Do people consider this game scary?

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#51 Posted by Yadilie (380 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Yadilie said:

Probably only the same people who think Dead Space 1 is scary. RE4 is the beginning of the action only Resident Evil. The start of the plague.

Dead Space is the greatest Survival Horror this generation. That game was fucking brilliant late at night with surround sound headphones cranked up. Way scarier than RE4

You must be one weak willed individual. Nothing is scary about being an unstoppable killing machine. Not to say Dead Space is bad, it's my favorite new IP, but Survival Horror it is not.

#52 Posted by onarum (2066 posts) -

nah, not scary in the slightest, I can say this since I played it to completion and I can't handle real scary games at all.

#53 Posted by Sackmanjones (4688 posts) -

I'd say its more unsettling than anything elsw

#54 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1997 posts) -

Not scary, but a generally tense atmosphere with brilliant (for the time) lighting that made for a dark mood. It's not a 'jump scare ohmahgawd' game, but the tension and mood are definitely dark.

#55 Posted by Hunter5024 (5635 posts) -

So with such tenuous genre definitions as it is it's pretty pointless for everybody to argue about whether or not Dead Space matches the definition (and if we're going by our sites definition than it matches Dead Space to the letter). But regardless of all that, if inventory management is what defines a survival horror game as some people in this thread seem to think, it's no wonder that the genre died.

#56 Posted by GunstarRed (5126 posts) -

Not really scary, but it's definitely tense. I remember being a little scared when you got the first person view of what's coming at you down the tunnel and then youre trapped in the room with that monster man and all the gas things.

#57 Posted by LikeaSsur (1513 posts) -

I've never understood the logic behind the people that come into topics like this and say "Pffft, you found X scary? I practically yawned through that part" and/or "(insert generally agreed upon scary game here) isn't scary at all. I didn't even flinch during (that one part)."

Yes, we get it, you've got a deficiency that makes your body unable to properly trigger the fight-or-flight response, you don't need to brag about it.

#58 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -
@LikeaSsur

I've never understood the logic behind the people that come into topics like this and say "Pffft, you found X scary? I practically yawned through that part" and/or "(insert generally agreed upon scary game here) isn't scary at all. I didn't even flinch during (that one part)."

Yes, we get it, you've got a deficiency that makes your body unable to properly trigger the fight-or-flight response, you don't need to brag about it.

That seems like what this whole thread is turning into. "You thought THAT was scary? What a baby!" We get it, let's not turn this into a dick measuring contest. Different things are scary to different people.
#59 Posted by Roger778 (957 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior:

I agree with you. Dead Space is the scariest game I've ever played.

#60 Posted by laserbolts (5319 posts) -

I dont remember findin it too scary. The part where the flaming dude busts out of the furnace made me jump though.

#61 Posted by procrasturbate (277 posts) -

Creepy not scary. SUPER tense...if you played it back in the day when it came out, nothing came close to the experience. I ran and bought a used GameCube system and a new copy of the game when i had a chance to play it. Beat it so many times is not even funny. Bought the Wii version. Haven't tried the recently released HD version and i don't think i will.

#62 Posted by procrasturbate (277 posts) -

@Roger778: Same here. Dead Space f*cked me up in a couple of spots. Played that game with headphones the whole time. Dead Space is to me a "scary" "action" game in which you need to "survive" an onslaught of demons in outer space.

#63 Posted by geirr (2536 posts) -

Not in the slightest. It's a great comedy however!

#64 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Yadilie said:

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Yadilie said:

Probably only the same people who think Dead Space 1 is scary. RE4 is the beginning of the action only Resident Evil. The start of the plague.

Dead Space is the greatest Survival Horror this generation. That game was fucking brilliant late at night with surround sound headphones cranked up. Way scarier than RE4

You must be one weak willed individual. Nothing is scary about being an unstoppable killing machine. Not to say Dead Space is bad, it's my favorite new IP, but Survival Horror it is not.

Unstoppable Killing Machine? who must be another weak willed individual who played on easy ;-)

#65 Posted by ImaTreee (209 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: so it's scarier if you play on a harder difficulty? go play the silent hill games (1-3). those games are creepy as hell no matter what difficulties you play them on.

#66 Posted by Grillbar (1816 posts) -

i dont but then again none of the re games was scary

#67 Posted by Ducksworth (660 posts) -

Not super scary but I'm pretty sure the first time I played through it I was scared. I am a big baby though, doesn't take much to scare me.

#68 Posted by Dethfish (3646 posts) -

It scared me pretty good, but I'm scared very easily. Took me forever to man up enough just to play Bioshock.

