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Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:15 am
by I am nobody
^Speaking of, that's why I never beat Pikmin.

348. Don't Drink the Water (Anodyne)

Anodyne is basically Link's Awakening if that game was much darker. This guy starts out looking like the face-in-the-floor boss from LA, and he's the boss of a living dungeon surrounded by faceless fleshy-giraffe things.

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:43 pm
by luizzeross
349. Countdown (Zillion)


You keep playing this "metroidvania" like game for hours, it doesn't have a save or password to continue it later. Then you enter a self-destruct code on a computer at the end of the game, it gives you 300 seconds to beat the final boss and leave the entire base before everything blows up.

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:55 am
by Valigarmander
350. Old Kasuto (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link)


Kasuto is unlike any other town in the game. The sky is dark, most of the buildings are decrepit and damaged, the hostile area music plays instead of the usual town music, and there are no people to be found apart from a single old man hidden in a building. What's more, the moment you step into the town you will find yourself being struck and damaged by unseen foes. Only once you've found the Cross will you be able to see the Moas swarming the village.

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:07 am
by New! Tazy Ten
351. Beating the Game (Super Smash Brothers)

So you beat Master Hand in the first game, the screen goes white you feel pretty good for yourself.

Then you hear this.


After this bit of sudden dissonance your character flops onto a desk and the camera slowly leaves the room, setting up the ambiguousness Smash Brothers plot that doesn't mean diddly squat.

But don't lie that ending song was unsettling.

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:20 pm
by luizzeross
352. Psycho Fox's Final Boss (Psycho Fox)

Sega Master System golden era. This boss was real hard at the time.


Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:25 pm
by I am nobody
353. We Have the Technology (XCOM: Enemy Within)

In the base game, Sectoids are your introductory alien with almost no health and no notable defenses. In the Enemy Within expansion, Sectoids live the dream and become Mechtoids. The upgrade confers a 600% increase in health, boosts most stats to the highest or near-highest in the game, allows them to shoot twice per turn, and makes them so confident that they don't bother with cover.

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:33 pm
by Spritedude
354. The Great Sea/Fishman Clues (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)


wtf sprite how is this even a scary thing?

Hear me out, dangit. So a lot of people dislike some games for being too cryptic and mysterious and not giving them enough information on what you're supposed to do, but honestly, that's a big reason why I love Wind Waker so much. The Great Sea is so vast and full of secrets and danger that you can't help but feel a sense of unease while exploring it (especially at night). You get that fear of "the unknown" when you come across quiet, uninhabited islands, unsure of what they may be hiding.

Then you have this guy (or guys?). They give you hints and rumors about the area, which are pretty much required if you're playing for the first time and not using a walkthrough. But some of the clues are just vague enough to make things even more cryptic and creepy...

"You ought to come sail these seas on nights when the right half of the moon is missing... It'll give you the shivers, fry!"

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:31 am
by Valigarmander
355. Ben Bertolucci/Chief Irons' death, Scenario A (Resident Evil 2)


In the latter half of the game, Ben or Chief Irons (depending on who you chose to play as during Scenario A) will be attacked by William Birkin, which ends with a G-embryo being forced down their throat and into their bodies to incubate. Shortly after you meet the victim, the larva will burst out, ripping their torso apart in the process.

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:59 pm
by I am nobody
356. Doctor, Heal Thyself (Our Darker Purpose)

For the first two and a fraction chapters, Our Darker Purpose is dark, but mostly in a silly, exaggerated-Dickens orphanage way. Once you make it to the Library, however, talking nihilist potato sacks and malevolent stew creatures give way to demons and mutated abominations. It also gets hard as ****. Specialist Fenwick is the only boss I've seen from this section, and he's tough enough to pass for a chapter fight. The Doctor himself does not attack. Instead, he floats around the room and reanimates any burlap dummies you kill, occasionally pausing to completely darken the room and spawn a handful of additional short-lived but invulnerable dummies. It's creepy enough with just the context that the previous "human" enemies were a bunch of kids in a makeshift fort and a girl who cast spells with her lunchbox, but the codex entry received on victory really doesn't help:
Students who become ill during classes can visit the Malady Ward. Here a team of doctors supposedly works day and night caring for residents of the manor. No student in memory has been admitted for treatment. A cob-webbed sign reading 'APOLOGIES WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL' hangs on the door. Piles of burlap dummies fill the waiting room.
The administrators rarely acknowledge complaints about the Malady Ward. "Our students should be grateful for their good health," they say. "and in any event the current patients are almost ready to rejoin the Edgewod community.

