History NightmareFuel / Left4Dead

3rd Aug '16 10:37:59 AM Theriocephalus
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** The basic zombie has two modes: listless, or sprint in your direction snarling, meaning that you often don't see them coming until its too late.

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** The basic zombie has two modes: listless, or sprint sprinting in your direction snarling, meaning that you often don't see them coming until its it's too late.



** The Special Infected are the truly scary enemies though, and most are heard long before they are seen. They consist of the Smoker, an enemy that can strangle you with a 50-foot-long tongue, the Boomer, an enemy whose attack obscures your vision with green vomit while triggering a wave of infected that will target you specifically, the Witch, a crying girl with very long claws that can knock you down in one hit and kill you in two more, The Tank, a ginormous monster with equally massive muscles, and the Hunter, who deserves special emphasis.

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** The Special Infected are the truly scary enemies though, and most are heard long before they are seen. They consist of the Smoker, an enemy that can strangle you with a 50-foot-long tongue, tongue; the Boomer, an enemy whose attack obscures your vision with green vomit while triggering a wave of infected that will target you specifically, specifically; the Witch, a crying girl with very long claws that can knock you down in one hit and kill you in two more, The more; the Tank, a ginormous monster with equally massive muscles, muscles; and the Hunter, who deserves special emphasis.



* Try having a Witch spawn in a place where it's COMPLETELY impossible to avoid her, like the subway car in No Mercy that you have to go through. (They hate light, yet they're always sitting under a bright light...weird...) Looking into the eyes of one of those things when she's looking your way is fear in physical form.

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* Try having a Witch spawn in a place where it's COMPLETELY impossible to avoid her, like the subway car in No Mercy that you have to go through. (They hate light, yet they're always sitting under a bright light...weird... weird... ) Looking into the eyes of one of those things when she's looking your way is fear in physical form.



* And if all of this isn't bad enough, you can look at the infected and realize that these are HUMANS. They're not undead, they're humans who got sick, are still humans (albeit animal-like) and you're executing THOUSANDS of them. Not only that, but it makes you wonder whether you'll wind up immune, should this ever occur in reality... Because it's that, an unceremonial corpse on the street, or you got lucky. But you don't have too high a chance of getting lucky, looking at those hordes.

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* And if all of this isn't bad enough, you can look at the infected and realize that these are HUMANS. They're not undead, they're humans who got sick, are still humans (albeit animal-like) and you're executing THOUSANDS of them. Not only that, but it makes you wonder whether you'll wind up immune, should this ever occur in reality... Because because it's that, an unceremonial corpse on the street, or you got lucky. But you don't have too high a chance of getting lucky, looking at those hordes.



* All throughout the Parish, you find evidence that the military was killing PEOPLE. There's strong evidence that they weren't necessarily infected, too. And there's the quarantine zone in the Graveyard level... Ruined buildings, and some particularly chilling graffiti. "If you can read this, the army left us to DIE." It's possible that the military was in a panicked retreat that left no time to evacuate everyone or distinguish carriers from infected, but it's also possible that there was a unit of [[SociopathicSoldier Sociopathic Soldiers]].
* The horror shifts to a more personal level in Versus, in which you actually play the things which blight your existence in Campaign Mode. Viewed in [[DeliberatelyMonochrome sepia]], you await the Survivors to spring whatever trap you've laid for them. In the meantime you can consider the fact that whoever you were was just slightly less lucky than the people you are now hunting, and listen to the sounds of whatever you have become. And look at your hands. Probably the worst for this is the Jockey, who has completely normal hands...except they shake, endlessly.

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* All throughout the Parish, you find evidence that the military was killing PEOPLE. There's strong evidence that they weren't necessarily infected, too. And there's the quarantine zone in the Graveyard level... Ruined ruined buildings, and some particularly chilling graffiti. "If you can read this, the army left us to DIE." It's possible that the military was in a panicked retreat that left no time to evacuate everyone or distinguish carriers from infected, but it's also possible that there was a unit of [[SociopathicSoldier Sociopathic Soldiers]].
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* The horror shifts to a more personal level in Versus, in which you actually play the things which blight your existence in Campaign Mode. Viewed in [[DeliberatelyMonochrome sepia]], you await the Survivors to spring whatever trap you've laid for them. In the meantime you can consider the fact that whoever you were was just slightly less lucky than the people you are now hunting, and listen to the sounds of whatever you have become. And look at your hands. Probably the worst for this is the Jockey, who has completely normal hands... except they shake, endlessly.



