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The 31st Day: And After That

Fear is a very strange feeling. It can be a painful or pleasurable experience. It can come from the most trivial of things that we take for granted, or the greatest of monstrosities physical or imagined. Fear can be definitive and soli...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 30 - Boneyard

Today’s pick celebrates the spookiest scariest skeleton I know. Many of you probably have your own idea as to who that is and at least half of you (I’d wager) immediately thought of Jack Skelington or Undertale. A portion o...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 29 - Salmon

Man, October is almost over already. It felt like it had only started a few days ago and now Halloween is around the corner. So much left to do and yet I find myself procrastinating with some Salmon run.   Salmon Run Track02 &nbs...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 28 - The Masked Man

What makes a sound or a song creepy? I suppose that does have a number of possible answers ranging from life experiences to the mind itself. Certain sounds, particularly nonlinear sounds can trigger that sense of unease and fear within...

 
 
 

Costume Party: Day 27 - Glamourous

FF14: All Saints Wake Cosmetics in recent years have served as a point of contention amongst the gaming community, namely when it comes to loot boxes. I understand that in most cases cosmetics don’t affect the balance of power i...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 26 - Strained

I had a fair amount of thought on this pick in particular. I thought of doing a different track but in the end this for me was by and large the creepiest song in the game.   Strains of Insanity: Chrono Trigger   That eldritc...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 25 - The Pit

For such a short level todays pick is rather spooky. I can appreciate this kind of detail and care. It really shows throughout the whole game and it was a major success for them, so much so it would define most of the series from here ...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 24 - Nurse of the Submerged child

It would be remise of me not to include at least one Bloodborne track in this series. I know the chances of seeing a sequel are slim, but I really love Bloodborne and hope to see a sequel someday. For now I’ll highlight one of my...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 23 - Quarantine

 I do enjoy a wide array of horror games, but the ones I enjoy the most are the ones that have capable protagonists. A capable protagonist is someone who isn’t handicapped by things like bad stamina, poor aiming, and tank co...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 22 - Uncanny

There is a thin line that separates the uncanny from the terrifying. The length and position of said line may be different from person to person but it is there nonetheless. What often gives me a fright are uncanny children’s ite...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 20 - Waking Nightmare

There is a bit of sadness that comes with making this series, as some of my top choices are likely to never receive a sequel for one reason or another. For some there have been talks official and unofficial but as the days go on my hop...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 19 - Of Sight and substance

The Twilight Zone, probably the best TV series I’ve ever seen. It intrigues and fascinates me with many different themes and a variety of episodes. Clearly I’m not alone in this because it has been a staple reference in med...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 18 - A Nightmare as a Child

Initially this game wasn’t on my radar at all. There would be a post here and there and I would eventually forget about it, thought I did have some interest in it. I’m glad I had a chance to experience this game. It has a l...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 17 - A kingdom of Caps

There are few games that I can think of that carry as much variety as Mario game, especially the 3D games. One level could have you swimming the depths of an alcove in the sea, another will have you running and jumping across pits of l...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 16 - A Late Night Stroll

Today’s entry will be a bit different, only because there isn’t much available for this title in terms of videos or music. The game was created by a group called puppet combo and they release games via patreon (an interesti...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 15 - Rated E for Everyone

Looking back I wonder how some games were able to sneak by with the ratings they ended up getting. It could be that some things have changed over the years. Perhaps the overall sentiment about certain themes and their portrayals has sh...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 14 On the Road

One of my favorite things to do when I see my brother is to play a game together. We usually have a co-op game that we only play when we’re together. This gives us something to look forward to and keeps the game fresh for the bot...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 13 - Surviving

Sometimes games can be scary for very poor reasons. Having a jump scare fiesta is one way in which a game can be frightening (at first) while still being a terrible game. Other times a game is simply so awful that it scares you. Metal ...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 12 - Something in the Water

Submerged Castle has been a favorite of mine for this series. I would describe it as some sort of entity trying to imitate stock children’s music and failing to do so in such spectacular fashion. It knows what should be there to ...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 11 - All ye out come in free!

For those of you who may not know I’m not a fan of ghosts or entities like them in film and most games. Many attempts to make them scary often fall flat because they lack any motive for doing what they do, or its super clich&eacu...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 10 - Inside the Tomb

Sometimes it only takes a good piece of music to raise your adrenalin in the late hours of the night. I personally enjoy a good spooky song in the late hours of the night, especially if I’m at work. I can’t quite explain wh...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 9 - 800 Floors Down

After the explosive popularity of Five Nights at Freddie’s it seemed like every other new horror game was just another jump scare fiesta. No thought or creativity, just throw in some sort of monster in a mental asylum or other cr...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 8 - Mystical

For Todays entry I’ve decided to go with something thematic for October. While most people will be looking for frights this month there is a lighter side to the spookiest month of the year and for me it doesn’t detract from...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 7 - Haunted Houses

Some of best horror related content I’ve enjoyed over the years has come from games that aren’t actually horror games. It’s surprising how well done these instances are for what sometimes amounts to a few minutes of y...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 6 - Asphyxiation

One of the things I like to do in my free time is read up on mythological creatures and monsters of legend. I find them and their lore fascinating. Same thing applies to created monsters from games and other media. I find it enhances m...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 5 - Stroll Along The Murky Coast

  It’s no secret that I love Majoras Mask. You would think that with only 4 dungeons and the same 3 day cycle repeating over and over again that there would be nothing left to talk about. The game is just over 18 years old a...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 4 - Stalking

The Stalker, an often used horror trope that normally works quite well even if the threat isn’t initially scary or menacing. How effective that stalker is for the duration of the game/movie/etc. depends on their overall performan...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 3 - Surviving

Lone Survivor: The Director I really do wish there were more games like Lone Survivor. Perhaps part of that has to do with the absence of Silent Hill. Yes Lone Survivor for those of you who have not played it is basically a 2d Silent ...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 2 - Dont Cry for Me Tonight

Today’s Entry comes from Night Cry, a spiritual successor to the clock tower series. Normally I would include a soundtrack but upon review the whole thing was scrubbed off youtube rendering my original link useless.  The re...

 
 
 

31 Days: Day 1 - An Old Typewriter.

Hello, and welcome to my annual 31 Days series where I post one spooky or otherwise theme fitting song per day. I’ll usually talk about my own experiences or thoughts with the game or song in question. I also drop some free codes...

 
 

About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.



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A Few things about me
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- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

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My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango
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This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece



Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:



You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:
https://www.destructoid.com/?a=141057&name=Alphadeus&chaos=ok&start=0

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).
 
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