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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 08:33:54 PM »
From the moment you charm Night Mare on, it is amazingly incredible gameplay. I always raised my (often overturned by this point) glass to Roberta at that point in the game!
It might be prudent to raise your empty glass to Jensen for that one.  After I played through the Gabriel Knight series her influence on KQ6 is really clear.
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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2012, 11:16:59 PM »
I was always MUCH too busy freaking out to actually play through the Realm of the Dead. Thankfully, I have an older brother who is much calmer about video games than I am (to this day.) I tend to react to things in video games the way I'd react in real life and I'm much braver now so I can refrain from panicking until the crisis is over (unless it's a game with like millipedes in it, then all bets are off and I'm likely just flailing on my mouse and hoping it will die. :P)

As for blind LPs.... I tend to dislike them as well, because.... sometimes something that is painfully obvious to me does not occur to the LPer. And then, while they wander around lost I'm screaming at the screen. And they can't hear me because it's YouTube. Upsetting.
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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2012, 12:56:05 AM »
Honestly yeah it did creep me out.

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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2012, 11:52:59 PM »
My brothers and I always looked forward to dying in KQ6. We loved the "Ticket please!" as Alexander punched into the Realm of the Dead.

As a side note I never get all the flack for dying in adventures. As long as you saved consistently, it was part of the fun to explore some of the deaths.

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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2012, 12:29:35 PM »
My brothers and I always looked forward to dying in KQ6. We loved the "Ticket please!" as Alexander punched into the Realm of the Dead.

As a side note I never get all the flack for dying in adventures. As long as you saved consistently, it was part of the fun to explore some of the deaths.

Well not to mention that it actually gave weight to your adventures. It was very rewarding to go through the death filled gauntlet and comming out with your life in tact.

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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2012, 01:59:21 PM »
From the moment you charm Night Mare on, it is amazingly incredible gameplay. I always raised my (often overturned by this point) glass to Roberta at that point in the game!
It might be prudent to raise your empty glass to Jensen for that one.  After I played through the Gabriel Knight series her influence on KQ6 is really clear.
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That is a lot of wasted beverages.
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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2012, 04:46:34 PM »
Death Waits For No Man!

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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2012, 12:12:27 PM »
Honestly, when I was a kid and watched my brother play that part, I wasn't creeped out at all.  But then again, a lot of things didn't quite sink in with me when I was a kid.  Certain cartoon shows weren't as funny to me back then, as they are now for example.  I'm not one who scares easily either, and generally have no fear of the undead.  In fact, in lots of games (WoW and Skyrim, for example) I find the undead to be more annoying than scary.  But when playing KQ6 game as an adult, the ghouls in the realm of the dead... the way those guys were presented... if I had to face one of THEM in real life, I'd be lucky if my heart lasted long enough for me to get away.  Let alone lift a gun up to them.

I think the thing that creeped me out the most though, was finding the corpse of the dead knight and wondering just how he died there of all places.  Just thinking about that still creeps me out to this day.  Come to think of it though... it's likely that all the sights and sounds that you've all described in your posts may have driven him insane and caused him to suffer a fatal heart attack.

Anyway, there's my thoughts.

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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2012, 01:21:06 PM »
What scared me about the Land of the Dead was actually that these weren't evil ghosts.

These were just people and they weren't trying to kill you they were just so out of it and their simple touch could kill you on the spot. It was the idea of this place that was the most scary to me.

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Re: KQ6: Did the Realm of the Dead creepy anyone else out?
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2012, 08:12:04 PM »
I remember being creeped out by the fact that that realm was the one the characters would all eventually end up in.  Kinda seemed pretty horrible and hellish, especially for decent folks.

I know - mythology has rather dark realms of the dead.  But raised with the idea of a heaven and hell, this realm seemed kinda...depressing for me.