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nyran125tk
nyran125tk

wow, Stalker, thats a surprise. amazing game. Still one of the best games to come out this generation. wonder why they are playing it as a horror game? There are scary things in it. When you go into some of the dark places later on, it gets freaky. But it only starts like most of the way through the game. Its quite far from the beginning and it would take quite a few hours to get to the scary parts.


that screaming monster is pretty freaky.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

oh, gosh if youre going to play knock knock as 'survivor horror' that would classify games like pulse or deep dark down as the same.  ...i mean pulse or knock knock is nice and all but its not survival horror.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

some horror FPS suggestions:

condemned

singularity

metro 2033 (which would be a relevant choice since it and stalker draw inspiration from the same novel, roadside picnic)


daviz88
daviz88

so zorine what do you think about the new layout for gamespot

hole2score
hole2score

I`m sorry you weren`t able to appreciate the game, there isn`t much horror in the first location you start (Cordon), once you go deeper into the Zone shit get real. But as someone pointed out, it`s more about atmosphere than anything else.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

another suggestion for you guys is vapour.  its a free incomplete game as of now but try it out and youll see something new.  jess is up next right?  please play this game.  and after you beat the game and you will youll have enough time for insanity or paranormal.  make it a two-fer.  and i know the guide for vapour is right there so close to the download link on their page but dont read it.

crix01
crix01

Where did all those lovely comments go?

Tao_and_Zen
Tao_and_Zen

Hi Zorine, Jess. It's too bad you didn't know anything about this game prior to your show. One of the elements that cause tension in this game is that the shooting mechanics are supposed to simulate the real world. The bullets don't all magically go exactly where the cross hair points. Especially with a  handgun and shooting from the hip. It was bizarre, Zorine, watching you shooting without aiming down the sights and complaining how terrible the weapon and/or the shooting mechanics were (I watched the Twitch.tv stream). Have you ever fired a real handgun? As you two realized, this game was not a good choice for HoH.
Jess, I was very impressed with your Machine for Pigs show. For me it's much more enjoyable watching when you're not whimpering and pissing yourself every two minutes, hiding in every corner and facing into them for long periods of time. Keep it up! Fear is a choice.

Thanks for the show, Ladies. While this one was a failure, it's always a pleasure watching you two play. :-)

jonny_dutch
jonny_dutch

All the comments have disappeared?
Anyway, I just saw an indie game called "Knock Knock" on GiantBomb's Quick Look, thought you two should try it out.

simo_tmm
simo_tmm

You should play AVP 1 or AVP2. Levels with facehuggers preferably.

goododa
goododa

The early levels aren't scary. It first starts to get creepy when you go underground and run into mutants. This game is generally pretty subtle with its horror, being more about atmosphere and immersion rather than jump scares and the like. I don't think it would be that scary with two people talking.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

still waiting for clarification on what you really meant about that comment about beds... or are you making a reference to the quest 'a night to remember'?

crix01
crix01

@GameYakuza Singularity and Metro are not horror games. Metro might have something but not enough scary. And Singularity has nothing scary at all.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staff

@daviz88 It took me some getting used to, but it's definitely streamlined our work processes much better. I'm a fan!

Zorine
Zorine moderator staff

@crix01 I don't know, I'm quite disappointed to have seen them go!

Zorine
Zorine moderator staff

@Tao_and_ZenThanks for the feedback. In Australia, individuals require a licence to possess a firearm. In addition to this, before purchasing a firearm you need to get a Permit To Acquire, which allows you to actually go buy a gun. In general, Australia is pretty uptight on letting people own guns.

I know this because of, er, reasons. Yeah. So to answer your question, no I have not ever fired a real handgun.

WAIT A MINUTE, you mean bullets don't magically go where my crosshair aims in real life? That's sooo broken. I totally thought I had crosshair vision. Crazy.

Logixyz
Logixyz

@simo_tmm The Marine level from AVP1 demo would work wonders. The facehugger in that level made me feel paranoid

Zorine
Zorine moderator staff

@leviathanwing From myself, or Jess?

I'll answer what I meant - I thought it was cool that your character could rest in a spare bed, nothing more!

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

They have their moments, I try to contribute with similar games at every episode. You should try doing The same.

Tao_and_Zen
Tao_and_Zen

@Zorine I'm not sure how to interpret the tone of your reply. I don't have a license either, they're pretty tough to get where I grew up as well. I'm not really interested in guns, I've just known some people who had them and I had the chance to try them out on the range. They're pretty difficult to aim and I do appreciate that in games the bullets do magically go where the cross hair points. STALKER is not like that, though.

Anyway, I am a fan. I've watched every episode and generally they're good. In this one, it seemed to me like you two were distracted, like you had other things on your minds.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@crix01 @GameYakuza 3 million sales from a developer not known really with anything else. isn't a flop. The game is epic. One of the best Post Apoc games around.

crix01
crix01

@GameYakuza Stalker was a flop and you want them to play similar games? Telling  them "no" is my contribution. Singularity is a shooter with some mutants, that's it. You said "some horror FPS suggestions, and my contribution is "Singularity and Metro are not horror games".