I played this game when I was eight. Eight. Even though I was pretty young, I distinctly remember giving up on the game after my character was maimed for the fifth or sixth time by what looked like a little person wielding an almost humorously large pair of shears. When a game only has a single enemy, and that enemy manages to slay you a bunch of times while you watch helplessly from the other side of the television screen, you just can't take a whole lot before you shut the thing off. Especially when you are eight.
This one's the least frustrating death for me personally because of my longtime fascination with dinosaurs. So when a massive Tyrannosaurus Rex head-butted a wall and ate my unsuspecting character, I wasn't so much scared as I was ready to brag to the world that a T-Rex, my second favorite dinosaur after the velociraptor, just made me his dinner.
I don't know if you've heard, but Demon's Souls and its recent follow-up Dark Souls are known to be some of the more unforgiving games out there right now. I enjoy them because they're beautiful, unique, occasionally creepy, and give me a lot of satisfaction when I get a little further in the game. There is, however, one thing I've never managed to get used to: losing my souls after I die. Now, after you respawn for the first time, you have the chance to return to the spot where you died to reclaim your lost souls, but in these games, that's never as easy as it sounds.
Resident Evil 4 has one of the most memorable death scenes because it was the first game I played that showed my character dying in some extremely brutal and gory way. The first time the chainsaw man killed me, I expected to see everything simply turn red and fade to a big "Game Over" screen. But that didn't happen until after I watched in horror as Leon struggled to survive as a chainsaw tore through his neck. Knowing this could happen only made the already terrifying chainsaw-wielding adversaries exponentially more frightening.
Dead Space 2 has arguably the best death scenes ever. I've seen Isaac Clarke transformed into a Necormorph, get torn apart limb from limb, and even have his helmet torn off by a Puker, who then proceeded to hurl acidic vomit on his face until nothing but muscle and bone were left. There are countless ways to die in Dead Space 2, each especially vicious. In a sick sort of way, I thoroughly enjoy each and every one of them.
By Adam Dodd
CCC Contributing Writer
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