What’s better than one person doing a review? A whole community! Amnesia: The Dark Descent was released recently, and we’d like to know what you think. Considering picking it up? This is the thread you need to see. Already played it? We need your thoughts below!
You wake up in a castle. You don't know who you are, or what's happened, because you've got...
Wait for it...
No, silly, you've got amnesia, and you'll have to brave the unknown and encounter dark, mysterious forces for clues about your past and identity.
Amnesia is from Frictional Games, the makers of Penumbra, a similar horror game. But Penumbra - a product of its time - was a little heavier on the physics puzzles. With every man and his dog sporting the Havok physics engine nowadays, building in-game see-saws doesn't get the same reaction it did back in Half-Life 2.
To achieve this, it plays with your senses. Things you can hear, but not see, like footsteps. Like a good horror game should, it uses your imagination against you.
So how did you feel while playing? Horror games are all about atmosphere - how do you think Amnesia handled it? Is it one you'd recommend? There's certainly no shortage of good games at the moment (ones that take up lots of time as well), so is this one good enough to warrant a break from the likes of Civ V?
Leave your thoughts below.