that was an awesome game, i was so afraid of what will
hapen when i open the ventilation mask so i last 15
minutes in front of it, and the towers of light where
weird but i solved em, the answer for the towers is:

in the 3 pilars scene, click the big one, the the
medium one, small one, click again the small one, the
medium, the big and tada!
in the 5 light towers one, click on the lights in this order:1,2,3,4,5,5,4,3,2 and 1.thats right, ascendant
order, then descendant like the past one.
(1)----------------------------(2)
/
(5) /
\ /
\ /
\ /
\ /
\ /
\ /
\
/ \
/ (4)
/ /
/ /
(3)/
i really hope u found this little map useful

bricer

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im so stuck on the first exmortis i get in the libary but now what???????????????

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wow that was the most weird game i have ever played. but still cool

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The game is a two thumbs up! And the end was verry much unexpectedXP

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Probably no one cares what I have to say, but I need to comment on the quality of this game.

It's good. Not great, not horrible, but good. The writing in the diary doesn't follow a pattern that can describe the character, there's no continual flow but rather like one person sat down and tried too hard to have an exciting back story. You don't need to try so hard. Xavier's diary is also lacking, you seem to be trying to make him into a classical writing figure, but end up with what seems like a commentary on an encyclopedia entry.

The difficulty of the puzzles also bothered me. The game seems more focused on trying to have something jump out and scare you rather than have any thought provoking puzzles. The biggest disappointment was the sudoku puzzle. The fact that no original puzzle could be implemented and you had to resort to a common newspaper puzzle is sad. After that puzzle there were no other puzzles really. Just walking along reading a story. If someone was to just go through the game without reading the books, you could finish in about 5 minutes. The story was definately interesting, but that doesn't make a game perfect.

The bottom line: sloppy writing, poor puzzles, and short gameplay result in a "waste of time." Interesting story line, but poorly executed.

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So, I finished the game and I have one question.

At the end, Vlaew says something about a quick death, but didn't he shoot himself and die?

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Caleb Nunes February 20, 2007 3:51 PM

i have a question, if lord vlaew is one of the exmortis, then why wouldnt he have been sucked into the portal too? when u kill the hand of the exmortis?

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>>Spoiler Warning
The final twist at the end is...

You find out that the man at the church was actually Lord Vlaew. And he starts talking to you, and telling you about how he's very thankful that you destroyed the Exmortis... so that he could take over the world instead.
And, because he is so thankful, he decides to give you one final gift....
....A quick death.

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it was a really good game, but
at the second part of the tunnel i couldnt kill that ugly creature

please help me!

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When you come out of the basement, clouds gather like at the car, but no exmortis come to kill you. Ive been exploring all the nooks and crannies and am wondering if there is no kill trigger or if you have to wait awhile. Any thoughts?

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i give you a gift a QUICK DEATH!! HAHAHA oh that was hilarious

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i am so stuck on the spirit realm what people said up there doesnt work :( someone please help me!

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i am on the part when i enter the room that xavier was standing in and i couldnt figure out the big light little light thing. ahaha. someone help me please

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man! this freaks me out!!!

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Good game! Hello from SERBIA

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it wont let me take the screwdriver what do i do??

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help me i'm just in the church and i can't get out

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the ending....wtf?

So Viauw (the exmortis) are unleashed, just so Viauw can destroy them all? But isn't he exmortis too? The release of exmortis in #1 clearly spells out Viauw. As if HE is the one being released. Misleading? Is the intent that ALL exmortis are released? And he somehow went into a place he couldn't be gotten to (in his trenchcoat) when Hannay defeats the rest of the exmortis? So now he doesn't have to worry about his brothers?

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JIGuest May 16, 2007 3:18 PM

im too scared to play his game but i tried it i got freaked out []_[] , i hate the popping thing in the start!

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umm..yeah the hole 5 light thingy//not understanding!!

im pressing the lights by the L1-L2-L3-L4-L5-L5-L4-L3-L2-L1, or whatever..

but its not doing anything:[

i did the first one and it worked but not the 2nd one!!

