10 Tiny Video Game Details You DON'T Want To See

Some things cannot be unseen.

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Do video games have a claim as a form of art? It’s a difficult question to answer, as it’s not really something that can be pinned down.

For many, gaming is a less-than-sophisticated hobby, devoid of artistic merit, even a waste of time (and some MMOs, for instance, can certainly suck a lot of it from us).

By and large, though, video games have come a very, very long way from their bleepy-bloopy arcade origins. Nostalgia is a huge draw, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but classic like Pac-Man and Pong weren’t the most aesthetically pleasing things to look at.

Today, visuals are almost so advanced as to be photorealistic. Some retro-inspired titles boast incredible effects that the systems of yesteryear could never have replicated. Soundtracks and storytelling have taken enormous steps forward. If great movies can be considered art, by these parameters, it’s not inconceivable that video games can too.

All this painstaking attention to detail on developers’ part comes at a cost at times, though. We can see things that humanity never should have been able to witness, with remarkable clarity.

From super realistic horse testicles to the sad secret fate of Splatoon 3's Super Sea Snails, here are just some examples.

10. Resident Evil 4 - The Creepy Credit Sequence

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Resident Evil 4 certainly isn’t a feel-good experience at the best of times. It’s a story of nefarious plots, horrific parasites, chainsaw-brandishing foes and robe-wearing masterminds that morph into huge, dreadful, pus-leaking spiders. Yes, there’s only one of the latter, but one is more than enough.

On reaching the end of this grim extravaganza, though, the credits that unfold are possibly the creepiest thing in the game. Through a series of still images, accompanied by haunting music, we see a little of the origins of the Ganados.

Saddler is seen to arrive in the village, and the parasites are introduced. The locals are horribly infected, and it’s suggested in one or two of the images that the children of the village are killed by them.

On arriving in the villages and inspected some of the homes, Leon Kennedy questions what the people had been eating. In light of these sort of things, it’s probably best not to dwell on that.


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