FYI: Outlast comes out today

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#1 Posted by Heltom92 (797 posts) -

For all you horror fans out there, Outlast comes out in a few hours.

There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of coverage but it looks like an Amnesia type game, where you have to run and hide instead of fighting the monsters. It received some positive previews recently and I think it will appeal to fans of Amnesia or Spookin with Scoops.

Of course, I could be wrong and it could end up being terrible but I'm definitely looking forward to trying it.

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#2 Edited by BeachThunder (14289 posts) -

Can't wait...although, there's also a live stream an hour after it releases =|

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#3 Posted by JouselDelka (980 posts) -

Isn't... Outlast a console exclusive whose demo I played on my PS3 when I still used that thang a couple of years ago?

You're a black stick-man in a sidescroller, climbing walls sideways with a funky green background to the game?

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#4 Posted by Do_The_Manta_Ray (1153 posts) -

There was a lot of buzz around the game at PAX as the developers had set up a booth where you could test the game, and Outlast was apparently one of 'em 'must plays'. If you google the game, you'll read many first-hand impressions as well as a couple of real amusing anecdotes about folks panicking while playing the demo, one went so far as to demolish their entire booth in a fit of panic.

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Couple of folks have been streaming the review copies of the game and I find this here trailer to actually be really representative of the game. Infact, I think it's actual gameplay, though clearly choreographed. To put it bluntly, it looks like a teriffic Amnesia clone; there's no way of fighting back against the enemies. The way that the game means to differ from Amnesia is that there's a great variety of enemies with different behavioural patterns so that you'll never really know what to expect.

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#5 Posted by BeachThunder (14289 posts) -

RPS have some positive things to say about the game.

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#6 Posted by Heltom92 (797 posts) -

@beachthunder: Sounds great definitely gonna download it. I'm surprised at how little buzz there seems to be for it though.

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#8 Posted by ShaggE (8053 posts) -

RPS have some positive things to say about the game.

I noticed he said his 7 year old PC ran it on Medium. Maybe this craptop could actually run this thing... *hopeful grin*

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#9 Posted by BeachThunder (14289 posts) -

@shagge said:

@beachthunder said:

RPS have some positive things to say about the game.

I noticed he said his 7 year old PC ran it on Medium. Maybe this craptop could actually run this thing... *hopeful grin*

Hm, maybe you should check Minspec.biz :P

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#12 Posted by iragequit (337 posts) -

Comes out in 7 minutes. I'm about to watch the P Klepek quick look.

Seems like it's the first game from a newly formed developer. If anyone bought it and wants to compare it to Amnesia TDD here, that would be awesome, I'm interested in this.

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#13 Edited by BeachThunder (14289 posts) -

Comes out in 7 minutes. I'm about to watch the P Klepek quick look.

Seems like it's the first game from a newly formed developer. If anyone bought it and wants to compare it to Amnesia TDD here, that would be awesome, I'm interested in this.

I'm just going to wait until I've played it to watch the QL. It seems like the kind of game that would be somewhat spoiled by watching the QL.

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#14 Posted by CornBREDX (7136 posts) -

Certainly a surprising release to me but one I am looking forward to checking out sometime in the near future (probably tomorrow, since that's my day off).

Awesome that its coming out a few days before Amnesia, although others may see that differently.

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#15 Posted by Heltom92 (797 posts) -

Almost done downloading will post impressions if I'm not in bed crying.

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#16 Posted by Heltom92 (797 posts) -

Played about an hour and I'm really enjoying it so far. It's very much a modern day Amnesia, although the monster chase sequences aren't scripted like they are in Amnesia. It's had some very scary moments so far including a jump scare that got me more than any other I can recall.

The game also looks great. The night vision on the camera really adds to the atmosphere.

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#17 Edited by Krullban (1471 posts) -

I want to play it so bad but I don't know if I can handle it. Games like this are so interesting to me, but I just don't have the heart for it.

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#18 Edited by spraynardtatum (4358 posts) -

@heltom92: Awesome, thanks, I'm going to start downloading when I get home.

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#19 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6671 posts) -

Really like the game so far. I just reached the basement and took a break. This game will definitely be one I play in short increments. I don't know if I could handle marathoning it.

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