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#960210 - 06/03/14 11:38 AM Looking for a recent scary adventure game
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I haven't purchased a "real" adventure game in awhile. Have been mostly using BF and am a little tired of amulets, HOS, witches, gremlins, little friends, etc.

Was wondering if anyone could recommend a good game that's somewhat dark (not bloody),but keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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#960212 - 06/03/14 12:04 PM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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Depending on your definition of "bloody," you might try "The Last Door."
Because the resolution is so low, "bloody" things are just sprinkled with red squares.

However the low resolution does bother some peoples' eyes, so I suggest trying a demo to see how you like it.

The story is good, Lovecraft-inspired, doesn't depend on gore, though there are the red squares sometimes.

You can check out one of the four Episodes here
http://thelastdoor.com/index.php/menu
You do have to create an account and be logged in to play.

The Collector's edition contains all four episodes and you don't need to be online to play. I suggest trying it out first.

You might also try the latest Blackwell game -- Blackwell Epiphany, though I'd recommend playing the earlier episodes if you haven't already.
http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/games/blackwell-epiphany/

And it's 3 years old, but if you haven't played it, Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon.
http://www.lasthalfofdarkness.com/products.htm

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#960215 - 06/03/14 12:14 PM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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Thank you, Jenny. I have played Last Half of Darkness (right on target about what I like!).
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#960265 - 06/03/14 04:04 PM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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Laurette,

Have you played LHoD: Tomb of Zojir, too?
I really enjoyed that one; it preceded Serpent Moon.

Then there's a considerably older pair that equal one game, Dracula: Resurrection and Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary.
I'm replaying them now...just started Sanctuary.
They're the best of the Dracula series, IMO, and there's no blood as far as I recall though the villains are really villainous (Dorko and her sisters are downright scary) and the graphics are still wonderful.
The dungeon in Sanctuary is gruesome but so beautifully done I've always loved just wandering around in there.
Did I mention some of the puzzles in this one will really give your brain a workout?
Well, they did mine. grin

Oh! I almost forgot to mention that they come in the GOG Dracula trilogy - and bless GOG's little bear heart - the problem with the stuttering voices in the beginning of Resurrection that practically ruined the disk version is GONE!!

Yeehee!

Gil.
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#960402 - 06/04/14 10:57 AM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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Thanks, Gil. I have played all of those. I'm beginning to wonder if there are any new or newer games like you mentioned. I like to be scared!
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#960415 - 06/04/14 11:55 AM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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Other than Blackwell Epiphany and The Last Door, I can't think of any really recent ones. If you don't usually play Nancy Drew gamess, Ghost of Thornton Hall is much more of a ghost story than other Nancy Drews and might be worth a look.

There are some 3D games like Dear Esther and Montague's Mount.
http://www.gog.com/game/montagues_mount

Ether One is about exploring inside someone's decaying mind, and I thought it was spooky. One GOG user review compared it to Amber: Journeys Beyond.
http://www.gog.com/game/ether_one

However I have problems playing the 3D games due to ever-increasing susceptibility to motion sickness, and have not finished any of them. They are mostly about exploring around and uncovering the story as you go (less about solving puzzles). I don't know if you encounter gore later in the games.


I don't know if another Last Half of Darkness game is in development. However there is a contact email on their website and a link to get on their mailing list.
http://www.lasthalfofdarkness.com/contact.htm

We still have the next installment of The Lost Crown series to look forward to, but it probably won't be ready any time soon.

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#960420 - 06/04/14 12:40 PM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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There is not another LHOD game in the works. His next game will be of a different genre. Hopefully one day Bill will go back to the series we love.
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#960423 - 06/04/14 12:52 PM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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Thanks, everyone.
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#960482 - 06/04/14 05:30 PM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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How about Among the sleep?

Ana wave
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#960567 - 06/05/14 07:08 AM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Nancy Drew: The Ghost of Thorton Hall (Nancy Drew 28) might be what you are looking for - no blood, but had it's creepy moments.
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#960609 - 06/05/14 09:55 AM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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Ana: I looked into that, but a reviewer said it's a very short game, which I don't like. Thank you, though.

ipad_Lover: I used to love Nancy Drew games, but after awhile, they got tedious and felt more like work than fun.

P.S. I am NOT fussy! (:
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#960614 - 06/05/14 10:08 AM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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Originally Posted By: Laurette

P.S. I am NOT fussy! (:


Lol! Me neither, too.
I seem to be replaying more games these days because so many newer ones just don't offer what I want of them and the ones that do get me excited come with other drawbacks like being priced out of my reach.
Just as well.
By the time they're old (two years from now grin) and affordable, I'll know if they were worth getting excited about anyway.

I wish I could think of something for you, Laurette!

Gil.
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#960617 - 06/05/14 10:30 AM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: traveler]
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I can't think of any other games to suggest, Laurette. I would say that even though you are tired of Nancy Drew games, if you had a free code to use at Big Fish, you could pick up Ghost of Thornton Hall on Big Fish now. You wouldn't really be risking anything if you didn't like it. There are no chores in the game. My biggest criticism of the game is that it is quite dark and I found myself having to adjust brightness/gamma settings.

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#960623 - 06/05/14 10:52 AM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Laurette]
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I have been looking at Among the Sleep on Steam. You play a 2 year old toddler-looks pretty scarey to me. Reviews look good too and they have 10% off.scared

Edit: sorry just seen previous posts. Think I'll get it though.


Edited by Upsydaisy (06/05/14 10:55 AM)
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#960729 - 06/05/14 11:37 PM Re: Looking for a recent scary adventure game [Re: Upsydaisy]
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Quote:
I used to love Nancy Drew games, but after awhile, they got tedious and felt more like work than fun.


Many recent Nancy Drew games are indeed tedious and more work than fun.

The Ghost of Thornton Hall is a true horror adventure game that was quite creepy and dark. A true classic.

It got rav reviews too.

I would also recommend "Gray Matter" too.
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