Average User Score: 8.1Sep 24, 2015What does it mean to be human? What is life? What is consciousness? Who is to decide the answers to those questions?
I think, therefore IWhat does it mean to be human? What is life? What is consciousness? Who is to decide the answers to those questions?
I think, therefore I am. Right?
Even after the ~15 hours it took me to see the credits rolling down my monitor, these are just some of the questions that still boggles my mind. It's games like this that may make your head spin, and to question your very own existence.
Even with the above being said, remember that this is a horror game and it may make you s**t your pants.
Oh well. On to the game itself.
Aside from being scary, the game offers an extremely deep atmosphere and story. Combine this with existential questions, horrifying gameplay and breathtaking artistic design, graphics and sound, and you should at least have an idea what this game has to offer.
Without spoiling the story or any plot points, I will just say that if you're a fan of sci-fi, you will greatly enjoy the story and the setting this gorgeous, yet haunting looking world has to offer. It will also force you to make some very morally difficult choices, unless you're a cold-hearted human being that is. This is one of those games that sucks you into it's world, making you not wanting to exit the game until you've reached the credits.
If you ever played Amnesia, the last masterpiece released by the same company, you should feel right at home with the controls and physics offered by this game. Pulling out desk drawers, opening doors, it's all controlled the same way (holding the mouse button down and moving the mouse) and feels just as good.
While there is no inventory screen you can still carry some items around with you that are used automatically in their proper places. There is also no HUD for health, but the game gives you very good visual feedback about how close you are to dying. When really low on health you can no longer sprint and instead are limping around and the screen gets much blurrier etc.
The game ran fine on my GTX970 and I managed to almost always maintain 60fps on the highest settings at 1920x1080 resolution (except when the game clearly loaded the world and it dropped). I found some minor bugs, like places where you could exit the level's boundaries although they required me to really going out of my way to jump around looking for them (as I have a tendency to do :P ), otherwise no game breaking bugs to report.
So, without dragging this out too long, here are my conclusions.
Would I recommend this game?
If you like great stories and atmosphere where you can really take your time to absorb and interact with the world around you, then yes, without a doubt.
If you enjoyed Amnesia, then yes, this is for you as well.
If you're too afraid of scary games, but still want to experience the story? I'd say stay the **** away!
Is it worth the 27,99€€ steam asks for it?
After completion, for me, personally, that's a "Yes, definitely".
ps. "robots" can be freaking terrifying. Sleep tight...… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Sep 12, 2015In short. Simply an amazing idea and the game that got me to finally buy a Wii U with some games I missed until now.
I would give this a 10In short. Simply an amazing idea and the game that got me to finally buy a Wii U with some games I missed until now.
I would give this a 10 out of 10 if the game weren't missing some key components, like the ability to place slopes, water or checkpoints in levels. Combine this with the fact that you can't put searchable keywords in your level, or the fact that you cannot search by name, only by ID. Also levels can only be 2 screens in height which limits you from creating falling levels.
The problems above can be fixed with patches or paid DLC though, but upon the time of writing, that's not the case.
Overall though this is an incredible fun experience both to play or create in and that has player created content that makes it last for a long long time to come.
Mario lovers, look no further. This is a must-buy that will keep you occupied with 2d mario games for the foreseeable future.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3May 13, 2014+ New amazing tracks (including 1-way tracks).
+ Aquatic racing and gliding.
- A.I cheating, - Powerslide babyfied, - Skill = luck -+ New amazing tracks (including 1-way tracks).
+ Aquatic racing and gliding.
- A.I cheating,
- Powerslide babyfied,
- Skill = luck
- Removed game modes (Single race and Mission mode)
If you ever played the DS version of mario kart you know what a mario kart game should play like. Nintendo has removed all skill in this game as the powerslide is now automatic so you cannot catch up if you're behind or broaden your lead with pure powerslide skills.
The whole game is mostly based upon luck now. Will you get bombarded with blue shells? The answer is moslty "Yes", especially when you're in the lead at the final lap. You cannot do ANYTHING to avoid them either. On the 1-way tracks the A.I is always faster than you for some odd reason, making it even harder to finish in first place.
Another let down is the removal of the single race and the mission modes from the DS version.
I loved being able to play race after race with the cource chosen at random for me, or playing the cool missions once in a while, but Nintendo oddly chose to remove features instead of adding new ones.
All in all this is a stripped down version of the DS version and my conclusion would be that if you don't own the DS version I'd say give that version a go before this one. Trust me, the gliding and the aquatic racing isn't better than skillful powersliding and more game mode options.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Dec 13, 2013If you ever played the old Flashback game or maybe prince of persia you know how this game plays. It's like that but with smoother movementIf you ever played the old Flashback game or maybe prince of persia you know how this game plays. It's like that but with smoother movement and with zombies. The world looks gorgeous and the gameplay is fun, but it's lacking in several other departments. The gameplay at first seems fine, but the longer u get the more trial and error puzzle it becomes.
Some parts of the game feels more like a QTE than an action platformer and will have you die again and again just to repeat a section that begins with an unskippable cutscene, just to progress a bit further each time.
One part was so bad that I went to check how to get through it. Turns out I did everything exactly as I should had, but I had vsync turned off, making it impossible for me to progress, so I had to go back to the main menu just to turn it off, thereby resetting all of my progress on that level. Yes if you stop playing the game you lose ALL progress you've made since the last loading screen.
All in all it's an ok game with gorgeus graphics and design that suffers from gamebreaking bugs and trial and error events that are way harder than needed.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Sep 10, 2013Ironically, this game only makes you feel unpleasant, while the first game made you squeal like a pig.
If you haven't played the firstIronically, this game only makes you feel unpleasant, while the first game made you squeal like a pig.
If you haven't played the first amnesia game I would highly recommend you play that one instead. If you have played it and is looking for more amnesia, or any scary game in general, I would say you're better of trying some of the many custom stories that were made for the first game, or try other games in the horror genre.
It is developed by the guys that made Dear Esther and it shows. While the atmosphere remains truthful to it's predecessor, it's not as tense, scary or stressful as the first game. Even the music is not made to scare you as it did with excellency in the original.
There are some stressful moments, but they are few and far between. Most of the game is about immersion. exploration, listening to dialogues or reading notes, which mostly seems to be written by William Shakespeare.
There are also a few puzzles, but they are not clever in any ways and most of them are either solved too quickly or they make you feel frustrated when you finally realized you've missed something that the game thinks is obvious.
There are not as many monster encounters and the monsters themselves aren't even that scary.
In conclusion I would say that this game is a toned down version of the original that focuses more on story writing and exploration, rather than trying to scare you in as many ways possible. If that sounds appealing to you, then give it a shot.
After paying full price for the ~5 hours long game I would say buy it the next time it goes on sale for maybe 50% off. It's not really worth the full price if you ask me.… Expand