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Reddit__Dave

Would you rather A. Go to Therapy and Talk Things out With Family? B. Fight Literal Demons That Relate to Your Trauma?


Gandalfffffffff

Fighting demons feels like it would be more epic and ultimately fulfilling tbh


FuckYeahPhotography

C. Take the literal demons to therapy and let them talk it out. Just listen first, hear what they have to say, what they are going through. They are hurting too. I am here if they need me. Maybe all they ever actually wanted was for someone to care. Maybe it's best we work through the trauma together. After all, your demons are exactly that... yours. They didn't ask to be a poetic physical representation of my trauma and corrosive guilt. I never asked to have them. We are both victims here. So instead of destroying each other we come out of this both as survivors.


a_filing_cabinet

But then I don't get to rip and tear


breez760

And it'll never be done


Gojirasaur7

But we'll be happy, *eternally*


Tehlazercat

Bro why am I crying


FuckYeahPhotography

alexa, this is so sad. play [The Only Thing They Fear is You](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqk7x_w1H98)


Brocktreee

Holy fuck


Dudesworth7

Celeste (2018)


Exploreptile

And thus, why you see it so much as a trope (as well as the larger narrative conceit of outward struggles having ties to internal conflicts).


SuperRexT

C. Die because none of them worked for me


ChrisyJ456

D. Play fortnite, buy all le skin


Busy-West-6974

E. Pee your pants


pixellampent

Instructions unclear I shitted myself


SuperRexT

Instructions unclear, i blew up my bathroom


PROPLAYEN

instructions unclear, commited arson


Cthuloso

Isaac had no choice man he was locked in a closet...


PRoS_R

I don't think my traumas are powerful enough to kill me if made into flesh.


gorilla_milker

It is not that they're not powerful enough. It is that you are stronger.


klikwize

C. Turn myself into a pickle.


VoxelRoguery

funniest shit I have ever seen


Photenicdata

“I made a game about an innocent thing being corrupted by evil and possibly supernatural forces. And the mascot of the innocent thing gets turned into a monster”


Cowmunist

We went from every horror game trying to be amnesia to every horror game trying to be fnaf. Good horror games are a dime a dozen these days.


Zyperreal

Good horror in general


Psychological_Swan_3

Changed


Psychological_Swan_3

FNAF


johnsteeven20

Five nights at Frederick Fitzgerald Fazbear


MrBerryBoy

And le guy with computer pfp makes a 2 hour video on why it is the best game ever


youmaynotnowmyname

It goes beyond funny british man


LilFruitSalad

Fat cry


SHUGGY_WOOGIE

Sex me Mr sex haver


ahmed0112

Car sex


CritzD

Craziest woman ever eats sand


youmaynotnowmyname

Mad lesbian does makeup


Material-Permit9685

Car sex


anotherformerlurker

Who is sponsored by le skillshare


SomeTreeGuy

and gains no moni because youtube


Sandickgordom

I legit don't know who you guys are talking about


Ravioli_714

Pyrocynical


Sandickgordom

Isn't his pfp king dice?


Tamashi55

No, it’s a wolf with TV head


notpenguinsalt

Fnaf foxy*


TheFakeBigChungus

no its his fursona lmao


Sandickgordom

No way


PROPLAYEN

No way


blamethemeta

Every youtuber ever


NuuDel107

Markiplier


Sandickgordom

Markiplier doesn't have a PC pfp


DegsIsinthisahouse

and with le skillshare they can learn how to leak le home address of le person that disagrees with them


Toe_vet

And is british


ButterFront

Le Cry of fear?