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HAHA..just kidding, i was working it backwards:]

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WBfromUK May 18, 2007 10:23 PM

To those wondering why Vlaew wanted the Exmortis dead...

Basically you should play the first one xD Not just play it though, read all of the narrative in the diaries and books etc. Vlaew started out as the Exmortis leader, but then they rebelled (can't remember the exact story). So he was dethroned by them, getting rid of them did him a great favour.

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Anonymous May 19, 2007 8:43 PM

Haha, for the lock on the toolbox i did it the ole fashioned way...001,002,003. and so on. Got it eventually!

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so i got to were you read the book then go upstairs or whatever but i cant figure put how to get upstairs again. HELP PLZ

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hahaha i really like this series! I just found it yesterday, and this is the first thing thats actually scared me since that time where a friend called me right after that video scene in THE RING! xD

Anyway, I would love to see more of these, or at least more games by Ben. If you read these, Ben, please e-mail me sometime! I love your stories and your perfection in the art of fear.

Keep up the good work! I beg you!

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Anonymous May 22, 2007 8:29 PM

what?

the gift is just a

quick death =o=

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Lord Vlaew May 23, 2007 5:42 PM

I will give a quick death to all of you. The Exmortis are coming.

No seriously, a thought just occured to me. If you are Christian or Jewish, please read (no offense meant to other religious men and women). Genesis 1:1 says that God created the Earth, we all know that. So we can agree that He created the Earth...as we know it. Genesis 1:2-3 says that He created the Earth out of Darkness and brought Light into the Earth. What if the Darkness and Light isn't literal?
My idea says that the Darkness and Light is metaphorical. Darkness would be evil...the Exmortis. Light would be good...God. What if something similar to "What Was" existed before humans came into existence?
Think about it. It may not be the exact names like Exmortis or Lord Vlaew, but the propreties are the same. Then this would mean there is a third faction in the End Times...The Exmortis.

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keegan chase May 24, 2007 9:43 AM

this game is so easythanks for the hints though

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Both games were fun, luv this stuff. Keep up the good work, looking forward to part 3.

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I loved this game! It was suspenceful but not too slow. The artwork and story line rocked. I got stuck only once during the game; I couldn't find the darn sudoku. Once i found it it took me like half an hour to complete. The only thing I'd change would be to go with an easier sudoku. I will definately be waiting to play any future games! Great work!
-edward

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dominique May 25, 2007 3:46 PM

how do you leave the church? i clicked on the left door but it wont open.

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muddy waters May 25, 2007 5:57 PM

um.. how do i get the dagger
there is nothing there. i looked throught the diary 10 times and nothing.

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i must admit i was let down when i got killed @ the end of the second one, but i would so play a part 3 to this game, the graphics and sounds and everything is awsome.

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sudoku gave me no problem i see too much of it i dont like it but i do know it

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you guys are really sad because i got the puzzle finished in 8 min tops

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I can't believe the guy who helps you in the beginning kills you in the end!

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lean lark May 26, 2007 12:33 PM

Bah, the only thing that makes this game good is the quality of the stroy line and the relatively well done graphics/audio, past that i find mario for the NES more challenging, I only got snagged on the dagger in the top shelf, which is sad that the writer had to hide items so clumsily ( i think the whole finding remote locations in a game really ruins the quality) spending 15 minutes on a really minor part of a game isn't just a waste of my time, but completely uncalled for, think of something more creative. the reading became a bit tedious at times also as there really was no need for it unless you were really interested in the poorly written entry in the first place. I admit the entity in the shaft gave me a good jump but other than that the game really didn't have enough depth to increase its replay value. Even the arcade section of the game towards the end, shooting the oncoming hords was a bit pointless, didn't add anything to the game because it was just too simple, I beat it with a painfully slow touchpad setting on my old comp here. And what the heck was the point of the glowing light puzzles, little confusing, it became a trial and error game for me, which really produced an anticlimatic ending for me, I just didn't get it, call me stupid but I would have rather solved another soduko, it seems the writer also became bored with the game at this point. on a final note Intriguing but, take away the graphics and audio quality and you really have a watered down text adventure...just too easy.

