GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.

GB Reviews

Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games

GB Annual Game Lists

GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

About Us

Walkthroughs

free games galore

Game Publishers & Developers

World of Adventure

Patches

GB @ witter

GameBoomers Store

Print Thread
Scary games #1114357
06/17/17 11:06 PM
06/17/17 11:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,790
Marietta, GA
Laurette Offline OP
Addicted Boomer
Laurette  Offline OP
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,790
Marietta, GA
Does anybody know, or have heard about any scary/creepy games coming to BFG lately? I have beta tested several games lately, which appear to be great. But, it seems BFG is currently focused on knights, ladies in distress, and nothing current. After awhile this gets boring. Please give us something scary, like modern-day games. Non bloody, just scary.



Thanks.


It's not that I'm smart, I just stay with things longer." (approx. quote from Albert Einstein.)
Re: Scary games [Re: Laurette] #1114390
06/18/17 09:16 AM
06/18/17 09:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 41,806
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 41,806
near Yosemite in California
I would say it's almost a certainty that some games of that type are in the works as it's a very popular genre, but as to when exactly, I don't know. wave

Re: Scary games [Re: Laurette] #1115694
06/28/17 09:03 PM
06/28/17 09:03 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Reenie Offline
Addicted Boomer
Reenie  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
I agree, Laurette. I am equally tired of the witch/demon as protagonist, as well as having yet another kidnapped family member's rescue driving the plot. ha ha

At the same time, can we ask the game designers to move on from the "blinking eye" trope, to signify the character is waking up from yet another horrible smack on the head that should have been fatal? wink

Re: Scary games [Re: Laurette] #1115708
06/29/17 01:15 AM
06/29/17 01:15 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,337
Rockland
Starcom Offline
Addicted Boomer
Starcom  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,337
Rockland
I also agree with Laurette, we need more scary games and Yes, Modern games please.

And Reenie you made me Laugh when you mentioned
Quote:
"blinking eye" trope, to signify the character is waking up from yet another horrible smack on the head that should have been fatal? wink
good one and I have noticed this is done in most of the games when characters get knocked out, oh well.

Re: Scary games [Re: Laurette] #1115730
06/29/17 08:03 AM
06/29/17 08:03 AM
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 1,691
Hiding Under a Rock
gamenut Offline
Addicted Boomer
gamenut  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 1,691
Hiding Under a Rock
Oh boy! I'm hoping they bring on some REALLY good creepy, scary games soon. Also--to be Really creepy or scary you don't need gore... You need very good writers first!
I read somewhere a couple weeks ago that BigFish was either moving or has already moved their base of operations to Kentucky (they've been owned by Churchill Downs for a couple years now). Maybe they'll also 'move' to get some better, more suspenseful, eerie, creepy, scary games..Maybe--even get some new developers since the regular ones seem to be stuck in the same-o, same-o. Think I will reload Escape from Ravenhurst (again this year- replay it every year!) this weekend. I do wonder what ever happened to the group that developed that game... Yep- it's older but to me remains the best of anything BFG offered us! Ravenhurst or that family sure hasen't been the same--too bad because you Just Know there are still Branches on that tree that haven't been pruned yet! BWAHAHAHAAAaaaaa.

Re: Scary games [Re: gamenut] #1115752
06/29/17 10:45 AM
06/29/17 10:45 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Reenie Offline
Addicted Boomer
Reenie  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Gamenut, I don't go for gore, either, but I enjoy suspense and I did play the entire Ravenhurst series, too. Twice have replayed the one you mentioned. Good writing + scary = great game. Gore and things startling you both seem only like a cheap tricks, whether in a game or a film or a book. Include some puzzles to be figured out, and I'm a fan.