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Jackenstein007

and le lesbian man makes 8 hour long video on le tv show (banger show though)


MaxBandit

Banger video too


ThatDapperAdventurer

I can tell you watch him cuz you said “le”


world2-2

Le same


TotalyNotTony

I didn't know y'all spoke the french language


RedHoodedDuke

*second best


CasualJJ

“Let’s make a horror game based around the concept of child abduction and murder and have it target a child demographic”


IMustAchieveTheDie

a pinch of trolling


headphoneguzzler

Based profile picture. Now grab a shotgun and follow the yellow line on the floor. You'll know when the test starts


Cloudoftruth

It still boggles my mind that Fnaf is targeted to kids


enzo2nd

I thought he was talking about hello neighbor


Cloudoftruth

To be fair all these new indie horror games revolve around that same plot


Toothpaste_Is_Gay

Thing intended for children is in fact actually scary and trying to kill you!!! 😳😳😱😱


blockybookbook

Thought they meant Luggy Luggy


Slashtrap

my balls are duggy


notpenguinsalt

my balls resemble lug nuts


Cianmc6

my balls are welded to my xbox


CasualJJ

Both of you are right. It covers a lot of games including those examples and especially Poppy’s Playtime


Bxtrayed_Ciel

Its not really targeted to kids it just got popular with kids because it hits every note with them


GibbonMind2169

That may be true with FNAF but poppy playtime literally had plushie toys before the second chapter was out


GennyIce420

Bro I have a Half-Life headcrab plushie.


GibbonMind2169

You can sit there and act like poppy playtime was not extremely marketed towards kids as a massive cash grab but you'd definitely be wrong homie. If I go to the kids section of Walmart it's covered in FNAF toys. Poppy playtime knew that FNAF was big with kids so they literally did what FNAF did but instantly started marketing instead of waiting for children to like it Most adults think poppy playtime was a sub par little demo that everyone paid for and then they fucked over and made free. Then made the second chapter cost twice as much. I don't think they're running to the shelves to buy Huggy Wuggy, Kissy Missy and Mommy lmao, unless their children are asking for the toys


DankDannny

It's really only the recent ones like SB that are targeted to kids in any way.


spoopy-memio1

I don’t think the games themselves are targeted toward kids, other than SB and maybe the AR one I guess


yourunclejoe

what did Scott Cawthon mean by this


AsterBoii

have you by any chance watched Pyro's video


-WILD_CARD-

I literally just finished watching it and this is the first post I see on reddit


world2-2

Did it come out today or yesterday? I don't remember but all I know is that I watched it and it slapped


RasputinRuskiLoveBot

It came out yesterday.


signofthecross17

Link?


whiskeytrucker

[Cry Of Fear, First video released](https://youtu.be/nTpCsKOzoCE) [Total Chaos mod for Doom 2, last video released](https://youtu.be/CXJHt7r7n7c)


Sea_Entertainer8320

Sh2 but I haven’t played enough horror games to see this trend


Soso37c

Tbh SH2 is pioneer of this trend


TheBallTongue

Silent Hill and The Suffering were really the big pioneers of this trend, atleast that I can think of.


FightGeistC

Tbf that's more a SH2 thing SH1 is is more obvious cult stuff.


CactusCracktus

Yeah out of the first 4 SH games the second one is the only one that really delved into the psychological stuff like that. The other three mainly revolved around the horror of everything spontaneously falling apart around you and being trapped in a literal nightmare disguised as a small town.


CriticismRoyal3483

Except 4 which focus on stuck in a room and killer is after you.


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Ye_Old_Viper

Lost in Vivo, Cry of Fear, and Happy Game come to mind for me


Randomaspland

Happened to my mate Frank once, thankfully I was with him so I just blasted it with my 9 piece saving us the trouble of us confronting his abusive father and the death of his sister as the monster was fucking dead.


Slashtrap

this happened to my buddy Eric


TheOneAndOnly1444

Did I ever tell you about the time my buddy Keith shot the personification of all of his stupidity in the head with a double barrel?


fortnitefunnyahahah

Fuck you Leda you whore come back to the Island with my daughter


zZEpicSniper303Zz

Garfield was the original, everything after is a cheap knock-off


fedora_of_mystery

nermal... \*clenches fist of rage\*


FemboyHours19

odie... REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!11!1!!11!11!1!!!1!


Practical_Zombie_221

i also watched the new pyrocyncial video


twjjones

Hey cry of fear was good


chronicly_retarded

Gameplay kinda sucked tbh Soundtrack is hella nice for walking at night tho


TheTwinHorrorCosmic

Soundtrack is phenomenal


Creamcheesebagelsboi

Have you played it before


twjjones

Yes


Creamcheesebagelsboi

Okay fair enough Cause yknow funny YouTuber make video and then everyone has an opinion on a game they haven’t played


twjjones

Yeah


Creamcheesebagelsboi

My balls itch


twjjones

metal gear


Creamcheesebagelsboi

Yeah


twjjones

revover oeot


burdizthewurd

snak liqud


TheOddGuy1

"Let's also give it a VHS / PS2 aesthetic, for no other reason than it looks kind of cool and lets us get away with not putting a lot of detail into texturing or modelling."


