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06-25-2015, 05:50 PM
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Anyone interested in this niche genre? I recently replayed Ib again, along with Witch's House and Bevel's Painting. They're not frightening per se, but they do have this unique atmosphere to them that I think only these games can bring, not to mention replayability with multiple different endings (usually with each one revealing more and more of the truth behind a story).

So, anyone play, or anyone have any suggestions? My next game I plan on doing is Wadanohara - I saw the screenshots for it, and it looked insane - literally; followed by Yanderella.

If you're interested in these types, check out vgperson's translation blog for a bunch of other games.

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06-25-2015, 06:04 PM
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The screenshots got progressively scarier. :scream:

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06-25-2015, 06:20 PM
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Looks interesting, but I hope the majority of it isn't gorespam.
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06-25-2015, 06:38 PM
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(06-25-2015, 06:20 PM)Vosaiu Wrote: Looks interesting, but I hope the majority of it isn't gorespam.

Most don't really rely on gore, but more on psychological and atmospheric shock, in my opinion. I'd say that Wadanohara is the unlikely exception, and even then, I don't expect it to have that much.

I know some games rely a lot on gore as their main factor of scares, some even guro, but vgperson for the most part strays away from those translations.

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06-25-2015, 08:18 PM
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I played Mad Father, it required a bit of guessing but it was pretty good. Corpse Party is one I would recommend (though I haven't played it) followed by Ao Oni.
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06-25-2015, 08:37 PM
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Hmmm. Looks like I'll have to play some of these games. I don't really have the attention span to play these genres of games but I'll play a bit.

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06-26-2015, 12:30 AM
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I love these games! I launched Mad Father just to check it out, and ended up playing the entire game in one sitting. It was my first one. I played Corpse Party for a bit, but it was uber depressing to see adorable anime girls being hurt >_< I have to go back and finish that one though.
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06-26-2015, 12:47 AM
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Mad Father was definitely one of the first games to get me into the genre.

I've yet to play Corpse Party yet, but if I did, which one in the series would you guys recommend?

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06-26-2015, 01:50 AM
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(06-26-2015, 12:47 AM)mis Wrote: Mad Father was definitely one of the first games to get me into the genre.

I've yet to play Corpse Party yet, but if I did, which one in the series would you guys recommend?

I only played the first one on PSP.  I would imagine Book of Shadows (number 2) would be more refined, but they also have Blood Drive coming out in a few months.
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06-26-2015, 05:06 AM
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Oh! I played Mad father, Ib, Misao and many more. I also started playing Wadanohara and gray garden. It was amazing and a little scary when i play the Mad Father and the others he hee...
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06-26-2015, 02:00 PM
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(06-26-2015, 01:50 AM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(06-26-2015, 12:47 AM)mis Wrote: Mad Father was definitely one of the first games to get me into the genre.

I've yet to play Corpse Party yet, but if I did, which one in the series would you guys recommend?

I only played the first one on PSP.  I would imagine Book of Shadows (number 2) would be more refined, but they also have Blood Drive coming out in a few months.

I'll probably start with the PSP version first, the one that got ported to Windows, and follow it up with Book of Shadows. I remember seeing my friend play Corpse Party Classic, so it'd make sense.

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06-27-2015, 03:29 AM (This post was last modified: 06-27-2015, 03:57 AM by Waifu.)
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I found Mad Father to be kinda.... Pretentious? Trying to hard? Dunno the word, but it rubbed me the wrong way and the ending was something I could only describe as boring.

In fact, Mad Father almost turned me off completely from the genre until I played Witch's House, which blew my goddamn mind.

Misao was really good too, but the lesson was kind of batshit. I mean, I already have a hard time forgiving misdeeds, but that was WAY out of the ballpark to forgive for.. Anyone, really.

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Also was that just normal bullying they did to Misao? Jesus. The worst I did in highschool was dunk a kid in a trash bin every lunch.

Ever since I was a kid I liked that junk, but of course this made me hardened and jaded when it comes to horror, meaning it's a lot harder to impress me. Seen one head cracked open like a coconut, seen 'em all.

So what ends up happening is that a lot of the time, my jaded traits just sorta serve as a buffer on these Japanese RPG games, meaning that the horror element unimpressed me and is filtered out, leaving me frustrated, poking holes in the logic of the whole thing, or sometimes just flat out depressed.

That was my biggest bone to pick with Misao. It didn't horrify or scare me, and a lot of the trick options were easy to identify, so I slicked past them with ease. The events, however, were really fucking depressing and the lesson I was supposed to 'learn' from this, again, was just asinine. So here I am, thinking that Misao is probably a really good game, but little more than a pile of flaws to my eyes.

I really liked Ib. Shame it was slightly ruined by someone so obsessed with Ib they talked about it to me for days on end after I finally said I played it. Still good though.
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06-29-2015, 03:49 PM (This post was last modified: 06-29-2015, 03:49 PM by mis.)
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It's not really a horror game per se, but Yume Nikki is a worthwhile mention, too. I made a thread about it a while back too, so give it a shot?

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06-29-2015, 04:20 PM
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Ib was one of the first RPG Horror games that I've played and afterwards toyed around with in RPG Maker. It's relatively easy and I found it easily one of the cutest RPG games ever.

jk it was really fucking weird.

But next to it I have Dreaming Mary, a story about a girl who can live her pink manly ass dreams. It doesn't have the looks of an RPG Horror, yes, but it does have some elements of it. I recommend it to those who are very interested in plot and context, since although it might look innocent, it has some dark metaphors.