IMC writes: "People who make scary games would love me. I find it hard to play scary games because they scare the bejeezus out of me. I load the game up, turn out the lights, turn up the sound and proceed to make quick-saves every fifteen seconds because I know bloodthirsty doom is going to leap around the corner and try to make me its girlfriend at pretty much any moment.
I still love to play them, though. It's like a roller coaster ride. I know it will terrify me, and I'm willing to wait an hour in line for that five second brush with death and adrenaline. So, when the sequel to the moody-as-all-get-out Penumbra popped up on the Inside Mac Games schedule, I jumped at it.
Penumbra: The Black Plague is a direct sequel to the original, picking up where that one left off. The game is a bit of tricky game to review because it is at once everything that is great and everything that can suck about video-gaming. But, and this is where I think it counts the most, the game scared the hell out of me. That having been said..."