Today on YouTube I’m playing Rule of Rose. I apologize for the audio on this one. I’m still learning how to use all of my new equipment. The issue has been fixed since this video. Let me know what other horror games you want to see me play! And stay tuned for PART TWO of Let’s play Rule of Rose!
For the month of October, I am pulling away from my regular 5 Fandom Friday and Saturday Suggestion posts. Every Friday for the month of October I will be presenting my 5 Freaky Faves in honor of Halloween! This week’s 5 Freaky Faves are my all time favorite horror games (which you may have seen during the 30 Day Video Game Challenge).
Fatal Frame II
One of my all time favorite survival horror games ever is Clock Tower 3 on the PlayStation 2. Clock Tower 3 was a huge step for me as a gamer. It was probably one of the first survival horror games I played and enjoyed on my own. Usually I played with a friend and found most horror games to be thrilling versus scary. Clock Tower 3 was definitely scary while I was playing alone.
Clock Tower 3 is about 14-year-old Alyssa Hamilton who is from a lineage of warriors who travel through time to defeat evil spirits. Alyssa travels from her time in 2003 London to the 1940s and 1960s to defeat these enemies and bring peace to the troubled souls she encounters.
Without delving too much into the game mechanics and how short the actual game was, I want to answer why the game in particular haunts my dreams when I play so many other horror games. What makes Clock Tower 3 so special in my eyes? The enemies.
The Sledgehammer, a serial killer who uses a giant sledgehammer to bludgeon his victims to death. Alyssa first encounters him as he bludgeons twelve-year-old pianist, May, to death on Christmas Eve 1942. He killed total of 26 victims.
The Corroder, a serial killer who uses concentrated sulfuric acid. Alyssa first encounters him as he blinds an elderly woman, Dorothy, and her son before throwing them both alive into a drum of sulfuric acid in November 1963. He killed total of 31 victims.
Scissorwoman of the Scissor Twins, a serial killer who guts and dismembers her victims who are still alive with blades or scissors. Alyssa first encounters the twins when they kidnap her friend Dennis. She killed a total of 22 victims. Her brother killed a total of 37 victims.
Clock Tower 3 paints a gory picture of these serial killers who were brought back to life through “Entities.” Learning their back stories, coming across them killing people, and the panic-inducing encounters will give you nightmares. You can’t fight them yet. You have to run and hide and pray they don’t find you… Or you’ll end up like the rest of the unlucky people who crossed their paths.
Want to see more of the 30 Day Video Game Challenge? Want to try the challenge yourself? Read this post here!
What game haunts your dreams? Let me know in the comments!