Monday, September 27, 2010

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Well, fuck. Just finished this game a few days ago, and I've dropped 50 lbs and lost 10 years off my lifespan. I had played the Penumbra series before, so I had an idea of what to expect, but really didn't expect it to be that bad.



Survival horror is arguably my favorite genre in gaming. There's just something masochistically enjoyable about getting so immersed in a game that a book falling off a shelf makes me shit my pants. Silent Hill has always been my favorite horror series, it got under my skin like nothing else. Yet I dare say that Amnesia terrified me even more than that. Mind you, I'm not saying it's overall scarier or better, they're very different games, and I rarely pick favorites. But holy fucking bitch tits, I have never felt so terrified trying to hide or run from those monsters, or even the occasional inanimate object. Hiding behind a box staring at the ground as something breaks the door down, thinking "oh god I hope it can't see me oh fuck just look at the ground, just don't move an inch, just go away oh fuck".

Those fucking... THINGS, man

I dunno, I'm sure it's different for everyone, but for some reason this game really and truly scared the shit out of me. It's probably due partially to the oh so gradual build up, as well as the mind-fuckingly horribly appearance of those monsters. Not to mention the nature of the story, gradually revealing itself to be more and more fucked up.

The only thing I'd say wasn't 100% would be the ending(s). It seemed a little weird and lackluster, but I'm not saying it's bad at all. I was still thinking "man fuck this shit, I'm out of here". That and the lack of replay value, but hey, I'd say it was WELL worth $20.

It is depressing in a way though, it seems like the true survival-horror genre is dying in gaming, and I'm betting it will be a long time, if ever, before another game this good comes out. But hey, I'm still ever the optimist.


On a side note, holy shit 100 followers! You guys are awesome, keep up the support and I'll keep up mine.

21 comments:

  1. Looks creepy as hell, I'm just surprised I haven't heard of this before. Is it PC or console?

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  2. Looks really interesting I should play it sometime.

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  3. I bought this game on pre-order and I keep meaning to play it but I chicken out. I've gone through Penumbra before only playing at night with headphones and I plan to do the same with this.

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  4. I'm getting this the second I pay off the last bit of my credit card. It looks too good to pass up.

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  5. I'm gonna get this game when I get a big T.V.

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  6. this game is fucking scary man, i dont blame ya

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  7. This looks sick i love survival horror games.

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  8. I was so stoked for this game. Hyped myself up for so long. I havent even finished it yet. This game is SO FUCKING SCARY I can barely stand to play it for more than 30 minutes.

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  9. I am kind of tempted to play this even though I'd probably have a heart attack doing it. I can hardly handle Bioshock or FO3 without going into conniptions.

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  10. These kinds of games creep me the fuck out. Love 'em though haha.

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  11. Cool man!I like it!:D
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  12. supporting you bro


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  13. ...kudos to you, dude. I can not handle those types of games. Anything that has a lot of peekaboos just gets me >_>

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  14. I liked Penumbra: Black Plague, so I think I want to play this. Nice review man!

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  15. Keep hearing good things about this game, but haven't gotten to play it yet. Definitely gonna pick it up on my next payday.

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  16. Amnesia is damn scary.

    Grats on 100 followers!

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