Slender (Game)

#1 Posted by Branwulf (397 posts) -

Has anyone else played this?

I was surprised to be honest, the most frightening part is how fast you run out of breath from sprinting ><

#2 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4289 posts) -

Fuck this game. I was watching a video of someone else playing it and I was still losing my shit. The guy making the video got to the bathroom (or whatever the hell it is) where it's just a small building with a bunch of really narrow hallways and tight spaces and I told myself "if that fucking monster appears anywhere on screen right now, I'm turning this video off." Me and horror games do not click lol. I literally walked my way through Dead Space 2 with my gun aimed at all times because I found it too stressful otherwise.

#3 Posted by yoshisaur (2648 posts) -

It looks like just another one of those "scare me shit-less" games that have been popping up lately. They offer no depth, no story, just a big area where your objective is to avoid the enemy at all costs.

I wish someone would take it to the next level and actually put some effort into it.

#4 Posted by Maginnovision (484 posts) -

@ck1nd said:

It looks like just another one of those "scare me shit-less" games that have been popping up lately. They offer no depth, no story, just a big area where your objective is to avoid the enemy at all costs.

I wish someone would take it to the next level and actually put some effort into it.

Amnesias story was pretty.... Awful. I agree 100%. I find it hard to be immersed into nothing but a haunted mansion simulator(even if it's not in a mansion)

#5 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

This video completely ruined the game for me. I can't imagine myself playing it without bursting out in laughter at random times.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6334 posts) -

It gave me two really good jumps (and no actual dread), but to be fair, I find Slenderman cheesy.

SCP-087-B was much better at the "horror microgame" thing. Now that game (as far as walking down stairs is a "game") did tension right.

#7 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -

i didn't think it was scary at all, and i'm someone who got jump scared by some paper blowing in the wind in Resident Evil 3. maybe it's because i just don't think Slenderman is scary.

#8 Posted by CaLe (3911 posts) -

@Hung_2_Long said:

When you're hung like me, fear poses no treat =).

Are you going to be a trouble maker?

#9 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

@CaLe said:

@Hung_2_Long said:

When you're hung like me, fear poses no treat =).

Are you going to be a trouble maker?

Uh oh.

#10 Posted by Redbullet685 (6025 posts) -

@Ace829 said:

This video completely ruined the game for me. I can't imagine myself playing it without bursting out in laughter at random times.

This was my first exposure to the game earlier today. The game looks kinda interesting.

#11 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1087 posts) -

game only works if you let yourself fall for it.

#12 Posted by Sin4profit (2908 posts) -

Tried to play it but for some reason the controls don't work...but i can turn the flashlight on and off.

#13 Posted by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -

I just downloaded it........it's pretty terrifying. I hate going around any corner

#14 Posted by mrpandaman (864 posts) -

This game and the SCP games freak me the hell out.

If it could happen the guys who make the Slenderman, the guys who make the SCP games and the Amnesia guys should all make a horror game, preferably one still based on the SCP stuff.

#15 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

Yeah, I won't be playing this. I am paranoid enough about the Slenderman without playing a game about it.

I may watch my boyfriend playing it though - if it gets too much then he's on his own. True love.

#16 Posted by composite (132 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

@Ace829 said:

This video completely ruined the game for me. I can't imagine myself playing it without bursting out in laughter at random times.

This was my first exposure to the game earlier today. The game looks kinda interesting.

This guy sounds like Greg Kasabin, and reminds me of the Skyrim live stream. Just imagine that it is Greg, you will have a much better time.

#17 Posted by fang273 (192 posts) -

It's "Screamer: The Game". The only reason it's scary is because something jumps at you and makes a noise. The game itself is kind of awful. It's only popular because there's a large audience of dumb people who like to watch someone over-exaggerate how scared they are on youtube. Amnesia only got popular for the same reason, but at least it was a game.

#18 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

Slenderman is fuunnn! I love horror and being scared. Only, I got to the third page and he caught me. =[ I guess I was supposed to turn the flashlight off, huh? =p

#19 Posted by Maginnovision (484 posts) -

After watching the video this seems even worse than I thought it would be.

#20 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4637 posts) -

I kinda want to play it because I was a pretty big Marble Hornets fan... but I also really don't want to play it.

#21 Posted by BaneFireLord (2912 posts) -

Haven't played it. Will not play it.

#22 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

@Ace829: That's hilarious.

#23 Posted by ZombiePie (5587 posts) -

After getting approval from Jeff himself Slender has now been added to the wiki database.

Moderator
#24 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@ck1nd said:

It looks like just another one of those "scare me shit-less" games that have been popping up lately. They offer no depth, no story, just a big area where your objective is to avoid the enemy at all costs.

That's kind of the point and a big part of what makes them scary to begin with. Amnesia's story isn't great but the diary pages compliment the game quite well.

#25 Posted by yoshisaur (2648 posts) -

@Sooty: I think you're missing the point (as well as has some others) in comparing it to Amnesia. Sadly, the story is a bit lame there, but I think it at least is a step forward rather than sitting at the base. Just thinking about a game as "chilling" as Slender-man and Amnesia with an intriguing story-line really gives me the shivers.

Also, I'm not really chastising the game as much as the ambitions the developers are lacking.

#26 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

Please, please, PLEASE, stop playing these shitty games. I hate this new wave of shitty scary games. Every other SCP and creepy pasta based game is so bad. Stop. It isn´t scary AT ALL. Slender is a BAD GAME. So is SCP-89 V1-7 and Containment Breach.

#27 Posted by LikeaSsur (1495 posts) -

@fang273 said:

The only reason it's scary is because something jumps at you and makes a noise.

Except Slender Man doesn't move at all. So....I guess there's that. I mean, if you want to hate on it, go ahead, but at least pick something true about it.

