Having still not plucked the courage up to brave Penumbra: Black Plague, I was pleasantly surprised to see that horror masters, Frictional Games, have released a new and really quite brilliant teaser trailer for their upcoming cack-your-pants-fest, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. I’ve been following their (very interesting) blog for a few months now and this is looking and sounding very promising indeed. If Penumbra: Overture is anything to go by, I’m scared already.
Full details on the spoiler free trailer can be found on their blog here.
Okay then. Trailer made me jumpy, so the game would make me scream.
I have a feeling I’m too fragile for games from this developer!
Walking about in the dark with a terrible lantern – check.
Opening doors painfully slowly – check.
New nappies – check.
Looks great, I will get round to playing Penumbra Gregg when I’ve finished my current Wii titles!!
Hahaha, I know, that’s just what I thought. That was just three minutes of passive horror footage as well! The level played here was custom built for the trailer so it won’t exist as is in the final game. I like that they did that because trailers spoil too much these days…
The thing is, from reading their blog it seems very apparent that they’ve learned a lot from the Penumbra titles and have a very good understanding of that slow burning dread that exists in those horror moments we all remember.
They’re hoping to get 2000 preorders by the 31st of May. If they hit this goal they’ll develop more content for the game. At the time of typing they’ve got 234 so fingers crossed. There’s a 20% off incentive too, one that I’ll be making the most of soon.
That trailer was creepy as hell. No way could I play that… in the dark… all alone.
But Toger it’s an “adventure” game!
Sort of. O_o
No it’s not. It’s a SCARY game and that trumps “adventure” game. I didn’t finish System Shock 2 due to the creepitude of that damn ship and Shodan’s purring in my ear. Finishing Fatal Frame was done during the blindingly bright light of day and I made sure I wasn’t alone in the house… not that it really helped. Shalebridge Cradle made me scream out loud. O_O
Hahaha, I don’t think I could manage the Fatal Frame games – the whole taking-photos-of-scary-things-in-the-dark-alone-with-an-owl thing would ruin me. Was it still scary in the warm glow of day then?
Totally understood regarding System Shock 2. I bottled out on my first attempt but kept my shit together for the second. It was those damn ‘residual psychic emanations’ that caught me off guard every single bloody time.
Ahh, Shalebridge Cradle. I finally had to have a buddy over to watch my back while I played it. About 20 minutes in, he said “this game is not right,” and stomped out.
He sat on the sofa in the living room and watched hockey. Every now and then he’d call in: “what’s happening now? Is it scary?”
I still haven’t played Shalebridge Cradle but only because I’m thinking of a money making scheme to propose to Steerpike. Playing it in a deserted house, surrounded by livestock (can’t think of anything scarier), in the night, far out in the country, with a generator for power, in the dark, alone, for….200 dollars if I walk out at dawn having beaten the level. And I can bring in as many drugs as I can carry. T-R documentary film crew optional but I get points.
The first two Thief games are incredible but T:DS was a real let down at least from what I played. I’ve tried to play it a few times but always get so irritated by the glowing blue hints, loading in-level and a handful of bugs that bodged the game. What’s with those terrible game hints on the loading screen as well? What happened to the tenets of the Builder, the Keeper annals and those creepy Pagan and Mechanist passages? Why the Papyrus font? And what’s with that damn cat walking around in circles in front of that fire on the first level? The black jack wouldn’t even make it fall asleep 🙁 I know there are a lot of effective mods to sort some of these problems but is it really worth playing as a total Thief taffer?
@Steerpike & Mike: COWARDS! (I’m a big wuss, but don’t tell anybody, shhh). I’ll bring the camera, some money and narcotics. Sounds like a great night in.
Gregg, I’ve just watched it again by myself in a darkened room and absolutely sh*t myself.
Thank you for putting me off Penumbra again 😉
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