Shocktoberfest: Enter The Nightmare -- A Month-Long Journey Through The Horror Game Genre
When does this start?
Shocktoberfest begins on October 1st, and will last the entire month of October, ending at 11:59 PM on Halloween night.
What should I play?
Anything that falls under the classification of a horror game. Survival horror, action horror, a horror-themed FPS, anything with zombies, etc. In the interest of having fun, this can be more of a loose definition of what defines a horror game, and constitute anything that is more-or-less "horror themed". So games like Gears of War or even Luigi's Mansion are fine.
For me, it's very much the same outlook as Backlaugust -- I've got horror games in my backlog, and it's time to play them. How many games you want to play is up to you, whether that's just one game or a few games. Any platform, doesn't matter. They can be new games, old games. Even horror games you've already beaten long ago and want to replay. You don't have to choose all of your games up front; you can if you want, but it's fine to just take it one-game-at-a-time.
Who should participate?
a. Enjoy horror games and/or b. Have at least one horror game in your backlog and/or c. Plan on buying a new horror game (such as, I don't know, ZOMBIU!!!!!!!!)
you should do this.
The purpose of this is a little less about seeing how many games we can beat, but for everyone to share in the experience of playing something scary. A good horror game can be a tough thing to get all of the way through to the end, but with some moral support from the rest of the community that's going through the same thing, maybe we can all make it back into the light by November! That's what it comes down to -- having fun, and being scared shitless. And being scared shitless is a lot more fun when being scared shitless as a group.
One last thing -- for your fellow NW-er who hasn't played every game, try using spoiler tags whenever possible for anything major that's story-related, or just in general anything that should not be spoiled. So, "I can't believe Leon died at the end!" instead of "I can't believe Leon died at the end!"
Kentucky Route Zero, Act 1 (Secret_Tunnel, 10/6) The House of the Dead: Overkill (GameDadGrant, 10/7) Dead Space (PogueSquadron, 10/11) Kentucky Route Zero, Act 2 (Secret_Tunnel, 10/14) Fatal Frame (TheBigG753, 10/17) Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (PogueSquadron, 10/20) Dead Rising 2 (Zero, 10/20) Dead Space Extraction (Mop It Up, 10/21) Super Castlevania IV (Het_Nkik, 10/23) Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir (GameDadGrant, 10/24) Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Het_Nkik, 10/26) ObsCure II (r_hjort, 10/26) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Jargon, 10/26) Resident Evil: Revelations (ludist210, 10/28) ZombiU (Mr_Mustache, 10/29) Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (TheBigG753, 10/31) Project Zero 2: Wii Edition (r_hjort, 10/31) Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen/Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Het_Nkik, 10/31)
LEFT 4 DEAD (10)
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (Secret_Tunnel, in progress) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (GameDadGrant, *has thrown in the towel*) Dead Space: Extraction (chrisguy, through 5 levels) Doom II (Pokefreak911, 12 levels in) Resident Evil Zero (gojira, at the Training Facility) TellTale's The Walking Dead (Zero, finished Episode 3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Pokefreak911, through Stone Tower) Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (Zero, finished first run) ZombiU (gojira, Tower of London) ZombiU (r_hjort, whack-a-zombie)
The Players (20)
chrisguy: Dead Space: Extraction deathly_hallows: Cult County, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: Deadly Silence DrFinkelstein: ZombiU GameDadGrant: Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, The House of the Dead: Overkill, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow gojira: ZombiU, Resident Evil Zero Hero_of_Hyrule: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Het_Nkik: Super Castlevania IV, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen Jargon: Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Dead Space, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon kriswright: ZombiU ludist210: Resident Evil: Revelations Mop It Up: Dead Space Extraction Mr_Mustache: ZombiU, Castlevania PogueSquadron: Dead Space, Castlevania 3 Pokefreak911: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Doom II r_hjort: Obscure 2, Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, ZombiU Secret_Tunnel: Dead Space 3, Kentucky Route Zero, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare. Shadowlink: ZombiU Stephen: Alan Wake TheBigG753: Fatal Frame, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, Fatal Frame III: The Tormented Zero: Dead Rising 2, Castlevania (III or Adventure Rebirth), Virtue's Last Reward, The Walking Dead