Psn is having a pretty cool little Halloween sale and I saw AMY on there for 2.50. The reviews and impressions weren't great but I'm curious if its ok for a very cheap price? Thanks for the help in advance.
Worth it for $2.50?
They have patched a lot of the issues from the quicklook since then. Not played it myself though.
Patch notes in question:
- the last checkpoint you reach is now saved (instead of going back to the beginning of the chapter)
- the syringes remain in the inventory after a checkpoint is reached
- Amy’s Powers remain available after a checkpoint is reached
- the Combat camera has been removed
- most sequences can now be skipped
- the ingame brightness has been improved
I'm of the opinion that any game you'll actually play for any period of time (I mean that literally, I don't means "a long time") is worth $2.50. If it sucks you can likely get your money;s worth of entertainment by bitching on forums. Or just in laughing at how bad it is while playing. In the developed word, $2.50 is nearly nothing.
As others have said, it can't hurt just to give it a try? Been meaning to play it myself for a while, too. I got Hydrophobia Prophecy for a similar price and I was surprised to find it wasn't as bad as I'd been lead to believe. In fact I thought it was... alright. A poor man's Uncharted for the most part, though the water tech alone I thought was worth the admission. Just too bad they didn't capitalise on the mechanics they only introduce just as it's ending.
I haven't played it but I saw the Quick Look and, well, this applies:
@Sackmanjones At a certain point, if a game is bad enough, you wouldn't want to play it if it was free. There are better ways to spend your time than play Amy.
It just didn't look like anything I'd want to play for any period of time, regardless of cost.
Ask yourself: Is my time worth $2.50, knowing very well that this game is universally disliked? I'm just saying, there's a difference between willing to spend money on a game with contentious or mixed reception (i.e. I will play Resident Evil 6 once the price goes down because I have to know for myself) and a game with a metacritic of 33.
I've heard it was pretty bad. I've been suckered into buying questionable games at a great price before but oh god I wish I had my two dollars back for Hydrophobia.... so I would say you should probably not buy Amy unless you're interested in how bad it apparently is.
Look, I don't mind most mediocre games, I S-Ranked Silent Hill downpour, I played through I Am Alive (and liked it), I even finished up Resident Evil 6 (and plan on S ranking that) still, I couldn't even finish the demo for Amy before getting insanely bored and annoyed at the game, it plays horribly, it's terrible to look at and the mechanics are never interesting.
when you have to backtrack stuff in the demo, you know someone fucked up.
I'd say for Amy $2.50 is still overpriced.
@Sackmanjones, did you end up getting AMY?
I did at least for £2. After playing through the first chapter, I have very little desire to go back to it. And this is coming from someone who still eats up all of the old Resident Evil and Silent Hill games.
EDIT: And who even thought Hydrophobia Prophecy was OK... I think that alone speaks volumes about AMY.
@Yummylee I thought hydrophobia was bad so to say the least, I'm glad I didn't purchase Amy. But I'm with you on the re games! Played through a bunch of the classics last summer and enjoyed the hell out of it.
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