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GibbilyGook May 26, 2007 1:24 PM

how do you open the bible

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Please help me! How the heck do I kill the monsters in the vent with the gun? I click and click the mouse but it won't work. please help me! Please!

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brittany May 26, 2007 4:02 PM

this is the best game though i almost peed my pants when the clouds were comin for me. cant wait for the next

the #,s for the sudoku puzzle is 8,3,1

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megajuice May 26, 2007 4:40 PM

how do you get in the car?

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what do you do after the cellar part?

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The game was truely a great game comparitively speeking of course. Reading through this forum I have seen stabs taken and what not, but I would have to say it is one of the best walk through internet based games I have played. The puzzles were a bit easy, but the story line really did help it along. I like the reading, but some are to lengthy, maybe disperse them a little bit for the third, you know, learn a little bit more over the entire game. Also, maybe lengthen out the playing area. It was much better in the second than in the first, but still, very confined. Over all though, great job, will definitely play other titles by Ben.

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please help me on the 5 light thing i cant do it help me as soon as you read this!!!

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pessimistic May 27, 2007 2:19 AM

Logical ending issue

What is left after all of this. I guess Vlaew gets to be lord of mars after he's done with it. There's nothing left.
And if Xavier wasn't such an idiot by wearing the same hat as the last guy, this might not have happened.
At the end, I'm like "Don't say death. For god's sake, don't say death." I got what I wanted. He decided to say "a quick death" instead.

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that was scary to scary.. i didn't finish it lol

hats off to leffer!!

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drummer girl May 27, 2007 12:19 PM

its a good game, but the ending was rubbish...

why was the gift a quick death, when mr hannay was already dead cos he had shot himself??

better ending needed

and that thing in the crawling tunnel made me jump!! :P

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That was an awsome game! make another!!!

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Fantastic games! I was terrified and on the edge of my seat! Finally a game that requires more than just the ability to stare blanky at the screen and click! I wish I had more thumbs to put up!

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Daniel bendeck May 28, 2007 8:35 PM

I need to know if you can find the final page of the Diary in the Bedroom =)

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NoBullets May 29, 2007 4:59 AM

how gun works?

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Spoiler!, the cool spoilers anyway!

Lord Vlaew is the dude in the church, he's not one of the Exmortis anymore, he was kicked from his position. He uses you as a toy to destroy them, you kill yourself with a magnum, the bouy part is the closest, to the furthest, then the furthest, to the closes (example) B1 B2 B3 B3 B2 B1. then you return to earth, alive, the way the Exmortis did, through the portal. You shoot all the dudes, and kill 'The Hand', which was you from the first game. Once he dies, the Exmortis get sucked back in the portal. Lord Vlaew ins't a Exmortis anymore, so he doesn't. Then at the end he praises you, the offers you a gift... A Quick Death...

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HELP ME!!!! i cant get out of the church

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To get out of the church. Go in the room and read the book until the back cover! Then go out the left door!

And I got scared when I went inside that crawlspace

I Think that was Ex Mortis when he poped out!!=S!

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HELP with the 5 lights plz May 30, 2007 3:24 PM

help with the 5 lights plz

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the game was good

but it was lacking a good ending

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just a thought, but for all those who have read the diary of that one dude who lives in the ranch, could it be possible, that you are joe? the dude who ran away to get food? it never really told you that he died, unless you are able to find the last page. But, just a thought.

also, can someone explain this whole story? (1st and 2nd) got kinda confused....

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Brandon J June 1, 2007 8:18 AM

For anyone who has troble with the sudoku game here is the combo

831

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Anonymous June 1, 2007 8:23 AM

Inorder to leave from the beacon

you need to click go from left to right and back again

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How the heck do you find the dagger...thats whats giving me problems I just can't find it!!!!

