House of Horrors: Penumbra Overture Highlights

On the first episode of House of Horrors Jess and Zorine hide from demon dogs and decipher morse code in Frictional Games' Penumbra! Check out the highlights here!

Discussion

39 comments
unikat
unikat

Fatal Frame should definitely be next.

Rask123
Rask123

Anyone here because of Pewdiepie?

Just me? oh okay...

Markosul
Markosul

Didn't think I'd find myself saying this about any presenter team, but I think you two might actually be as good a pairing, possibly even better, than Johnny and Danny from Gamespot UK. That was brilliant, really looking forward to further installments. Congrats on a great show!

SY_shoot
SY_shoot

silent hill II is not bad

OB-47
OB-47

There are 2 of you

Broad daylight

Not headphones

WRONG WRONG WRONG

tgwolf
tgwolf

Oh joy, another game I would love to play but can't for the rating...Someone please man up and make a good game that isn't ruined by it's maker's M-chotic mind!

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Reminds me of Amnesia and it was funny seeing them fight the dogs. XD Great stuff from Australia :)

Evilnator
Evilnator

Ah good old Penumbra, such a great game, it gets better as you get further, plus its sequel, black plague... Though requiem was kinda crap... That aside, ladies, you should give Condemned: Criminal Origins a go.

Threesixtyci
Threesixtyci

Fatal Frame series should be in the line up somewhere. Maybe Siren, too.

DreamsofGreen
DreamsofGreen

That was pretty funny but that game looks horrible, id hate running around from a bunch a dogs a  whole game

shanethewolf
shanethewolf

Oh great, let's all watch someone else playing an old game?!

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

This was way funnier than any horror game video from YouTube, I really had a good time watching this!! Good one GameSpot!!!

wgerardi
wgerardi

This is great, guys! Call of Cthulu next plz <3

theteaface
theteaface

Brilliant - thanks guys!  I was surprised how much like Amnesia this looks.

kresimirzvonko
kresimirzvonko

Next game: Amnesia obviously :D

Resident evil 2 or 3 would also be nice .

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@Markosul Glad you're enjoying it! We love streaming the show =]

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@OB-47 Unfortunately all work hours are broad daylight but we'll try to keep it dark in there =]

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@Evilnator Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely add it to the list!

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@DreamsofGreen To be fair it was only the first two hours - I'm sure it deviates eventually.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@wgerardi Agreed. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is one of the best survival horrors I have ever played. I recommend this game to every gamer who loves gritty world, terryfing mysteries and cosmic horror. Every fan of H.P. Lovecraft should take a look. Game is based on Lovecraft's stories (like The Shadow Over Innsmouth) and Call of Cthulhu P&P RPG. Few scenes are so faithful to the HPL works, that I was simply stunned. Alone in the Dark 1 is another game inspired by Cthulhu mythos, particularly HPL's novel The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and Edgar Alan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. This game is the first modern survival horror and IMO still can scare you. I also like The Shadow of the Comet - Lovecraftian adventure game set in small fishing town. Graphics is obviously very dated, but atmosphere's simply amazing, especially if you have read HPL's stories like The Shadow over Innsmouth (again) and The Dunwich Horror. Another good point'n'click game is Prisoner of Ice inspired by At the Mountains of Madness. Ahh, the memories. 

These games are meant to be played alone at night, or at least in the dark room.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@theteaface Frictional Games got much experience because of Penumbra series. This is why Amnesia is so good. I'm a fan of these guys and wish'em good luck. We need more developers like them.

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@OB-47 Also, I pumped the exposure when I was editing to fix the colouring so it was darker than it looks.

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@Vojtass @wgerardi That one actually isn't on the list I've drafted up so I'll jot it down. Sounds fantastic. We'll try to make the room as dark as possible =P

Vojtass
Vojtass

@tempertress @Vojtass @wgerardi In Call of Cthulhu: DCotE you have to show Escape level - you will know what I mean, when you'll play it. I also recommend to read 'The Shadow over Innsmouth' short story (by H.P. Lovecraft) first. It's one of my favourite - so tense, so disturbing. Best wishes. :)

Vojtass
Vojtass

@theteaface @Vojtass Yes, it's worth it, however there are little differences in gameplay e.g. in Amnesia you can't fight, in Penumbra you can, but it's very hard. Amnesia is  also more tense, scarier.