Journal #6938

Posted 10 years ago2010-12-16 16:00:17 UTC
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Has anybody else tried Amnesia?
I started playing it a few days ago. Honestly I've never been more scared in my life. Holy shit. FEAR ain't got nothing on this.
The story is very interesting, however I'm progressing through it at a really slow pace since I keep shitting myself and close down the game every 15 minutes or so.

For those who have played it, what did you think?

13 Comments

Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 17:08:00 UTC Comment #46766
Not a fan of that type of game play where everything is dark and you're in a maze trying to find keys while helpless to defend yourself.

But it is a very good game at scaring people. Livewire showed me some vid of a guy screaming like a girl. Made me lul.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 18:12:26 UTC Comment #46772
Give us a link.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 18:54:30 UTC Comment #46769
I beat it last night. If you love horror, you'll love this. My ONLY complaint is that it was too short, but I've never complained about quantity if the quality is superb. So take your time. Go slow, explore every inch.

They did EVERYTHING right. It makes Resident Evil feel like Halo, and F.E.A.R feel like goddamn super mario brothers. Other "horror" games ruin horror completely. Giving you guns, shitty stories, making you a goddamn superhero, killing immersion with cutscenes and location changes via level changes, blatantly unbelievable events early in the story, the list goes on.

After this, you should download the Penumbra series. It's their first few games, in a much older engine. It's essentially the same game, but unrelated story as far as I know, as Amnesia takes place about a hundred years earlier.

striker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSzpvq73FY
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 20:21:43 UTC Comment #46764
Fantastic game. I didn't really like the ending(s), but the journey up to them was amazingly scary.

The atmosphere is perfect, and the amount of environmental interaction Frictional throw into their games is great.

The first time I ran into... them, in the basement area, bricks were shat.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 21:49:22 UTC Comment #46775
i saw the demo and it looked like u had to hide in the closet while 'they' arrived

is that how game plays? lotta hiding and escaping?
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 22:39:48 UTC Comment #46770
You either run, hide, or get your shit fucked up two ways from tuesday. You are merely a man, weak and losing your sanity. Utterly helpless.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 23:03:29 UTC Comment #46776
What engine is it for? Where can I find it? I saw a dead HL1 mod on moddb by the same name.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 23:07:17 UTC Comment #46765
It's their own engine called "HPL", a reference to Lovecraft because he's apparently a big inspiration to the devs.

And yeah - no shooting or fighting in this game. It's purely survival (escaping and hiding) and puzzle solving.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-16 23:57:28 UTC Comment #46773
I pre-ordered it a long time ago. It was the best horror game I've ever played. Exceeded my expectations after having played and loved both Penumbra games. I'll probably play through it again once I forget more about it.

If you haven't already you should play Penumbra Overture and Black Plague. Made by the same people and friggin awesome, although the mechanics are different from Amnesia. Darkness is not your mortal enemy in Penumbra.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-17 10:17:53 UTC Comment #46771
It won the horror game of year from ign :)

I haven't played it, but I know a lot about it, honestly I've watched many videos of game-play of it and I can understand why it would be really scary to play, but ofc since I haven't experienced it myself I can't say for sure. I played Dead Space and didn't find it scary at all, don't know about this one. Not looking for an easy way to soil myself.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-17 18:03:35 UTC Comment #46774
I saw the trailer, it's terrifying. It's surprising how little you need to make a scary game.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-19 01:45:48 UTC Comment #46767
I'm going to get it if it's on sale any time soon.
Commented 10 years ago2010-12-19 09:53:47 UTC Comment #46768
It's just 15 Euro. Worth it! :>

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