Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.
In the game "Amnesia: The Dark Descent"
You play as Daniel; Who starts in the game with a very bad case of amnesia. (hence the title) Daniel is trying to remember certain things (his name, where he lives, etc.) The game takes place in "Castle Brennenburg" owned by Alexander of Brennenburg. Early in the game, you find a note from your Former Self, telling you, your priority in the game and that some things were meant to be, forgotten. Your Former self tells you to kill Alexander of Brennenburg. He quotes that "He is weak and old, and yours is Young and Strong." You listen to your former self and your adventure into The Dark Descent, begins.
The environment in Amnesia takes on a very important role in the game.
The environment can mess with your mind, it throws in sound to keep you off track. Environment is cold, dark and eerie. Beware, I hear footsteps.
Unlike any other Survival Horror Title (Silent Hill, Resident evil, etc.)
Amnesia brings it back fully too life, but with a twist.
Using ur wits is the key to surviving.
The creatures in the game, can not be harmed.
There are NO weapons in the game.
If you find a crowbar or hammer, that go in your inventory, those were meant for something else.
The monsters are disfigured and deformed.
If they see you or hear you they will chase you down, knocking objects out of the way, (Door, dressers, etc.)
Staring at a monster will rapidly drawn your sanity (Sanity goes all the way down you die. well go insane, but you'll still get a game over)
~Darkness & Light~
The darkness is good and Bad.
The Light is good and Bad.
Stay in darkness too long, your sanity will slowly drawn.
But will make you hid-able from monsters.
The Light can help you see, and refreshes your sanity.
But has a good chance of signaling monsters to find you.
is excellent (enough said)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent sets a brutally suspenseful atmosphere and slowly breaks down the player's mental sanity piece by piece.
The story has genuine twists and turns and is told in an organic way unique to videogames.
Don't miss out on this exciting, dark tale that will grab your mind and never, never let go.
Scariest game I've ever played which also features heavy immersion and a strong narrative. Only complaint is that while looking away from the monsters provides an increased sense of dread and horror, it's a mechanic that in certain situations proves annoying. Still, 10/10.
The scariest game I've ever played in my life! If your the type of gamer that likes to be at the edge of your seat through the whole game; Amnesia the dark descent is the game for you! In my opinion, the graphics are pretty awesome; shadowing plays such an important role in this game and it is executed perfectly! I promise you, you will not go wrong buying this game!
The single scariest experience of my life was playing through Amnesia. From start to finish, it was expertly composed with amazing sound effects and an atmosphere like no other. My only complaint is that occasionally some of the puzzles seem to take too long and start to detract from the creepiness of the game, but that is a personal complaint and thus does not affect the rating.
If you haven't already, buy this game, plug in your headphones and turn out the lights (essential to play it right), and get ready to remember.