATTACKS YOU!"
Seriously? Is this what "scary" is? No. Alan Wake was scary. That did fear in a psychological way and did it well. This? This just tries to throw things at you in a poor attempt at juvenile shock-horror, and it fails.
It's actually bad when a game that is supposed to instil fear ends up becoming predictable to the point of me saying "Well, that necromorph is clearly about to jump up and attack me."
Particularly the lack of atmosphere is painful. My opinion, but still, I'm a great horror fan and Dead Space is just some old films thrown together and like paint, it just turns to brown muck.idarkphoenixi said:Dead Space WAS scary, just a different type of horror. I know Yahtzee doesn't like it so naturally a lot of people are going to parrot him, but really, I think we'd all be lying if we said we wasn't the least bit drawn into its atmosphere