(03-21-2012 05:06 AM)DaAinGame Wrote: Well I honestly feel a little shameful. My custom story takes up some of the things that are getting old, but I try to use them in ways that aren't like the other stories I've watched, such as *SPOILER FOR MY STORY*
So I guess my question to you guys is:
Even if a story uses the same thing as the rest, what do you think if it just uses it in a different manner? Rather then with a key pickup, make it an item the player would not expect, like a random tinderbox, or when lighting a candle?
By the Way, PewDiePie inspired me into map making, but that doesn't mean I want to go make a map dedicated just to him. I want to make my map to where it can be an enjoyable experience for everybody, and try and keep it as creative as possible.
i dont wanna get too critical towards new custom story creators; but a way to start off is completely throw the teleporting naked guy idea so far into the depths of hell that it may not be reached again...
unless you have a reason for the guy being there, either if he falls down and hangs by the neck from a chain or something, dont use it... at all... its the most unoriginal fucking scare i have ever seen, only set out to give people heart attacks. giving people heart attacks DOES NOT make a good story. ''but my story is scary! that means its good!'' no, a story should have depth, character, passion; not teleporting naked people who magically appears due to the will of flutterby faries.
my suggestions to making a decent story: work on the story first
, dont set out with scares and shit like that and gradually adapting your story to the scares' will. example: ''that grunt was scary.. it looks like it does because, of some.. craazy scientist who... umm.. is crazy! and umm.. makes naked people into.. servants! for.. some reason... yeah!''
warning a person about a place, and what lies within, creates a tensity, or expectation of what to come. suspicion is part of human nature, so add a little mystery in your story, aswell as custom content.
custom content is good. creates the debth in your story which you see fit, giving it the feel of your wish. besides, i cant help but say ive seen the same models more than 500 times each, so new content adds a new feel to your story.
CONCLUSION and ANSWER (if youre a TL DR person (too long, didnt read): NO, even though an unoriginal jumpscare is used in a location never been used before, its still unoriginal. TELEPORTING NAKED PEOPLE are so fucking stupid its not even funny. about your brute statement: even amnesia had examples of not making monsters dissapear. JUSTINE: Monster appears for the first time, and leaves the room. if you leave the room too, you have to sneak out, for it will not despawn. PRESERVATION OF REALISM.
and no, for those wondering if ''its a ghost!'' justifies the dissapearing of monsters, NO, it DOESNT. there was only one guy in amnesia that dissapeared, and that was unintentional.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. for FUCKS SAKE, MAKE DECENT CONTENT. dont go off making cheap ''BOOOO!! SCARED YA LOLOLOLOLOL'' maps. this forum lacks good content nowadays, and this whole thread was an attempt to change people's minds for once... even though 90% go TL DR.