[Reviews] Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Discussion in 'Gaming Discussion' started by Geoff, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    Kotaku weighs in:


    "So, there's my (actual, official) review card. Despite some misfires and disappointing elements, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a worthy successor to the first game. It's frequently dread-inducing, occasionally terrifying, and wonderfully, goofily grandiose. It's absolutely worth playing."

    It should also be noted that it took him about 7 hours to finish it.


    A major French PC gaming mag (Canard PC) calls it:

    "bad, linear, pretentious, no gameplay and nothing like the first one"




    Blistered Thumbs gives it a 9/10:





    " It might not be scarier than the most frightening horror game ever made but does manage, by porcine whisker, to be a more interesting, memorable and likely more divisive game overall."





    "Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs doesn't provide the pure scares of its predecessor. Its systems are deeply simplified, its sense of dread less all-encompassing. But it still leaves a lasting impression. The horror it filled me with was more subtle and insidious, and it's not going to be out of my system for many days to come. "




    "Played with one’s thinking cap on, A Machine for Pigs is sure to horrify even when it doesn’t frighten."
    However, listed under the 'cons' on that page is:

    "Graphics are pretty ugly"
    Errr ......... what? To me the graphics look excellent! [​IMG]



    "Mandus' journey into its clockwork belly is certainly a grisly one,
    punctuated by moments of disquieting and hideous awe. This is when the
    game is at its best, when it pulls back and simply allows you to witness
    the horror of its world, the darkest threshold of a man's heart.

    That's enough to make Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs worth playing, so long as you can accept that it won't make you squeal."



    Final Verdict: 7.5/10 (A solid horror experience, that will reward the more patient players).


    Since we are at the 24 hour mark until Geoff shits his pants repeatedly, I thought you guys would enjoy what some reviews have to say. They all make me super excited.
  2. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    They make me excited not because of "7/10" reviews, but because of what was actually said. My gear grinding was based on people who base a purchase on the number itself.
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