Average User Score: 8.2Mar 16, 2015Emotionally it's Dear Esther, difficulty and play-style wise it's Kings Quest. There is also a level with a tribute to Amnesia in it (IEmotionally it's Dear Esther, difficulty and play-style wise it's Kings Quest. There is also a level with a tribute to Amnesia in it (I noticed a mention of Frictional Games in the credits). The forensic replays are something unique to the game and stunning, probably the most enjoyable part. The story and mystery are great. Although I did enjoy the puzzles, I found they sometimes broke the flow of the game as I wanted to continue the story and not get bogged down in them. Others may find those challenges to be the most fun part of the game, and will want to take their time and enjoy the challenge. I did go e-z mode and found some walkthroughs to continue the story line as that is what I was most interested in.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Jun 8, 2014I've been playing this franchise since 1942 beta (over 10 years), but have left it due to such a sloppy and release. It's too bad because theI've been playing this franchise since 1942 beta (over 10 years), but have left it due to such a sloppy and release. It's too bad because the game had such potential, but it literally unplayable. There is a 75 page thread on EA regarding ATI cards having memory leaks that locks up the game, and it has still not been fixed.
On top of that, rush seems to get worse with each release. Bad Company 2 had the best rush but it just keeps getting worse to the point of not even being worth it.
I am an extremely patient person to the point where I've been called a saint for the things I've put up, but I've run out of patience for this. Congrats EA in living up to your "most evil company" award 2 years in a row! You took a storied franchise and messed it up.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jun 2, 2014Absolute masterpiece, one of the best DLC's ever made! If you loved the original Infinite you have to get this. For those who wereAbsolute masterpiece, one of the best DLC's ever made! If you loved the original Infinite you have to get this. For those who were disappointed with the gameplay of the original, because it was too much shoot 'em up, this one is a lot different. You have to think through rooms because you can't run in and start blasting. Ammo and money are limited, the weapons are much more gimp, some of the rooms are packed, and Liz doesn't take damage as well as Booker did.
Also I absolutely loved the enemy characters, I would stand there for like 5 minutes just listening to them ramble off random catch phrases, I almost didn't want to kill them because they were so entertaining.
Story is excellent and atmosphere surreal as usual. Can't wait for the next Bioshock installment. Great job.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Nov 29, 2013Absolutely brilliant game which is completely underrated.
First off players need to set their expectations. This is more of a physiologicalAbsolutely brilliant game which is completely underrated.
First off players need to set their expectations. This is more of a physiological thriller and dark mystery with tons of symbolism and history rolled up into it. It's not going to give you the sense of terror and helplessness that the Dark Descent gave you, but it's still a fantastic game, and extremely well thought out. The atmosphere and soundtrack are stunning, and the dreadful, melancholy sense of "wtf are these people doing?" prevails throughout the game.
Yes the monsters are easy and so are the puzzles, but the story here was so good I personally appreciated that as I did not want to waste time and wanted to advance the story line. Speaking of which it has a few twists and turns along the way which was a welcome surprise.
I think the problem alot of the negative reviews are having is they had a different expectation of the game, as if it were to be the Dark Descent part 2. This game reminds me alot of when the movie Sixth Sense came out, then was followed up by another brilliant movie Unbreakable. Two completely different movies but some fans wanted to see another Sixth Sense. Vanilla and chocolate, both great flavors and we can enjoy both.
Finally if you were a fan of Dear Esther, you will absolutely love this game. What I liked about this and Dear Esther were the emotional responses they drew, and the physiological metaphors embedded throughout the story.
Not sure how many caught it but that subliminal pig head that barely flashed on the screen for a second, as you went into one of the lifts, was freakin awesome.
I hope that Frictional continues with the Amnesia franchise, as these games have to be some of the most well-written ever. A Machine for Pigs is a solid contribution to the series.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Mar 5, 2012What a beautiful game. If you found yourself in Half Life 2 and Left 4 Dead spending just as much time taking in the artwork, reading everyWhat a beautiful game. If you found yourself in Half Life 2 and Left 4 Dead spending just as much time taking in the artwork, reading every little message the survivors left in the safe room, and hanging out in levels far longer than you needed to, you will love this game. If you liked Amnesia, you will really like this game alot. You play FPS games with your eyes and your hands, you play a game like this with your SOUL. So beautiful and I hope we see more in this genre for years to come. Great visuals, great soundtrack, and absolutely amazing atmosphere, I had goosebumps most of the game, the same way I was scared out of my mind while playing Amnesia.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Apr 25, 2011My all-time favorite game, I played this for 5 years until Bad Company 2 came out, and BC2 is a great game, but it's really there for me toMy all-time favorite game, I played this for 5 years until Bad Company 2 came out, and BC2 is a great game, but it's really there for me to hold me over until Battlefield 3 arrives later in 2011. Probably the best teamwork game there is, and gives me the same feeling I had in my younger days playing organized team sports. Commander mode was awesome and let's hope it is in Battlefield 3. "You are the worst squad I have ever set eyes on." "My grandma could do better!"… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Apr 24, 2011Edgar Allan Poe....THE GAME. I haven't been this creeped out since I first heard Poe's stories recited around a campfire as a kid. AmnesiaEdgar Allan Poe....THE GAME. I haven't been this creeped out since I first heard Poe's stories recited around a campfire as a kid. Amnesia definitely gives you a feeling of tension and helplessness the whole time you are playing it, and you are constantly checking your back. The macabre atmosphere is done perfectly, and the game setting is a breath of fresh air.
I remember one of the levels running for my life and held my breath the whole way before escaping to safety.
Can't wait for this shop's next game, and what a pleasant surprise it was to discover this sleeper. Highly recommended for anyone that likes to be scared, and I would put the single player experience on the same level as Half Life 2 or Dead Space 2, it was that good.… Expand