History YMMV / Retsupurae

7th Jan '17 9:35:22 PM nombretomado
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** Of all people, ''[=QueenieZ=]'' ended up becoming one. Years after the ''EternalDarkness'' LP, she ''still'' got hate comments and death threats even after she took the LP down, remade it, and apologized for the original. slowbeef and Diabetus were horrified when they found out.[[note]]Her [=YouTube=] account has since been taken down due a copyright claim. Queenie Z used bits of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' in her videos.[[/note]] Read HarsherInHindsight above to feel worse.

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** Of all people, ''[=QueenieZ=]'' ended up becoming one. Years after the ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' LP, she ''still'' got hate comments and death threats even after she took the LP down, remade it, and apologized for the original. slowbeef and Diabetus were horrified when they found out.[[note]]Her [=YouTube=] account has since been taken down due a copyright claim. Queenie Z used bits of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' in her videos.[[/note]] Read HarsherInHindsight above to feel worse.
3rd Jan '17 4:41:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Subverted with John Parker from Shadow of The Comet. He became this thanks to him having a heart attack after looking at a photograph.[[note]][[{{Misblamed}} Granted, the picture was implied to be a Cthulhu-esque picture that'll surely scare anyone.]][[/note]] However, he later shifted to a MemeticBadass after pulling some really {{Badass}} stunts later in the game.

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** Subverted with John Parker from Shadow of The Comet. He became this thanks to him having a heart attack after looking at a photograph.[[note]][[{{Misblamed}} Granted, the picture was implied to be a Cthulhu-esque picture that'll surely scare anyone.]][[/note]] However, he later shifted to a MemeticBadass after pulling some really {{Badass}} badass stunts later in the game.
13th Dec '16 3:13:26 PM supergod
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* {{Narm}}: About half (if not all), of the flash videos or games on Retsufrash.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsUihT9hD2s Broken Dreams]]'' attempts to be a rather serious game about stalking... with sprite artwork from ''VideoGame/MapleStory''. As if that weren't bad enough, there are a couple of levels that feature the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Mare in the Moon]] in the background (even worse, it's the biggest object in that particular background, so your eyes are naturally drawn to it). As if ''that'' weren't bad enough, a cutesy cartoony giraffe head, part of the logo for gameark.com, is pasted on the upper-left corner of the screen at all times, as {{lampshaded}} endlessly by slowbeef and Diabetus to hilarious effect.
** Lots from the stories riffed on during the Crappy Pasta videos, such as this hysterical line from ''Ihsoy'':
-->Curiosity killed the cat. Or in this case, curiosity killed everyone.
** This goes for a lot of the Wrongpuraed titles as well, such as the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' and ''Franchise/AloneInTheDark'' games.


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* NightmareRetardant:
** Their reaction to all of the "scary" flashes that they've watched.
** ''Lechuza'' too. When the scariest thing about your horror game is the haggard-looking face of your protoganist plastered across the title screen, something is very wrong. At the end of the game, an owl demon appears to kill the protoganist: the creators clearly want you to be scared out of your mind, but it falls flat because the "owl demon" is just a photograph of a great horned owl!
** Their main thought on "Where Am I?" was basically that it was an attempt at NothingIsScarier that ended up making the game downright bland.
** The creepypastas that slowbeef reads during a livestream.
*** ''Sonic.exe'' takes most of its "scary" elements from games other than ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' (and overuses gaming-related analogies even in descriptions of its own attempts at horror) and tries to make a blood-soaked Sonic plushie scary. It's also notable for the fact that [[ValuesDissonance the protagonist puts the lives of the game characters on the same level of importance as that of his probably-murdered best friend]].
*** ''Ihsoy'' is simply very hard to follow, as it includes inane descriptions of useless information - such as the narrator's trip to [=GameStop=] to buy the game - features incredibly bad action-movie style banter between the narrator and the monster, and the majority of the story is spent with Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Bowser being possessed and un-possessed over and over again with no apparent rhyme or reason for why any of it is happening. All of the possessed characters' names are also backwards, making the possessed Princess Peach's name "Hcaep Ssecnirp", which (as the helpful pronunciation guide in the fic tries to point out) sounds like /hkeɪp sɛknɜrp/. It certainly isn't helped by the fact that the BigBad turns out to be [[spoiler:'''Reznor''', which is almost unanimously considered one of the easiest bosses in an entire franchise that is full of easy bosses, and doesn't even have the benefit of having an intimidating appearance either]]. It doesn't help that right from their introduction into the series, [[spoiler:Reznors are described as Dinosaurs who have been enslaved by Bowser, and thus don't act on their own will.]] The author [[AttentionWhore whoring his YouTube channel]] at the end of the story did not make things any better.
