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Ripten Review: Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Ripten: The game is a rather interesting title, if only because of its relation to Penumbra. While it plays like a much more polished sequel to its predecessor, development actually began before Overture (the first of the two half-games) had even finished, making it much more of a sister project. Even some of the scenarios appear to be reused in Amnesia: having to hide in a room while something awful attempts to break in, running from an unkillable monster as you attempt to impede its progress and several other situations all hark back to the original cave adventure, and I still can’t decide whether this is the result of polishing a rough diamond or running out of ideas.

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jaredhart2655d ago

This guy writes very British.

greeneggsnsam2655d ago

The fifth word is "rather". What more proof would you need?

CrzyFooL2655d ago

Ive heard this game is scary as Sh%t

KingNintendoFanboy2655d ago

I think every game was scary as a kid. At the final boss, no saves or continues...the pressure was on.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

Yes, it is.

I got the game today. And I can tell you.

The Sound and Special FX alone is enough to get scared. I hope not to curse when I'l see my first enemy, because you don't have weapons to fight.

The best way to play this is with Headphones and ligths off from the bedroom.

Drjft2655d ago

Wish I got to review this.

Letros2655d ago

I just played it for a few hours, its unlike anything I've played before, I've jumped, had goose bumps many of times, and keep telling myself I will quit to go to bed but I couldn't stop. The graphics are very detailed and the atmosphere is incredible, this game is worth way more than the $15 I paid for it!

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

This probably is the most scary game of this year and probably stay like that for 2011.

I hope Silent Hill 8 take the same level of fear as or better than Amnesia.

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