The lights are on
I love video games, but one core element that's difficult to find in the medium is terror. I'm talking real, flat-out, pure fright. Plenty of games give you the shocks and jolts of gruesome enemies jumping out of nowhere and goring your main character, but not enough totally mess with you and make you feel sick to your stomach with dread. Tonight, I stumbled onto the legend of just such a game.
The folks over at Tiny Cartridge posted the unsettling story of a collector of hacked Pokémon carts who randomly discovered a cartridge that contained more than he'd bargained for. Titled "Pokémon Black Version," what began as a straight rip of Pokémon Red took a turn for the weird with the offer of a new "Ghost" Pokémon. This powerful creature came with a "Curse" ability that not only instantly kills other Pokémon, but their trainers as well.
I won't ruin the (seriously messed up) ending, but let's just say using the Ghost Pokémon has a price. Check out the full write-up on Tiny Cartridge. It's well worth a read, even if the supposed hack may not exist.
Oh and whether or not the original version exists, a team of ROM hackers has banded together to make it a reality. Even knowing about the twists, I think I'm going to need to go out of my way to play this hack if it's ever finished.
that was seriously a little disturbing to read lol If you havent read the full article, you should lol.
I think its the lack of dialogue explaining the situation that makes it scary; just seeing an old man surrounded by tombstones, attacked by his one time ally with creepy music playing... *shudder* its like watching Nosferatu.
lavendar town is the creepiest game music I've heard. I still have nightmares about it.
i read this on a blog couple days back very creepy
wow....imagine bein in that position
Finally! Some realism in pokemon!
very deep meaning.
SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE THIS AVAILABLE TO ME!!! lmao but seriously this is some sick stuff, so sick indeed that I do want to play it.
i remember even as a little kid i new how to hack the game and get infinite items
Hm. Great story, but those who find this creepy really need to read some good creepypasta. However, it was very fun to read and I hope they do make the hack a reality.
It's creepy on a different level. Silent hill and resident evil, IMO, were the struggle to survive. The meaning of this seems to be a reflection on mortality and death. That's why it's actually creepy unlike the aforementioned games.
Coincidentally, me and a friend were just talking about hauntings and death...
It kills the trainers?! What does that even mean? Wow, Dead Space has got nothing on this.
(0_____0);;; How creepy....I'd be that one that would kill everyone XDD Then get killed myself XDDDD;; Lol
Oh god, I'm officially creeped. Well, so much for my childhood.