Sadly, this one didn’t make the cut
While last week involved rambling off about weird and eerie things in real life, I think I’ll make a return to the realms of pop culture. In this case, I’m talking about video games! Or rather, I should say moments in games that genuinely creeped me right out! Now, there are plenty of moments that truly disturbed or scared me a bit, but only a couple moments felt truly memorable. Let’s start with some runner ups, shall we?
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I see the bad moon rising… falling!
Just like its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask received an upgrade for the current gaming generation. This game adds significant adjustments to gameplay, graphics, and even quests. While there isn’t too much “new” content, it still feels like a slightly different experience. This title, based on the 2000 title for the N64, is one of the most beloved in the Legend of Zelda series. Like previous entries, this game radically changes up the norm for the Zelda universe; the plot does not involve a fight between Zelda and Ganon, the antagonist is the Skull Kid you sought out in the introduction, and the stakes go beyond apocalyptic! Combined with the existential and occasionally macabre themes, this could very well be the darkest entry in the series. Combine that with unsettling fan theories and notorious fan fiction, and you get a celebrated game for the ages. However, we’re not here to talk about the original game so much as the “Enhanced Edition” (see what I did there?) for the 3DS handheld.