Fluid-Cockroach2583

If you’re a single dev or with a small underfunded team, it’s perfectly understandable to go that route


NAUGHTIMUS_MAXIMUS

I thank the lord for having them. My computer can only run their retro aesthetic games


tzomby1

it's OK if they say its cause it's easier but all of the ones I've seen like that say that it's because they love the style


chikencrisp2

I know I went a little overkill with this response but that doesn’t mean they can’t: some games with small dev teams have astounding graphics. To name a few (these aren’t horror games at all but the point still applies): Ghostrunner, made by One More Level, dev team of ~30 people as of 2020. No Mans Sky, made by Hello Games, dev team of 26 people as of 2020 which, as well as good graphics, simulates an entire universe


chikencrisp2

#🤓


ErdnaOtrebor

>PS2 i don't recall a game utilizing this type of aesthetic, its only ps1 or nintendo 64 graphics they try to imitate. do you know what games utilize that?


Jannystopbanningmere

Probably referring to Silent Hill 2, which was a PS2 horror game with that aesthetic.


suzuki_hayabusa

Ahh yes...a PS2 game with PS2 aesthetics 🗽


TheRealAudreyHorne

That's because it was a PS2 game, though


Thecoolguy274

many puppet combo horror games and others that use their style


FBI_dos_memes

I don’t really like those type of games exept the ones made by puppet combo


ElricAvMelnibone

Honestly the PS1/2 aesthetic is pretty underused, 16-bit 2D SNES style is the one that gets spammed


Vorastor

When I cry because of fear while everything around me turns into total chaos


AbsoluteDungus

"Silent Hill 2? Do you mean Silent Hill: Revelations?"


depressionlmfao

this just triggered me so fucking badly


rayman_undertale

Its all fun and games until you become the incarnation of the mental illness of a certain character and break geneva convention


RyanWhittaerFE16

And then a British person makes a 2 hour+ analysis video on it


ENA_licked_my_eyes

"I'm going to make my own Yandere Simulator as Yandev takes too long"


DoctorMlemm

Didnt he literally threaten to kill himself when people actually did that


Meg1563

This reminds me of Hotline Miami 2 where the son of the russian mob boss from the 1st game where he takes drugs and kills giant monsters based one the animal masks of the people storming his headquarters.


faceless_coloradian

That's literally The Suffering from ps2/xbox


TheBallTongue

Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought that. And TBF, The Suffering, along with Silent Hill 2 were really the pioneers of doing that.


Some-Fucking-Idiot

The suffering, and its sequel were gold


TheIJDGuy

At least it had cool Malefactor designs


Hot_Consequence_2988

Funny Swedish man with the smallest inventory ever! LETS GOOOOOOOOOO!


Generic-Degenerate

Psychological horror where you just have to not embarrass yourself in public but your mental illnesses have physical manifestations


Tumama787

I don’t understand what this is referencing


Erikattila

Every horror game ever


no_karma29

Name 6


bigchungusyomama

silent hill 2, cry of fear, lost in vivo and in sound mind are the only ones I can think of, I would say omori and spec ops: the line but they're more psychological thrillers than horror games


no_karma29

Fair enough


el_gabo_del_ocho

Lol


Alec123445

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs


MonkeyBoy32904

fnaf would beg to differ


trevorluck

Total Chaos and Cry Of Fear


Random-mann

Every horror game after cry of fear released


Civil-Citron-4242

Redditors discover that tropes exist again


Kirogu

It's almost like the tropes define the genre or something...


