EnchantedEcho's forum posts

#1 Posted by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

Perth, Western Australia

#2 Posted by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

@conmulligan said:


This period has easily been the best five years of my life, and so many memories and friendships have come out of my time at Game Informer. I'm going to be moving out west for my new gig, but I'm happy to say that I'll be staying in the industry I love.

Dan Ryckert would be a good fit.

It seems very likely, the timing is pretty on point.

#3 Posted by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 Outcast seems to still be pretty active, I checked up on it about a year ago and there were still a handful of active servers going.

#4 Edited by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

Good lucky Vinny, I'm really going to miss your voice with Jeff, Brad and Drew. I hope you can get something awesome going over east!

#5 Edited by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

I know the game only just came out, I've had it for a few days so I'll get the ball rolling with my song. It's only 8 bars long so it is a bit repetitive, the editor is pretty easy to use and get something uploaded to YouTube. I'm looking forward to hearing some of the stuff the community puts out, I know there are some great musicians hiding around here!

#6 Posted by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

I've tried to submit a user review using the latest version of Chrome and Firefox and when I click "Create user review" it just clears all of the fields and tells me that they should not be blank. Here are some screenshots:

#7 Posted by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

The game looks like shit on my Xbox 360, I tried with running off the play disk and installing the play disk to the USB. Doesn't look the same as it does in the Quick Look on Giant Bomb. I am running on a launch Xbox 360 but it shouldn't make a difference.

#8 Posted by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -


@enchantedecho: How scary is it compared to the first game? Did the similarity with Dark Descent take away from the tension/atmosphere/scares?

It isn't as scary as the first game by a decent margin, I don't think I came across a single jump-scare. It is more focused on building tension and frantic escapes from things chasing you. Still pretty stressful at times but not scary.

@joeyravn said:

Does the story in A Machine for Pigs have any relation to the first Amnesia, even if it's only tangential? The description on the game on Steam says it's a "Fresh and new approach to the Amnesia world while staying true to its origins." I've never finished the first one, and I would like to play it before A Machine for Pigs if it's based on the world previously established.

It's a completely new character and setting, there might be some subtle hints to the last game but I didn't notice any when I played through it. So I guess it is tangentially related but easily digestible on its own.

How are the puzzles? i loved the ones in Penumbra but Amnesia's were a bit disappointing.

They are pretty straightforward for the most part, bar one or two. They are more of a means to a end than a actual challenge.

@owack6 said:

@enchantedecho: Is there anything new you could say this game adds to the formula from the previous one? By the end of the previous game i wasn't scared at all and it just completely fell apart for me as an experience.

It's a more refined game that has stripped out a lot of the annoying things about The Dark Descent (no more lamp oil, tinderboxes, inventory) that has a greater focus on telling a story. One of my issues with the game is that it relies too heavily on the first game's formula, it emulates similar scenarios from the first game to fault at times.

#9 Posted by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

@minipato: if you hated dear Esther you won't hate a machine for pigs. It is much less stale than Dear Esther in my opinion.

#10 Posted by EnchantedEcho (799 posts) -

@i_stay_puft: I played Dear Esther but didn't finish it, it doesn't feel like Amnesia + Dear Esther. It is Amnesia with a stronger story and a few quiet moments where you explore the environment.