A few questions to vetern Amnesia players.

#1 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

First things first, I love this game. I love the feeling of being unsettled. The only other game to really give me the feeling that I've always wanted was Fatal Frame 2, but this easily has become my favorite horror game. I did have a question for those that have played this far more than I. I know I can't look directly at enemies or my sanity goes to red quickly, but is it just directly looking or is it seeing the entities at all that causes my sanity meter to rise? I love looking into the unknown, which would be a real bummer for me if I weren't allowed to see these enemies. And is there a way to remove this penalty? I'm not asking to make the game easier, even though that would be the outcome, I just really like watching these ghostly figures.

And one more question. Are there any other modern games like this that are even scarier? I've checked out the Penumbra games already, but am hoping there might be a few games out there that give the same experience like Amnesia.

#2 Posted by wemibelec90 (1658 posts) -

I think at all does make it go up but it only goes up rapidly if you look directly at them. It isn't made perfectly clear but that's what I remember. There is probably a way to become "invincible" in sanity with hacks but that would make the game stupid easy. Usually, it's dark enough that you can't really make out the enemies' features anyway, even if you wanted to.

#3 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@wemibelec90: I just got through looking directly at a ghostly figure where you could see a fully black entity. It might have been because it was standing in the light, or I just got incredible lucky, maybe both, but I want to see more of that. And, I don't really want to be invincible, just remove one aspect of the game, or at the very least make the sanity rise slightly instead of feeling like it immediately hits red with a second or two of direct viewing. I really don't want the game easier, I just want to be able to look, maybe not directly, at the enemies that come into view.

#4 Posted by EVO (3908 posts) -

Is it even possible to die from sanity?

#5 Posted by wemibelec90 (1658 posts) -

@Spiritgod: Don't think you can do anything about it then. I can't remember if the game has difficulty options but, if it does, knocking it down to Easy might help.

#6 Posted by wemibelec90 (1658 posts) -

@EVO said:

Is it even possible to die from sanity?

You move VERY slowly and can fall over when your sanity is extremely low. When you fall over, your health drops as well so you can actually die from low sanity. It can take awhile but it eventually happens if you don't get it back up.

#7 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@wemibelec90: No thanks then, I'll just live with it. A a small price to pay for a truly chilling experience.

#8 Posted by EVO (3908 posts) -

@wemibelec90 said:

@EVO said:

Is it even possible to die from sanity?

You move VERY slowly and can fall over when your sanity is extremely low. When you fall over, your health drops as well so you can actually die from low sanity. It can take awhile but it eventually happens if you don't get it back up.

Huh, I never experienced that. The only deaths I had were by the hands of the monsters.

#9 Posted by Spiritgod (210 posts) -

@EVO: I've experienced falling over, but not dying from it so I don't know. I think I read somewhere that when you fall over you become a better target for enemies nearby, something about they now search you out. The only time I fell over, I got back up with my sanity almost back to normal, but I didn't check my health.

#10 Posted by TobbRobb (4639 posts) -

I freaked the fuck out at the early water part, managed to get through that at least. But when I saw two huge areas to explore after that my heart gave out and I quit.

That game is fucking amazing. I'm not usually scared by movies or games, but Amnesia is goddamn stressful.

#11 Posted by StarFoxA (5157 posts) -

I literally just finished playing Amnesia. The final parts of the game are pretty terrifying, there is some seriously unsettling stuff that you can uncover if you really get into the game. As for other freaky games, I found this list (and another one, with more detail) a while back of horror games that seem worth checking out, there's a variety of obscure to mainstream stuff.

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