*** ''Blood Whistle'' includes strange descriptions of laughing fish, ritualistically suicidal Goombas, PurpleProse to an absurd degree, and attempts to create atmospheric horror by changing all water into blood and scattering random demons and pentagrams everywhere. The main character is also far more profoundly effected by the game's content than is probably realistic, to the point of committing suicide [[spoiler:by ''stabbing himself in the neck with his old recorder'']] after he stops playing the game.
*** Then came a fourth one, ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Yellow Devil]]'' involving a Cut Man who can somehow breathe and suffocate (despite Cut Man being a robot) and copious usage of blood in an attempt to make the story more frightening or tense. It got to the point that, before slowbeef nearly finished a descriptive sentence, Diabetus interjected with "blood" half a second before the word appeared in the story. Cue the two breaking out in a fit of laughter.
*** The fifth one, ''Ladder to Hell'', features a protagonist whose brother commits suicide and leaves him a copy of ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', which apparently causes him to get over ''his brother's death'' instantly. [[spoiler:It turns out that his brother was TheUnfavorite and ''possessed the cartridge'' to get back at the protagonist. [[MisplacedRetribution As opposed to the]] [[ParentalNeglect parents who neglected him]], [[SarcasmMode of]] [[WhatAnIdiot course]].]]
*** The sixth one, ''Tracy'', features a ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' cartridge possessed by the ghost of a young girl who somehow managed to beat her parents to death with a plastic NES controller. By the end it turns out to be a bizarre attempt at some sort of romance story, apparently having forgotten the horror aspect altogether.
*** The series took on a new format in the form of "Slowbeef's House of Horror," debuting with ''0bl1v10n.exe'', a story about a master hacker whose "hacking" abilities initially seem to be limited to downloading obviously-unsafe torrents and mounting disk images (with great speed, despite complaining about the slowness of his internet connection). Of course, come the end of the story, his hacking skills have grown to such a degree that he is able to literally ''destroy entire websites'' at will. Other highlights include [[spoiler:him miraculously not coming under suspicion for the death of his (unnamed) best friend - despite the fact that threatening messages were sent to the friend from the protagonist's Steam account the previous day -- and the protagonist simply destroying his computer to successfully defeat the uber-powerful, demonic antagonist]]. The story also seemed to be playing with the IdiotBall, as the protagonist claimed that he never broke the law when he found out that he was banned on Steam, yet [[{{Irony}} he]] ''[[DigitalPiracyIsEvil pirated]]'' [[{{Irony}} video games off the Internet]], which is a felony.
*** The second ''Slowbeef's House of Horror'' is a ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' creepypasta. Enough said.
*** ''I HATE YOU'' claims that what the narrator found in ''Super Mario World'' wasn't the result of a hack or a haunting, but a legit part of the game. This might work if they were playing an actual copy of the game and not on an emulator.
*** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzPw_vb2DlU It Wasn't Lavender Town]]'' tries to create a frightening story using [[PurpleProse fancy descriptions]] and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words]]. The result ends up being more confusing than scary.
*** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4vl-GcyU8o Blood Pichu]]'' also includes inane and pointless information, such as the narrator saying they had an interest in "video game controversies", which never comes up again. The narrator also claims they're a huge Pokemon fan and tries to prove it by saying they have a box with all the Pokemon games and then proceeds to list ''every game from Red and Blue to [=SoulSilver=] and [=HeartGold=]''. But then they make a novice mistake and claim that the Pichu that somehow appeared in a Gen 1 game was a Gen ''3'' Pokemon. The narrator is also seemingly killed by the Pichu in the real world and somehow becomes one with the game?
** They also have this reaction to several SurvivalHorror games that they cover for their Wrongpuraes, including ''VideoGame/DeepFear'', the ''Franchise/AloneInTheDark'' games, ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'', ''VideoGame/ObsCure 2'' and ''VideoGame/ClockTower 2'', thanks to all kinds of {{Narm}} and/or primitive graphics.
13th Dec '16 1:23:19 PM theenglishman
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* NightmareRetardant:
** Their reaction to all of the "scary" flashes that they've watched.
** ''Lechuza'' too. When the scariest thing about your horror game is the haggard-looking face of your protoganist plastered across the title screen, something is very wrong. At the end of the game, an owl demon appears to kill the protoganist: the creators clearly want you to be scared out of your mind, but it falls flat because the "owl demon" is just a photograph of a great horned owl!
** Their main thought on "Where Am I?" was basically that it was an attempt at NothingIsScarier that ended up making the game downright bland.