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nevermind, just read HIS walkthrough if you get that lost, I was gonna play purgatory but I've had enough scares for the night, you can find the link here.

http://jayisgames.com/dead/

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lean lark June 3, 2007 12:40 PM

I have read through everyones reviews, I still dont understand why everyone likes this game, you dont back it up with anything...it requires no skill...anyone can solve it...its a point and click, and the good storyline? come on folks, a good storyline cooperates with the game, is not external, i really wish he included more hints to solve the game within the diary....it would have given the game the third dimension it was lacking. It already had good graphics and the clicking aspect but it had no difficulty, no depth, no real chance of challenging a players mentality outside of clicking on obvious spots in the rooms.

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i'm a bit confused on the light thing. and before i got here, when i saw SACRIFICE, did i kill myself ?

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ok i finished the game. i really liked it. but i kind of liked the first one a little more. by the way, i didn't really understand the ending for this one, what gift was he talking about ? and what was i helping him do ?

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omg!!! i know why Lord Vlaew shot himself at the end!!! he said as a gift to you "One Quick Death"!! the death was him !!! that was the gift to you!! he new you didn't want him arount to take over the earth!!! i think that's right!!!! hope so!! if it's not oh well!!! i tried my best!!! i didn't even get to the end yet!! lol!!!

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Creative June 6, 2007 2:22 PM

wow what a great gift >__> a quick death...if i was there then as soon as i wouldve heard him confessing that he is lord vlaew i would shot him in the head and then stabbed him with the dagger and ran like hell :P

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I just stumbled across both these games tonight and I gotta say, nice job. It keeps you hooked and you find yourself reading every word and checking every little thing. The 2nd seemed easier though, and I think they would be better if there was more thinking involved or puzzle to figure out, but still, great job. Keep em coming, they're entertaining. One question though, with the exmortis being sent back through the portal or whatever, and basically the human race being annihilated, what does Vlaew really have left to rule over?

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ok, there is a lot of people that are confused with the 5 light thing... ok.. this is how you do it... click on what you think is the biggest light, then the second biggest, then the third, fourth then the fifth biggest (smallest). then go from the smallest light, second smallest, third smallest, fourth then the fifth smallest (biggest).

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omg!!! i finally finished!! it was so freiken wierd!!! k so at the end Lord Vlaew pronounces Mr. Hanny Mr. Hannay!! funni!! and also his mouth is moving when he isn't talking that so stupid!!! i think the quick death was that he killed us!!! it was fun but really freaky!! Ben Leffler, you did an awsome job at making this game!! thanks for making it!! it was really fun!!

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michelle :D June 12, 2007 4:00 PM

that was stupid how at the end he died. ughhh. my sister was doing this with me and she`s nine. it was hilarious to see the expression on her face when the girl crawled at you in the crawl space. bahaha. fun fun. it wasn`t even scaryy. my sister said it was stupid to. but yeahhhhhhh.

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christina June 14, 2007 11:02 PM

i loved your game.

but yeahh..

the ending was like.......idk......POINTLESS!

stlll loved it :]]

my friends and i were scareddd

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Anonymous June 17, 2007 1:23 AM

Pretty good game.

But it seems the creator either has a weird sense of humor or has no concept of rewarding the player. Oooh... A quick death.

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Anonymous June 18, 2007 6:58 PM

Dang.
Great game.
Scary.
I tunred the music off so I didnt here anything.
=]

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OMG! I nearly peed myself! I was so scared I have a tummy ache now. I do get scared easily in games, though not movies for some strange reason.
I can't believe an Australian made that, we never make cool stuff but now I can be proud. Meanwhile when do we get to see the movie that will surely be made based on this series?
I just love a game with depth to it's plot. It's so well thought out and even though the game itself is simple the effect is great even though the creatures had the cut out lameness to them.
Gosh that was good. Midnight was a bad time to play this now, I'm so scared I won't sleep but at least when I do it'll be vivid.

