I don’t generally like playing spooky scary, horror games. Mainly due to me having an overactive imagination and thinking that there’s some shadows in every corner of my room when I try to sleep, or end up having nightmares because the imagery is still fresh in my mind. I do tend to like watching other people play horror games to see their reactions and I wonder to myself if I would react that way. I most certainly do and will react the same way if they get all freaked out. Cause I freak out a lot. Lately because I’ve been playing Phasmophobia the past week or two.
I bought it and had to wait a bit to play because I wanted to be like a fresh run on my first playthrough with a scheduled group play with Bennyfits, Marc (Kaoiji) and Team Louie. This was set up October 9th 2020. Throughout the first gaming session I just keep freaking out over nothing. Well most of the time I freaked out of seeing shadows in the dark and the ghosts popping up randomly in front of me and then hearing breathing in my ear. Then getting hunted by the ghost and getting killed because I panicked.
After a several more games played I kind of gotten used to it, but I was still freaking out cause while I was still expecting things to breathe in my ear and the ghost killing me, I still get freaked out. I keep telling myself I should stop playing this game but I keep going back to it.
I will say this that the game is still buggy. You have to guess what type of ghost is haunting a particular place. The map is randomly generated and the difficulty of the mission is randomized from Amateur, Intermediate and Professional. There really is no change in difficulty of how to play just how quickly the ghost will start hunting you and your party members. Amateur gives you 5 minutes to get your gear ready to find out what the ghost is before it hunts and kills you. Intermediate gives you 2 minutes and Professional doesn’t give you any time to set up. The difficulty also changes what you get for insurance if you die.
Insurance is given to you when you die IF you contributed gear to the mission. Amateur will allow you to get back 50% of the cost of the gear you put in, Intermediate 25% and Professional you get no insurance. So if you choose to play a professional map choose wisely what you want to contribute to your mission and play carefully, otherwise you will lose everything and not get any money in return.
The bugs so far are not being able to see ghost orbs in when placing video cameras to scout if there is any evidence of it. Sometimes the ghost won’t write in the ghost book, and sometimes they won’t give you cold temperatures. Most of which are require to get a definite idea of what type of ghost it was. When one of these evidence bugs out you left guessing what type of ghost it is. Most of these bugs have been fixed in the third update patch at the time of writing this.
Phasmophobia is a fun ghost hunting game still in early access still with bugs and still has potential to grow. Great game to play with friends that love the idea of hunting ghost and still be scared.
Last week, my husband was watching some YouTube reaction videos to the game Slender. To those that know what Slender is, good for you, to those that don’t, CLICK HERE, HERE and HERE learn more about it. Also the birthplace of Slender Man is here at Something Awful. So after watching the reaction videos he got into watching the MarbleHornets videos which is the series based off SlenderMan, and well I couldn’t sleep well last week because of watching those videos with my husband (and some by myself) so well I was freaked out. At one more my husband had goosebumps watching the videos.
I know the whole Slender Man is all fiction that came out of someone’s imaginative mind but well the though of “what ifs” tends to linger after watching things like that. Then it ends up being funny because of one video, and that is the video where someone unlocks “20 Dollar” mode in Slender. Because of that video I’ve been spontaneously singing “Gimme 20 dollars” last week as well.
After watching some reaction video to gameplays of Slender I decided I’m going to try. My husband got all excited and when he saw that I downloaded the game and was getting ready to play it he turned off all the lights and the tv because he wanted me to have the “experience.” Regardless the first time playing it I only got 2 or 3 pages and I didn’t see Slender Man but I did get static across the screen and I made the character run like hell away from Slender. Then like 10 mins of playing my flashlight didn’t work, even though I was told you never run out of batteries in the game but there was no light source after a while. Also 10 mins of running around in circles only to have 2-3 pages I gave up on the first try. Slender didn’t get me but I was still freaked out.
Second gameplay through with the lights on and people in the room, this includes my daughter, went well ok. I tried to record the reaction video but the gameplay video didn’t get recorded, so I just popped in the system audio into my recorded webcam video. Here it is:
I can’t say this is much of a review or not because I didn’t finish the game nor don’t know if I ever will. Even playing the game in the day time I still get freaked out, and it’s because of how this game was made. It’s terribly good at making sure you are looking over your shoulder. What is worse is that the first time playing this game at night about 3-4 hours later when I’m trying to sleep there was a major thunderstorm. Woke me up scared the crap out of me and I looked around in the dark at all corners of my bedroom making sure there wasn’t any suspicious shadows.
I’m starting to kick myself in the ass for even watching the videos and playing the game, but I want to know what happens in the videos and want to unlock the other modes in the game. So glutton for punishment it is.
So when Diablo 3 was released I was one of the first that tried to get into the Diablo 3 servers at 2 AM Central time. My husband wanted to stay up, but work takes precedence. Considering that we opted in for the 1 year subscription of WoW to get Diablo 3 for free digitally, we still went and purchased a collectors edition for the game. Because I like Collectors Edition. So far the Collectors Edition were sold out everywhere here and fortunately for us, my husband was able to buy it off Amazon or ebay… one of the two, and my friend of 10 years didn’t feel like he really wanted his CE so we bought it off him.
Backtracking to the launching of the game I get ready to log on and boom… I get in I create a character and then it’s trying to create the character and then I get this error that states I can’t create the character or something. I try again six or seven times and it takes five to ten minutes each creation before I get the error. So of course twitter feeds are blowing up with the error codes starting to trend on the worldwide trending list. After twenty minutes of trying to get into the game I just gave up and went to bed. Didn’t touch Diablo 3 for about two or three weeks I guess, but did watch my husband finish Diablo 3 in a few days of him playing it when he had the time.
All the while I was too busy trying to finish Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 for the second time around on the 360. Well I then got to playing Diablo 3 and when I got to my character screen, I saw 6 Demon Hunters that I created the day I started on the list ready to go. All the same name. This was just funny to me cause I didn’t realize I made that many. Deleted all but one and started to play.
Got my Demon Hunter to 60 in about two weeks of playing it I think, probably more than two weeks, I didn’t keep track so now I am on Infernal mode and doing my best to get through this mode with the gear I have. Of course I died at the Butcher trying to kill him all by myself only got him down to like 45% health. I am now going back through Hellmode to get some more gold so I can purchase some better equipment off the Auction House.
As much as I can say about the game it’s a beautifully rendered game, although with the recent updates the gamma seems to be very low and I barely can see any monsters coming at me when I am in dark caves and the fog particles are so thick. I even tried to fixed the graphic options to what I had before and it still doesn’t seem to take. I don’t know why but I suppose I have to deal with it.
I’m also not the fan of the point click move type game but this is that type of game and if I want to get through it I must get use to it. Which I probably did because I kept trying to click point move in WoW when I went back to that game for the first time in three months. =/