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Five things from games that could keep me awake at night.

I'm always puzzled as to why many of my dreams are zombie-related. I can't even rank them as nightmares much of the time. In fact, I don't really even have nightmares that often. I had a roommate that had a lot of them, but my dreams are mostly constant non-sequiturs with zombies and obscure celebrity cameos.

And again, the celebrities are something I rarely think about. I don't watch a lot of TV, hardly go to movies and they're never the celebrities I'm motivated to see these things for.� I never get Zoe Saldana. Angelina Jolie or Scarlett Johansson to shoot zombies with or romance, its more like I'll get an incidental meeting with 80's Sigourney Weaver: Zool Edition at a drug store before a xenomorph rings up my purchases and the zombies bust in to eat the pharmacist.

The Happy Mask Salesman- The Legend of Zelda series

Of all the things that can terrify me me in a game, I think the Happy Mask Salesman comes the closest. Not only does he manage to rope Link into doing his bidding for two games, the second time I'm pretty sure it was outright blackmail. Link was made to stalk other people on a day-to-day basis, he had to deal with a map maker I'm pretty sure is a pedo and then there's that hand that emerged from the toilet demanding paper. Doing favors for this guy leads to really strange encounters.

I even had to save cows from UFO abductions because of this guy. What other Zelda game even had UFOs?

And this twisted grinning bastard just smiling all the while and you're never quite sure if you can turn your back on him without finding a knife in it the next moment. I never can trust anyone that is that happy. I'm not sure what is in the Happy Mask Shop's backroom in Hyrule Town and I don't want to know.

I know I'm not going to sleep now.
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About Whispering Willowone of us since 2:32 PM on 12.21.2012

Member of the Destructoid community team, moderator, hunter (or is that hoonter?), part-time Roegadyn and fae regent.

My favorite weapons are the claymore, the Mk. 22 tranquilizer pistol and the banhammer.

For other things and stuff about me you can read here, here and here. You will learn of my origins, my trials and tribulations and how I became a Level 80 superpixie!

Some of my favorite games:

Super Metroid
Metroid Prime
Metroid Zero Mission
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Digital Devil Saga
Devil Summoner 2
Devil Survivor
Persona 3 Portable
Persona 4 Golden
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Final Fantasy XI
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Shenmue II
Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio Future
Shadow of the Colossus
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fallout: New Vegas
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Freedom Wars
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Dissidia Duodecim
Soulcalibur II
Shovel Knight
The Binding of Isaac
Dead Cells
Ghost of Tsushima

...and more!