How scary is this game? 0.o

#1 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

I've been eying this game at my local game store for a little while because it's getting pretty cheap. I have had a few friends say that they really enjoyed the game and it looks gorgeous. My main deterrent in buying this game is that I am rather skittish. Blood and gore does not bother me, just tension and suspense make me very jumpy which usually results in me turning off my system out of discomfort.
I had this problem with Condemned 2, which I only owned because I got it for free. I played about 30 minutes of it over the course of 2 weeks and then just gave up and it sat on my shelf, mocking my cowardice for months before I sold it.
So do you guys think I could make it through this game? Or do you think it might be another Condemned 2 scenario?
 
P.S. Yes, I know I am a chicken. Just to save you trolls time.

#2 Posted by Kedi (101 posts) -

Its not scary at all.

#3 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -

It's not super scary.  There are a couple of jump-scare moments, but for the most part it's very focused on action.

#4 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

It's not scary at all, but it is really intense. If you're all right with Gears of War then you should be fine with this.

#5 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Cool thanks guys. Will pick it up next time I'm at the store.

#6 Posted by Jeust (10680 posts) -

You should get Dead Space instead. Much less scary than Resident Evil 5, and you can probably find it even cheaper!  

#7 Posted by Wes899 (2115 posts) -

There's more jump scares than anything. Also it's grotesque in spots, if that matters.

#8 Posted by John_Bender (99 posts) -

I don't even consider it a horror game anymore, nothing scared me it that game. You can game without fear on this on, mate.

#9 Posted by xyzygy (10008 posts) -

I never even found the game startling, or even gross. 

#10 Posted by Creamypies (4070 posts) -

Not at all scary.

#11 Edited by Venatio (4491 posts) -

I get scared VERY easily and this game wasn't scary whatsoever, on the other hand I did play through Dead Space aswell....twice

#12 Posted by Shadow (4981 posts) -

Not even a little

#13 Posted by fugie7 (1109 posts) -

it is not scary at all.

#14 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

I'll admit I'm very easily scared but even I can say RE5 isn't scary at all. Its intense, but not scary.

#15 Posted by EVO (3914 posts) -

It's scary how clunky the controls are.

#16 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@EVO said:
" It's scary how clunky the controls are. "
Its a survival horror game. Not Gears.
#17 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

You're asking how scary a poor Gears of War imitation is? Interesting.

#18 Edited by EVO (3914 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:

" @EVO said:

" It's scary how clunky the controls are. "
Its a survival horror game. Not Gears. "
If survival horror means taking control away from the player, such a reloading while moving, or using diagonal inputs on the d-pad to select items, then fuck survival horror.
#19 Posted by OpenWideToSwim (56 posts) -

i cried the first time i played /sarcasm

#20 Edited by Hourai (2795 posts) -

I beat it four or five days ago and I didn't find it scary at all. There are some really suspenseful moments, like the chainsaw dudes and certain swarms of enemies, but that's about it.   It's a good game, just not scary.

#21 Posted by HistoryInRust (6321 posts) -

Firstly, it's nowhere near as frightening or constantly tense like the Condemned games. Resident Evil is more of an action title now, and though there is a chilling atmosphere in spots, you're mostly going to be concerned with the action and not the scares. Plus, you have an AI Partner with you at all times, so you're never alone. 
 
You should get it. It's a fine game that has a lot of replayability. For twenty bucks, it's a steal.

#22 Posted by Tornac (134 posts) -

I wasn't scared for one moment in Resident Evil 5. However, it's an edge of you seat action game, not a survival-horror game, and when it's defined as that it's a great game. If it's classified as horror, it fails. Worst Resident Evil in terms of scares, third best in terms of gameplay.

#23 Posted by Spoonybard37 (300 posts) -

on a scale of 1-10 and 10 being the highest its about a 0 on the scare factor :|

#24 Posted by purpleinsect (57 posts) -

It has it's moments, but that's about it. It's intense more than it is scary :)

#25 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
I've been eying this game at my local game store for a little while because it's getting pretty cheap. I have had a few friends say that they really enjoyed the game and it looks gorgeous. My main deterrent in buying this game is that I am rather skittish. Blood and gore does not bother me, just tension and suspense make me very jumpy which usually results in me turning off my system out of discomfort. I had this problem with Condemned 2, which I only owned because I got it for free. I played about 30 minutes of it over the course of 2 weeks and then just gave up and it sat on my shelf, mocking my cowardice for months before I sold it. So do you guys think I could make it through this game? Or do you think it might be another Condemned 2 scenario?  P.S. Yes, I know I am a chicken. Just to save you trolls time.
Since someone has resurrected this thread, did you end up getting Resi 5? How did you find it?
#26 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

It's not scary. At all.

#27 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -
@craigbo180 said:
@mazik765 said:
I've been eying this game at my local game store for a little while because it's getting pretty cheap. I have had a few friends say that they really enjoyed the game and it looks gorgeous. My main deterrent in buying this game is that I am rather skittish. Blood and gore does not bother me, just tension and suspense make me very jumpy which usually results in me turning off my system out of discomfort. I had this problem with Condemned 2, which I only owned because I got it for free. I played about 30 minutes of it over the course of 2 weeks and then just gave up and it sat on my shelf, mocking my cowardice for months before I sold it. So do you guys think I could make it through this game? Or do you think it might be another Condemned 2 scenario?  P.S. Yes, I know I am a chicken. Just to save you trolls time.
Since someone has resurrected this thread, did you end up getting Resi 5? How did you find it?
Wow, I had totally forgot bout the existence of this thread. Anyway I loved RE5. I played through it multiple times with my girlfriend, and the co-op was great. I know  lot of RE fans the this game, but as someone who is relatively new to the series, I thought it was excellent. 
#28 Posted by Enigma777 (6074 posts) -
@Shadow
Not even a little
#29 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
@craigbo180 said:
@mazik765 said:
I've been eying this game at my local game store for a little while because it's getting pretty cheap. I have had a few friends say that they really enjoyed the game and it looks gorgeous. My main deterrent in buying this game is that I am rather skittish. Blood and gore does not bother me, just tension and suspense make me very jumpy which usually results in me turning off my system out of discomfort. I had this problem with Condemned 2, which I only owned because I got it for free. I played about 30 minutes of it over the course of 2 weeks and then just gave up and it sat on my shelf, mocking my cowardice for months before I sold it. So do you guys think I could make it through this game? Or do you think it might be another Condemned 2 scenario?  P.S. Yes, I know I am a chicken. Just to save you trolls time.
Since someone has resurrected this thread, did you end up getting Resi 5? How did you find it?
Wow, I had totally forgot bout the existence of this thread. Anyway I loved RE5. I played through it multiple times with my girlfriend, and the co-op was great. I know  lot of RE fans the this game, but as someone who is relatively new to the series, I thought it was excellent. 
MMMMM closure. Delicious.

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