Re: Scary games [Re: Reenie] #1115781
06/29/17 02:47 PM
06/29/17 02:47 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 41,806
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 41,806
near Yosemite in California
Gamenut, as far as I know, Big Fish has no intention of relocating to Kentucky. This article talks about how they will be moving to new headquarters in Seattle sometime next year. wave

Re: Scary games [Re: Laurette] #1116037
07/01/17 01:49 PM
07/01/17 01:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 490
Columbus Ms.
G
Gordon Offline
Settled Boomer
Gordon  Offline
Settled Boomer
G

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 490
Columbus Ms.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I am SSSOOO tried of "Your (put in your favorite relative) is in trouble, and only you can save them. In most of them the player has to do a plethora of things that have nothing to do with the story line, just to find the key to the gate, or door. I like puzzles just as much as the next player, but "Jeez" people, cut out the puzzles that don't move the story along. Having to go "5 Scenes back" just to retrieve something that should have been available when you were first there gets a bit tedious.

Re: Scary games [Re: Laurette] #1116045
07/01/17 03:14 PM
07/01/17 03:14 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 490
Columbus Ms.
G
Gordon Offline
Settled Boomer
Gordon  Offline
Settled Boomer
G

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 490
Columbus Ms.
While we are on the subject, What would be your top 3 "Spookiest, Creepiest, Nightmareiest" game ever? This has probably been covered before, but I forget. I used to have a good memory, but I forget when that was.

Re: Scary games [Re: Gordon] #1116065
07/01/17 06:12 PM
07/01/17 06:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 41,806
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 41,806
near Yosemite in California
Among my favorites are Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek and Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood, along with Mystery Case Files: Escape from Ravenhearst and True Fear: Forsaken Souls. I also liked Shiver: Vanishing Hitchhiker and Shiver: Poltergeist.

Re: Scary games [Re: Marian] #1116084
07/01/17 09:24 PM
07/01/17 09:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Reenie Offline
Addicted Boomer
Reenie  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Me, too, Marian!

Re: Scary games [Re: Gordon] #1116085
07/01/17 09:27 PM
07/01/17 09:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Reenie Offline
Addicted Boomer
Reenie  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
I would add Dire Grove: Sacred Grove.

Re: Scary games [Re: Gordon] #1116086
07/01/17 09:34 PM
07/01/17 09:34 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Originally Posted By: Gordon
I like puzzles just as much as the next player, but "Jeez" people, cut out the puzzles that don't move the story along. Having to go "5 Scenes back" just to retrieve something that should have been available when you were first there gets a bit tedious.

Having to run back and forth across the gameworld isn't exactly a "puzzle" though. And there's the other extreme, where the game seems to be one cut scene after another, constantly taking control away from you.

As for the spookiest games, maybe the first Dire Grove -- the one that was developed by Big Fish. Or MCF: 13th Skull. Other than that, I'd have to think about it.

Re: Scary games [Re: Jenny100] #1116113
07/02/17 12:40 AM
07/02/17 12:40 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Reenie Offline
Addicted Boomer
Reenie  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,078
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Boy, do I agree with that. Using "make work" to try to make a shallow game last longer and seem more involving doesn't work. We all see it for what it is.

Re: Scary games [Re: Laurette] #1117068
07/09/17 01:14 PM
07/09/17 01:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,222
Canal Fulton, OH
Sparkle Offline
Addicted Boomer
Sparkle  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,222
Canal Fulton, OH
I'm currently playing "Mystery Tales: The House of Others CE". It's pretty scary. The missing person is someone from a ghosthunters type reality show. So, it's more contemporary in them. Give the demo a try if you haven't already played it.

Last edited by Sparkle; 07/09/17 01:14 PM.
Re: Scary games [Re: Sparkle] #1117083
07/09/17 03:23 PM
07/09/17 03:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 41,806
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 41,806
near Yosemite in California
Thank you all for the suggestions. smile

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  BrownEyedTigre, Marian 

Who's Online Now
1 registered members (connie), 46 guests, and 14 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Staff, Mod
Newest Members
konradnow, PaulMendez, lisateach, DoctorHermann, DrMaxKurt
9244 Registered Users
Powered by UBB.threads™