History AdultFear / VideoGames

23rd Jun '16 9:53:21 AM Omeyrolx
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** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' has a bomb go off in a crowded court room. The culprit is [[spoiler:a police officer who sold bombs on the black market.]] While Florent Le'Belle is more flamboyant than frightening, if you press one of his statements, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:he threatened to take the victim's wife off of life support if he wasn't given information he wanted.]] The third case reveals that some of the teachers at a prominent lawyer school have been teaching their children AmoralAttorney philosophies like "the ends justify the means", and that [[spoiler:not only does one of those teachers frame an innocent student for a murder he committed, but later tries to claim that she's just as cold and ruthless as he is.]] The fourth case centers around another explosion, and the reveal that [[spoiler:the head of the Space Center ''knew'' it was coming and was terrified for the safety of his employees.]] Even worse, the case is resolved with [[spoiler:Athena, someone Phoenix knows and trusts deeply,]] being accused of the crime. Tying it all up nicely is the BigBad [[spoiler:who turns out to be an emotionless killer who can perfectly impersonate ''anyone'', had been quietly posing as a police officer for quite some time, and who murdered a woman, tried to kill her daughter, sabotaged a space flight which nearly killed the astronaut and permanently traumatized him, and then blew up two more buildings just to protect his identity.]]

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** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' has a bomb go off in a crowded court room. The culprit is [[spoiler:a police officer who sold bombs on the black market.market (or at least it seemed so).]] While Florent Le'Belle is more flamboyant than frightening, if you press one of his statements, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:he threatened to take the victim's wife off of life support if he wasn't given information he wanted.]] The third case reveals that some of the teachers at a prominent lawyer school have been teaching their children AmoralAttorney philosophies like "the ends justify the means", and that [[spoiler:not only does one of those teachers frame an innocent student for a murder he committed, but later tries to claim that she's just as cold and ruthless as he is.]] The fourth case centers around another explosion, and the reveal that [[spoiler:the head of the Space Center ''knew'' it was coming and was terrified for the safety of his employees.]] Even worse, the case is resolved with [[spoiler:Athena, someone Phoenix knows and trusts deeply,]] being accused of the crime. Tying it all up nicely is the BigBad [[spoiler:who turns out to be an emotionless killer who can perfectly impersonate ''anyone'', had been quietly posing as a police officer for quite some time, and who murdered a woman, tried to kill her daughter, used a bomb to sabotaged a space flight which nearly killed the astronaut and permanently traumatized him, and then blew up two more buildings (one of them being the aforementioned courtroom) just to protect his identity.]]
23rd Jun '16 7:51:10 AM ThatBitterTase
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** The bosses of each level are the ''embodiments'' of Adult Fear. Vincent is pursued up the towers by his fear of commitment, his confused libido, his reluctance over [[spoiler:parenthood]]...
3rd May '16 5:25:38 PM Piando
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' runs on nearly every dark trope ever, and this one is no exception. Listing every character that plays on an adult fear would take a page of its own, so sticking to party members:

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' runs on nearly every dark trope ever, and this one is no exception. Listing every character that plays on an adult fear would take a page of its own, so sticking to party members:


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* Many occur in VideoGame/YandereSimulator...
** Your child could be ''going to school with a [[TheSociopath sociopath]]'', and with [[TruthInTelevision how well some sociopaths blend in with society]] (''[[AxCrazy most of the time]]''), you'd never know... until it's too late...
** There's also the thought of someone stalking you, as seen in the cassette tapes.
** Then there's the fact that any and all of your friends and acquaintances can suddenly turn on you if someone in power starts gossiping the right things. You can even be DrivenToSuicide.
** In the game's backstory, Yandere-chan's father [[spoiler:was kidnapped by and forced to love her mother]]. In the present day, it's made obviously clear that he's terrified of his wife, and that he's scared that Yan-chan will [[InTheBlood continue the family tradition]]. Imagine raising a child, only to learn that she's become a stalker who will hurt people to get what she wants [[spoiler:like her mother who did exactly the same things to you and other people.]]
27th Apr '16 11:46:17 PM aye_amber
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* From the romance horror that is ''{{Catherine}}'':

