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976  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Music and Sound VS Visual in Horror/Suspense games. on: April 24, 2010, 10:18:03 PM
when there is a sudden loud noise, a shriek or crashing off camera is enough to make me jump for the power button.

It's what I can't see but can hear that freaks me out the most.

I had a friend during middle school that said he would shut the game off if he ran out of ammo when he played resident evil.

But yeah, absence of music and focus of room ambiance and spacial noise is enough to send people off the deep end. I find it very deafening if a game has no music playing, creating a strong tension to when it will occur. A game I chose to talk about, and it might be obscure to others, is Trilby's Notes. About a third of the game has no music playing, just the patter of Trilby's feet. What freaked me out was when you would walk in and out of a room, there was a chance that you would be transported to the dark version, a "normal" hotel is the location of this game, of the hotel where there's a drone of whispers and murmurs played until you make it back to the Light World Hotel. There would be some rattling of percussion and some small phrases of music played by instruments that were pitch-bended. Pretty creepy stuff.
977  The Rest / General Discussions / Music and Sound VS Visual in Horror/Suspense games. on: April 24, 2010, 09:40:25 PM
I'm currently working on a paper for a class regarding Horror games and was curious if anyone would be able to tell me about their experience while playing any horror game. The primary focus for my paper is whether or not Music and Sound, or absence of, is the driving force in creating suspense and fear in a game against the visuals.

In other words: Music/Sounds (Absence of both) VS Visual content, which do you find most important?

I wasn't sure whether or not to place this topic here, hopefully this is the right place.
978  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 announced on: April 20, 2010, 07:42:27 PM
979  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Obscure "Am I the only one who's played/heard of this?" games thread on: April 19, 2010, 07:13:29 PM
I have no clue which Exile right now, I just remembered the name, that was all. I still have the old IBM 95 computer in my basement that still works and has the game. I'll check it when I get a chance. I just remember having a lot of fun.
980  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 18, 2010, 11:39:53 PM
To be fair Kyon is by leagues superior to even good Harem Protagonists. Namely by being fairly intelligent and cynical of his predicament of having to keep a leash on an all powerful being (and the rest of the present company doesn't help much either). Whereas, your average Harem Protagonist's intellect can't even be compared to a sack of shit as that would be a grievous insult to the sack of shit.

I think I found him!!!
x100.  This seems to be the framework for like...all harems.
...Oh, except for School Days haha.  YouTube that for some good times.

That anime was just a pain to watch after episode 13-14. Wasn't negima something like that too? Only with even younger girls?
981  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Obscure "Am I the only one who's played/heard of this?" games thread on: April 18, 2010, 11:35:22 PM
Castle of the Winds. Formerly shareware (now freeware) roguelike with tile-based graphics that allowed you to save your progress. Published by what is now Epic. First RPG I ever played.

...didn't we already have one of these threads?

I played that game, good stuff.

Umm, never played any real obscure games before... not sure if Exile counts as an obscure game. really enjoyed that game when I was a kid.
982  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best Ds RPG on: April 18, 2010, 10:59:13 PM
Lunar Dragon Song. Best game of my life.
983  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 25 minigames of parody goodness on: April 17, 2010, 11:08:16 PM
Very cool. Would love to have something like this for the DS
984  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite Game Story Topic & most disappointing on: April 17, 2010, 01:01:32 AM
+Summon Night 2(GBA): Thought the story was great and the humor was wonderful. If memory serves me right, there's a part in the story where you have to woo a shark creature so you can pass by, regardless what gender you are. Decent script that merit many chuckles.

+Wild Arms 2: Enjoyed the whole terrorist storyline with Odessa. Playing through the game a second time right now because I liked it that much. Wish there was more Liz and Ard scenes, these reptiles were a riot.

+Chrono Trigger: The "Time" theme of the game was great. Story was enjoyable and I enjoyed the different endings.

+Growlanser II: Plainly because you can switch sides and overthrow your kingdom. A perk I've always appreciated in any video game.
985  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: April 16, 2010, 09:08:57 PM
Just beat Fragile. Good games, and noticed that there was a review up for the game here. Going to check that out now...

Starting tomorrow: Legend of the Dragoon
986  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So, I'm getting a PSP... on: April 12, 2010, 01:25:47 PM
Power Stone Collection.

That is all.
987  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon: The Latest Generation on: April 11, 2010, 11:10:38 PM
And isn't time to see some hibernating pokemon? They show up only certain seasons or you can wake them from their habitat early on like when you woke up that Snorlax in Red/Blue? If you beat them up, they'll probably throw a fit and head to the mountains anyways.
988  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Blessed be the Lady (Chapter Zero) on: April 11, 2010, 02:24:45 PM
I'll try this out when I get a chance.
989  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon: The Latest Generation on: April 10, 2010, 08:21:30 PM
If it's not in 3D, I'll pass.
990  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: April 05, 2010, 10:00:26 PM
I'm about 10+ hours into Fragile right now. Loving every second, the game really is beautiful. I was skeptical when I heard the soundtrack, didn't really get a good vibe, but playing the game I found the soundtrack to be a perfect mate. I'm looking forward to finishing this gem.
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