Reviews and Problems with Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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Realm of Gaming
30 October 2013
Excerpt: I've played my share of horror games that started off tense, but eased up on the scare factor as I advanced ( Penumbra: Overture ). I've also plunged into a few that featured mundane introductions, awkwardly interrupted by spookiness ( Silent Hill 3 ).
Excerpt: Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an adventure survival horror game from Swedish indie developer Frictional Games, creator of the acclaimed Penumbra series. Similar to games from that series, this game is played from a first person perspective and features an advanced physics engine that allows direct...
Excerpt: Amnesia: The Dark Descent isn't one of those games you're going to hear about through a multi-million dollar ad campaign, its not one of those games that's Gamestop is going to ask you if you want to preorder. It is however, everything that's right about the video games industry today.
Summary: Amnesia is a cost effective experience. For a small sum you get to wander through a world that is both darkly enchanting and suspenseful. It’s short overall length and below average puzzles hold back what could be a defining masterpiece.
Excerpt: In most graphic adventures you need to understand the environment and the history of the role you are playing. Amnesia adds an interesting twist. The main character, Daniel, has had something happen to him, making him totally forget what is going on.
Summary: Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first-person survival horror game set in the late 18th century, and takes the player on a thrill ride through the depths of madness, exploring the dark side of the human emotions.
Summary: In recent years, the survival horror genre has seen something of a decline. Its once-defining characteristics have been co-opted into other genres or simply set aside in favor of more refined, accessible play.
Excerpt: The biggest problem with Real Tennis HD is that the only difference between the modes of play are what you see between matches. Otherwise, anything you do in the game is what you can do for free in any given demo of any given tennis game; play tennis to varying degrees of difficulty.
Excerpt: Without making any judgment on Amnesia: The Dark Descent as a game , suffice it to say that this is a tech-demo for Terror. If you've ever had a creeped-out feeling while walking down a dark alley or hallway, heard that stray sound in your backyard and hustled for the door, you have a sense of what...