Sunday, October 17, 2010

A dark descent..

Yesterday I sat curled up on the sofa with blankets covering me, chilling to the core, tense and scared like hell. We were playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent..

A computer was hooked up to our TV so we could all share the experience, we were four scared little children watching, and we were all chewing our fingernails off. Now, I haven't played a whole lot of horror-games, but me and G are playing Silent Hill 3 at a slow pace, and even though Silent Hill is scary and all it can't even compare to this experience, seriously! We were all screaming like little kids, right out loud!

The game is all about immersion, wicked sound-design and a way of dealing with horror that I've never seen in a game before. The main character is defenseless, and running from enemies doesn't help in the least either. You actually have to hide in a corner, not looking at the horrors, turning your back at them for them to go away, and that is if you are lucky.. We had some moments of complete panic, screaming and shouting RUN, RUUUN!! It was awesome, truly..

I highly recommend getting a few friends together playing this game some dark night, Halloween is coming up you know..