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The newspaper clippings were my favourite part...no wait the families diary entry of the Exmortis' progress was my fav. Or maybe the best part was the lack of any disturbing speeling mistakes although I did notice he said 'too' instead of 'to' but whatever at least it wasn't an Ikea instruction manual.
Gosh I loved that. I'm all shaky still. I loved the desperation when the red sky approaches. I got scared I was all "F***, F***, F***" just like the script.

Oh and as a side note I played the first and second ones back to back and ended up thwocking myself in the face 3 times after getting frights. Not happy. Also my boyfriend threw a sock at me for squealing in terror. I am such a scaredy cat.

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debbie gray June 21, 2007 2:36 AM

Way too cool!!!! I have played Exmortis #1 and #2 and can't decide which one was the better. I LOVE this type of game and i hope we will be seeing another and another and another sequel to Exmortis

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That was a good game, I was so afraid in the tunnel! But the worst part was that ugly man in the end.. i dont remember the name.. Lord V something. But it was so obvios that he killed you, but if your a corpse in the third, what scary can happen then? Like if you meet another corpse what can you say? Like: Hi cousin :) how did you die? some guy name Lord Voldermort ( I dont remember his name) killed me, how about a caffee? :) Anyway, it was a cool game and i cant WAIT until number three!

Thanx ben! Nice work ;)

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I think this game was better then the first :P because i got stuck in the first.. I actually screamed at the end I'll be waiting for number 3 :)

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This game rocks. It was the kind of game that would have sent me to the counselor in 5th grade. Now I just laughed at it. I haven't played the 1st one though. It was waaayy scarier so I quit playing it. Thanks for the walkthrough. It was a major help when it came to the 2nd set of lights.

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Anonymous June 24, 2007 11:56 PM

this is a good game, hope for part three

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teenage_roadkill June 26, 2007 3:34 AM

For all the people that where like "It's too hard"-that's what a walkthrough is for. The creator even made one himself, and a very good one too. The only time I got stuck was on the second light puzzle, but I figured it out in a few minutes.

And for everyone that thinks it was too simple for a FLASHGAME...I'm really curious as to what you call a good flashgame, if anyone considers this mediocre. Most flash games are very simple in nature, and I was taken aback by the amazing details in this one. This game is scary, interesting, and the storyline is really deep. It's not just the "things pop out of nowhere scary," like some people claim it is. If you take the time to read the journal, it truely takes the gaming experience to a new level, and I'm glad I read it. Also, the suspenseful music and disturbing graphics really added to the overall creepy feel of the game. Wonderfully done. And the actual evp recording- a very nice touch.

I thought the difficulty was a 5 out of 10, but a game doesn't have to be difficult to be good. This is a prime example of that.

The church scene with the the approaching clouds...very frightening. One of the best scenes.

This is the best computer game I've ever played, flashgame or any other. Excellent work.

I personally enjoyed the surprise ending. Though the one line " a gift...a quick death" was really quite cliche, but I'm sure you've been given enough grief over it from some of the above comments. Other than that I really loved it.

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teenage_roadkill June 26, 2007 4:17 AM

Does anyone know of any other games like this that are anywhere near this scary? Please tell!

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You can try looking through this list of games tagged with 'horror' to see if there's anything there you haven't seen before.

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tipster June 29, 2007 4:49 PM

if you cant shoot the enemies that come running towards you in the tunnel its maybe because you didnt click on the bullet box in the room right before.

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|.x.|_katt_|.x.| July 1, 2007 1:58 AM

hey
how do you get the screwdriver because it said there was nothing in the box :S
xx

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Anonymous July 9, 2007 9:43 PM

i hope there is a ex mortis 3 i enjoyed the games

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THAT WAS AWESOME!!!

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The game was awesome, okay people who keep asking the same question, let me explain.

Vlaew, the evil ancient guy, was overthrone by members of the Ex Mortis, which means he is no longer one. However, in the first game he needs the hand to be restored in physical form. Then in the second one, you defeat the Ex Mortis which means.. Vlaew is free to conquer Earth. I thought the Vlaew's voice sounded familiar. Anyway, can't wait for Ex Mortis 3.

