Any game with spiders. It didn't help that Darksiders had an entire dungeon with those fuckers.
I'm scared to death of sports games from 2-3 years ago. Example: Madden 07. NBA Live 08. These games scare me, because they put the year right in the title like its an obligation to get the next one, so when you pick up an older one it seems like it's constantly nagging you that it isn't current. Also I have a fear of anything made in 2001, 2002, and 2003. I'm not sure why...
I'm ok with them now but same as the other guy. When I played half-life 2, that Ravenholm part scared the CRAP out of me. The only way I got through it was to trash talk the zombies as I scrambled for a blade to pick up and throw at them. God! Why did they have to design it so you ran out of ammo >_<" .
" For example: I know someone who refuses to play platformers because he suffers from acrophobia (fear of heights). Even though he is fully aware that no harm will come to him he still cannot bring himself to playing them. He saw me playing inFAMOUS and he would not stop cringing. I used to be mildly afraid of heights until I got a job working on scaffolding in order to deal with it. "
That isn't a game related phobia...
It's a real life phobia that effects the person even in a game.
Anyways, I have a fear of losing progress in a game. Which means I'm that guy who compulsively presses the quick save button.
I guess that's not a phobia, maybe something akin to OCD?
a lot of people have chosen deep water? Wow! i couldnt play bioshock because of it! And spiders, but actually playing thru titan quest just is like at first i was like UGH omg cringing then i was like YEAH! DIEEEE!! gave me pleasure to kill my phobias on computer games.
Bulletwitch (BAD GAME) had a part where you fight a monster on top of an airplane and omg you could fall from it, and you was standing on it... Very close to the beggining of the game. LAst time i ever played it... TERRIFYING!!! height, planes and falling...
Must say i phobiaphobic! LOL
@mordukai: i can on , out it was called math muncher. i mean this game was creepy becuase it ate nummbers whole and i statrted getting nightmares from it wwhen i was in second grade(i have a worrying disorder) and this creature kept haunting me and killing me in my dreams until one day i killed it by slicing its head off with a katana.
I know someone who refuses to play platformers because he suffers from acrophobia (fear of heights). Even though he is fully aware that no harm will come to him he still cannot bring himself to playing them. He saw me playing inFAMOUS and he would not stop cringing.
I used to be mildly afraid of heights until I got a job working on scaffolding in order to deal with it.
I can relate to that. I don't suffer from acrophobia but in platformers or games where I am traversing narrow pathways high above the ground, I am always dreading falling. The game that sticks out in my mind for this is Dark Souls in Anor Londo.
Large bodies of water get me the most. I remember exploring the ocean north of Skyrim and even knowing the whole thing was empty, besides the occasional school of fish, it still made me fairly nervous. I also sometimes have a fear of heights. It's pretty inconsistent though.
Deep water. Games that have deep water where its hard to see freak me out. I always think that something is gonna come out and surprise me. That also goes with real life though.
This plus big spiders. Big spiders or spider like creatures always creep me out... so fuck Metro: Last Light and Limbo is what I'm saying.
I remember this thread. Yeah underwater sections fucking get to me. S'why I only did that one mandatory dive in AC4, and shot all my sharks in Far Cry 3 as close to land as possible. That sort of thing is the only occasion where I'll play a game with one hand hovering over my eyes.
I don't give a *FUCK* about video game spiders though. Real life spiders I don't like, but somehow video game spiders have just become so par for the course that they sort of just register as another enemy to me.
I get tense when Im playing a game where its so dark you can barely see and your character is all by his or herself. It isnt so bad that I cant play those things, but it definitely makes me feel things I dont like to feel. Worst time I experienced something like that was The Last of Us when you get separated from Ellie after falling from an elevator shaft. I loathed coming up on that section each time I replayed the game.
Oh yeah, I have a very hard time playing horror games where you can't fight back. The uncertainty of escaping an enemy really fucks me up. I'd rather just murder it and know the issue is resolved. Main reason why I never finished amnesia.
Also, fuck the mirelurks from fallout 3. I fucking hate those enemies. I find crustaceans creepy as they are. Mutated ones make everything worse
Deep, open water as mentioned by some people. Even as silly and in such a small scale like that Super Mario 64 level with a submarine and water in it. Just the fact that you HAVE to go down in the water, and there are something there, shark I think... Ugh, it's really hard to do. I usually can't controll myself enough to look at the game, so I tend to just go under, aim in at where I'm supposed to swim and close my eyes or look away. I can't stand open water in real life either, even a 1 meter deep lake is terrifying to me. Fucking water man, scary shit y'all.
@claude: I honestly kinda know what you're talking about, even if its a game I'm particularly good at.
Also, water monsters. It gets to the point I was even scared diving in GTA V, despite how grounded in reality (somewhat) that series is.
Still have the same problem. But I did play Wii Sports Club online. The bowling that is. It was fun and discreet. Just the way I like it.
I don't get anywhere near the ocean in GTA V thanks to the sharks and how fucking dark it is under there. A friend of mine was jet skiing around and stumbled across a shark, first time I'd seen it in the game, and spent the next five minutes trying to figure out how to get eaten before killing it. I was terrified the entire time and I didn't even have the controller in my hand.
I really, really feel uncomfartable underwater in games, especially if it is dark and murky and visibility is low/air is an issue. It all started when I was 11 with a little game called EverQuest..... Or maybe it was Sonic The Hedgehog and that music when running out of air? Also, I get that really funny feeling in my stomach when I jump off a large cliff or anything, it's almost as if it's me that's jumping off in real life lol
I'm also on that deep water boat. I'm really afraid of being out in the ocean and some games get it down so well that fear creeps in while I'm having fun. Perfect example, AC4's ship battles. Some of the most fun I've had piloting a ship in a game, but every now and again, I get this chill down my spine when it's nighttime and i'm sailing.
Good thing Phobias aren't considered irrational otherwise you'd look quite the fool... oh wait
Playing Shinobido 2 yesterday I learned I have a fear of bears that run faster than a ninja on their hind legs, drag their knuckles like gorillas, grab you by the ankle and make royalty free beast noises. It was the most unnatural thing I've seen in a video game in a while. Similarly the bonus mission in Medal of Honor: Underground where all the enemy soldiers were replaced with armed, dancing and barking German Shepherds freaked me out as a kid.