History NightmareFuel / KingsQuest

19th Jul '16 7:23:08 PM darksoul4242
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* The gypsy showing Graham what was going on with his family. Mordak is ''torturing'' Alexander, and threatening to feed him to the cat. Said cat [[BalefulPolymorph used to be the same son-of-a-witch]] who had enslaved and brutalized Alexander for ''years.'' [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels On so many levels]], [[AdultFear that is the stuff of bad dreams]].

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* The gypsy showing Graham what was going on with his family. Mordak Mordack is ''torturing'' Alexander, and threatening to feed him to the cat. Said cat [[BalefulPolymorph used to be the same son-of-a-witch]] who had enslaved and brutalized Alexander for ''years.'' [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels On so many levels]], [[AdultFear that is the stuff of bad dreams]].



* We know from the first meeting Alhazred is [[{{Jerkass}} no gentleman]]. When we find out what he did to Cassima's parents, he turns into "detestable slime bag." When we see that he was behind the islands' discord and colluded with Mordak, he jumps up to "pile of shit." When we realize that he plans to ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness "dispose" of Cassima]]'' ''[[IHaveYouNowMyPretty after the wedding night]]''''', Alhazred turns into "Alex, skewer the bastard ''NOW!''"

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* We know from the first meeting Alhazred is [[{{Jerkass}} no gentleman]]. When we find out what he did to Cassima's parents, he turns into "detestable slime bag." When we see that he was behind the islands' discord and colluded with Mordak, Mordack, he jumps up to "pile of shit." When we realize that he plans to ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness "dispose" of Cassima]]'' ''[[IHaveYouNowMyPretty after the wedding night]]''''', Alhazred turns into "Alex, skewer the bastard ''NOW!''"
14th Jul '16 9:17:12 AM Nevermore2002
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** They also revamped the whole area making it creepier, complete with DramaticThunder and gothic music.
14th Jul '16 9:10:24 AM Nevermore2002
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* The two ghosts guarding the castle. In the original, they were just floating white ghosts. In the remake, they have scary half-skeletal half-ghost-like appearances. Sweet dreams.
15th Dec '15 7:15:17 PM BlackBaroness
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14th Dec '15 10:14:56 PM BlackBaroness
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[[caption-width-right:206:Especially not [[TheManyDeathsOfYou in this series]].]]
29th Nov '15 2:52:35 PM Luigifan
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* When you realize that those kids outside the cupcake hut are exactly what you dread they are.. This is a game where being GenreSavvy can make things much easier - or much nastier.

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* When you realize that those kids outside the cupcake hut are exactly what you dread they are.. are... This is a game where being GenreSavvy can make things much easier - -- or much nastier.



* The ogre. In the original, he just shakes you around. In the Sierra remake, you get into a Big Ball Of Violence, with him holding your limp body. Neither of these are particularly terrifying. But in the AGDI remake, the ogre just grabs your head, literally crushes it, and blood trails out of his hands.

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* The ogre. In the original, he just shakes you around. In the Sierra remake, you get into a Big Ball Of Violence, BigBallOfViolence, with him holding your limp body. Neither of these are particularly terrifying. But in the AGDI remake, the ogre just grabs your head, literally crushes it, and blood trails out of his hands.



* Raiding the Vampire's castle is nerve-wracking in the canonical game, but AGD cranked it up a few notches. Seeing what you were expecting to be the friendly monk from the canonical game transform into a werewolf? OhCrap. Seeing Graham pinned to the wall, Caldaur's hand around his neck, the music shrieking in the background? [[OhCrap Oh, CRAP!]] Being pinned down by the Brotherhood between the swamp and their jaws? [[RuleOfThree OH, CRAP!]] and in Vampire lore showing it a cross will repel it, using it on Caldaur, he (While still holding you by the throat) [[AvertedTrope takes it, kisses it and says "God Bless Kolyma"]] [[OhCrap CRAP!!!]]
* Navigating the Sharkees land is an equally frustrating experience.
** Notably in the Sharkee's Throne room, while distracting the humanoid shark guards, you have to sneak into the treasure room but you have to do a (simple enough) password memory puzzle you saw the King use earlier. Yet while doing the puzzle you're on a timer, and don't do it fast enough the Sharkees will kill you. Though to be fair, you have the option to skip the puzzle but won't get the points.