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Starting from left to right, what is the correct Sudoku puzzle answer?

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well ill be honest.i found the first one this morning at 3 am...needless to say i didnt sleep well =P then i found this one today and i must say that both games are well put together. the suspense elements were well played and the diaries...the diaries were pure genius, the depth of the text made me realize that this guy put alot of time into this. being a writer and a flash designer myself i understand this. props to you creator guy. looking forward to exmortis 3...lol i bet someone has made a youtube video bout these games...and if not im def gonna get on it lol j/k

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Ehmygawd! I'm still shaking. That was THE scariest thing...I have ever seen in my life. I'm probably never going to sleep again. Scarred...for life. haha. Excellent game though.

Almost peed myself when that thingy jumped out of the crawlspace. Seriously.

Well pretty much the whole thing scared me.

Also the clouds coming toward me were scary too. I was like OH MY GOSH! I was gonna scream! Oh and the end I was like What the heck? I understand why he killed me but I mean GOSH! He didn't have to jump out and scare the crap out of me. Jezz.

GREAT GAME THOUGH. 5 THUMBS UP!

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matthew July 27, 2007 9:42 AM

well he did say "a quick death" hehe, didn't scare me much tbh, kinda obvious when things were gonna happen, still a great game though!

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Pretty fun game. Nice immersive visuals and sounds. Still, it doesn't hurt to have a third party CHECK YOUR SPELLING from time to time. Also, gotta love a happy ending.

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Ichigo365 July 27, 2007 10:10 PM

I love his game! It's awesome. In your face, Ben Leffler! I finally beat your game! And in a minute or two after starting the game (walkthru at hand), on a whim, I reached up to my throat. I felt a pulse so fast and powerful a man 12 feet away could hear it. I had absolutely no idea what was going on (I mostly closed my eyes and clicked thru the first game, I'm gonna go back and play it now!).

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DefenselessLittleGirl August 3, 2007 4:47 PM

Also, these scenes were scary too

Going out of the cellar and seeing those freakish clouds had me thinking, "oh snap oh no must get in house QUICKLY

And,

those little creepy crawly critters you have to shoot. I swear, they look like vicious little Gollums from The Hobbit by
J.R. Tolkien. Hope I spelled the name(s) right.

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omg lol i just read all the comments and im too scared to play :S
i saw the ending of silence of the lambs with the blood filled bath and im scared of everything because some people are actually really twisted and DO have blood filled bath tubs

anywho
scaryyyyy

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i cant find the stupid key to get into the car!!! i can only find the weird coathanger and i dont kow how to use it! pleae help

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The whole thing about the

"Quick death" and people saying that "how can he die if he killed himself?" I think its because the light puzzle to bring him back from the dead, because a dead man can't kill the revolting Exmortis like the Vlaew fellow wanted him to do. So after that, Vlaew killed off the last man that had the guts to try and stop his plans (Until the next game, I assume. At least, thats what I think. As for the story line, I find that it was very well writen and it was able to show the path of insanity from the people in Exmortis-1 to the people in this game. It all makes sense if you look at it from different angles. Great game, and spooky! (I hated the vent scene, it freaked the day-lights out of me!

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I DARE NOT PLAY THIS AT NIGHT. No kidding.

So today, I played it IN THE AFTERNOON. I couldn't kill those darn things that ran towards me!

FREAKING SCARY NOT SUITABLE FOR COWARDS/PEOPLE WHO ARE SCARED OF GHOST.

I don't think I'll get a good night sleep tonight. And tomorrow I HAVE EXAMS.

ARGH IM NOT PLAYING THIS ANYMORE!

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Today I dropped in to JIG to have a quick round of Exmortis 2, but I can't find the game. I've given full permission to "fizzlebot", and I haven't changed any settings since I last played it. Is this now a dead link, or just a temporary mix-up?

Thanks.

(Can't wait for Ex3, Ben. Your work is amazing! :D)

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