Summary: I wanted to like Anna, and to a degree I do, but I feel that it tried too hard to be something big. While I did enjoy some of the puzzles, the story, and the atmosphere, the controls and gameplay were creative, but distracting in some areas. Did the game scare me? Sorta. Spooked here and there and having the wood lady suddenly appear next to me did make me jump (not to mention having a few nightmares about her following me).
Summary: Anna isn't bad, but through the entire game I felt like something was missing. It gave me a few good chills, and didn't use cheap jump scares. The story is so-so, it could've used more effort, same goes for the difficulty level. Like most point-and-click adventure games nowadays (and some in the past) I needed a walkthrough for some parts.
Summary: This game is based on the tedious "use item A on unrelated item B to make a key" mechanic. And the lack of a compelling story is boring, not mysterious. This game also requires online activation and shows an advertisement on the logon page each time you play. The DRM and/or game engine has problems in Windows 8 and frequently hangs.
Summary: Anna is a great game. Beautiful graphics, and a blood-tingling story line. This game will have you playing it for hours. The combination of horror, puzzles, and adventure makes the gameplay great. The scary moments will stay on your mind and keep you on your toes. Theres also 8 different endings to the game depending on what you do and how you do it, so this is one of those games that make you want to play over and over again. I highly recommend giving this game a try.
Summary: Anna is a game with lots of promise. It starts out in an interesting setting and after just a few minutes you can tell that you're in for a creepy ride. Unfortunately it never really lives up to it. The UI and controls are clunky and feel like they are more of a chore to work with than they should be. The FPS chugs often, especially during special "events.
Summary: Do *not* purchase this game for a Mac! Anna: EE is a beautifully made game, but despite being advertised to work on Mac computers it does *not*! No inputs are responsive except for the mouse in the menu, and "w, a, s, d". Since you need to use other keys to play, you can't even get past the first screen. From July 1st to August 15th the game has been 100% unplayable from this bug.
Summary: The linux version of this game is full of bugs. Screens with flash lighting, too much time to complete the in game events and with the last update the game cursor is always in clock mode and the game is unplayable The story is very nice and the puzzles is very difficult and smart but with all of this bugs you cannot play the game
Summary: The interface is clunky and difficult to use. Not too intuitive, and takes a bit of adjusting to. There are quite a few bugs that relate to lighting in the current release of the extended edition. The atmosphere is good and the story is released slowly. But the execution is not that great, despite a great effort in trying to build a game within a limited number of rooms. Full marks for the atmosphere, but does not really deliver at the end of the day.
Summary: When this game is good it is bloody brilliant. There is more than just a hint of awesomeness within this flawed game. The graphics, sound effects imagery and game-play dynamics can combine to provide some truly disturbing and chilling moments that will seep into your mind and haunt you, and this alone makes it well worth a play through.