Sam_Ja

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  1. I spotted multiple loud-to-subtle shout outs to other games as I played Underhell and thought I would try to list them all. Cry of Fear - The atmosphere felt a lot like it. I especially got a vibe when the Chef showed up for the first time, it seemed scary enough to be Cry of Fear Dead Rising 2 - Both a safe house that you bring survivors to and boss fights with psychopathic humans are mechanics taken from DR2 Half Life 2 - Well duh Counter Strike (Source) - Weapons take on a more Counter Strike realistic feel than a Half Life one. Metal Gear Solid series - Probably the biggest and easiest to spot influence. Cyphers, stealthing, hiding in closets, and a sub-plot about a fake U.S government are all taken from it. Team Fortress 2 - Jake protects himself by collecting many, many hats. Dear Esther - I don't know if this can be a direct contribution, but The House is one of those games where you walk around collecting notes and having the story unfold through text and voice recordings. With a few twists. Batman: Arkham Asylum - I got a BIG Arkham Asylum feel in the opening for Chapter 1. When it went third person behind Jake, I felt like I was escorting Joker in. Any others you can think of?
  2. It was Terry hinting to Ben that the core room and the elevators are too bulletproof for a fighter jet because it is nuclear powered and could cause a blast large enough to destroy a city
  3. yeah, that was there to hint how Igor would be there the second time. I walked into the open container, then during the escape, when the checkpoint guard said "Shoot a few rounds into that container", I realized it was now closed and Igor was hiding in there.
  4. The weird part is, while it seemed like the lights were used by Michael to put Jake in a trance to re-live his story, when Jake went up the elevator to Level 1, the trance broke at a seemingly random time. And this wasn't just a case of Jake needing to stare at the lights again, as it actually affected him in the facility, as he apparently blacked out, as if he was drunk, and had to be dragged into the vents by Hermit for safety. Which is why i think the events of Chapter 1 are not simply a flashback, but maybe a live event.
  5. My only guesses as to why she's doing this is because she's "playing with her food" and plans to kill you later, seeing as every demon ever always wants to kill the player, but maybe she's mad at him, just not mad enough to the point where she wants to kill him? Those are my best guesses as to why she hurts you minorly when she does the same to your enemies. Angelo was her killer. She was getting revenge. That's what I thought at first, but the timeline doesn't add up. Angelo was in the Well for like a month, but She only died a week ago. That's not the part where the timeline doesn't add up. The title screen slide show will tell you this. Jake finds his wife dead in the bathtub, then a few slides later, Frank is shown in Jake's back yard with a silenced pistol and a lit fire and the well behind him. This is when he killed Angelo and the other two, and burned and dumped their bodies. The timeline rift is that Jake somehow ended up looking down there a month later, in whatever existent or non existent time period The House takes place in.
  6. They were moving too quickly. The extreme inertia caused the train to move slightly more forward than it should, causing it to fall over. To me it looked like, since they were riding on the line next to Jake's train, on the outside of the turn, Jake's train bumped it on the turn and knocked it over.
  7. Infected or not, he didn't talk. Either Takeo could tell just from his screaming as he runs around or he already kind of knew it was the chef. And he first ambushed you in the biggest zombie horde that attacks you up to that point. So to get there he would either have to chop through them, which he didn't, or be ignored by them. To not be totally off topic, more bosses in chapter 2! Self aware zombies or otherwise!
  8. Well that did kind of represent that the worst is over. Though I'm still not sure why that train got taken out so easy. It would be easy to conspiracy theorize all over it, but I'm sure the bad guys were just riding on a rail line they weren't supposed to and got derailed because of it.
  9. My only guesses as to why she's doing this is because she's "playing with her food" and plans to kill you later, seeing as every demon ever always wants to kill the player, but maybe she's mad at him, just not mad enough to the point where she wants to kill him? Those are my best guesses as to why she hurts you minorly when she does the same to your enemies. Angelo was her killer. She was getting revenge.
  10. I often found it a lot more fun to blast the hordes from vents then wait five minutes for them to leave me alone as I hide in a closet. I remember getting an entire horde to cram into an office in the housing complex, then threw a grenade in from the vent I was sitting in.
  11. It had never crossed my mind that he wasn't infected. The zombies also completely ignored him when he ambushed Jake in the prison ward, and a human being can't take that many bullets to the body, while an infected can. Infected can't take bullets to the head, but he has a metal skull. And wasn't it something about him being super chilled since getting his skull bashed in? Having a serious case of the human nom noms would explain his aggression.
  12. Or the typical "The infection is evolving" scenario where some of the zombies grow huge and become tankey enemies Also, your idea was actually in chapter 1, since the zombie chef knew enough to both evade the guards and hide to escape the facility. So maybe we'll have more enemies coming back as pissed off zombies.
  13. I don't remember when exactly, but close to the end of the game someone (Terry maybe?) mentions that Ito was in charge of keeping the infection within the facility, that being a clear exposition moment in preparation to when we find out he fails. Then again, the zombies must have broke out from the facility Chapter 1 takes place in, so it's more or less Jake's fault.
