Which do you find more disturbing: The Corruption or The Crimson?

Discussion in 'The Crossroads: General Cross-Platform Talk' started by OneMargin, Jul 24, 2015.


Which do you find more disturbing?

  1. The Corruption

    2 vote(s)
  2. The Crimson

    47 vote(s)
  1. Diamondmatter

    Diamondmatter Skeletron Prime

    Crimson, easily. The sounds are so creepy and the whole area is just way more foreboding than the Corruption. I find myself much less motivated to eradicate the Corruption than the Crimson.
    Haha, agreed. I hate passing through my surface one. I don't like how the whole sky goes black and then straight-up weird music plays.
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  2. 652Graystripe

    652Graystripe Spazmatism

    I'm pretty certain that the Glowing Mushroom Biome has been 80% more effective than any anti-drug seminars.
  3. GawenStarTeller

    GawenStarTeller Retinazer

    I must be the only one here who thinks that the Corruption is freakier than the Crimson. Though, that's probably because of some type of nostalgia. When I first entered the Corruption I was jumpscared by a Devourer immediately, but when I came to the Crimson I was ready.

    Might also be because I might have some type of phobia of worms.

    EDIT: Yeah, I am the only one! I don't know whether or not to feel special or intimidated.
  4. Aurora3500

    Aurora3500 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    It has to be the Crimson

    While both themes feature darkness. The Corruption has a more "pure darkness" feel to it that isn't really scary, just more dreadful. It is darkness that can be comprehended, and easier to fight against.

    The Crimson's darkness is a more organic kind, it contains the Lovecraft horror of things that aren't meant to be there or be seen to mortals. Just looking at those trees and blood leaves tells your senses that this type of environment shouldn't exist, that it will drive anyone who even just looks at it insane. Sort of similar to the Visual Novel: Saya No Uta where the main character sees everything in flesh and gore because of an accident, similar to what the Crimson looks like.
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  5. OneMargin

    OneMargin Terrarian

    I honestly think that's very cute. And quite nice to see someone with a different opinion. I was getting worried that the poll would turn out like a massive "I told you so" that the Crimson was unanimously creepiest.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 25, 2015, Original Post Date: Jul 25, 2015 ---
    I quite like this explanation.
  6. Mattix

    Mattix Skeletron Prime

    Because red
    Red has 3 letters.
    Redigit also has 3 letters
    half-strike: global fortress 2 confirm
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  7. Enjl

    Enjl Cultist

    Crimson it 100% flesh and bones. In my eyes that's a slightly more disturbing sight than a field of world-eating creatures. Although only slightly.
  8. happyW12

    happyW12 Terrarian

    The Crimson is creepier for me. Why? Blood crawlers. Yes, that is the only reason.

    But I think I should go to the Crimson at least once for a playthrough. I only ever playthrough'd Corruption.
  9. Gotcha!

    Gotcha! Pumpking

    Crimson. Flesh, pus, beating hearts, hideously deformed monsters, disgusting looking furniture, the Crimson Heart item that is shaped like an arse and looks like it's spraying poop... (What was Red thinking. x)
  10. plantszaza

    plantszaza Official Terrarian

    Neither Crimson or Corruption is disturbing for me.
  11. 652Graystripe

    652Graystripe Spazmatism

    Thinking back, I can fully agree with this. The Crimson is the only place in the game I'm not comfortable, excluding some of the minibiomes.
  12. Rossmallo

    Rossmallo Terrarian

    The Crimson. Oh GOD, the Crimson. It gets SO much worse when you think about the backdrop, too.

    The fact it's spreading is bad enough, but then you notice that huge skeleton in the background. At first I didn't pay it any attention, but then when I noticed what the Crimson enemies dropped, the realization hit me like a train.
    The Blood of the Gods.
    The residual blood from that huge, giant creature was the thing defiling the world. Not only did it make the spread of it even scarier, it made me start to think -
    "What killed it?"
    "What if there's more like it?"
    "...What if they see us as a target?"

    ...We got our answer in 1.3, didn't we?
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  13. Cockroachcomics

    Cockroachcomics Terrarian

    As for creepiest biomes... First time playing and walking into the dungeon anyone?
  14. 652Graystripe

    652Graystripe Spazmatism

    Pff. I love the Dungeon. Nothing like an onslaught of Mushi Ladybugs to give that magnificent "Oh, I'm so screwed" feeling.
  15. Cockroachcomics

    Cockroachcomics Terrarian

    I was talking about that beginner moment when you walk into the dungeon before fighting skeletron.
  16. Rossmallo

    Rossmallo Terrarian

    Or if you walk into a dungeon not knowing that Dungeon Hardmode exists.
    One of my friends did that on voicechat. His reaction to a Paladin was hilarious.
  17. LoveSpreader

    LoveSpreader Terrarian

    Hmm... Kinda hard to say. I'll just say this, I hate both of them on the surface, and enjoy them at around the same level in their caves and underground.

    The real reason I hate them on the surface, is because the :red:ing sky turns :red:ing dark and I bloody :red:ing well like my accursed background to be well lit, dammit.
  18. Ishu

    Ishu Skeletron Prime

    Crimson. It's just gross and disturbing, and as someone stated, it feels like it shouldn't be on the world. This to the point that I feel like it's theme doesn't quite belong to Terraria. Corruption feels more "alright" and just some kind of evil infection to fight.

    I never did a playthrough on Crimson, the music alone prevents me from enjoying the biome and whatever I'm doing in it. Not that it's bad, it actually has some kind of epic proportion as well as fulfilling it's role, but nope.
  19. Nimono

    Nimono Terrarian

    The Crimson for sure. It pretty much terrifies me, just for the theming. I do NOT like blood and guts themes at all! D: They freak me out...
  20. PTpirahna

    PTpirahna Spazmatism

    Corruption's eaters (oddly not the devourers, corruptors, or EoW) used to creep me out way more than the Crimson.

    However the desert is the creepiest biome with 1.3 because of Antlion Swarmers :eek: