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Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake

Patrick, scare cam is great for games like this. Don't stop doing it. Also, fuck this game.. creepy stuff.

Edited by huser

Two things.

Unarmed reporter dude sees mutilated corpses everywhere, talked to a SWAT guy spitted like a pig. SEES some kinda monster sitting in a wheelchair. Like a horror movie, I seriously loved that Patrick noticed the exit sign, but didn't get to it...whereas given what this reporter has already experienced, getting the eff out of there is about the only logical thing to do. I was mentally yelling, "get the fuck out of there, what are you doing?!!" Maybe when we get to the Matrix...

Also, THIS is how I expected a first person 1950's era XCOM to go. Running scared shitless in the hopes of collecting enough tidbits of info to be useful for whoever finds your body. If near future special ops die ignominiously offscreen (the XCOM tutorial where you try to save the German recon team), and even your GI JOEs can barely hold their own against Sectoids at first, I don't have much hope for sharply dressed 60's spooks.

Posted by ThunderSlash

I'll just leave this here

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/9/90021/2540940-4029991722-strok.gif

Posted by ThePaleKing

Game seems way to scripted and static. Very little interaction with the environment. At least Amnesia and Penumbra felt like adventure games while also being scary, this one just looks like a carnival spook house.

Posted by TheHT

I'll just leave this here

"MOM DON'T COME IN I'M WORKING GOSH"

Posted by JasonMrazMtaz

Well that was too stressful.

Posted by EveretteScott

Looks like this game suffers from Resi 4 syndrome

Being awesome?

Posted by EveretteScott

@mystyr_e said:

think I'm getting tired of the whole "crazy religious dude worships whatever it is then will probably die when it turns on them".....motif

That certainly isn't something new at all though. New to you perhaps? But that cliche has been around for probably as long as fiction has been.

Edited by myketuna

I'll just leave this here

I didn't get it at first. And then it hit me.

Posted by golguin

I was watching this video on my 46 inch tv and actually screamed when Patrick was convinced the music didn't mean anything and opened the door to find the monster dude there.

Posted by Humanity

It looks like a way less clunky Amnesia but it's a shame the enemies appear to be a non issue at times. I'm not a fan of insta-death but it does have it's uses in creating tension.

Posted by ikabubu

@sweetz said:

Horror games where you can't fight back are too scary for me, but I enjoy (and can just barely handle) watching Patrick play them. The run while looking backwards thing is brilliant.

I was happy to learn that Routine is going to have weapons in some limited capacity, because 80s vision sci-fi is super up my alley. I hope Patrick gets an early look at that at some point.

Yes and yes.

You're not the only one who appreciates a good retro-futuristic aesthetic.

Posted by kippers

You lasted 40 minutes longer than I would have done. Bravo, Patrick.

Posted by Sooty

@humanity said:

It looks like a way less clunky Amnesia but it's a shame the enemies appear to be a non issue at times. I'm not a fan of insta-death but it does have it's uses in creating tension.

Amnesia isn't clunky, it's eccentric but the way the controls work never actually interfere with gameplay. Doors can be slightly annoying to open when being chased but I think that is quite intentional.

Posted by Humanity
@sooty said:

@humanity said:

It looks like a way less clunky Amnesia but it's a shame the enemies appear to be a non issue at times. I'm not a fan of insta-death but it does have it's uses in creating tension.

Amnesia isn't clunky, it's eccentric but the way the controls work never actually interfere with gameplay. Doors can be slightly annoying to open when being chased but I think that is quite intentional.

I'm a huge believer in the theory that nothing should ever be intentionally clunky.

Edited by Landon
@mysteriousbob said:
@leinad44 said:

@alexandersheen: Don't Jeff and Alex do the same when they are playing a game on their own. You never see people complaining about that.

Thats because they're not designed to show off the player pulling stupid faces whenever there's a jump scare. These scarecam videos have appeared all over YouTube ever since a tall stickman started terrifying some very easily scared people.

Sorry Patrick, but when you introduce something popularised by PewDiePie to Giant Bomb then you should expect some people to have a kneejerk reaction. Obviously if thats what people want, keep doing it but I kind of come here to escape those YT fads. Just my thoughts on this format.

Should they also stop filming their reactions when they do Thursday Night Throwdown, Unprofessional Fridays, Live E3 Podcasts, and any live video press conferences?

edit: Shit man, PewDiePie already has TWO Outlast videos, and both of them are close to a million views a piece, that's way too popular for Giant Bomb.

@patrickklepek My intelligence is being taken advantage of. Please remove this video from the site.

Posted by Landon

@mofaz said:

The cam shit is a dumb gimmick that relies on me actually thinking your reactions to not-that-scary videogames are genuine and/or entertaining, they are neither. It replaces any sort of actual substantial content or commentary the video could have because the creator thinks that replicating hundreds of thousands of videos that already follow the same tired convention will somehow actually be different or more entertaining the ten millionth time it has been done.

Please re-evaluate.

Or you could just ignore it.

Posted by Gizmo

Keep the camera! That was intense!

Posted by Korolev

Thanks for doing this Patrick - game looks interesting, but I hate horror, so I don't think it's for me. Looking forward to your QL of Amnesia: A machine for pigs!

