Amnesia: The Dark Descent a game that needs some hype.

#1 Posted by Evilsbane (4619 posts) -

I just became aware of a new game from the makers of Penumbra, a very unique and interesting first person adventure, This game looks awesome and the developers are having a little contest type thing, if they get 2000 preorders before May they will add extra content into the game, Its 16 bucks and the trailer looks awesome:
 
Click me for TRAILERS!
 
Check it out, if your interested predorder it so we can get some extra goodies!

#2 Posted by Jeffsekai (7033 posts) -

Thats the dumbest way to promote DLC I've ever seen...
 
Game looks kinda meh, but I bet some people are into it.

#3 Posted by BraveFart (298 posts) -

i ain't scared of no amnesia

#4 Posted by Evilsbane (4619 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" Thats the dumbest way to promote DLC I've ever seen...  Game looks kinda meh, but I bet some people are into it. "
The games (This one is very similar to the last series they did) do look rather...Cryostasis -ey (Read: janky and low budget) but in practice they are alot of fun and really good adventure/puzzle games, and this one looks to improve upon that formula. But it might just not be your kind of game obviously it is only for a select few since it only has 250 preorders and its due out this year, but I just figured I would spread the word.
#5 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

I don't see them promoting DLC so that's the dumbest comment I've ever seen. Well, close enough to that.

And yeah, I'm confident this game will own, just like Penumbra. I doubt they'll get that many preorders though. Not that I care much for the content they will add, I'd rather wait and see if the game turns out as good as Penumbra, or better, before paying up (not confident enough for that!). The trailer is cool but heavily scripted, playing it yourself you wouldn't act like that at all (letting the statue drop when he hears the scream, lol).

Edit: also, none of that looks "janky" or "low budget" (even though it most certainly is the latter), they have done some incredible work in the content seen so far at least, everything looks polished and on par with high budget titles in terms of visuals, physics, and pretty much all seen so far. Maybe not quite as good as the very best out there but not bad by any means, and if it's like Penumbra, interactivity is beyond most.

#6 Posted by JeevesPleez (332 posts) -

That reminds me, I still need to play the Penumbra Collection that's sitting on my shelf...
 
@Jeffsekai said:

" Thats the dumbest way to promote DLC I've ever seen... 
Yeah, depending on 1999 other people kinda sucks, but if it happens, it's not too different from any other pre-order DLC bonus.
#7 Edited by Evilsbane (4619 posts) -
@Al3xand3r: I wasn't saying How I thought it looked but that is the impression I get from other people, personally I think it looks fucking amazing.
 
Oh yea and the reactions were awesome LoL.
#8 Edited by Binman88 (3687 posts) -
@Evilsbane said:

" @Jeffsekai said:

" Thats the dumbest way to promote DLC I've ever seen...  Game looks kinda meh, but I bet some people are into it. "
The games (This one is very similar to the last series they did) do look rather...Cryostasis -ey (Read: janky and low budget) but in practice they are alot of fun and really good adventure/puzzle games, and this one looks to improve upon that formula. But it might just not be your kind of game obviously it is only for a select few since it only has 250 preorders and its due out this year, but I just figured I would spread the word. "
I think it looks interesting, might actually pick it up. Cryostasis is one of the best looking games I've ever played - I like the sort of stuff that comes out of these types of developers, in that they usually don't look as samey as most other games on the market.
 
Edit: By the way, the extra content is a commentary track from the developers. I guess some people would be interested in that sort of thing, but it's not much of a draw for me to preorder the game 6 months in advance.
#9 Posted by Tordah (2479 posts) -

That trailer really gave me the creeps. Excellent sound design. Dark and dank catacombs are the worst!

#10 Posted by RagingLion (1365 posts) -

I'm fascinated by the various narrative techniques they're using and the type of gameplay they're offering and I started following the developers blog last week because they really do talk about some interesting general video game theory there.  However I can't hack horror stuff so it won't be a game I'm buying.

#11 Posted by AstralDisaster (117 posts) -

the extra content they're "promoting" is actually just a  commentary track.
 
"  At 2000 pre-orders, placed before the 31st of May, the game will get extra content in the form of a commentary track. By enabling commentaries, members from Frictional Games will talk about the creation of Amnesia: The Dark Descent during your playtrough. 

The commentaries will be in English only!"

#12 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

FUCK THAT GAME. I can barely even play Penumbra let alone that.

#13 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops said:
" FUCK THAT GAME. I can barely even play Penumbra let alone that. "
I feel the same, I still forced myself through most of penumbra nearly had a damn heart attack when I first saw the worm. I am thinking about pre-ordering this. Probable going to need a big bag of adult diapers but hey I can get through this !
#14 Edited by deerpoob (128 posts) -

I really loved Penumbra:black plague, I didnt play it but i watched my brother beat it, Im not the type of guy to get scared, I love to watch horror movies and laugh at there attempts to scare me, and I refused to play that game, it terrified me in a way nothing else can, and I loved it! ive never wanted to preorder a game before, but this game looks amazing (honestly there sound guys are amazing!) and I defenitly feel its worth my 16 bucks, I felt that they could do much more with the setting then just silent hill esque visions and dark dank science labs, and i think this almost mediveal look is just what it needs!

#15 Posted by BeachThunder (11959 posts) -

Newish (kinda) gameplay video:
 

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#16 Posted by Sanitysend (82 posts) -

This game kick ass, please support these guys. A great change from closet scares and claustrophobic shooters.

#17 Posted by devosion (112 posts) -

This game scares me shitless. I love it!

#18 Posted by wormz (140 posts) -
@devosion said:
" This game scares me shitless. I love it! "
Agreed. Very, very nice atmosphere.
#19 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -
@BraveFart said:
"i ain't scared of no amnesia "

You will be :P
#20 Posted by natetodamax (19207 posts) -

Posting to unlock

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#21 Posted by Lukeweizer (2687 posts) -
@BraveFart said:
" i ain't scared of no amnesia "
What about Ghosts?
#22 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

seems like a niche market.

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