** The creepypastas that slowbeef reads during a livestream.
*** ''Sonic.exe'' takes most of its "scary" elements from games other than ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' (and overuses gaming-related analogies even in descriptions of its own attempts at horror) and tries to make a blood-soaked Sonic plushie scary. It's also notable for the fact that [[ValuesDissonance the protagonist puts the lives of the game characters on the same level of importance as that of his probably-murdered best friend]].
*** ''Ihsoy'' is simply very hard to follow, as it includes inane descriptions of useless information - such as the narrator's trip to [=GameStop=] to buy the game - features incredibly bad action-movie style banter between the narrator and the monster, and the majority of the story is spent with Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Bowser being possessed and un-possessed over and over again with no apparent rhyme or reason for why any of it is happening. All of the possessed characters' names are also backwards, making the possessed Princess Peach's name "Hcaep Ssecnirp", which (as the helpful pronunciation guide in the fic tries to point out) sounds like /hkeɪp sɛknɜrp/. It certainly isn't helped by the fact that the BigBad turns out to be [[spoiler:'''Reznor''', which is almost unanimously considered one of the easiest bosses in an entire franchise that is full of easy bosses, and doesn't even have the benefit of having an intimidating appearance either]]. It doesn't help that right from their introduction into the series, [[spoiler:Reznors are described as Dinosaurs who have been enslaved by Bowser, and thus don't act on their own will.]] The author [[AttentionWhore whoring his YouTube channel]] at the end of the story did not make things any better.
*** ''Blood Whistle'' includes strange descriptions of laughing fish, ritualistically suicidal Goombas, PurpleProse to an absurd degree, and attempts to create atmospheric horror by changing all water into blood and scattering random demons and pentagrams everywhere. The main character is also far more profoundly effected by the game's content than is probably realistic, to the point of committing suicide [[spoiler:by ''stabbing himself in the neck with his old recorder'']] after he stops playing the game.
*** Then came a fourth one, ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Yellow Devil]]'' involving a Cut Man who can somehow breathe and suffocate (despite Cut Man being a robot) and copious usage of blood in an attempt to make the story more frightening or tense. It got to the point that, before slowbeef nearly finished a descriptive sentence, Diabetus interjected with "blood" half a second before the word appeared in the story. Cue the two breaking out in a fit of laughter.
*** The fifth one, ''Ladder to Hell'', features a protagonist whose brother commits suicide and leaves him a copy of ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', which apparently causes him to get over ''his brother's death'' instantly. [[spoiler:It turns out that his brother was TheUnfavorite and ''possessed the cartridge'' to get back at the protagonist. [[MisplacedRetribution As opposed to the]] [[ParentalNeglect parents who neglected him]], [[SarcasmMode of]] [[WhatAnIdiot course]].]]
*** The sixth one, ''Tracy'', features a ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' cartridge possessed by the ghost of a young girl who somehow managed to beat her parents to death with a plastic NES controller. By the end it turns out to be a bizarre attempt at some sort of romance story, apparently having forgotten the horror aspect altogether.
*** The series took on a new format in the form of "Slowbeef's House of Horror," debuting with ''0bl1v10n.exe'', a story about a master hacker whose "hacking" abilities initially seem to be limited to downloading obviously-unsafe torrents and mounting disk images (with great speed, despite complaining about the slowness of his internet connection). Of course, come the end of the story, his hacking skills have grown to such a degree that he is able to literally ''destroy entire websites'' at will. Other highlights include [[spoiler:him miraculously not coming under suspicion for the death of his (unnamed) best friend - despite the fact that threatening messages were sent to the friend from the protagonist's Steam account the previous day -- and the protagonist simply destroying his computer to successfully defeat the uber-powerful, demonic antagonist]]. The story also seemed to be playing with the IdiotBall, as the protagonist claimed that he never broke the law when he found out that he was banned on Steam, yet [[{{Irony}} he]] ''[[DigitalPiracyIsEvil pirated]]'' [[{{Irony}} video games off the Internet]], which is a felony.
*** The second ''Slowbeef's House of Horror'' is a ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' creepypasta. Enough said.
*** ''I HATE YOU'' claims that what the narrator found in ''Super Mario World'' wasn't the result of a hack or a haunting, but a legit part of the game. This might work if they were playing an actual copy of the game and not on an emulator.
*** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzPw_vb2DlU It Wasn't Lavender Town]]'' tries to create a frightening story using [[PurpleProse fancy descriptions]] and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words]]. The result ends up being more confusing than scary.
*** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4vl-GcyU8o Blood Pichu]]'' also includes inane and pointless information, such as the narrator saying they had an interest in "video game controversies", which never comes up again. The narrator also claims they're a huge Pokemon fan and tries to prove it by saying they have a box with all the Pokemon games and then proceeds to list ''every game from Red and Blue to [=SoulSilver=] and [=HeartGold=]''. But then they make a novice mistake and claim that the Pichu that somehow appeared in a Gen 1 game was a Gen ''3'' Pokemon. The narrator is also seemingly killed by the Pichu in the real world and somehow becomes one with the game?
