I waited specifically for today to do that title even if it is getting a little late. It’s a timed rhyme yo. Actually that’s a lie, today is the first chance I’ve had to mention that Frictional Games, developers of the much lauded Penumbra trilogy, are tomorrow releasing their much anticipated next title Amnesia: The Dark Descent. If you haven’t heard of it then I heartily recommend you go and take a look at the original (spoiler free) teaser trailer and should it pique your interest there’s now a demo available as well. Hurrah!
Since my last post on Amnesia, the game reached its 2000 pre-orders goal and will now feature a developer commentary implemented in much the same way as the Half-Life games. Based on the articles I’ve read on Frictional Games’ blog I expect this to be particularly interesting considering the game’s heritage and the developers’ clear understanding of horror.
Jason Dobry has been tasked with reviewing Amnesia: The Dark Descent in lieu of my video card playing up so stay tuned. In the meantime here’s a few more videos for those of you who see the demo as more of a health risk than a means of enjoying yourself.
Edit: It appears RPS have just posted up a Wot I Think of Amnesia. Check it out here.
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