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[QUOTE] [URL=http://www.mmcafe.com/cgi-bin/imageboard/file/aaa.jpg]THE COLONEL HAS DECREED IT IS TIME FOR HALLOWEEN[/URL] Since every dumb site will have an article on "games that are scary," we could try upping the ante with stories of spooky/atmospheric experiences tied to games that may or not have been scary, preferrably on Halloween. This may not draw dear Undead Fred out from whatever land of shadows he escaped to, but we were overdue for an inevitable Dracula thread anyway. My favorite experiential tale is still turning out the lights on a Halloween Sunday (parties were all earlier that weekend) and playing Dracula X~Nocturne in the Moonlight in the dark for about four hours with howling wind outside, maybe around that part to where you get to the hellish depths of the castle. Last year, I think I managed to draw on the spirits of the dark gods to beat Dracula 1 for the first time ever, somewhere around Halloween late at night as well. [URL=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=div0mNSrY6w&feature=related]The Sorceress' Procession[/URL] in Final Fantasy VIII is probably the finest witchy scene and music ever seen in a video game, so one time I played it on loud throughout the house before heading out to walk among the real-life (?) sorceress' procession in Manhattan, aka their giant world-devouring masquerade [URL=http://www.halloween-nyc.com/watch.php]parade[/URL]. [/QUOTE] There's a point in Final Fantasy Tactics that always stuck with me. Forgive me if I fudge the details as it's been almost a decade since I played it, but I recall ... There's a scene where it's starting to rain and everyone's resting in camp. A frog hops on screen, then much to everyone's horror it starts talking. There were no outright supernatural elements in the game up to this point (some light fantasy like monsters and special moves, but nothing too crazy) so this was really spooky. The frog told me that everyone in the camp would die tonight before horrifically turning itself inside out in a small shower of lights. It was a really great way to introduce the occult elements of the game. Really effective. It reminded me a bit of the part in Berserk where they meet Nosferatu Zodd for the first time, and no one can believe it's really happening. I love stuff like that!
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