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* Raiding the Vampire's castle is nerve-wracking in the canonical game, but AGD cranked it up a few notches. Seeing what you were expecting to be the friendly monk from the canonical game transform into a werewolf? OhCrap. Seeing Graham pinned to the wall, Caldaur's hand around his neck, the music shrieking in the background? [[OhCrap Oh, CRAP!]] Being pinned down by the Brotherhood between the swamp and their jaws? [[RuleOfThree OH, CRAP!]] and in Vampire And doesn't vampire lore showing it show that a cross will repel it, using it? Let's use it on Caldaur, Caldaur... [[AvertedTrope nope]], he (While (while still holding you by the throat) [[AvertedTrope [[NoSell takes it, kisses it it, and says "God Bless Kolyma"]] Kolyma"]]. [[OhCrap CRAP!!!]]
* Navigating the Sharkees Sharkees' land is an equally frustrating experience.
** Notably in the Sharkee's Throne room, while distracting the humanoid shark guards, you have to sneak into the treasure room room, but you have to do a (simple enough) password memory puzzle you saw the King use earlier. Yet while While doing the puzzle puzzle, you're on a timer, and timer; if you don't do it fast enough enough, the Sharkees will kill you. Though to be fair, you have the option to skip the puzzle puzzle, but you won't get the points.



* Half-expecting, half dreading you miscalculated by just that much and that Manannan would come back at any second and turn you to ash. The ominous organ music that plays when he appears doesn't help. Worse, was this was a timed game, and you had a lot to do with very little time to do it. Miscalculate the margin of error, and poof!
* Screwing up the spells. A [[EverythingTryingToKillYou ''typo'']] could be [[TheManyDeathsOfYou lethal in this game]]. Sometimes led to HaveANiceDeath - but not usually. Add it to the time limit of knowing Manny could come back at any second and strike you dead just added to the tension.

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* Half-expecting, half dreading you miscalculated by just that much and that Manannan would come back at any second and turn you to ash. The ominous organ music that plays when he appears doesn't help. Worse, was this was a timed game, and you had a lot to do with very little time to do it. Miscalculate the margin of error, and poof!
* Screwing up the spells. A [[EverythingTryingToKillYou ''typo'']] ''[[EverythingTryingToKillYou typo]]'' could be [[TheManyDeathsOfYou lethal in this game]]. Sometimes led to HaveANiceDeath - -- but not usually. Add it to the time limit of knowing Manny could come back at any second and strike you dead just added to the tension.



* In the AGD remake, once you get the ability to talk to animals, if you enter the screen outside of Manannan's house, it may show the hens talking ([[JumpScare Cue unexpected massive closeup of a realistic looking chicken face]]) the conversation that follows
----> Hen 1: Poor Roger he was such a fine Rooster
----> Hen 2: He's quite a fox now

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* In the AGD remake, once you get the ability to talk to animals, if you enter the screen outside of Manannan's house, it may show the hens talking ([[JumpScare Cue cue unexpected massive closeup of a realistic looking realistic-looking chicken face]]) the face]]). The conversation that follows
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----> Hen 1: Poor Roger Roger, he was such a fine Rooster
Rooster.
----> Hen 2: He's quite a fox nownow.



----> Hen 2: I know, when he visits [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody he doesn't know whether to be friendly or eat us]]. (There seems to be no reason for Manannan to have done this MindRape except ForTheEvulz, as well as it can be heavily implied that since the two in the pen are hens, [[FridgeHorror Roger was likely the mate to one of them Or both]])


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----> Hen 2: I know, when he visits visits, [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody he doesn't know whether to be friendly or eat us]]. (There us]].
** There
seems to be no reason for Manannan to have done this MindRape except ForTheEvulz, ForTheEvulz; as well well, as it can be heavily implied that since the two in the pen are hens, [[FridgeHorror Roger was likely the mate to one of them them. Or both]])

both.]]



** Added the fact that all you can see of it are it's glowing eyes. [[NothingIsScarier You never do see what it looks like]].

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** Added the fact that all you can see of it are it's its glowing eyes. [[NothingIsScarier You never do see what it looks like]].



* The unsettled ghosts...especially the cradle that rocks, despite being completely empty, a baby's haunting cry splitting the air, and realizing that baby has probably been manifesting for many more nights than the poor dear ever saw alive.

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* The unsettled ghosts... especially the cradle that rocks, despite being completely empty, a baby's haunting cry splitting the air, and realizing that baby has probably been manifesting for many more nights than the poor dear ever saw alive.



* How about if you eat the magical fruit and take the amulet back to Genesta, [[spoiler: then get sent home to watch Graham die anyway]]?

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* How about if you eat the magical fruit and take the amulet back to Genesta, [[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then get sent home to watch Graham die anyway]]?