  14. What gave me the slip for quite awhile was that there is a storage room UNDER where the workshop where you put the cipher together is. I think I found a survivor there while searching for an illusive cipher part.
  15. I tired making my first playthrough on hard, but didn't until a ways into chapter 1, because setting it on "hard" in the options menu doesn't work until about the third time for some reason. Though i was quite relieved when Jake dun goofed and dropped all his stuff down the sewer, giving me a fresh start for hard mode. Still ended up over encumbered with radios and food I didn't want to use, though.
  16. Alex also remarks that Terry always says Eye-toe but Takeo said Eee-toe, and they just assumed Takeo said it right.
  17. I know you're probably referring to just the Japanese characters, but I thought the voice acting was phenomenal overall. The guy who plays Ben and Terry especially. They are my two favorite voiced characters, and they are played by the same guy! They sound nothing alike!
  18. I'm not sure of the legitimacy of the Japanese names complaint. Being a bunch of English speaking American/British guys, the guards canonically had no idea how to pronounce the names, as heard in the conversation between Bryan and Alex after Takeo reveals his identity. "Tay-keo, Tack-eo, Eye-tow, Eee-tow, I don't fuckin' know man!"
  19. May I Ask, what many games take place in New York. I barely know few of them It looks way too small to be New York It doesn't even have a skyscrapers. It more looks like Detroit Geez, Detroit would be the easiest zombie apocalypse ever. You'd have to fight off literally the entire population to have anywhere near a deadly horde.
  20. I'm probably more excited for standalone Steam version than chapter 2 at this point. Cause damn to I want to play again, but I refuse to until it's out on steam! Also how easy it will be to get my friends to pick it up now. I might even say it was a top GOTY year for 2014 just because of the steam release
  21. I think when Jake got shot in the head , he got put into coma P.S Again My grammar sucks.. If I am right about there being two Jakes, he could have died after being shot in the head. Though I think it unlikely, as clearly fatal as the shot was. Earlier, someone pointed out Royce (or his PMC man) is heard saying "I have my orders, we'll take him with us." at the end of the prologue/beginning of chapter 1 when you talk to Michael, and everything goes all fuzzy and then the Chp. 1 intro starts. Since this would be when the flashback/Jake switch happens, it could be that Jake 2 is in the room next to where that PMC is talking to the police officer, and as we switch to him, we hear the conversation through his ears. Also, it's been mentioned that the model of Jake after chapter 1 has a visible head wound. While I'm not certain if it's visible at any point during the Chp. 2 teaser, remember, Jake was also smashed in the head by a SWAT (or possibly Terrorist/PMC if I'm wrong) at the end of the prologue. But I think ti was SWAT. No point in bringing Jake into level 0 by helicopter if he was already in the facility to begin with.
  22. What? Can you quote this certain fragment from his diary? I'm sure you just misunderstood something o_O Oh, and by the way: there are ONLY two Janus: Western Janus and Eastern Janus. We already know that Western Janus' real name is "Tom Hawkfield". We don't know who is Eastern Janus yet. "Like brothers they go in pairs as if they were attracted to each other by a bond of friendship. They just seem to understand one another without having to speak. This bond can be very dangerous if one were to perish, as we had the misfortune to witness." While it is not explained who exactly Tom is talking about, it could be clones of Jake. The "dangerous" part could a be a crazy murder rampage, the same when Jake went on while undergoing a slow, painful death. While what the Januses have is unknown, Jake does have powers. I do not believe Jake's powers are unrelated to the Januses.
  23. What? Can you quote this certain fragment from his diary? I'm sure you just misunderstood something o_O Oh, and by the way: there are ONLY two Janus: Western Janus and Eastern Janus. We already know that Western Janus' real name is "Tom Hawkfield". We don't know who is Eastern Janus. I agree with you Mati, there's no way that there are more than 2 Jake's, and the entire idea is silly. First of all, when did they all have time to sync up their memories as such, and secondly, like you said, why would you protect and treat a lab experiment clone of your son, as if he is your son? You wouldn't, so I give you Kudos for being sensible ideas wise! There is, at minimum, twp, and there could be the minimum. I for one think we play as two Jakes. He would treat the clones like his sons because 1: They're still human beings and 2: They're of his DNA and thus his product. If Tom has the powers of The Eastern Janus and makes clones of himself, does that give the clones the powers too?
  24. Who's Royce? The guy with Michael that Takeo kills in the Jake breakout?
  25. Ya, you misunderstood me, I meant the "accident" was the same type of thing as the end of the prologue. We don't know the nature of it, it could have almost killed a younger Jake. What I think, I have no way to prove this though, is the gas being an infection strain has nothing to do with what Jake did at the end of the prologue. That's why Ito doing it in chapter 1 didn't cause the same reaction. Tom's notebook mentions something about if one Janus attempts to die, they all freak out, which coincides with my theory that Jake is a Janus. But the Januses having some kind of bond, and Chapter 1 Jake not having the same powers as Jake at the end of the prologue, coincides with my theory that there are multiple Jakes that you switch to between chapters.