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What if Halo was a horror game? And other Halloween tales

Postby CunningSmile » 31 Oct 2012, 16:47

Games that could make fantastic horror games if handled differently?

Dead Space 3?

Resident Evil 6?

Too soon?
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Re: What if Halo was a horror game? And other Halloween tale

Postby OXM ETboy » 31 Oct 2012, 16:57

I did consider putting Resident Evil on the end there - it would have been a masterful zing. But I'm too kind, dear.
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Re: What if Halo was a horror game? And other Halloween tale

Postby FishyGinger » 31 Oct 2012, 17:16

Resi 6? Zing indeed, the horror element was the only thing that wasn't scary.

Timesplitters 2 is the scariest thing I've ever played. Split screen virus mode. Being chased by a flaming duckman drake as it squawks is a horrible feeling, then running into the toasty gingerbread man.
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Re: What if Halo was a horror game? And other Halloween tale

Postby comabob » 31 Oct 2012, 19:59

I wanna see some developer copy the bully setup but cross a little Deadly Premonition (town full of NPCs who behave like actual people) and a little Clock Tower (constantly pursued by a menacing killer)

Keep the protagonist as a child - keep the schoolyard highjinx - but once its dark a creepy killer stalks the school bumping off characters. Being an intrepid young rapscallion you embark on a DP style investigation in the school/town while constantly threatened by nighttime attacks.

Slap a R* logo on it and ill buy that for a dollar.

As far as games on 360 that do exist - Condemned 1 is the only true horror game imho
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Re: What if Halo was a horror game? And other Halloween tale

Postby msbhvn » 31 Oct 2012, 20:46

I was going to put Condemned on tonight, being Halloween, but Dead Island "shouldn't be called Game of the Year edition" was on my backlog pile and I'm a bit sick of Borderlands 2, so I started that instead.
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Re: What if Halo was a horror game? And other Halloween tale

Postby CunningSmile » 01 Nov 2012, 10:24

comabob wrote:I wanna see some developer copy the bully setup but cross a little Deadly Premonition (town full of NPCs who behave like actual people) and a little Clock Tower (constantly pursued by a menacing killer)

Keep the protagonist as a child - keep the schoolyard highjinx - but once its dark a creepy killer stalks the school bumping off characters. Being an intrepid young rapscallion you embark on a DP style investigation in the school/town while constantly threatened by nighttime attacks.

Slap a R* logo on it and ill buy that for a dollar.

As far as games on 360 that do exist - Condemned 1 is the only true horror game imho


Oo, here's my dollar too!!!
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Re: What if Halo was a horror game? And other Halloween tale

Postby Dowgle » 01 Nov 2012, 16:00

FishyGinger wrote:Resi 6? Zing indeed, the horror element was the only thing that wasn't scary.

Timesplitters 2 is the scariest thing I've ever played. Split screen virus mode. Being chased by a flaming duckman drake as it squawks is a horrible feeling, then running into the toasty gingerbread man.

The virus mode on Timesplitters scares the bejesusssss out of me, especially if you're the last one alive. Great, great game.
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