* Think about the Dwarves for a second. They live ONE SCREEN south of the western graveyard. Likely just 10-20 feet away from it. One wonders if they get any sleep from the moaning zombies basically stalking their backyard EVERY SINGLE night. And no, whatever spell/curse that causes them to rise from their graves is never broken. [[FridgeLogic Well... unless it was one of Lolotte's spells to scare the townspeople in line, and was broken after she died]]

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* Think about the Dwarves for a second. They live ONE SCREEN south of the western graveyard. Likely just 10-20 feet away from it. One wonders if they get any sleep from the moaning zombies basically stalking their backyard EVERY SINGLE night. And no, whatever spell/curse that causes them to rise from their graves is never broken. [[FridgeLogic Well... unless it was one of Lolotte's spells to scare the townspeople in line, and was broken after she died]]
died]].



* The gypsy showing Graham what was going on with his family. Mordak is ''torturing'' Alexander, and threatening to feed him to the cat. Said cat [[BalefulPolymorph used to be the same son-of-a-witch]] who had enslaved and brutalized Alexander for ''years.'' [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels On so many levels]], that is the stuff of bad dreams.

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* The gypsy showing Graham what was going on with his family. Mordak is ''torturing'' Alexander, and threatening to feed him to the cat. Said cat [[BalefulPolymorph used to be the same son-of-a-witch]] who had enslaved and brutalized Alexander for ''years.'' [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels On so many levels]], [[AdultFear that is the stuff of bad dreams.dreams]].



** Though turns into {{Narm}} if you fall up the short staircase once arriving at Mordack's island, as the scream is cutoff almost immediately.

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** Though it turns into {{Narm}} if you fall up the short staircase once arriving at Mordack's island, as the scream is cutoff cut off almost immediately.



* Yeah, the Forest Witch was a sadist psychopath. But [[spoiler: did she really deserve an AndIMustScream]] defeat? Especially since [[spoiler: she's trapped in there until someone frees her, and the most likely scenario is that the genie sent her to where the lamp originally was... in which the only item that can open said cave is destroyed forever]]

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* Yeah, the Forest Witch was a sadist psychopath. But [[spoiler: did [[spoiler:did she really deserve an AndIMustScream]] defeat? Especially since [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's trapped in there until someone frees her, and the most likely scenario is that the genie sent her to where the lamp originally was... in which the only item that can open said cave is destroyed forever]]
forever.]]



* Just about anything on the Land of the Dead. Creeping zombies of those whose torments drove them mad, and having to dodge them, lest a single touch cause Alexander's flesh to dissolve! There's the door death, the River Styx death, seeing the walls and twisted passages of the Land of the Dead and realizing they are literally Samhain's flesh as he has ''fused with his hellish throne'' and the [[BodyHorror land he rules is literally his body]].

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* Just about anything on the Land of the Dead. Creeping zombies of those whose torments drove them mad, and having to dodge them, lest a single touch cause Alexander's flesh to dissolve! There's the door death, the River Styx death, seeing the walls and twisted passages of the Land of the Dead Dead, and realizing they are literally Samhain's flesh as he has ''fused with his hellish throne'' throne'', and the [[BodyHorror the land he rules is literally his body]].



* We know from the first meeting Alhazred is [[{{Jerkass}} no gentleman]]. When we find out what he did to Cassima's parents, he turns into "detestable slime bag." When we see that he was behind the islands' discord and colluded with Mordak, he jumps up to "pile of shit." When we realize that he plans to "dispose" of Cassima ''[[IHaveYouNowMyPretty after the wedding night]]'', Alhazred turns into "Alex, skewer the bastard NOW!"

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* We know from the first meeting Alhazred is [[{{Jerkass}} no gentleman]]. When we find out what he did to Cassima's parents, he turns into "detestable slime bag." When we see that he was behind the islands' discord and colluded with Mordak, he jumps up to "pile of shit." When we realize that he plans to ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness "dispose" of Cassima Cassima]]'' ''[[IHaveYouNowMyPretty after the wedding night]]'', night]]''''', Alhazred turns into "Alex, skewer the bastard NOW!"''NOW!''"



* The Boogeyman - A bony, ash-faced creature with a huge gash of a mouth, rows of enormous teeth, empty black eyes and a bone-chilling [[VoiceOfTheLegion voice]] roams the land of Ooga Booga. If you stand still for too long, he'll dig his way out of the ground and jump on you, apparently [[ImAHumanitarian eating you]] offscreen. And how does the game tell you he's about to make an appearance? When you hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcFeozTNzZs this.]]
* [=KQ7=]: The death messages rolled before anything too frightening was seen, but the scorpion made me jump, as did the Boogeyman.
* The ghostly wanderer who shows up in the desert, while not evil, is pretty creepy. He gets even creepier if you give him the salt water, while he doesn't hurt you or make the game unwinnable, (all he does is give you a WhatTheHellHero) The fact you clearly see him in pain while his eyes glow yellow for a second. This scene was rather disturbing.

