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Video game death scenes - do you watch them? (e.g. Resident Evil 4, Dead Space, Tomb Raider, Silent Hill etc...) 

47%
108 deviants said I do actually, to fulfil my curiosities
35%
80 deviants said I do actually, for my entertainment
19%
43 deviants said I've watched it once when I died in the game, never again (hopefully when I play the game again I won't suffer the same fate!).

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Oreon-la Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do it cause in Silent Hill, those tend to be big key scenes at times and they'll be important later...mainly in the newer games, some more than others in the series. But PH always is worth it. Even in the movies.
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TAILSADLP Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
to put it simply "hey whats down this- OH F#*$ing S%@! WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!!?!?"
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! That often happens doesn't it?? XD
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TAILSADLP Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
too much at time but I got used to after the clicker stopped working
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dragonheart07 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For me, once I watch death scenes over for some characters on games that I like playing, I don't want to see again if it turns out to be grisly like in the Resident Evil series. That's why when that happens, I always try to be mindful of the surroundings in the game and know what to expect this time around.
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felousefarnayne Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
only if I catch them in the game really, which is very most likely on a first time blind playthrough ^^;
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1-UPMatt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find that death scenes can leave as much of impact on the player as the introduction to these characters since you would find yourself rather attached to them(if they're either heroes or villains) from beginning to end. Metal Gear Solid is one series that comes to mind that has truly unique bosses from their introductions to their deaths(mainly the ones from MGS1 from what I've gotten to play; favorites being Psycho Mantis, Gray Fox and Liquid Snake). :nod:
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Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
I do for Resident Evil 4 for some reason it has some of the most unintentionally funny deaths. It's just that sound Leon makes when you die. Also I kill Ashley sometimes.
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The only game I've ever played where you actually die is *potential spoiler* Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core *spoiler over*. I just didn't expect it. It totally blew me away, especially the way it was handled, and it was a horrible but beautiful experience.
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199592 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student
Love zack :'(
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude I know... First game to make me cry (I dont play a lot of games though)
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199592 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student
final fantasy 9 is a good game too I have tears in my eyes XDLoL
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? Does it play anything like Crisis Core or is it more like those group turn-based ones (the only example I have to give you is Shining Force II *hangs head*)
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199592 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student
It's old it came out in 2000 on the play station [link] good story line :)
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iammemyself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude that's old...
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199592 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student
Yes XDD but some of the best games are you have a Ps3
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VGAfanatic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
You think those deaths aare interesting? Check out the deaths in Dragon's Lair.
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johnis1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I watch it out of curiousity, I dont like dying very much in the video games, but I'm always curious to see the animations...

Also di you get Dead Space 3? It's pretty good!
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OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I do and there's only a few that I can't take it either for being too emotional (EX: MGS2) or too disturbing. (EX: SH1)
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I feel that those sort of deaths remind you of the clear and present danger the character is in and I am pretty certain nobody really enjoys watching their favorite character die in agonizing pain.(Or at least I hope!)
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Blackan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist
While rarely I die, I do check them out and I can't help but pull off a

"I'll be back for you" XD

if I can say the most Graphic...I'll say Dead Space wins..big time...specially with that head nercomorph ._.
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestly don't like dying in games...well, more specifically in horror games.
Dead Space is one of those, because you either get decapitated, or get necromorph head replacement. =S
Oh...and lets not forget (spoiler) stabbed in the eye death. >~<
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KillScreen94 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I remember one of the first times I died in Resident Evil 4...I got killed by one of those guys with the chain-saw. The first time it happened I was like: O_O But then I kept getting killed by them like 10 times in row, and then I was like: meh...

XD Desensitized, I guess. But uhh yeah...they're kind of entertaining...Oh God, am I freak for saying that?! XD oh well...

Anyway RE4 is awesome! :D
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha! That happened to me too! The chainsaw guy was killer... X_X; But once you got better at the game you avoided danger from quite a distance. ;)
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Stranger-D-Eternal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like an absolute dick if I let my character(s) die just to see how horrible their deaths are (like Isaac's in the Dead Space trilogy) Yes, I actually DO give a damn about the fictional character's well being. :XD:

Besides, I can just few them on Youtube.
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Same here.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I died so many times in that game that's it's not funny... lol
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Stranger-D-Eternal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol You should've been more careful dude; that kind of horror games DEMANDS attention to us gamers. :XD:
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's not that I WANT to watch them it's more that it never gives me the option to skip them.

My friend and I had to watch that death scene with the chest bursting grey squiggly monster in RE6 so many times that we started narrating it's voice.

"HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
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CSBernard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Sorry, the personalized "Game Over" screens from the Batman Arkham series are just too enjoyable.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*laughs like the Joker* Classic.

Those Game Over scene additions were really well done!
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Curiousity AND Entertainment; after all, games are meant to be enjoyed and you know you have a good game when you feel like your life is fragile and that you care about at least, a handful of characters.
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Effrey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
PURE curiosity, nuff to say (it hurts seeing Lara in these situations and knowing you made them happen on purpouse)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean. = (

I wonder how graphic they'll go with the new Tomb Raider...
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Effrey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I saw a video like showing a demo of the game and at some point it looked very gory for me
(but still will get it)
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ToaAntan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Most gruesome game-death I ever witnessed was in CoD World at War when Reznov attacks the german who shoots Dimitri during the flag raising scene, he takes out his machete and literally tears the poor bastard to pieces.
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Shadowprower30 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've played resident evil 4 and it took awhile to beat and as for watching that's in my nightmares and in one I was a fox
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I played Resident Evil 4 it was probably the most awesome action/horror survival adventure game I've ever played to date. Everything about the game at the time was perfect.

I remember that there were quick time events where Leon had to avoid danger, failing to do so will result in well animated death scene/sequence.

Ever since the invention of Youtube I followed my curiosities and traced back to watch all the possible death scenes in the game. I personally don't like to watch my favourite protagonist die but I guess curiosity got the better of me.

Ever since then I've been curious to see how other protagonists will die in the game should there be specially animated sequences of it - especially in the survival horror genre.

Oh and just my opinion the death scenes after RE4 just sucked. It didn't have the same impact and detail it had with Leon's epic adventure.
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Dreams-hold-Ambition Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I do, it seems sad but it always could be important later on. Plus it helps remind me to never change who I am.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just posted my comment. What were some of your gaming experiences?
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Dreams-hold-Ambition Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well for one, in Metal Gear Solid 4 Naomi reveals she has Terminal Cancer the Nano machines can only prevent from spreading but can't destroy, so she takes them off and dies with Otacon who was falling in love seeing it all. But near the end of the game she reveals in a message feed she planned in advance she was able to create a virus to destroy the Patriots completely called FOXALIVE made by help of Sonny, she then tells Otacon she's sorry before crying showing she may have felt something for him.

Also another particular scene in the scene in the same game at the final cutscene has Big Boss tell Solid Snake its time for him to live on as a man, not a soldier, and he dies from Snake's FOXDIE virus with his final words stating. "This is good, isn't it?" It was sad but the background orchestra music called father and son was beautiful and the words from that final cutscene were beautiful.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man MGS was a top game. I haven't played the fourth one yet. Cheers for sharing your insight.
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Dreams-hold-Ambition Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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