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Post by The Mad Hatter on 12/9/2010, 11:51

Independent survival-horror game. You can't fight back. You can only survive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Yu8OJJYmA&feature=fvst

"Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first person horror game with a focus on immersion. It is a game where atmosphere and story comes first. We hope that the game will be a breeze of fresh air, in a genre otherwise populated by "one-man-army action hero" sagas. In Amnesia you are almost completely defenseless, something we believe not only makes the game a lot scarier, but also gives a vastly different experience."

I've been playing through it and I'm having a blast. It's $20 on Steam and there's a demo available too if you want to give it a shot first. The player wakes up in an old Prussian castle in the late 1800's and the only thing you can remember is your name. You slowly figure out what you have forgotten as you go deeper in the castle to murder the man who tried to protect you. But, you need to find out why.

You're being followed. Small hints at first, and then...well, you'll see. What you witness tests your sanity. This is actually an alternative health bar in the game. Straying from the light and staring too long into the grotesquery that your shadow shows you will drive you mad.

So, give it a shot. I will preempt some of our less secure forum dwellers and just say if you're a "big boy" and you're too cool to be scared don't bother. Play it when you're older. The quality of this game comes from surrendering yourself to the story and the environment.

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Post by Eraserhead on 12/9/2010, 12:10

thnx. going to play this late at night. you don't get any weapons further on in the game?

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Post by The Mad Hatter on 12/9/2010, 12:12

I haven't finished yet, but from what I understand there are no weapons. I think there are alternative methods, but we'll see.
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Post by Hoboapple on 12/9/2010, 12:36

a virtual haunted house!

from that trailer it seems pretty stupid (open door, close door, walk. repeat. move item. oh no! didn't open door fast enough!) but i guess it doesn't do it justice?
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Post by Vital on 12/9/2010, 12:44

I've played a similar game but different environment which is called: Penumbra. It seemed fun at first, but I got tired afterward of continuing running and solving clues and hints.
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Post by Socrates187 on 12/9/2010, 13:27

IT'S SCARY AS SHIT. PLAYED 10 MINS AND SAVED AND EXIT. Haven't played since wednesday.
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Post by The Mad Hatter on 12/9/2010, 13:59

Vital wrote:I've played a similar game but different environment which is called: Penumbra. It seemed fun at first, but I got tired afterward of continuing running and solving clues and hints.

Yeah, it's not for everyone, just like any other game. Fun fact though, the makers of Penumbra made Amnesia.

Watching a quick trailer on youtube doesn't really convey the message well. The demo's free if you're interested.
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Post by Lord Zurkov on 12/9/2010, 16:10

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Post by Siphex on 12/9/2010, 16:42

Bring clean underpants if your going to play this game...

Penumbra: Overture was not "very" good, Black Plague was scary and Requiem was just not really scary at all, just a few of puzzles. This one seems really scary. Thumbs up for Swedish game developers.
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Post by The Mad Hatter on 12/9/2010, 18:16

Siphex wrote:Bring clean underpants if your going to play this game...

Personally I bring clean underpants everywhere, but I'm not going to judge your decisions.
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Post by jameless on 12/9/2010, 18:19

LoL ^
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Post by Hoboapple on 12/9/2010, 20:27

Amnesia: Dark Descent Oh_you
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