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* The Boogeyman - A -- a bony, ash-faced creature with a huge gash of a mouth, rows of enormous teeth, empty black eyes eyes, and a bone-chilling [[VoiceOfTheLegion voice]] -- roams the land of Ooga Booga. If you stand still for too long, he'll dig his way out of the ground and jump on you, apparently [[ImAHumanitarian eating you]] offscreen. And how does the game tell you he's about to make an appearance? When you hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcFeozTNzZs this.]]
* [=KQ7=]: The death messages rolled before anything too frightening was seen, but the scorpion made me jump, as did the Boogeyman.
* The ghostly wanderer who shows up in the desert, while not evil, is pretty creepy. He gets even creepier if you give him the salt water, water; while he doesn't hurt you or make the game unwinnable, unwinnable (all he does is give you a WhatTheHellHero) The WhatTheHellHero), the fact you clearly see him in pain while his eyes glow yellow for a second.second... This scene was rather disturbing.



* The cursed crying woman, when Rosella asks what's wrong she says it's her face. She then shows her face (Facing away from the player) to Rosella who screams and immediate game over. How can a face be so scary that you can die from fear just by looking at it?
** Further FridgeHorror, read the KQIV entries above. After all of those, "THIS?" is what ended up killing her from fright? (Keep in mind KQIV rivals VI for the title of scariest KingsQuest game) It seems this may be a contender for the most literal "NothingIsScarier" in the entire series.

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* The cursed crying woman, woman; when Rosella asks what's wrong wrong, she says it's her face. She then shows her face (Facing (facing away from the player) to Rosella Rosella, who screams screams, and immediate game over. How can a face be so scary that you can die from fear just by looking at it?
** Further FridgeHorror, read the KQIV entries above. After all of those, "THIS?" ''THIS'' is what ended up killing her from fright? (Keep in mind KQIV rivals VI for the title of scariest KingsQuest game) game.) It seems this may be a contender for the most literal "NothingIsScarier" in the entire series.
15th Nov '15 9:27:01 PM BlackBaroness
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In a series where any [[TrialAndErrorGameplay bad decision]] can lead to [[TheManyDeathsOfYou death]] or [[UnwinnableByDesign irreversible failure]], it's no wonder that ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is going to have its fair share of [[ightmareFuel nightmarish scenarios]].

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In a series where any [[TrialAndErrorGameplay bad decision]] can lead to [[TheManyDeathsOfYou death]] or [[UnwinnableByDesign irreversible failure]], it's no wonder that ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is going to have its fair share of [[ightmareFuel [[NightmareFuel nightmarish scenarios]].
15th Nov '15 9:26:50 PM BlackBaroness
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In a series where any bad decision can lead to [[TheManyDeathsOfYou death]] or [[UnwinnableByDesign irreversible failure]], it's no wonder that ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is going to have its fair share of [[DarthWiki/NightmareFuel nightmarish scenarios]].

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In a series where any [[TrialAndErrorGameplay bad decision decision]] can lead to [[TheManyDeathsOfYou death]] or [[UnwinnableByDesign irreversible failure]], it's no wonder that ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is going to have its fair share of [[DarthWiki/NightmareFuel [[ightmareFuel nightmarish scenarios]].
15th Nov '15 9:26:24 PM BlackBaroness
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The NightmareFuel page for VideoGame/KingsQuest.

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The NightmareFuel page for VideoGame/KingsQuest.In a series where any bad decision can lead to [[TheManyDeathsOfYou death]] or [[UnwinnableByDesign irreversible failure]], it's no wonder that ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is going to have its fair share of [[DarthWiki/NightmareFuel nightmarish scenarios]].
12th Nov '15 4:37:24 PM Serasia
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* If players try to make Rosella enter the mansion at night without protection, a zombie leaps from the bushes by the front door and turns her into a zombie. It means a zombie was just waiting there to attack anyone who came by at night. If you have the amulet, it doesn't appear, but [[NothingIsScarier it's still there....waiting]].

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* If players try to make Rosella enter the mansion at night without protection, a zombie leaps from the bushes by the front door and turns her into a zombie. It means a zombie was just waiting there to attack anyone who came by at night. If you have the amulet, amulet or it's daytime, it doesn't appear, but [[NothingIsScarier it's still there....waiting]].
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