Excerpt: " Anna ? What the hell kind of title for a horror game is that? Seriously, are we talking about a horror game or a three-chord love song written by a depressed teenager?" I thought at first that I had been duped into purchasing Anna: Extended Edition .
Excerpt: I don’t generally play horror games. I get creeped out relatively easy, but that’s not why. Truth be told, horror games tend to frustrate me. The games that I have played have had obtuse puzzles and/or sloppy controls and when you’re being chased by a faceless ghoul, that’s really the last thing you...
Conclusion: Available as a free upgrade for anyone who bought the original version of the game, the enhanced version does what it set out to do, combining a more user-friendly experience with an even more unsettling atmosphere for a better game overall.
Excerpt: The idea: a horror game that reacts to your presence within the world. Anna knows what you're thinking, so goes the marketing blurb, and she'll use that against you. The reality : a first-person point-and-click adventure that relies on infuriating genre tropes.
Excerpt: Anna is a tangled mess of illogical puzzles, incomplete narratives, and nonsense. It may also be among the most beautiful, creepy, and unforgettable games you get to experience. These conflicting qualities make it difficult to offer a quick judgment on this game.
Conclusion: Anna is unarguably hampered by poor software engineering, lacklustre design, and an unintuitive user interface, but as an experience it is challenging, experimental, artistic, and above all: new.
Excerpt: Every once in a while, as you wander around looking for a game to play, you can stumble upon one that has managed to hide from your radar. But all it needs is a simple title to pique your interest.
Pros: Good visuals, Themed music and sound
Cons: Inconclusive story, Puzzles are illogical, Childish horror
Summary: Anna , with its single location, reactive horror elements and folklore-based story, seemed like it could be the game to scratch a lot of my itches. After playing through twice, to see how different the scares and the conclusions might be, I’m ready to share wot I think.
Conclusion: With that said, Anna is still a good game. Regardless of some of the insanely difficult puzzles, I still recommend it to anyone who enjoys psychological horror games. The true ending does explain the plot, even though you can still draw some of your own conclusions from it.
Excerpt: Anna is the stuff of which nightmares are made. There are muttered voices that make sense on their own but seem out of context. Room features change just because you’ve turned your back. An idyllic outdoor setting becomes dark and brooding once you go inside and there is no way to get back outside.