Saturday, May 21, 2011

Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Equal parts horror and survival thriller.

[ This ] is Yahtzee Croshaw's review. In synopsis: You wake up in a castle and are slowly going absolutely insane because of the almost-eldritch-horror quality of the castle's inhabitants. Light and darkness play significant roles, and the immersive quality of the audiovisual synergy was enthralling.

I will admit that this game was absolutely terrifying- but not when I started. It seemed as if this was your standard Silent Hill sort of survival horror. In Silent Hill, though, you have the opportunity to fight back- in Amnesia, you have no such luck. Your only option is to run away as fast as you can and hope the monster doesn't find you.

To be completely frank, it's not exactly my cup of tea- I'm not much of a horror guy.

To quote Yahtzee: "Amnesia's not a perfect game, but it's almost unmatched as a constipation aid."

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed the video review even though the game is of no interest to me.


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