** Hard Rain: This campaign starts off fairly normal, make your way through a town and get some gas, easy right? It is...until you get to the sugar mill that's full of witches. And then it starts raining. On your way BACK THROUGH THE SUGAR MILL you run into just as many witches as before...except it's raining so hard you move twice as slow and can barely see or hear your teammates.

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** Hard Rain: This campaign starts off fairly normal, make your way through a town and get some gas, easy right? It is... until you get to the sugar mill that's full of witches. And then it starts raining. On your way BACK THROUGH THE SUGAR MILL you run into just as many witches as before... except it's raining so hard you move twice as slow and can barely see or hear your teammates.



* The Spitter...not because of her attacks, or her concept art that made her look pregnant- it's the way she dresses. Look at her. A cute little top and some capri pants, a pink thong...this was a normal girl. This was a teenager, a preppy girl that suffered from bulimia. The infection turned her into...into THAT. That is what the infection could ''do'' to you!

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* The Spitter... not because of her attacks, or her concept art that made her look pregnant- pregnant -- it's the way she dresses. Look at her. A cute little top and some capri pants, a pink thong... this was a normal girl. This was a teenager, a preppy girl that suffered from bulimia. The infection turned her into... into THAT. That is what the infection could ''do'' to you!



* Dark Carnival from ''2''. It's not the zombie clowns, it's not the other zombies. It's the [[{{AmusementParkOfDoom}} setting itself.]] A whole amusement park, where thousands of people came to have fun and a good time, most probably there to see a rock concert. This was a place of fun, happiness and such. Now it's silent, foreboding. ''Joy'' is ''dead'' and ''happiness'' is ''gone''...and there's also considering [[AdultFear what happened to the possibly hundreds of children]] [[{{FridgeHorror}} that may have been there at the time]].

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* Dark Carnival from ''2''. It's not the zombie clowns, it's not the other zombies. It's the [[{{AmusementParkOfDoom}} setting itself.]] A whole amusement park, where thousands of people came to have fun and a good time, most probably there to see a rock concert. This was a place of fun, happiness and such. Now it's silent, foreboding. ''Joy'' is ''dead'' and ''happiness'' is ''gone''... and there's also considering [[AdultFear what happened to the possibly hundreds of children]] [[{{FridgeHorror}} that may have been there at the time]].
3rd Dec '15 6:50:50 PM FlakyPorcupine
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** The thought of ''any'' of the special infected knowing what they were going through is terrifying. The Boomer finds themselves gaining weight and expanding uncontrollably, the Hunter's fingernails grow into claws and their skin is covered in boils, the Spitter can't stop vomiting as her mouth dissolves, the Smoker starts exhibiting all those growths and breathes out smoke, the Charger's left arm atrophies without reason as their right grows like a cancer, the Tank's muscles expand out of control and they slowly lose their ability to speak, the Witch's hands extend into claws and she loses control over her emotions... those were all regular, everyday people like us, who may well have been aware of their transformations and in terrible pain, and unless there's a cure out there, killing them is all the survivors can do. Death is the only mercy they can get from that...

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** [[FridgeHorror The thought of ''any'' of]] ''[[FridgeHorror any]]'' [[FridgeHorror of the special infected infected]] [[AndIMustScream knowing what they were going through through]] is terrifying. The Boomer finds themselves gaining weight and expanding uncontrollably, the Hunter's fingernails grow into claws and their skin is covered in boils, the Spitter can't stop vomiting as her mouth dissolves, the Smoker starts exhibiting all those growths and breathes out smoke, the Charger's left arm atrophies without reason as their right grows like a cancer, the Tank's muscles expand out of control and they slowly lose their ability to speak, the Witch's hands extend into claws and she loses control over her emotions... those were all regular, everyday people like us, who may well have been aware of their transformations and in terrible pain, and unless there's a cure out there, killing them is all the survivors can do. Death is the only mercy they can get from that...
24th Sep '15 7:35:04 AM Keet96
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** There's evidence that the military is crumbling. Sure, some of its members are *ssholes, but the military is in charge of evacuating whoever is left out there.

