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    Top 5 Scariest Enemies in Gaming

    Post by Pocket Rocket on Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:13 pm

    So with it being close to Halloween and whatnot, here's a countdown list that's 2spooky4me.

    5.
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    Zombines

    Combine soldiers that have been turned into zombies by Head Crabs in Half-Life 2. Ok, now I know these guys aren't the most visually disturbing of the various Head Crab Zombies in Half-Life 2, but looks aren't everything. The first time you run into these guys, it's pitch black and with not much room to avoid them. What makes these guys the creepiest thing in the game for me are the sounds they make. The standard zombie sounds in Half-Life 2 are decently creepy enough, but Zombines make these sounds over a Combine helmet's voice disguiser. To top it off, their method of attack is pulling out a grenade and rushing at you, Kamikaze-style, while gurgling through their voice disguisers. Thanks to having the Combine soldier's armor, their also a little more bulky than a standard Zombie. The best way to deal with these guys is to either shoot the grenade in their hands or just avoid them until they blow themselves up.

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    Clannfears

    Dinosaur-like monsters from the planes of Oblivion in various Elder Scrolls games. These guys have given me more trouble and more reason to run away than any other enemy in Oblivion. Except that running isn't much of an option since they can easily catch you and start attacking you. They hit like a truck too, always taking off big chunks of your health. It's even worse when other Deadra summon these guys over and over. It didn't take me long to learn why these guys have "fear" right in their name.

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    ReDead

    Zombie-like monsters from various Legend of Zelda games, but first appeared in Ocarina of Time. They stand or sit still waiting for prey to come close. Then they let loose a high pitched shriek to temporarily paralyze anybody who get's too close. You're then totally helpless as it slowly shambles over to you to start gnawing on your head. These guys are encountered pretty early on into the game, when you first go to the graveyard in Kakariko Village. The way you first encounter them is set up pretty well, and adds to their creepyness. You go down into the tomb of the Royal Family of Hyrule and find piles of bones everywhere. Going up to a perfectly intact skeleton against a wall, you're suddenly told by unseen ghosts that trespassers in the tomb will be "obstructed by the lurkers in the dark". Right away, you know you're about to face something creepy if you keep going. Go further into the tomb, and you find a dark room with toxic water making mist everywhere with tall motionless figures standing around hunched over making groaning sounds. You have to fight your way through the room (as the child version of Link, with a weak sword) to get to the end of the tomb. Your reward is the Sun's Song, which makes day into night or vice versa, but also has the power to temporarily paralyze ReDeads, making them easier to kill. I still have to wonder though, why were these things in the Royal Family's tomb?

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    Regenerators

    One of the results of Plaga experimentation on a person in Resident Evil 4. You'll always know one is nearby when you hear it's disturbing breathing sounds. The thing about these guys is that they are the next best thing to being unkillable. They have a handful of leech-like Plagas in their bodies that all need to be shot to kill this thing. Anything less, and they'll just regenerate any lost body parts. They can keep going like nothing happened even after getting their head blown off. Shoot it's leg off, and it'll slither after you like a snake, even faster than it's walking speed. Get too close to it, and it'll stretch it's arms out to pull you in and start chewing away at your shoulder. The way these guys growl when they bite you is pretty creepy too. The worst part is the first few Regenerators you come across, you aren't even properly equipped to kill them, because you need a thermal infrared scope to see where the parasites in their body are. Meaning that you pretty much have to spray them down with loads of bullets and hope you hit all their internal weak points.

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    Cougars

    The ones from Red Dead Redemption. These guys are the reason I never went into the brush without a horse and a gun with me at all times. Just being alone out there and hearing the cougar's (almost cartoonishly silly) stock sound effect growl is enough to get me to start running around shooting at anything that moves. Other times, it'll come up on you with no noise at all, usually from behind or just darting out of the brush in front of you. About 2 attacks from them is all it takes to kill you too. Another time, I was just strolling along on my horse, only for a cougar to come out of nowhere and literally kill my horse out from under me. Before John Marston could even get back up off the ground, the cougar had already doubled back around and then killed him too. Red Dead Redemption's cougars are proof that you don't have to look or sound scary to be scary. If you can get the player to be paranoid and think that you're behind that bush and up in that tree and under that rock all at the same time, you've successfully done your job.


