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YMMV: Dark Fall
  • Guilt-Based Gaming: Malakai needs people to help him get back to the time and place he came from, and you're the last one available since the others went nuts. But come on, does Malakai sound like someone you'd want to help?
  • Headscratchers: If the Dark Fall had been locked away in prehistory, and remained trapped in its can until George and Arther started messing around with the occult, how did it make off with Tom Oliver back during the English Civil War?
  • Hell Is That Noise: Used a lot with the grub-things and worse in Lost Souls. Malakai's distorted voice in Lights Out may come in second.
    • There's also the sound files on Polly + Nigel's computer in the first game.
  • Ho Yay: George Crabtree and Arther
  • Iron Woobie: Timothy Pike.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Matilda Fly, though she drops the jerkass part in Lost Souls.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Play enough Dark Fall, and sooner or later you'll get really sick of the oft-reused "over here!" ghost-voice soundclip used in every game. Especially when you actually do go "Over there" in Light's Out and the little *** starts LAUGHING at you! And let's not forget that short violin tune that plays every time you move to a certain screen in Lights Out. It's even right at the start of the game!
  • Nightmare Fuel: Plenty. It's a horror adventure, after all.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Spooky noises, creaking floorboards, creepy writing on the wall, ghosts telling you repeatedly that you're doomed and going to die...
    • Probably Up to Eleven in one of the rooms of the hotel in Lost Souls. From the music and overall atmosphere of the place, it would seem like that the pupae in there are going to hatch at any moment, but fortunately, they don't.
  • Schmuck Bait: If you have the soundtrack for Lost Souls, look at the track names and play The Butterfly Room. Definitely not what you think it's going to be.
  • Tear Jerker: The Journal.
  • Technology Marches On: Lampshaded by Mitsoyu Taku in Lights Out. She goes digging for fingerprint files backed up on DV Ds, which she calls "primitive". But Ivan Krozt, next door, apparently wrote the code to his toy robot onto a floppy disk.
    • Justified for another disk that has EVP recording of Malakai, found in 1912. Although Mr. Demarion has no idea what it is, floppies were still in use back in 2004.
  • The Woobie: Arther.


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