Spoilered because it's fairly late game and also the sort of thing it's better to be surprised by.

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:11 am
by Valigarmander
357. Uboa (Yume Nikki)


Hidden somewhere in the great maze of Madotsuki's dream world is a small house inhabited by a girl named Poniko. Visiting the house is entirely optional, and once you get there, there isn't much to do other than flip the light switch or stab Poniko to death. When you flip the switch however, there is a 1 in 64 chance that instead of turning off the lights, Poniko will turn into Uboa. When this happens you will be trapped inside the house, with your only option being to walk up to Uboa and touch him, transporting you to a bizarre black and white area. The only way out of there is to pinch yourself awake. This can be pretty freaky if you aren't expecting it.

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:16 am
by New! Tazy Ten
358. Wall of Flesh (Terraria)

So, you've killed a voodoo demon and found a voodoo doll of the guide that gives you tutorials about how to play the game. At first, you can see it as an item that allows you to kill the guide, and if you throw it in lava the guide will die instantly. But... what if you throw it into lava in the Underworld, the same place that the voodoo demon makes its home?

You get a generic warning about a boss before this comes right for you.


Maybe you don't find this scary but look at it from the angle of a new player who in the best case scenario was told to make a sacrifice in the Underworld to summon its lord. You're expecting an eyeball or something that will float about the Underworld for you to slash at. Not a wall coming to crush you. Also you better have a projectile weapon because you'll take tons of damage trying to touch this thing. Just sayiiiiiiiiing~.

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:18 am
on the note of Terraria may I make mention of how freaking weird it is that they have very similar toys to Minecraft

like Minecraft is a 2spoops game anyway with Endermen and stuff but Terraria has creatures/the player blowing up on death, monstrous enemies, and entire sections of hell trying to kill you, and THIS IS STILL A GODDAMN TOYLINE

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:02 pm
by Sim Kid
359. Heldarf (Tales of Zestiria)


Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:51 am
by Valigarmander
360. Blast Pit (Half-Life)


You hear metal crashing long before you encounter what's causing it, and the cacophony echoes throughout the entire level. The tentacles are immune to your weaponry at this point, and can kill you in a single strike. The only way to dispose of them is to ignite the rocket engine in the silo they inhabit, which means descending and later re-ascending the silo while trying to avoid being crushed to death by them.

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:40 am
eh, it wasn't scary honestly outside of the noise

just annoying

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:29 pm
by Valigarmander
Who let you back into the thread? :crossedarms:

361. Muncher Marathon (Donkey Kong Country Returns)


The Donkey Kong Country franchise is no stranger to deadly, advancing walls, but this time the wall is made of spiders. **** you, Retro.

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:55 pm
by Sim Kid
362. Duma (Fire Emblem Gaiden)


Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:09 am
by Valigarmander
363. Chozo Ghosts (Metroid Prime)


You first encounter one of these mysterious specters hovering through the corridors of the Chozo Ruins. In battle they're quick, strong, and attack in groups, as their unearthly screeching echoes through the room.

After their first appearance they're just kind of an annoyance, though.

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:39 pm
by luizzeross
364. Eye (Super Metroid)

After arriving Zebes, it's all dark inside Crateria. Then suddenly this surveillance eye opens and stares at you... and also does the face statues at the ground.


Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:42 pm
by New! Tazy Ten
365. Mr. Grimm (Twisted Metal Black)

So... cannibalism?


Most of the characters in this game are either victims of cruelty to the point that they snap, or mass murderers... but a survivor of the Vietnamese War who had to eat his friend to survive? Realize that most of the stories in this game are a little silly if you look at them long enough. A Boxer who gets his eyes, ears, and mouth stitched shut because the doctor lost a bet on him? A little extreme, as is a clown with a flaming head so it's kind of funny in a dark way. But Mr. Grimm's story has none of that. And even the ending cutscene feels dark as he decides to embrace the cannibal he was forced to become all those years ago. There are other character's whose story ends on a sour note, but in this one he gets what he wants, but maybe it's not what the player really wants. Unless you like cannibalism.