So I’m playing Ib for the trillionth time, and each time I play, I notice something new that occurs if you backtrack quite often.
Not sure if a post has been done on this before, but I mean… Why not?
If you go back through the whole museum as soon as Garry is added to your party:
Added dialogue for Liars Room, hide and seek room, and you can now get sassed out by that friggen ant. He will also be slapped by the naked lady painting. It made me laugh, and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s just the thought of Garry being like “lol bewbs.”
Also, read all of the artwork in case you get the black key during the second playthrough. (I highly recommend it. More Garry action!) Most paintings have extra Garry dialogue. Psst more Garry = win/win situation.
If you go back as far as possible as soon as Mary joins your party:
You now cannot look through the mirror. As if Mary didn’t mess up enough, now she cuts you off from Garrys’ face. I was so pissedu.
New conversation about the porno book. This also made me laugh. Probably because such similar situations have happened to me in the past. Cries.
If you also backtrack after the lights turn off on Mary and Ib right before “Separation”, you get new descriptions for what is inside the art boxes. It makes it all nice’n creepy.
Yey well that’s just what I found tonight, and I felt the need to make a post about it. XD But really, the little details added here and there in games like this, are what makes them so enjoyable to play again and again.
So Leorio has been bothering me to let the world know of my RPG addiction. So I threw together this list of sorts because I just finished a bunch of awesome RPG horror games. I recommend these if you want something entertaining, and slightly scary. These are in order from my favorite, to least favorite! P.S. I absolutely forbid Gon from playing these games.
1. Ib (Amazing, need I say more?). Scary (7/10) Fun (9/10)
2. Forest of Drizzling Rain (not so scary, but pretty cute). Scary (5/10) Fun (9/10)
3. Alice Mare (short, and fun) Scary (6/10) Fun (8/10)
4. Mad Father (Spooky!). Scary (8/10) Fun (7/10)
5. The Mirror Lied (this ones pretty weird, but very short.) Scary (4/10) Fun (5/10)
6. Misao (Story wasn’t my favorite, but it was fun game play) Scary (7/10) Fun (6/10)
7. Mermaid Swamp (the story is a little odd, and it’s definitely scary.) Scary (9/10) Fun (5/10)
8. The Crooked Man (It did it’s job well, and was unpleasantly scary. So unpleasant that its at the bottom..) Scary (10/10) Fun (4/10)
Soooo yeah! These were pretty fun, I know I’m forgetting some, but I’ll keep updating as I play more games.
Extra: Homework Salesman was really fun, but not at all a horror game. Scary (0/10) Fun (9/10)
Witnessed a lot of endings in my Let’s Plays, about half and half when it comes to the protagonist or another main character lead to their demise or a happy ending for everyone/most people. So here’s my list of videos if you want to see a specific ending but don’t want to play the game to get to that point, to keep everything as canon as possible, there are no demo endings included:
This blog will be continuous with updates as time goes along! (Not sure how useful this would be for you @pinkuboa, but I’m sure one or two times you might of been asked about endings to certain horror games). :)
EDIT 1 (01/09/16): Added Cloe’s Requiem’s True Ending, Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea, Pocket Mirror, Shuutai Headless and Underworld Capital Incident endings.
EDIT 2 (28/12/16): Added The Wedding, Prom Dreams, Mad Father (Steam), Friendship, .flow, Forest of Drizzling Rain, Ghost School, Hello Charlotte (Steam - EP.2) and CaNDLE endings.
EDIT 3 (18/11/17): Added Nightmare of the Snow, Angels of Death, Coffin of Ashes, Desert Nightmare, Corpse Party - Rebuilt, Qrown, Dreamfarer, Happy Birthday, The Hanged Man, Forest of Animals, Shoujo Gidan, Alice mare, Space Funeral, LiEat, LiEat II, LiEat III, End Roll, Amort, Hansel, 1beatheart, Misao: The Definitive Edition, Purgatory, Karma and MEMENTO endings.
I’m starting to notice a trend here.
What is it with white cracked faces and black open mouths and black eyes with white glowing pupils that scares us so much? The pareidolia? The uncertainty? The biological conditioning for recognizing and wanting to stay away from signs of dying people and dead? Skulls? The natural fear of eyes of some creature glowing in the dark? There’s something so terrifying and unnerving about it. There’s so many examples of games using this design in scary characters and moments, almost as much as generic pale spastic Japanese girl with long black hair and a tendency to look at the floor.
So I finished Undertale and it rose really high into my most memorable game and is now one of my favorites. Undertale is more of a of a psychological game, similar to OFF but I wanted to showcase some of my favorite rpg games (most are horror/psychological horror) Playing Undertale gave me a nostalgic vibe of Penpal but was it’s own unique and by far the game of the year. If you haven’t played it yet, please do, don’t just watch a playthrough but experience it yourself! I’m going to head into a few more runs eventually. Here are the other games in a master post drawn above in order from left to right:
Misao, Undertale, Ib, The Witch’s House (top), Yume Nikki, The Crooked Man (top), Mad Father, OFF and Lisa (my personal favorite)
While these games are of different genres, they’re all rpg maker and my absolute favorites
Ok so, I was like bored, and I just decided to try making sprites but the design is actually Yume Nikki inspired….and just practicing my skills! : DD Whom else did I not join in there? :D (Well, you might guess for the last one….(Ow~)
The True RPG Horrors! - Pet Peeves in RPG Maker Horror Games:
Looking through what aspects through rpg maker horror games (or just rpg maker games in general) on what makes and breaks a game, prepare for a really in-depth time. We’re going on an adventure through the most basic aspects of a game that you can see in a game, all the way to the things that people make up as “canon”.
Over the years since the birth of games like Yume Nikki, Ib, Mad Father, The Crooked Man and other iconic titles, there have been titles introduced into the rpg maker community which are iconic, but for reasons which are…bad…in one aspect or more! Anytime I don’t speak about a game that’s featured, that means that the gameplay just fills the video with something to look at while hearing.
Timestamps for each category spoken about below: 1. Game Title: 0:44 2. Title Screen/Menu: 2:37 3. Introduction: 3:21 4. Characters: 4:26 5. Scripting: 6:02 6. Story: 7:20 7. Mapping: 8:39 8. Spelling & Grammar: 9:52 9. Riddles & Puzzles: 10:49 10. Randomness: 13:46 11. Horror: 15:06 12. Dark: 18:07 13. Difficulty: 20:53 14. The Same Thing: 22:42 15. Production/Blogs: 24:26 16. Translations/Releases: 26:45 17. Hypotheticals: 29:25 18. Endings: 32:07 19. You (Fan): 34:33 20. You (Developer): 37:18
The video also serves to show if you’re a developer yourselves on what and what not to include in your game(s). At times, a rant is here and there but ultimately should be at best educational with a little banter involved. Took about half a day to prepare this video including gameplay recording, voice recording and editing.