Summary: I haven't played a whole lot of this game to be honest, but from what I have played of it, it's just like the other game in the series, Amnesia. Playing in a first person perspective, you mist interact with your environment to find clues, solve puzzles and hide from creepy creatures or sounds.
Summary: The 3 game set was a pleasant surprise for me as I had expected something less due to the price. A horror adventure game with a first person perspective and play action more like a first person shooter than the typical pixel fest of most adventure games. Since enemies are able to dispatch you with ease you will usually rely on stealth rather than confrontation. The atmosphere is very creepy and you may find yourself on occasion, unable to move.
Summary: Amazon's price (on-sale) was such a good deal, I had to actually BUY the collection. Shortly after purchasing Amnesia, I read reviews touting this series as its superior predecessor. Truthfully, I've been too busy (and too occupied with Amnesia during my down-time) to give a thorough review of this package. For the price I paid, however, it honestly wouldn't be worth my time to complain- even if I didn't like the collection.
Summary: When I first bought this game, I had my doubts. Overall it was fantastic. The games all had me jumping from fear and gripping the edge of my seat. The controls are very interactive, for example- if you are trying to turn a valve wheel, you have to make the mouse move in circles to the right. Don't let the graphics disappoint you, they are good, but there's better out there. Besides the graphics, the sounds are very frightening and create a horrorific atmosphere.
Summary: As if the quality of the games wasn't enough, they are all in one box! For ten dollars! A problem I've had with many of the horror/adventure games I've played (Indigo Prophecy being the worst offender) is that the secret behind all the goings-on turns out to be pretty lame. Indigo Prophecy, for example, started AWESOMELY, but then came apart by the time it revealed what was happening. A time-traveling Mayan hit man? Really?
Summary: I've never played any other commercially sold games that screamed "indie" quite as hard as this trilogy. Uncategorizable gameplay style? Check. Plot based on a myth you've probably never heard of? Check. Music better than the graphics? Check. Lame-o physics engine? . . . Well, actually not check, to the developers' credit, but otherwise you see the point.
Summary: A short while back, I bought a new computer and wanted to get a game that distanced itself from the concole games that I have played. The Penumbra Collection does that quite well. It is scary while requiring that you use your brain as you copmlete your objectives. Problems have more than one solution and ability to interact with the environment is amazing. Overture is the frst episode. Its story is overly bizzare but it adds to the sureal nature of the rest of the game.
Summary: ---Dies und Das--- Um es schnell auf den Punkt zu bringen: Penumbra gehört zu den Abenteuer-Spielen, von denen ich mir persönlich wünsche, dass es mehr von ihnen gäbe. Man spielt hier im Prinzip vielmehr einen interaktiven Horror-Film, sowohl in den Minen des ersten Teils als auch in der Untergrundstation des zweiten. Aber ohne lange Umwege hier nun das Spiel, bitte sehr!