Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

I don't know about you, but I'm going to honor this holiday by playing a few horrific (or at least slightly spooky) video games.

Specifically, I'm going to spend some time playing a couple of old Famicom games--Namco's Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti and Capcom's Sweet Home (below).


If I had them, I'd probably play a bit of the first Fatal Frame, Resident EvilSilent Hill and Siren titles, too.

Which games do you like to pull out this time of year?

14 comments:

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Starfighter said...

I don't have games I play during a specific time of the year (well, it should be Occarina of Time during Christmas, but I just played it that one christmas) but I DO have Silent Hill 4 running. I just finished a game and wanted to go back and finish something old that hadn't been cleared allready. Silent Hill is my favourite series and therefore it's a little shameful to not have beaten The Door. It's the one title in the series I have not completed and it's all thanks to the annoying groundghosts that can't be stopped if you like me forgot about most of the very rare special sword-weapon-thingys hidden in the game. This time I'm not going to miss them.. *flashligt ON*

Starfighter said...

I'm sorry for "Occarina", "The Door" and "flashligt", I'm really tired. Ocarina, The Room and flashlight. There. :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

No need to be sorry -- I wasn't going to make fun of you for getting a few games/words wrong!

As for Silent Hill, I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I've never played a single game in the series! I think I've always been too chicken to play them, to tell you the truth... Also, I've only played two of the Resident Evil games -- and I didn't finish either because I couldn't handle the stress. I'd much rather watch someone else play these games :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

RE4 is super stressful, and I only finished it so I could be DONE with it. The second scene, where you wander into that town full of zombies...yikes. I was definitely beaten by that about 20 times before FINALLY getting through...but it was SUCH an adrenaline rush trying that I didn't give up.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, I've watched lots of videos of RE4 (yes, I'm that kind of nerd) and I *know* I couldn't play it. It's not because it's scary but because it's STRESSFUL! Plus, I've just never been able to wrap my head/hands around those RE controls. Anyway, hats off to you for beating it!

Luminairis said...

Kuon is hands down the most scary horror game I know of. I don't get scared that easily, but that thing makes me want to pee my pants.

Luminairis said...

I agree with you there, Bryan Ochalla. I hate the "tank" controls that RE is known for. Luckily later in the series they fixed that little problem. Too bad by then the game has turned too foreign from what I loved about the series in the first place.

Bryan Ochalla said...

You know, Luminairis, I've had Kuon on my "consider buying" list for some time (along with the original Fatal Frame and Siren). Maybe I'll have to pick it up eventually due to your recommendation :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, and I *think* they changed/'fixed' the controls to RE in RE4, though I may be wrong. Does anyone know if any of the remakes of the original Resident Evil have non-tank controls? If so, I'd love to give that one a try someday...

Luminairis said...

All of them have tank controls except the Outbreaks, Resident Evil 4, and Resident Evil 5. And yes, you should buy Kuon, it's the only game where running around and making sound will get you killed.

You should also get into the Clock Tower games if you want a real adrenaline rush.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, so the RE1 remakes that were released for the GC and the Wii still have tank controls? If so, that sucks...

Luminairis said...

Yeah, it takes a while, but you will get use to it. If you don't want to deal with it, you can just play the Umbrella Chronicles. It pretty much covers all aspects of the game.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, I think I'll give one of the remakes a try at some point. I'd much rather do that than play the UC games. I'm just not a fan of lightgun games, to tell you the truth...