** They also have this reaction to several SurvivalHorror games that they cover for their Wrongpuraes, including ''VideoGame/DeepFear'', the ''Franchise/AloneInTheDark'' games, ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'', ''VideoGame/ObsCure 2'' and ''VideoGame/ClockTower 2'', thanks to all kinds of {{Narm}} and/or primitive graphics.
13th Dec '16 1:20:37 PM theenglishman
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* {{Narm}}: About half (if not all), of the flash videos or games on Retsufrash.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsUihT9hD2s Broken Dreams]]'' attempts to be a rather serious game about stalking... with sprite artwork from ''VideoGame/MapleStory''. As if that weren't bad enough, there are a couple of levels that feature the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Mare in the Moon]] in the background (even worse, it's the biggest object in that particular background, so your eyes are naturally drawn to it). As if ''that'' weren't bad enough, a cutesy cartoony giraffe head, part of the logo for gameark.com, is pasted on the upper-left corner of the screen at all times, as {{lampshaded}} endlessly by slowbeef and Diabetus to hilarious effect.
** Lots from the stories riffed on during the Crappy Pasta videos, such as this hysterical line from ''Ihsoy'':
-->Curiosity killed the cat. Or in this case, curiosity killed everyone.
** This goes for a lot of the Wrongpuraed titles as well, such as the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' and ''Franchise/AloneInTheDark'' games.
26th Oct '16 1:56:07 PM reynada
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*** ''It Wasn't Lavender Town'' tries to create a frightening story using [[PurpleProse fancy descriptions]] and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words]]. The result ends up being more confusing than scary.
*** ''Blood Pichu'' also includes inane and pointless information, such as the narrator saying they had an interest in "video game controversies", which never comes up again. The narrator also claims they're a huge Pokemon fan and tries to prove it by saying they have a box with all the Pokemon games and then proceeds to list ''every game from Red and Blue to [=SoulSilver=] and [=HeartGold=]''. But then they make a novice mistake and claim that the Pichu that somehow appeared in a Gen 1 game was a Gen ''3'' Pokemon. The narrator is also seemingly killed by the Pichu in the real world and somehow becomes one with the game?

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*** ''It ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzPw_vb2DlU It Wasn't Lavender Town'' Town]]'' tries to create a frightening story using [[PurpleProse fancy descriptions]] and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words]]. The result ends up being more confusing than scary.
*** ''Blood Pichu'' ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4vl-GcyU8o Blood Pichu]]'' also includes inane and pointless information, such as the narrator saying they had an interest in "video game controversies", which never comes up again. The narrator also claims they're a huge Pokemon fan and tries to prove it by saying they have a box with all the Pokemon games and then proceeds to list ''every game from Red and Blue to [=SoulSilver=] and [=HeartGold=]''. But then they make a novice mistake and claim that the Pichu that somehow appeared in a Gen 1 game was a Gen ''3'' Pokemon. The narrator is also seemingly killed by the Pichu in the real world and somehow becomes one with the game?
17th Oct '16 10:23:49 PM Etheru
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** By a similar token, poorly written video game {{Creepypasta}} that rely too much on blood or "hyper realism" for their scares.
5th Oct '16 9:11:57 PM ShiningDestinyKai
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** "Horror" flash games that rely on cheap [[DullSurprise jpeg jump scares]] are always ripe for the mocking.
16th Aug '16 7:41:07 AM Logograph
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** ''Deep Freeze'' has the fight against Deimos and subsequent conversation with MAM.
** ''Sonic 06'' has [[spoiler:Princess Elise kissing Sonic]]. Most viewers were understandably horrified.
29th Jul '16 7:41:40 AM Anddrix
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** This also seems to be slowbeef's feelings towards the WebVideo/GameGrumps, as he's stated that he doesn't have strong feelings one way or the other about Jon and Arin or the show itself. He also said at one point he considered taking the audio from the [[BaseBreaker first episode of their]] VideoGame/NaughtyBear LP and putting it over footage of a houseplant with a caption saying, "There, OK?" just to keep people from constantly asking for an RP of them.

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** This also seems to be slowbeef's feelings towards the WebVideo/GameGrumps, as he's stated that he doesn't have strong feelings one way or the other about Jon and Arin or the show itself. He also said at one point he considered taking the audio from the [[BaseBreaker first episode of their]] their VideoGame/NaughtyBear LP and putting it over footage of a houseplant with a caption saying, "There, OK?" just to keep people from constantly asking for an RP of them.
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