- Designated Love Interest: Nina1 and Trepliev1 seem to be a couple, but she can only contact him in his dreams, during which she shows little concern for his actual well-being; either she makes a few token remarks on her love for him, or she reprimands him or even accuses him of wrongdoing, at one point even joking she'll have an affair with Freud37 just because he's wandered closer to her than Trepliev1 has. Trepliev1 being a Heroic Mime doesn't help matters.
- Nightmare Fuel: Dying. The fact you appear to be burning in a Fire and Brimstone Hell, along with the creepy as hell music, has scared and spooked a fair number of first time players, and some veterans of the game are still slightly off-put by the image even today. One rarer version of the death screen in some versions even shows Trepliev1's burning and tormented face morphing into just another skull among the many surrounding him.Grimith: "Like I had a hard enough time with Super Mario World game overs, but this shit, I was not okay, not even a little." (note he was referencing when he first saw the death image as a 7-8 year old child)
- That One Level: The Desert. You dehydrate fast due to the heat, and there are quicksand pits all over that look almost exactly the same as normal ground. You can get around the former by coming by at night, but that makes the quicksand even more difficult to spot. Also, quicksand is instant death if stepped on, as you'll immediately sink into like a lead weight.
YMMV / Robinson's Requiem