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Matthew Awesome Taylor Mar 3, 2013 @ 3:51pm
Is this scary to you
go under water
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Badshooter 270 Mar 23, 2013 @ 4:16pm 
Yeah it freaked me out. I haven't played the half life games much but It must of been the audio that plays of your heavy breathing that just struck a harsh key with me.
!@#$%^&&&&****())))_)(*&^^%$#@!@ Mar 25, 2013 @ 2:57am 
I though it was a bit scary because I always thhough something was going to jump out at me. But sadly nothing did :(
rockymountains Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:04am 
Sadly? A jump scare would have ruined the game for me.

The game was creepy in its loneliness, and definitely the darkness of the water.
Valeriaan Mar 26, 2013 @ 8:24am 
Scary? Not really. A little unnerving, yes - in some places more than others. The island's isolation and the feeling of total abandonment / loneliness create a rather peculiar atmosphere in combination with other elements, such as the howling wind, the luminescent scrawlings, (etc.). There are more aspects which add to this feeling, which elements I would describe more in terms of wonder and melancholy, but I don't want to spoil anything.

One of the more creepy aspects, though, were the "shadow figures" you can see along the paths from time to time, who are apparently looking over you. It's a peculiar sensation that went along nicely with the atmosphere and the unreliable narration - I derived a strange sense of satisfaction from it (with regards to the immersion in the story).
Last edited by Valeriaan; Mar 26, 2013 @ 8:25am
Kill Your Heroes Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:29pm 
umm, look up ghost figures watching you. makes the game more unsettling
glass•eye•joe Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:17pm 
I was scared of anything near water - I get pretty scared by the thought of being sucked under water into the ocean - who knows what's down there! But no jumps. I was glad, actually. Didn't want it to be a game where I was expecting to be jump-scared.
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