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#119256 - 01/29/04 06:46 PM Depressing games
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Which games did you find to be depressing.

I don't mean games that are so bad they made you depressed. And I don't mean games that made you depressed when you finished them because they were so good that you were sad they were over. I'm talking about games where there was something about the story or the way the story ended or the whole game environment that you found depressing.

For example,

Black Dahlia
Legend of Lotus Spring

I don't want to put in spoilers, but if you've played these, you can probably guess what I thought was depressing about them.

Anyone have any others?

#119257 - 01/29/04 06:54 PM Re: Depressing games
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Definitely, Blackstone Chronicles!
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#119258 - 01/29/04 06:58 PM Re: Depressing games
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Oh yes. That one was grim.
Black Mirror too, come to think of it.
What is it with these "Black" games?
Black Dahlia, Black Mirror, Blackstone Chronicles... think

#119259 - 01/29/04 07:02 PM Re: Depressing games
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Very definitely Blackstone Chronicles. Sanitarium depressed me too.
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#119260 - 01/29/04 07:03 PM Re: Depressing games

Hitchcock was kind of depressing.Dark gloomy weather.And murder. But I really liked the game smile

#119261 - 01/29/04 07:04 PM Re: Depressing games
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Definately Black Dahlia, and Blackstone Chronicles, cant think of any others off hand, have never played Comer or Black Mirror YET. laugh

#119262 - 01/29/04 07:34 PM Re: Depressing games
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Blackstone Chronicles, definitely. It was days before I could get it out of my mind. frown

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#119263 - 01/29/04 08:47 PM Re: Depressing games
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There isn't a single game I found drepressing. I love dark horror and mystery games. The ones mentioned Blackstone Chronicles,Black Dahlia, Sanitarium are all in my top 10. Even though Mystery of the Druids and Hitchcock aren't in my top tem they're definitely in my top 15.
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#119264 - 01/29/04 09:16 PM Re: Depressing games
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How about Lighthouse?
Anyone else find Lyril's plight to be depressing?

And what about the war bride in Amber? How long was she in limbo like that?

#119265 - 01/29/04 09:34 PM Re: Depressing games
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I found the sewers in Traitor's Gate depressing. smile

I have yet to play any really dark games, although I have a few on my shelves. There were parts of the following that made me somewhat sad or thoughtful, mostly because of lost lives or lost souls:
The Legend of Lotus Spring
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time
The Forgotten
Golden Gate

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#119266 - 01/29/04 09:47 PM Re: Depressing games
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Both endings of Harvester were kind of depressing. Fun game, though.

#119267 - 01/29/04 10:28 PM Re: Depressing games
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I just thought of another one -
the doomed artists' colony in Celtica.

#119268 - 01/29/04 11:57 PM Re: Depressing games
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Yes, Blackstone Chronicles definitely. And I suppose Sanitarium was pretty depressing too, though I think I mostly just found it creepy. Oh, and yes, Amber too. I forgot just how depressing that whole game was.

I also found Faust pretty depressing at times, but I still loved it.

#119269 - 01/30/04 12:01 AM Re: Depressing games
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I think a lot of games are a bit depressing, actually. The "Black" games ARE a few of them! Let's's MY list of depressing (but usually GOOD) games:

1. Black Mirror
2. Black Dahlia
3. Clive Barker's Undying
4. GK III (in the way of subject matter)
5. Deus Ex
6. Phantasmagoria I AND especially II
7. System Shock II
8. Sanitarium
9. Point of View

Those would probably be my the top of my head, anyway.
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#119270 - 01/30/04 12:36 AM Re: Depressing games
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Dark Seed 2 is at the top of my list!
Necronomicon is right there too..funny...Dark Seed 1 was "Glitchy" but Dark Seed 2 was a really "UGLY" game! Glynn

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