Posted by Death_Burnout

I cannot believe people are getting upset about the second cam, what a bunch of morons you are.

Posted by EveretteScott

I cannot believe people are getting upset about the second cam, what a bunch of morons you are.

Its mostly likely people who think this is a new thing for him and don't know he does Spookin' like this. And also morons who like to bitch.

Posted by SemiNormal

Seriously, I really wonder how old some of you people are that when you see a reaction camera, your first thought is "Pewdiepie."

Ugh.

Posted by Max21

Please keep the facecam Patrick

Edited by FreakGirl

I would be too scared to play this game by myself, but I enjoy watching others do so. The graphics are pretty good and I love the sound effects (especially the creaking floors!)

Posted by Grilledcheez

Game looks pretty intense! Also, definitely keep the camera, it wouldn't be the same without it!

Posted by Killerfridge

This looks really well made, I'd check it out if I wasn't such a pussy

Edited by GaspoweR

Here's my take, if the camera is there, we might have another spooky sighting of Scoops' mom, Katie, the dog.....or SOMETHING ELSE. WooooooOOOOooOOOOOOoOoOOoO

Also, I don't get why people are so up in arms about the corner cam just because it's being popularized by somebody else. I don't really mind the second cam anyways since it's similar to what he already does with Spookin' the only difference is that it isn't live. It would have been cool though if this was a live QL done at night just for this game.

Posted by Ramone

#KEEPTHEFACECAM

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Edited by Nekroskop

Well, I did not think that 'no facecam' would get such a backlash. I certainly didn't want to shit on Patrick's parade. The man is free to do whatever he wants. I was just trying to give some constructive criticism.(poorly)

Keep Spookin', Pat.

@thunderslash said:

I'll just leave this here

HAHAHAHA Holy shit!

Posted by GaspoweR

@humanity: Well, that's true. I don't think there are cases that the controls are intentionally clunky but controls is at times subjective to the person since what one might consider to be clunky another wouldn't even notice or consider that it's clunky, etc.

Posted by The_Ruiner

I'm bored by horror games. But I watch these to watch Patrick act like a little girl.

Posted by tmek

HUGE props to Patrick for playing this game in a completely dark room and alone. You watch youtubers like pewdiepie playing in full sunlight and still getting the shit scared out of them. Balls of steel man, balls of steel.

Posted by NoobSauceG7

So intense. Patrick's face each time there was a scare was great haha! Thanks Patrick!

Edited by fetchfox

Pay no heed to the haters, I like seeing you react to the horror. It's fun watching you squirm (sorry), and it makes it easier for a wimp like me to watch these. Keep it up Patrick.

Posted by Gregalor

I'll just leave this here

I was hoping someone would do that.

Edited by BaconGames

Hmm...maybe my memory is off but I don't remember too many jump scares in Amnesia which is part of the reason I liked it so much. Sure there are moments that make you scream but I think that's different than "open the door WHAM MONSTER BLAH."

Also I find the setting a bit rote/tired in horror but that is not this game's fault really. I think Outlast is committing to a lot of details I really appreciate and wish more games would do, like hands on edges when leaning and showing your body in the game. If nothing else it's got a great attention to detail.

Curious to see what the reaction will be overall. Also is anyone kinda weirded out by calling this game AAA's response to Amnesia? I don't know, that statement makes it seem reactionary and cash-grabby when I'm sure it's the exact opposite. Either way I think the real story is that Outlast is starting make this genre of horror into a trend and I'm really excited by that.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

@shagge: never meant this quick look to make you cry, I apologize a trillion times

Posted by falling_fast

This looks really well made, I'd check it out if I wasn't such a pussy

Edited by Landmine

Thanks Patrick, made my afternoon watching this.

Edited by ike7779

This made a great watch before bed in the dark on my phone. Need to check out more features from that spook scooping gentleman.

Posted by l4wd0g

"Dear Sirs," is incorrect grammar.

Posted by wibby

Got the GF playing it now, I had to go out tonight , came home..she greeted me at the door when I got home in tears.... Apparently she screamed that much our dog even went to see if she was OK ....LOL

Edited by patrickklepek

BTW, tune into Spookin' With Scoops tonight... :)

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Posted by marbleCmoney

I doubt I'll actually play this because I have a hard time with these kinds of horror games, but it looks pretty good.

Edited by SonicBoyster

@nekroskop: If you're being constructive you gotta lay off the attitude. If you present your idea like an asshole people are going to think you're an asshole and ignore you.

Edited by TournamentOfHate

Well I don't think this QL could have gone any better haha. Far out man, awesome job Patrick!

Edit:

Seriously, I really wonder how old some of you people are that when you see a reaction camera, your first thought is "Pewdiepie."

Ugh.

Yeah, Kasavin was using a face cam before kids like him were even born.

Posted by Nekroskop

@sonicboyster: Hey now, I may have been a bit harsh, but an asshole? That's too far. Content creators should not be treated like flawless beings. One should be allowed to critisize without being blasted by people who think site personalities can do no wrong.

Posted by thebigJ_A

He missed like ten notes from not having his camera on.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Watching Patrick play scary games never gets old.