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Does this game actually gets scary at some point?
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pinkribbonscars Offline
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RE: Does this game actually gets scary at some point?

Not scary, just really screwed up.
09-12-2013 05:22 PM
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RE: Does this game actually gets scary at some point?

Screwed up how? There's not a single point I can recall that qualifies as "screwed up" or "disturbing" in the entire game.
09-12-2013 06:11 PM
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RE: Does this game actually gets scary at some point?

(09-12-2013 06:11 PM)MonkEsquire Wrote:  Screwed up how? There's not a single point I can recall that qualifies as "screwed up" or "disturbing" in the entire game.

Seriously? o_O The whole revelation of the true purpose of The Machine wasn't horrific to you?
09-12-2013 06:38 PM
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RE: Does this game actually gets scary at some point?

I doubt this game really aimed to terrify the player. Horrify yes, and I'd be surprised is anyone walked away not being at all shaken from the experience. Actually, as I write that, it seems obvious that people did just that. But still. What Mandus did before the game begins is harrowing.

Even the monsters are meant to be sympathized with. The scene towards the end where you see them in their rooms? Or the fact that they sometimes don't even kill you, just move you around a bit after you black out. People complain that they weren't scary enough, and that they were even slightly comical. And I think that was intended, and that claiming that this detracts from the game is missing the very point of the game.

A Machine For Pigs probably just isn't the right game to play if you want to play a scary game. But I don't think that makes it a bad game, it just makes it a different game than A Dark Descent. Like with anything, it may just not be your taste.
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09-12-2013 06:48 PM
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RE: Does this game actually gets scary at some point?

(09-12-2013 06:38 PM)pinkribbonscars Wrote:  
(09-12-2013 06:11 PM)MonkEsquire Wrote:  Screwed up how? There's not a single point I can recall that qualifies as "screwed up" or "disturbing" in the entire game.

Seriously? o_O The whole revelation of the true purpose of The Machine wasn't horrific to you?

Its nature and the fact that Mandus is a dick was not at all a surprise.

But the allusions to averting our very own history, the horror of industrialization, the humanization of the 'antagonists', the sexual repression of the protagonist? That makes my skin crawl.
09-12-2013 07:08 PM
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(09-12-2013 08:57 AM)xXDarkShadowXx Wrote:  ^^ Does this game actually gets scary at some point?

I've gone through the second loading door where there's a chariot full of dead pigs on, close to the desk full of dentures and glasses.

So far, nothing has been scary except for the menu screen music.

No... it never does... its pathetic.
09-13-2013 10:55 PM
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Dash213 Offline
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RE: Does this game actually gets scary at some point?

the scary stuff in this game are less the jumpscares and more the understanding of the events in that world, it's mostly in the notes and thats probably the problem as people didn't read them or didn't put thought into them while reading.

try and read the notes and think about them and how they relate to what you see and do in the game. it's pretty horrifying.
09-14-2013 07:17 AM
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