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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.
Nothing 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 :(
Beeping Sleuthy 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 Beeping Sleuthy; Mar 26, 2013 @ 8:25am
ViewSonic Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:29pm 
umm, look up ghost figures watching you. makes the game more unsettling
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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