#1 Edited by JZ (2125 posts) -

I was watching the TBFP shitstorm of scariness again and they they were playing Rule of Rose. I thought "hey isn't that the game vinny always talks about?" Half an hour later oh my god that was the most horrifying thing ever!

Rule of Rose is the most unsettling, horrifying, creepy ass thing I've ever seen. Go watch video of this game now, because fuck me am I....disturbed after seeing that.

#2 Edited by stryker1121 (1337 posts) -

I saw a YouTube video of the "insect humiliation" scene and found it disturbing. Not terribly interested in digging deeper tbh.

#3 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -
#4 Posted by Wolfgame (695 posts) -

I've had this one burning in my backlog for way too long, I swear one day I will dive into it and see what all the fuss is about.

#5 Edited by CreepingDeath0 (176 posts) -

I saw a YouTube video of the "insect humiliation" scene and found it disturbing. Not terribly interested in digging deeper tbh.

You had me curious so I looked it up on YouTube. That's meant to be one of the creepiest moments in the game? Really? I found it really tame.

#6 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Rule of Rose would be scarier if everything about the gameplay wasn't completely and utterly broken. It sort of falls into the same camp as Homefront where the underlying concepts are solid and potentially amazing but the execution is bungled. Fuck Homefront.

#7 Posted by stryker1121 (1337 posts) -

@jz: You had me curious enough to google around and the game from what I've read is thought to have some eyebrow-raising elements built around crap gameplay. Here's an old IGN review that talks about some of the blowback the game got in the UK. @creepingdeath0 Just watched that damn onion bag scene again and OK, not as creepy as i remember, but still pretty bizarre and unsettling. Horses for courses and all that..

#8 Edited by JZ (2125 posts) -
#9 Posted by psylah (2162 posts) -

Fatal Frame series still scarier.

#10 Posted by EXTomar (4489 posts) -

I don't remember that game very well but I do remember being more frustrated than scared.

#11 Posted by Demoskinos (14559 posts) -

The only thing I remember about that game is people going nuts that there is some rape scene or something in it? I dunno never played it always heard people going on about how messed up it is though.

#12 Posted by SgtSphynx (1262 posts) -

I played through and beat Rule of Rose when it came out, don't remember much other than the controls not being good and the dog.

#13 Posted by tsutohiro (364 posts) -

@stryker1121 said:

I saw a YouTube video of the "insect humiliation" scene and found it disturbing. Not terribly interested in digging deeper tbh.

You had me curious so I looked it up on YouTube. That's meant to be one of the creepiest moments in the game? Really? I found it really tame.

Yeah, the OP had me thinking I need to check this out. I looked up the video and felt the same thing, it's really tame for what is supposedly one of the creepiest moments.

#14 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

The only reason I even know RoR exist is because of the controversy upon release, it wasn't banned anywhere but was never released in the UK and New Zealand.

The explored themes are adult and interesting but the gameplay looks bad and used PAL copies go for £100.

#15 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5206 posts) -

Any time I've ever heard people talk about it, it sounded creepy as hell. I don't know if it holds up though. Never played it. I think it'd be interesting to see Patrick try it out on Spookin' with Scoops.

#16 Posted by Marokai (2805 posts) -

I've also been following the TBF horror games series, and yeah, everything about this game looked crazy unsettling.

#17 Edited by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Reading the Controversy section in Wikipedia is pretty hilarious:

On November 2006, three French deputies introduced a bill asking for the game to be banned for sale, arguing that the goal of the game was to "rape, beat up and kill a little girl", and that if nothing was done, video-game could become an "uncontrollable factor of decadent violence in our society."

#18 Edited by BeachThunder (11687 posts) -

I don't think I've ever heard of this game, but that is a nice looking cover.