#69 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I thought the Regenerators were pretty creepy, but other than that it wasn't scary

#70 Posted by JaredA (822 posts) -

Although I didn't finish it, I thought RE 4 was terrifying! I can't believe all these people who are saying otherwise. They must have the courage of a thousand men. I can hardly even play Dead Space 1 or Amnesia because I start shaking/sweating. I don't know how you people complete these games. They make me physically ill.

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#71 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@ImaTreee said:

@Bourbon_Warrior: so it's scarier if you play on a harder difficulty? go play the silent hill games (1-3). those games are creepy as hell no matter what difficulties you play them on.

I have played them and like them.

#72 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1203 posts) -

Pfft... I don't think anything is scary cus my wang is HUGE.

#73 Posted by Laurentech (127 posts) -

It can be tense (my first encounter with a Regenerador comes to mind) and very atmospheric, but that's about it. Then again, I would describe pretty much any decent horror game that way. I haven't actually been scared by a video game since I was a kid.

#74 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

not so much scary, but more tense. mobs of enemies in RE4 are more intimidating than they are horrifying, and it makes dealing with them a lot more intense than i ever thought that fighting zombies were in the previous games.

although fuck the Regenerator. fuck that thing.

Thats the only part of the game I got legitimately scared, what made it worse is that the first few require serious dumping of ammo.

I once beat one with a knife!

#75 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

Not so much scary as tense, creepy and full of "oh shit!" moments. Either way it's a great game, I'm sure we can all agree on that (except Jeff).

#76 Posted by PSNgamesun (406 posts) -

tension is key in the RE series n this game is full of it.

#77 Posted by notdavid (837 posts) -

Guys. Tense=scary. Jump scares ain't shit. Fear is all about cultivating atmosphere, and RE4 delivers.

#78 Posted by Revan_NL (336 posts) -

Unnerving, yes, but not scary. Which is good, since I'm not that much of a horror fan anyway. Like Ryan said in the Bombcast, it's more the feeling that you really shouldn't be there.

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#79 Posted by Hilbert (349 posts) -

If you walk around in this game without looking at the surroundings, soaking up the atmosphere of the beautiful dense autumn forest, misty lake or Gothic romantic castle you're missing the whole point of Resident evil 4. (and probably most Japanese games)

Because then you would just see a stupid linear pathway that is empty and devoid of any interesting action.

#80 Posted by nimbil (32 posts) -

Nope, it's an action game. It creates a good sense of tension, of which it was one the first games to evoke this. RE6 does a good job of this too in certain points of the game.

#81 Posted by adam1808 (1455 posts) -

RE4 is tense and has some good atmosphere to it. Games aren't scary to me, they can shock or disturb but it's still the rollercoaster feeling of having your gut react to things you're seeing while you know you're perfectly safe.

#82 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

@Yadilie said:

Probably only the same people who think Dead Space 1 is scary. RE4 is the beginning of the action only Resident Evil. The start of the plague.

What is with this recent surge in slating RE4?

It's a stone cold classic. What came after may not be, and the fact that it's called Resident Evil may irk some, but it's a damn fine game.

#83 Edited by BoOzak (908 posts) -

@Grillbar said:

i dont but then again none of the re games was scary

I remember being really freaked out by the earlier games, then again I was like 7.

As for RE4 I remember finding it unsettling in the early parts of the game, there were bits later on with the stealth bugs and regenerator that were quite tense but nothing compared to the first time Salvador chased you down in the village. I think If you played 5 or 6 prior to 4 you wont find it scary at all. You'll be too used to the mechanics that you'll just destroy everything in your path. I think the thing people forget about 4 is it controlled quite differently than games did back then so you werent able to just brute force your way through every encounter, you had to back off to give yourself time to breathe.

So in conclusion. At the time, yes. Now, no. It's like old horror movies such as Psycho, which I found more of a comedy because things had escalated so much since that repetitive screeching music and jump scares werent effective anymore.You have to try new things to be scary, which is why I dont understand people who want Resident Evil to go back to fixed camera angles and tank controls. It's not scary anymore!

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#84 Posted by NTM (7344 posts) -

On professional it can get pretty tense at times, but that's about it.

#85 Posted by Wesker411 (75 posts) -

Tense is definitely the word. Plus I love the feel of utter isolation the game creates at certain points. And don't forget the awesomely cheesy lines!

#86 Posted by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

I never thought it was scary like Resident Evil 2 and 3 were to me, but I think it's a better game than those two.

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