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Old 10-31-2008, 04:21 PM   #16
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Eternal Darkness had some wacky hallucination type effects in it to F with you.

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Sanity effects
The game's standout concept, patented by Nintendo,[2] is the "sanity meter", a green bar on screen which is depleted under various conditions, generally when the character is seen by an enemy. It can be restored under various conditions, such as performing a "finishing move" on an enemy. As the bar becomes low, various effects occur, reflecting the character's slackening grip on reality. If the bar remains empty, further damage to sanity decreases the player character's health.

One effect which is consistently used is a skewed camera angle accompanied by whispers, cries, and other noises. The lower the sanity meter, the more skewed the camera angle and the louder the sound effects. Fourth wall breaking effects include simulated displays with messages apparently produced by the TV or the GameCube; this does not affect gameplay unless the player misconstrues them as actual technical malfunctions and turns off or resets his or her system, thereby losing all progress made since his or her last save.

There are many different sanity effects, the amount they last depends on each effect, and not all effects will necessarily be encountered during a given run through the game. A few more commonplace examples include:

Sounds, such as footsteps, women and children screaming, doors slamming, the rattling of chains and the sound of a blade being sharpened.
Walls and ceilings bleeding. Attacking them causes more effusion.
When casting a spell, the player character's body above the waist violently explodes.
Appearance of large numbers of monsters that are not really there, and disappear when attacked.
Some sanity effects are character-specific and reflect the individual's personal fears or experiences. When the sanity effect is finished, everything goes back to normal and the character often utters a panicked statement, usually something along the lines of "This can't be happening!"

Aside from the "video" effect, a number of these effects, most notably the tilting-floor feature, were reused in the boss fight with Psycho Mantis in The Twin Snakes, a Silicon Knights/Konami remake of the original Metal Gear Solid.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:46 PM   #17
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Re: I Called Out Sick To Work For Fable 2

Change game in thread title to Fallout 3.

Omfg, I love this game.

Must buy.
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So Fallout 3 is good? I was thinking of getting that or GOW2. I am waiting for the reviews of GOW to come out and will most likely buy whichever one sounds better. My 360 is broken now anyway (had red rings of death repaired and they sent me a new Xbox that didn't work either, bastards) so I'm in no rush. But I've read most of Fallout3's reviews and it definitely sounds like the kind of game I'd love.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:13 PM   #19
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You just know GOW2 is gonna rock, I can't wait
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You just know GOW2 is gonna rock, I can't wait
The first one was one of my absolute favorite games of all time. I'm too busy to play games that take like 40 hours to beat. I like a nice tight 8-10 hour game like COD4, GOW, or Bioshock. That's the reason I passed on Mass Effect and Oblivion, why I never finished GTA4, and also why I'm reluctant to take the plunge on Fallout. So I'll probably end up going with Gears. Looks amazing.
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The first one was one of my absolute favorite games of all time. I'm too busy to play games that take like 40 hours to beat. I like a nice tight 8-10 hour game like COD4, GOW, or Bioshock. That's the reason I passed on Mass Effect and Oblivion, why I never finished GTA4, and also why I'm reluctant to take the plunge on Fallout. So I'll probably end up going with Gears. Looks amazing.
Yeah I agree. I like a game that I can play through in a reasonable amount of time. Back in the day I loved games like Zelda that went on forever, now I just lose interest.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:13 AM   #22
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Fallout 3 looks really tempting but may cause a divorce. Right now I am trying to finish the Dark Tower series by King. I am on book five about 2000 plus pages to go. IT is a great story if you ever get the chance.

GOW 2 is a definite must have.
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