Oh Slendie... poor you
(Please don't get discouraged by the length, it has a lot of paragraphs, and looks longer than it is)
Well well, what do we have here. An overused meme?
Maybe? No, not maybe, of course. The Slenderman started off as a myth of sorts on a forum know as SomethingAwful, and was an entry to a photoshop contest.
Now, I will cut all the Slenderman history and all that shizzazz, as I am sure you have all searched for and read the history.
Right, the point of this blog post is simple. I feel that a lot of people don't understand just how many god damn iterations of Slenderman games there are.
You see, one day, some guy decided he would make the game called SLENDER.
It was all over 9gag, 4chan and reddit "blabla its the scariest game ever" "play slender they said, it will be fun they said" "oooooh, you'll never sleep again" and all that shit.
Okay, that game is hardly scary. Now, don't get me wrong, I am in no way claiming that I am too hard ass to get scared. I will openly admit, I have played:
Amnesia: pissed myself.
Silent Hill 2: pissed myself.
Grey (halflife 2 mod): pissed myself
Dead Space (1+2): pissed myself
And various others. But Slender is just schock scenes. Some may claim it is not. But come on. You don't know when he is coming, and when he comes, all of a sudden Mozart falls dead on his piano.
DUN! and then you flick your mouse away in schock.... and continue on exactly the same way, collecting your pieces of paper. No, Slender is not the scariest game ever, that spot is still dominated by Amnesia: The Dark Descent. You see, in contrast to Slender, Amnesia has a goal, a place to go, and worst of all, places to go BACK to.
Obviously, Slender is free, Amnesia costs our hard earned money, but it is the quality that counts.
Okay, now to the point. Now following is the list of aaaaaaaaaalllll the goddamn games there have been made.
Sanatorium(The one that milked the fame first)
Hospice(The sequel to the rip-off)
Slender mod(The monochrome one)
Slenderman's Shadow(The one in the school... with teddybears)
Slenderman's Mansion(The one in Slendermans supposed house)
Slender: Source(The damned obligatory halflife mod)
Minecraft: The Enderman(But that is very vague)
Slender: Nyan Cat(okay, that one I made up, but don't count on it)
Honestly, how many times are people gonna make a different version. You will get a lot of downloads, great. Nobody will remember your name.
I bet you you will find no one that knows the name of anyone who made those games, WITHOUT googling it first.
So why are you making these games? Okay, you know what, go ahead, BUT. WHY. ON. EARTH. DO. YOU. MAKE. IT. LESS. SCARY.
To specify. When Slendie catches you, in the orginal game, you see his face, or whatever is left of it. Right in the screen. Most people don't understand what that means, he teleports right up to your face and stares right in your soul.
All that=scary enough.
In all the other games, you see him looming above you after he gets you. A lot less scary. Another point is that in Slender, to an extent, it's your own fault for getting caught. Like not going into the bathroom first *sigh*.
In all the other games, sometimes he randomly gets you, which of course, gives you a bigger fright, but romoves all the goddamn tension.
And, in the first game, most people don't know this, The Slenderman has tentacles(you generally dont look long enough at him to notice). The other ones, he doesnt. That just seems stupid to me, but thats a minor point.
The last point is that The Slenderman looks like a clown in the other games. He kinda lost the flair after a while.
This 20 second video sums up what all the other slenderman games have done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYlsxKg6_o&feature=related
Allright, thanks for your time, my children of the night (or shall I call you g1's), now tell me, are you also sick of all these games, or are you lapping up every one, and craving to play the next iteration?
It has the best special effects out of them all. You might want to check it out.
I really didn't see anything scary or fun in Slenderman, although I do find it encouraging to see new versions since this facilitates imagination in a way.
Honestly now I just see the Slenderman as a source of entertainment but not as scary, in my opinion there are scarier things on the internet and when it comes to leaving me worried Jeff the killer always wins, well him and some pokemon creepypastas
Well... That might have been an understatement. Sometimes I couldnt hold the mouse still because my hands were shivering
I never said that in that way. All I am saying is that it pretty much cannot be as good, as noboydy wants to spend a lot of money one producing a game, if they are not getting money out of it.
Yeah.... Sorry, I only found that out after uploading it, I can change it if you want.
strangely enough i kinda felt the same way about Dead Space 2, at first it's scary but after awhile you get pissed off, the difference being that I am blasting away a necromorph rather than getting my eardrums destroyed
Forgot about that one, though I haven't watched much of it.
I've seen both of those. Everymanhybrid is my favorite because of the rake. Tribetwelve is also good.
Poor Slendy, He used to be so cool, I remember Pissing myself watching Marble Hornets....Fucking Slender and Pewdiepie ruined him.
It wasn't so much a jump scare as it was ear rape.The loud static kills anyone with headphones lol.
but it is shite
and slenderman is a constant sense of stupidity which is why it isn't scary.
You only pissed yourself while playing Amnesia...impressive.
No offense, but Dead Space 1+2 are nothing but jump scares and gross out moments.. hardly scary.
The Slenderman would be scary if he didn't look like a hand puppet.
I've been feeling this way about Slenderman for a while, but with the internet in general. When I first heard of Slenderman stuff there were maybe a few, at most, things involving him, and they were generally very well done (Marble Hornets is possibly the scariest thing I've ever watched, though I've not watched most of the later episodes, need to catch up) and he was an interesting concept, a good-old-fashioned horror monster that was actually scary. But now, he's become the go-to subject for about half of the internet's creepypasta/videos/games and the like, and most of them miss what made the original slenderman stuff so good. Much as the internet is wont to do, the oversaturation has ruined a perfectly good monster.
You made great points but you also sound like a pretentious snob "Uuh, it's free therefore it's shite"
I will admit that Slender did creep me out some when I played it but it's nowhere near the level of scary of games like Amnesia or Eternal Darkness. I didn't even know so many other Slenderman games existed, isn't one enough?
I really do feel bad for Slenderman after what the Internet has done to it to be honest. I like the idea and mythology of the character and I think the Slenderman has potential to be a decent modern-day horror villain.
I am sick of people creating all these alternate Slender's. Now, I can't find the original one to play online.