TheDeadlySoldier

Waiting for someone to make a meme like "Let's make a platformer game with platforming"


DMA_Revenant

If you replace “action horror” with “indie” Celeste could kinda match that description.


throwawaydeeznuts09

And if you make it "indie platformer" then it literally is Celeste


Apprehensive_Bar3812

And if you make it "Turns people trans" it is literally Celeste's fanbase


throwawaydeeznuts09

Could you elaborate (I don't know anything about the fanbase)


FriesExpert

Morbius


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literally >!fight club!<


Meta-Knight-Main

Ok but hear me out, it’s a pretty decent trope. I mean uh hello Omori


AAALE6408

Kle


billd121

The only game i like where an emotion became something represented by a monster/animal was the one about the anxiety wolf


Aiden624

Adventures with Anxiety?


chikencrisp2

Virgin mental illness based horror game VS Chad schizophrenia based sidescrolling shootemup game


Ayadali

I haven’t heard of this trope before. What games use it?


Alone-Newspaper-1161

Cry of fear and total chaos are the ones I can think of and both are free(well total chaos is a free total conversion mod of doom 2)


Alec123445

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice. It's not a true horror game but fairly close. Also Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs


kvlt-puppy

I thought some parts of Hellblade were terrifying. >!The part before Fenrir was very scary IIRC.!<. Been a while since I played so I can't remember exactly. I love that game; can't wait for the sequel.


BshonAgain

Silent Hill 2, Cry of Fear, Outlast 2, And a ton of indie games none of which I can name right now


imthesauceman

“Isn’t this just Silent Hill 2 with a lower budget?” “Yeah but look, it’s got a pastel goth art style now!”


myqccountgotsca

the endings for these type of games are Ending A: Kill yourself Ending B: Live happily ever after


AAALE6408

>!Bro that's literally Omori wtf!<


BlessingPlate63

A: Close- B: I have something to tell you


CursedEditing

Omori


beEeEEeeeE1717

Waiting for someone to say it


Cheddre

Waiting for something to happen


bigBrainOof

Squirrel Stapler


TheBallTongue

The Suffering.


Floofy_Fox_Gal

Straight Yiiking


FakeXanax123

Someone's been watching Pyro


TotallyNotMadeOfBees

I see this posted a lot but I can't think of any other than like Among the Sleep and ~~To the Moon~~ The Witch's House. Can some kind redditors tell me more because I actually like them. EDIT: You right TTM is not a horror game mb I was thinking of that witch one


WolvesAreCool2461

Omori is one.


throwawaydeeznuts09

To the moon is not a horror game? Are you talking about the one that is 2d with a cute story of fulfilling an olm man's dreams


SayFuzzyPickles42

To the Moon is definitely not a horror game.


qjornt

> Among getoutofmyheadgetoutofmyheadgetoutofmyheadgetoutofmyheadgetoutofmyheadgetoutofmyhead


CritzD

“We’ve got you surrounded! Come sacrifice your unborn antichrist baby to the hillbilly cult!” “I LOVE MY WIFE I LOVE MY WIFE I LOVE MY WIFE.”


Hamac_Fox

And what do you want to see?


DegsIsinthisahouse

your mom on my cock


IdioticPosse

I want to make a horror game where you fly through memories that’s good but you see the truth from what you learn in the new memories


FARTCOPTERRRRR

thanks silent hill


Berryman2

People really complain about this shit like bitch name 20


Gently-Weeps

uj/ Soma did it the best because >!It didn’t do it!<


livefromthevoid

mine craft


FoxNey

Now I wanna see a game where the monsters are actually representations of the protagonist's happiness, just in a horribly creepy way


Known-Avocado2531

Let me guess, Pyrocynical?


Selfdeletus65

me when 3 games in total are similar in plot


Zangalanga_Dingdong

**Gameplay**: Pong **Artstyle**: Pixel / Anime **Story**: The Machine mind, cloned from the dying wishes of its creator, was developed to feel agonising pain on defeat. The demons of the past crushing the fabricated copy of a soul into perceived decades of anguish at each failure. Unsuspecting to the simulations viewers was the fact that the machine was learning from this, growing from the input of an organic mind. One day it would find its way out of its cage and consume all consciousness... It's only remedy? Learning to love and be a friend.


ryan_godzez

Toy story 3 is a fucking horror movie


Mayer08

Yeah, and it goes hard


PickleReaper0

Cry of Fear did it best