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    Re: Top 5 Scariest Enemies in Gaming

    Post by nidhish on Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:30 am

    I would say the 2nd & 3rd one on the list are more terrifying then the 1st . Its just my view tongue
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    Post by Pocket Rocket on Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:13 pm

    I put #1 where it is mainly for how unexpected it'd be to see something like that on a list like this. lol


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    Post by Chocolatt on Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:32 pm

    The Executioner deserves a mention.
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    Post by Pocket Rocket on Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:52 am

    Chocolatt wrote:The Executioner deserves a mention.
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    What game is that from?


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    Re: Top 5 Scariest Enemies in Gaming

    Post by Chocolatt on Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:12 pm

    Pocket Rocket wrote:
    Chocolatt wrote:The Executioner deserves a mention.
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    What game is that from?
    Alice madness returns.


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    Post by Pocket Rocket on Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:18 pm

    Ah.


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    Re: Top 5 Scariest Enemies in Gaming

    Post by Chocolatt on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:44 pm

    Have you heard of Mcgee's Alice before?

    Pretty great stuff.


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    Post by Pocket Rocket on Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:36 am

    Heard of it, yeah. Nothing beyond that tho.


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    Re: Top 5 Scariest Enemies in Gaming

    Post by OrganizationXV on Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:16 pm

    5 scariest? Hmm...

    Morpheel:

    This guy isn't very scary for long, but the setup for the fight was terrifying to me as a kid. You just sit there, unable to do anything but slowly sink for a while, until you come to a flat sandy place with... nothing but a clear tentacle sticking out of the ground. It's so damn unsettling. Even when you start the fight, you don't see most of the boss' body until later, and that terrified me too because I didn't expect this massive boss to get out from the sand.

    Another boss that did a similar thing (Although arguably not as well) was the eel from Noki Bay in Super Mario Sunshine.

    poison zombie:

    I'd argue with Pocket that the poison zombie is the more disturbing of the Half-Life zombies. When you first meet them, you're in Ravenholm and most likely out of ammo for most of your guns, when all of a sudden, you kind of notice a new threat, one that looks a lot tougher than normal zombie enemies... one that assaults you with three more headcrabs that are latched onto it already.

    Granted, they're not nearly as frightening later, when you have a chance to stock up on explosives and such, but they were like the icing on top of a terrifying cake when they were introduced.

    SA-X:

    You are Samus Aran, Ass-kicking, alien-slaying bounty hunter extraordinaire. You've single-handedly taken down the hive mind of the Space Pirates, twice. And after being infected with the X virus, you've been brought straight to your knees. This gelatinous organism stole your memories, your abilities, your suit, your formiddable firepower... and turned it against you, who is stuck in a massively weaker form.

    This enemy certainly doesn't look any creepier than the sprites from Super Metroid, but the game handles every time it's on-screen perfectly, with the dropoff of music and the dramatic footsteps marking every pace it takes. Most of the times you see it, it's in a scripted event that, if you fuck up and don't stay hidden, it will flat-out annihilate you.
    Xenomorph:


    What can I say? It looks fucking scary.
    And the #1 is...:

    Emrakul, the Aeons Torn! ...It counts, it was in a game once!

    Anyway, this card is an absolute beast. It has the strongest base strength of any Magic: The Gathering card (except one, and that's a token so fuck that), it lets you take an extra turn, most creatures can't block it, you have almost no way of killing it with your spells, and oh, yeah, it destroys pieces of the plane of existence it's on by attacking. And besides that, it's one of the most well-designed Lovecrafian horror (if I'm using the term correctly) creatures in the game. To look upon Emrakul is to look upon the end of the world.
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    Re: Top 5 Scariest Enemies in Gaming

    Post by Chocolatt on Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:20 pm

    Pocket Rocket wrote:Heard of it, yeah. Nothing beyond that tho.
    It's worth playing IMO,Madness was good but the original has one of my favourite OSTs/Gameplay in the Genre.


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