#28 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

How new is this game? I just heard of it yesterday when I seen this video:

#29 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

So why is everyone shitting on Amnesia in this thread?

#30 Posted by CrazyBagMan (836 posts) -

@Deusx said:

Please, please, PLEASE, stop playing these shitty games. I hate this new wave of shitty scary games. Every other SCP and creepy pasta based game is so bad. Stop. It isn´t scary AT ALL. Slender is a BAD GAME. So is SCP-89 V1-7 and Containment Breach.

You want everyone to stop playing certain games to appease you? Get over yourself. How does it lessen your quality of life if people play something you don't like? It's been said a billion times before in similar situations, if you don't like it, don't read/play/watch it.

#31 Posted by RoeTaKa (7 posts) -

This game freaks me out, especially that bathoom house thing I hate being in there lol. The sound design really pushed the atmosphere forward, otherwise it would seem a bit cheesy. It's not particularly scary after a couple of go's it just...Slender is one creepy dude!

#32 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

@composite said:

@Redbullet685 said:

@Ace829 said:

This video completely ruined the game for me. I can't imagine myself playing it without bursting out in laughter at random times.

This was my first exposure to the game earlier today. The game looks kinda interesting.

This guy sounds like Greg Kasabin, and reminds me of the Skyrim live stream. Just imagine that it is Greg, you will have a much better time.

That was a guy? I thought Giant Bomb was streaming paint dry for 12 hours.

#33 Posted by Korolev (1700 posts) -

Look, what the hell is so scary about the Slenderman? Not the game, but the mythological creature? I mean, out of all the modern pop culture monsters, he's the weakest of the bunch. He looks like a slightly out-of-proportion tall guy in a business suit. OOOOOOH! Scary! I mean, come on, he looks like a basketball player-turned tax collector. He looks like a IRS agent. Or a banker. Not a scary monster.

#34 Posted by ShaggE (6334 posts) -

@Korolev said:

Look, what the hell is so scary about the Slenderman? Not the game, but the mythological creature? I mean, out of all the modern pop culture monsters, he's the weakest of the bunch. He looks like a slightly out-of-proportion tall guy in a business suit. OOOOOOH! Scary! I mean, come on, he looks like a basketball player-turned tax collector. He looks like a IRS agent. Or a banker. Not a scary monster.

I'm with ya. Fear is subjective, of course, and I'm not passing any sort of judgment on those who do get freaked out by him, but I just can't see Slenderman's appeal. The omnipresent stalker character has been done many times and better, and the suit is just silly. This all-powerful creature that kills/controls/whatevers people by existing at them and making them cough has to be dressed immaculately at all times, without so much as a crooked tie? Did he come from the Armani dimension? Did he travel back in time nude, find a Big & Tall, start a fight and steal some clothes, then drive off to protect John Connor (and by "protect", I mean "exist at him until he coughs")?

Don't get me wrong, I like the various Youtube series based on him, but he's about as scary as Freddy Krueger post-merchandise boom.

#35 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2485 posts) -

@TheHumanDove said:

So why is everyone shitting on Amnesia in this thread?

Haters.

Amnesia was awesome. Yes, you can take any horror medium and turn it into a big pile of shit by spoiling the "hook" of the premise. I heard about Amnesia, downloaded it before watching any videos, played it in the dark w/ headphones, and it scared the living shit out of me on multiple occasions. Same with Slender, but for different reasons.

#36 Posted by darkvare (758 posts) -

i actually thought slender man was a different version of indrid cold i was dissapointed and i find nothing about this game scariy in the lease

#37 Posted by supermonkey122 (812 posts) -
#38 Edited by Residentrevil2 (431 posts) -

I finally decided to play this game because a friend recommended it. I will never play the game again. Period. I would love to see Brad play the game. Breaking Brad: Slender Brad... Seeing Brad trying to collect the eight pages would be amusing.

#39 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@ck1nd said:

It looks like just another one of those "scare me shit-less" games that have been popping up lately. They offer no depth, no story, just a big area where your objective is to avoid the enemy at all costs.

I wish someone would take it to the next level and actually put some effort into it.

I had the same thought after seeing it. Making this sort of game has zero replayability, and nothing to hold onto in terms of story, disturbing moments, or conflict, it's just "oh crap somethings over there, im going to hide." the entire game. Hiding horror games sound cool in theory, but when I actually see one, it's clear it's shallow in terms of gameplay and genuine scares. So my point is, after the initial scare, it's no longer surprising, because you just learned the games tricks, and seeming slender is so bare bones, seeing the slender man for the first time might as well be the only time, because there will be nothing new for the game to showcase.

#40 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

Played Slender after hearing so much about it, Amnesia scared the shit out of me, Slender did not.

#41 Posted by benpicko (1998 posts) -

@Bucketdeth said:

Played Slender after hearing so much about it, Amnesia scared the shit out of me, Slender did not.

Exact opposite for me. Amnesia wasn't scary at all. Slender made me nearly literally shit myself.

#42 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4637 posts) -

@Korolev said:

Look, what the hell is so scary about the Slenderman? Not the game, but the mythological creature? I mean, out of all the modern pop culture monsters, he's the weakest of the bunch. He looks like a slightly out-of-proportion tall guy in a business suit. OOOOOOH! Scary! I mean, come on, he looks like a basketball player-turned tax collector. He looks like a IRS agent. Or a banker. Not a scary monster.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MarbleHornets/videos?sort=dd&view=0&page=3

Start at the introduction and keep going from there.

I'm so sorry to do this to you.

#43 Posted by captainspinifex (1 posts) -

I played it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnqWrfwpEe0

Turns out it scared the shit out of me! I played Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs just before but this was much worse!

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