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A Machine For Disappointment 0

When Frictional Games and The Chinese Room set out to make Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs they had some pretty big shoes to fill. The first game in the series, Amnesia: The Dark Decent, is considered by many to be one of the best titles that the survival horror genre has to offer. Sadly, A Machine For Pigs completely fails to succeed, or even recreate, anything that made the original title a classic.The first thing one will notice right off the bat is that somehow the developers have failed to get...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Swine Has Risen 0

Watching Amnesia: The Dark Descent move from a game championed by horror game enthusiasts to a YouTube phenomenon was strange. Horror has been a consistently popular genre across all mediums for centuries because being scared is exciting. Amnesia: The Dark Descent proved that unsurprisingly, watching people burst into panic attacks is pretty entertaining. Amnesia gained a huge following from it's popularity on YouTube and the fans demanded more and in response we have the second entry in the fra...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A different approach 0

When it was announced The Chinese Room were handling the sequel to Amnesia, a horror game so hilariously hostile in its treatment of its players that it became more common to have seen people screaming at the top of their voices while playing it in a YouTube video than to have actually played it yourself, it struck me as a bit of a stunt casting in more than one way. I'm one of those that really enjoyed Dear Esther, both in its original mod incarnation and later as a retail product, but TCR is a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Boring in all aspects. 0

The original Amnesia game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, was fun because it had interesting puzzles, extremely dark and scary locations, a suitable castle-and-dungeon setting, a story that included a very memorable villain, and some decent dialogue to set the stage. It also made great use of peaceful locations to contrast the dark and scary ones, and overall it was just a blast to play (unless you had major problems with the consumables, which happened to some people).In contrast, this game has "p...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs 0

Introduction Amnesia: A machine for pigs developed by The Chinese Room and published by Frictional Games, sets out on the glorious quest to win the crown of horror in this non direct sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Does it surpass the original game? Find out below!Story It's hard to talk about the story of this game without giving away mayor spoilers, so here's a short non spoiler summarize. You take the roll of Manuds, a rich man who awakes deliriously from high fever in his bed. Haunted ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A different approach 0

When it was announced The Chinese Room were handling the sequel to Amnesia, a horror game so hilariously hostile in its treatment of its players that it became more common to have seen people screaming at the top of their voices while playing it in a YouTube video than to have actually played it yourself, it struck me as a bit of a stunt casting in more than one way. I'm one of those that really enjoyed Dear Esther, both in its original mod incarnation and later as a retail product, but TCR is a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What Machine for Pigs was missing 0

Okay.What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the game Amnesia: The Dark Descent?For me, it's fear. Pure and unfiltered fear. Amnesia, whether it wants to or not, carries the burden of being widely regarded as one of the scariest games ever made. That makes the proposition of a follow-up pretty difficult, no matter how you slice it. But, one thing you don't want is a retread; if we end up with the same game a second time, it's definitely not scary any more.I'm not about to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Heavy on story and atmosphere, light on scare... but it works. 0

Amnesia: TDD was incredibly suspenseful, and filled with such an atmosphere of terror that you just couldn't escape. A beautiful game in its own right, and in terms of horror games, one that would be hard pressed to live up to with a sequel, although the story ended very oddly.This new entry, Amnesia: AMfP, is developed by thechineseroom. The company is most known to me for making the beautiful and nostalgic game, Dear Esther, and have done a wonderful job of making this second entry into this ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A dark descent into the mind of a madman 0

A Machine for Pigs is a spin-off to the 2010 survival horror smash hit The Dark Descent developed by Dear Esther remake developers, The Chinese Room, and published by Frictional Games. It starts off with a familiar premise, you take the roll of a man who has recently suffered from amnesia and is tasked with finding someone. This is where the similarities end. Balancing your sanity and lamp oil, a hallmark of the original has been stripped from AMFP. Hiding from monsters, solving puzzles and expl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Review: Non-Fattening Horror 0

Reviewing Outlast and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs back to back shaved years off my life expectancy, but I would gladly give up my days as a senior citizen to relive both stories for the first time. Outlast is an adrenaline rush of urgency, whereas A Machine for Pigs lets fans live in its world, and breathe in its sights and sounds – hardly surprising since Frictional Games handed development to The Chinese Room, the team behind Dear Esther. The Dark Descent’s sequel advertises fewer scares along...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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