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* From the romance horror that is ''{{Catherine}}'':''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}:''
22nd Apr '16 2:59:29 AM erforce
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* Imagine the love of your life slowly dying, and despite all your skill, no matter how hard you try, you can't stop it. You can't even seem to slow it down. You're broke. You're desperate. You turn to embezzling just to have the slightest, the most minuscule one-in-a-million chance to save her. You get so obsessed that you start to drift away from her. [[SanitySlippage You stop eating. You stop sleeping. You're worse off than before, because you can't even think straight anymore.]] Finally, you do one last, desperate thing, just to buy her a little time, knowing that she might not forgive you. Yet just as soon as you can finally rest--everything comes crashing down upon you. You're discovered. You're maimed. Both of you barely escape with your lives, and now you're even more broke and desperate than before--and you can feel yourself start to [[HeroicBSOD deaden inside.]] It's a miracle [[BatmanArkhamCity Mister Freeze]] took so long to lose it.

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* Imagine the love of your life slowly dying, and despite all your skill, no matter how hard you try, you can't stop it. You can't even seem to slow it down. You're broke. You're desperate. You turn to embezzling just to have the slightest, the most minuscule one-in-a-million chance to save her. You get so obsessed that you start to drift away from her. [[SanitySlippage You stop eating. You stop sleeping. You're worse off than before, because you can't even think straight anymore.]] Finally, you do one last, desperate thing, just to buy her a little time, knowing that she might not forgive you. Yet just as soon as you can finally rest--everything comes crashing down upon you. You're discovered. You're maimed. Both of you barely escape with your lives, and now you're even more broke and desperate than before--and you can feel yourself start to [[HeroicBSOD deaden inside.]] It's a miracle [[BatmanArkhamCity [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Mister Freeze]] took so long to lose it.
8th Apr '16 9:34:40 PM redandready45
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': Frank Tenpenny. He's a selfish, corrupt monster. But because [[DirtyCop he hides behind a badge]], CJ can't do anything about him.
6th Feb '16 9:25:51 PM sylviaviridian
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** Situation when [[spoiler: Leandra is kidnapped]] is bone-chilling, mostly because how it's played out. You first find out she is missing from panicked Gamlen and go looking for her following a trail of '''fresh blood'''. [[spoiler: When you finally find her she is not quit dead, turn into a zombie.]]

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** Situation when [[spoiler: Leandra is kidnapped]] is bone-chilling, mostly because how it's played out. You first find out she is missing from panicked Gamlen and go looking for her following a trail of '''fresh blood'''. [[spoiler: When you finally find her she is not quit quite dead, turn but turned into a zombie.]]]]
*** Worse than that, the foreshadowing is that [[spoiler:your mother]] has a new admirer, which is played as a sweet and charming background event, right up to the point that you realize the [[spoiler:flowers she was sent]] are the signature of the serial killer you've been chasing.
4th Feb '16 10:18:28 PM MayGogs
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* [[MyBelovedSmother Toriel]] In ''{{Undertale}}''. [[spoiler: She lost both her son, and her adopted human child in only one day.]]
17th Jan '16 9:29:26 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': If you read the newspapers throughout the game, you'll find out that [[spoiler:five children were kidnapped and killed]] in a family friendly pizzeria.

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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'':
** In the first game,
If you read the newspapers throughout the game, you'll find out that [[spoiler:five children were kidnapped and killed]] in a family friendly pizzeria.
17th Jan '16 10:30:22 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has you play as a young mother/father in the pre-Great War United States. Nuclear war is a looming threat and it's oppressive inevitably can be felt through depressing news casts and door-to-door fallout shelter salesmen. And then it actually happens. [[spoiler:And then you're forced to watch as your baby son is kidnapped by strange men and your husband/wife be murdered while you're trapped a few feet away in a cryostasis pod. And ''then'' when you're finally reunited with your son, you find that he's now an extremely amoral old man who barely knows you.]]
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