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** There's evidence that the military is crumbling. Sure, some of its members are *ssholes, assholes, but the military is in charge of evacuating whoever is left out there.
6th May '15 3:34:08 AM ElegantVamp
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* The virus in ''Left 4 Dead'' is a mutated strain of Rabies. As in it can effect animals too. We've seen what it can do to humans now think about what the animals will look like. Zoo DLC anyone?

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* The virus in ''Left 4 Dead'' is a mutated strain of Rabies. rabies. As in in, it can effect animals too. We've seen what it can do to humans now think about what the animals will look like. Zoo DLC anyone?



*** [[FridgeHorror Which leads to another distrubing implication:]] what if this entire situation started out as standrand test with a new form of the rabies virus on animals?

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*** [[FridgeHorror Which leads to another distrubing disturbing implication:]] what if this entire situation started out as standrand a standard test with a new form of the rabies virus on animals?
5th Mar '15 6:00:59 AM Bengson26
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[[caption-width-right:320: If this is bad enough for you, just wait till you see it in-game and it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu101dw7uc8 theme]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:320: If A word of advice when facing this is bad enough for you, just wait till you see it in-game and it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu101dw7uc8 theme]]]]thing: '''''RUN AND SHOOT!''''']]
1st Mar '15 9:29:56 PM ThraggLootrippa
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** The Special Infected are the truly scary enemies though, and most are heard long before they are seen. They consist of the Smoker, an enemy that can strangle you with a 50-foot-long tongue, the Boomer, an enemy whose attack obscures your vision with green vomit while triggering a wave of infected that will target you specifically, the Witch, a crying girl with very long claws that can knock you down in one hit and kill you in two more, The Tank, a ginormous monster with epually massive muscles, and the Hunter, who deserves special emphasis.

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** The Special Infected are the truly scary enemies though, and most are heard long before they are seen. They consist of the Smoker, an enemy that can strangle you with a 50-foot-long tongue, the Boomer, an enemy whose attack obscures your vision with green vomit while triggering a wave of infected that will target you specifically, the Witch, a crying girl with very long claws that can knock you down in one hit and kill you in two more, The Tank, a ginormous monster with epually equally massive muscles, and the Hunter, who deserves special emphasis.
1st Sep '14 2:26:51 PM Wanderwolf
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* All throughout the Parish, you find evidence that the military was killing PEOPLE. There's strong evidence that they weren't necessarily infected, too. And there's the quarantine zone in the Graveyard level... Ruined buildings, and some particularly chilling graffiti. "If you can read this, the army left us to DIE." It's possible that the military was in a panicked retreat that left no time to evacuate everyone or distinguish carriers from infected, but it's also possible that there was a unit of [[Sociopathic Soldier]]s.

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* All throughout the Parish, you find evidence that the military was killing PEOPLE. There's strong evidence that they weren't necessarily infected, too. And there's the quarantine zone in the Graveyard level... Ruined buildings, and some particularly chilling graffiti. "If you can read this, the army left us to DIE." It's possible that the military was in a panicked retreat that left no time to evacuate everyone or distinguish carriers from infected, but it's also possible that there was a unit of [[Sociopathic Soldier]]s.[[SociopathicSoldier Sociopathic Soldiers]].
10th Aug '14 8:02:57 AM cgaurd52
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** The latest mutation, Lone Gunman, is even scarier. There are no Special Infected other than Boomers, but the only weapon you have is a Magnum and the Common Infected swipes do 25 damage... it's not really about how you'll get to the safe room, it's about how long you'll survive.

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** The latest mutation, Lone Gunman, is even scarier. There are no Special Infected other than Boomers, but Witches, and Tanks. Yes. Tanks. However, the only weapon you have is a Magnum and the Common Infected swipes do 25 damage... it's not really about how you'll get to the safe room, it's about how long you'll survive.
12th Apr '14 11:53:41 PM Bengson26
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* In Dark Carnival, when powering up a Merry-Go-Round (and alerting a horde of zombies) to get through to the other side of the carousel, the song that it starts playing is creepy carnival music that's very slow-paced and ominous-sounding. Makes you question how well it did back when the carnival was still actually in operation.
31st Mar '14 2:40:26 AM Bengson26
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** Not phased? Did we mention that the Witch now wanders around?

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** Not phased? Did we mention that the Witch now wanders around?around in some levels?
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