A Machine for Speculation

#1 Posted by Akeldama (4238 posts) -

Survival horror fans of Giant Bomb!

Let the speculation begin. Which new mechanics would you like to see introduced to the game? Do you think combat will still be nonexistent? And what of the engine? The game is developed by the Dear Esther crew and they have experience with the Portal 2 era Source Engine.

Any ideas? Hopes?

#2 Posted by FritzDude (2253 posts) -

I've not done much research on the Amnesia, but Is this the next proper Amnesia or more like that Justine update? But anyway, combat should never be implemented to the game because it would take away a lot of the fear in my opinion, but if so they need it to be panicking & intense and not Penumbra.

#3 Posted by Beforet (2912 posts) -

I kinda hope they change the sanity mechanic. It was novel at first, but towards the middle and end it was more of an annoyance, and actually made me less scared due to the whole "oh right, video games" aspect of it.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

I would pay all my monies for a Speculation Machine

#5 Posted by Cslaw (217 posts) -

I hope combat is still nonexistent, as soon as i get a weapon i loose that sense of vulnerability that the first game did so well.

#6 Posted by Akeldama (4238 posts) -

@FritzDude said:

I've not done much research on the Amnesia, but Is this the next proper Amnesia or more like that Justine update? But anyway, combat should never be implemented to the game because it would take away a lot of the fear in my opinion, but if so they need it to be panicking & intense and not Penumbra.

full sequel

#7 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -
@FritzDude said:

I've not done much research on the Amnesia, but Is this the next proper Amnesia or more like that Justine update? But anyway, combat should never be implemented to the game because it would take away a lot of the fear in my opinion, but if so they need it to be panicking & intense and not Penumbra.

Combat was removed in Penumbra Black Plague (the sequel to Penumbra). That was a really fantastic game, probably enjoyed it more than Amnesia myself!
#8 Posted by AlexW00d (6189 posts) -

Frictional have their own engine they have just updated to 3.0 so I highly doubt they'll use the Source engine for this, would be a huge waste.

Anyway, I want there to be someone to hold my hand when I play it, 'cause god damn that game fucked me up.

#9 Posted by Xsjado911 (29 posts) -

@Cslaw said:

I hope combat is still nonexistent, as soon as i get a weapon i loose that sense of vulnerability that the first game did so well.

Agreed

#10 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5120 posts) -

If there is combat it better be a pig-flinging machine to make good on its title.

#11 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4580 posts) -

Amnesia II: Agrippa: The Grippening.

You play as Agrippa's severed head, which has become a prominent leader in the meatpacking industry. Until one day,when your adopted son Rudolph decides he wants to run the company himself, throwing you into the pig pen. Luckily, you are able to convince the pigs to elect you as their leader, and you lead a revolt, destroying the sausage factory and leading a global livestock uprising. But in the end, the pigs' ego becomes too much, and it is revealed that they are the true monsters.

#12 Posted by MasterBrief (174 posts) -

Well from the last picture, the one all the way on the right, on the Next Frictional Game site there is a body on a sort of track system. The other pictures are of an engine room and control room so my guess is there is some sort of feeding system for pigs since pigs will eat human flesh (We've all seen Snatch haven't we?). Maybe they are just pigs or some sort of hybrid and its a weird scientist doing research or something. That's my 2 cents. As for the combat, I think the game will be far better without it it only adds to the horror of the game.

#13 Posted by Winternet (8007 posts) -

This is seriously one of my eagerly awaited games for 2012.

#14 Posted by ShaggE (6343 posts) -

@Winternet said:

This is seriously one of my eagerly awaited games for 2012.

Same here. If I were to list my top ten gaming experiences, Amnesia would hold at least four places, and Penumbra would hold two more.

#15 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

No combat, better implementation of the sanity mechanic, I got sick of that by the end.

#16 Posted by Emperor_Jimmu (249 posts) -

Bacon is the scariest meat.

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