Conclusion: I feel a little bad bashing VectorCell so much, as they went bankrupt back in November of 2013, but this game should be re-titled Lame-y. If for some reason you purchased it because you're a sucker for survival horror, I empathize with the agony you're now feeling. Good luck, and lock away sharp objects when you play it. Otherwise, caveat-damn-emptor.
Excerpt: Chapter five of the new downloadable game Amy will forever be discussed in muttered oaths and expletives. That’s when the otherwise-benign survival-horror throwback takes a jarring left turn in difficulty. Up to the 11th hour, Amy plays like a mild-mannered blend of Silent Hill and Ico . As the protagonist, Lana, players escort the titular child through the wreckage of a near-future city while fending off zombies and mutants.
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Pros: + Narrative had promise
Cons: Poor performance issues, Game play is just broken, Terrible checkpoint system, Abysmal hit detection
Conclusion: If we're brutally honest, it's hard to find any saving grace for a title as truly terrible as AMY. The story is weak, the scares are non-existent, the gameplay is a decade late to the party and the save system will have you reduced to bouts of self-harm. If you value Microsoft Points or even your own sanity, give Amy a wide berth. Open a window. Go outside. Stare at a wall. Stab yourself in the knee with a compass.
Conclusion: The Short Version: AMY has a premise with potential, but it's crushed beneath recycled clichés, clunky controls, eye-watering glitches and poor design. There might be some perverse delight in seeing who out of you and your friends can survive the longest before putting a controller through the television, but I doubt it. If it was on a disc, you wouldn't even use it as a coaster.
Pros: Sound design is pretty good, Characters have potential, This isn't the only survival horror game out there