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AmAtic Aug 28, 2017 @ 8:02am
How scary is it?
I don't really do well with horror games, but at the same time, I love games with a cyberpunk setting, so I am kinda torn on if I should get the game or not. If the game is super scary, then it will probably a waste of money for me.
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oku Aug 28, 2017 @ 12:41pm 
For someone like yourself this is probably a no go. It's not awful bloody scary but monster chasing/hiding kinda scary which would make this less than fun for you. Someone else talked about waiting for someone to come up with the WUSS mod like they did for SOMA so you don't have to deal with the monsters at all. Keep it on your wishlist and check back periodically.
AmAtic Aug 28, 2017 @ 2:02pm 
Oh there is monster chasing and such? Yeah, then this game is not for me yet. Will keep an eye out for that WUSS mode tho :)
Gin.Zo Aug 28, 2017 @ 3:26pm 
Seriously this is the most unscary game I have ever played. Look at the reviews, a lot of people think it's a total failure as a horror game, as much as A Machine For Pigs was not remotely scary like the first Amnesia game. It's about a 1.5/10 on the scary scale. I'd actually say it's got more 'gross' parts than scary parts.

If you think this is scary, something like SOMA would probably stop your heart. SOMA is like a 11/10 on the scary scale.
AmAtic Aug 28, 2017 @ 5:29pm 
I can handle gross no problem, its just the scary parts I am not good with. One of the last horror games I tried to play was Dead Space. I maybe made it an hour into that game before I had to stop..
Liquid_Z Aug 28, 2017 @ 11:01pm 
It's certainly not as scary as compared to games like Amnesia: The Dark Decent. I felt way more tense and claustrophobic playing Alien: Isolation and S.O.M.A. I found this game a bit more relaxed as the investigative parts of the game help to break the tension. There's also some pretty much retro "save the princess from spiders" mini-game levels scattered throughout the game to, again, give you a moment to breath.
oku Aug 29, 2017 @ 5:18am 
I guess what I am saying in the terms of scary is that for the most part this is an exploration game. You wander around collect clues and solve puzzles but then there are moments when that all changes and you are literally running for your life. So maybe I need a better term but I think AmAtic and I are thinking alike here when I say it's scary in that the object of the game becomes not exploring your area but finding the quickest way out while avoiding being killed by the monster, in some cases, over and over again.
-RAISTLIN- Aug 29, 2017 @ 7:17am 
if dead space was too scary there's no way you should play this.
zamp Aug 29, 2017 @ 9:33am 
One or two jumpscares. After the first few the rest of the "spooky stuff" is just noise that you tune out since it's constantly blaring in your ears.
ElGuapo Aug 29, 2017 @ 9:00pm 
I love old school horror stuff and this one its pretty good in my book! Rutger Hauer in is best work in my view. "Trademark
His intense depiction of psychopaths"
Andeddu Aug 30, 2017 @ 9:48am 
I have the same issue. I don't really like scary games where your only defence is to run and hide inside a dark cupboard or under a bed. I'll definitely be buying this at some point due to the Cyberpunk setting. Dead Space 1 wasn't scary as Issac was overpowered for much of the game (although several jump scares did get me) whereas Dead Space 2 had certain sections which were quite terrifying - I remember having to get my then girlfriend over while I played through it, haha.
Linus Hyper Aug 30, 2017 @ 12:00pm 
It's not scary at all. It's just a tedious, cryptic ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ mess. Hiring an actor from Blade Runner doesn't automatically makes your game good.
AmAtic Aug 30, 2017 @ 1:56pm 
Originally posted by -RAISTLIN-:
if dead space was too scary there's no way you should play this.
Thank you, thats all I need to know D:

Originally posted by Andeddu:
whereas Dead Space 2 had certain sections which were quite terrifying - I remember having to get my then girlfriend over while I played through it, haha.
Having another person besides you, can help a little at least :D
Last edited by AmAtic; Aug 30, 2017 @ 1:57pm
KriKitBoNeZ Aug 30, 2017 @ 4:03pm 
Any time there is a vaguely scary game, there is aways loads of edgelords that say it isn't scary. The game has creepy aspects, but it is mostly trippy and designed in a way to be disorienting. Sound design is great...but it isn't meant for everyone.

So instead of shrugging and moving on, you get 'dis gaym is da poopz'
Last edited by KriKitBoNeZ; Aug 30, 2017 @ 4:04pm
Spider-Seagal Aug 31, 2017 @ 12:44am 
People are ripping on this game for "not being scary" as if it being scary was the entire point or something. It was clear with how the game was designed that scary wasn't exactly high on the list. Disturbing visuals and freaky moments but nothing that jumps out and makes you freak out. Still a good game.
Spektr Aug 31, 2017 @ 8:38am 
LoF was one of those horror games, that tried slightly different approach: instead of traditional jumpscares, gore and all that stuff, it focused on uneasy atmosphere and psychological pressure on the player. Observer continues this and does it very well, in my opinion. While it's not that scary game, don't expect plain cyberpunk rpg / walking simulator, where the only horror you'll find is on the crime scenes. This game still has a main focus on ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ with player's mind.
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