TheUprising® Dec 23, 2013 @ 8:27pm
Outlast is nearly universally recommended over this game
And it makes me lose faith humanity. Outlast was such a terribly made game. A cash grab trying to cash in on the Amnesia craze with out any sense of subtlety. Jump scare to chase scene to jump scare. The same chase scene and jump scare several times too. Read the ign review, they said it was a short game but it needed to be even shorter because it got REPETITIVE in the 2-4 hour game length. I agree...
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Kuroneko Dec 23, 2013 @ 8:31pm 
Not to mention the cliche setting, the cheesy plot/premise, and the very mediocre writing.

But apparently story-driven games aren't welcome 'round these parts.
Law Abiding Engineer Dec 23, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
Ummm, and you posted an Outlast thread in this section? I think you are lost
Kerozinn Dec 24, 2013 @ 2:16am 
two different type of games.
Spizy Chicken Dec 24, 2013 @ 3:35am 
Originally posted by TheUprising:
And it makes me lose faith humanity. Outlast was such a terribly made game. A cash grab trying to cash in on the Amnesia craze with out any sense of subtlety. Jump scare to chase scene to jump scare. The same chase scene and jump scare several times too. Read the ign review, they said it was a short game but it needed to be even shorter because it got REPETITIVE in the 2-4 hour game length. I agree...

I agree Outlast had very little story and poor at that, as well as left much to be desired, but I did enjoy it.
Outlast and Amnesia can't even be compared though. Two different styles of games. Outlast was more straight Horror genre and Amnesia is more of a psychological thriller.
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Gotta Ramble Dec 24, 2013 @ 6:04am 
Thats funny, i feel the same way about quentin tarantino movies.
Fire Walk With Me Dec 24, 2013 @ 6:16am 
Are you the developer of Amnesia posting a jealousy thread? If not, why do you care if people like Outlast over Amnesia? Are you a stockholder?
McQuiggle Dec 24, 2013 @ 9:29am 
I gotta disagree on some parts. I think Outlast is very well made. It has high production values, it's extremely polished and has impressive environments and animation work.

But beyond that, I think it's pretty boring. Its setting and story is nothing but horror cliche. The enemy design is just funny at times. The game is just made to make something close to a AAA release based around the buzz Amnesia and Slender got through youtube let's plays.

A Machine for Pigs however didn't try to go bigger and better and instead just tried do something weird and different. It's slow, it's not as polished as outlast, and has its flaws - just like the original. But in this it creates a far more memorable experience than Outlast ever could.

Outlast will be pushed aside by the same people who are saying "This is the new Amnesia" whenever the next "scariest game" releases. Whereas the people who have appreciated Frictional's work for their storytelling, will still appreciate Pigs (and The Dark Descent) for what it is beyond making people scream on youtube.
johnz Dec 24, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
A Machine for Pigs is garbage. Outlast was a welcome surprise.
blackops99 Dec 24, 2013 @ 7:38pm 
Whether you like it or not, the chase scene to the dumbwaiter and afterwards was "PRICELESS" in Outlast!
Chudah Dec 24, 2013 @ 8:17pm 
I think the bottom line is that games like AMFP just don't appeal to a larger portion of gamers. It has it's niche, but most won't invest themselves into it enough to really appreciate what it has to offer. The TDD fan and AMFP fan likely belong to two entirely different subset of gamers (although there is a bit of crossover).

I hate to drudge up COD in another gaming rant, but it's really ruined a lot of gamers IMO. People just don't want slower paced journeys, it's all about heart-pounding action with lots of adrenaline inbetween. That's why games like Outlast get placed on GOTY lists, because it gives gamers the "high" they crave, while slower, more thoughtful games are written off as "non-games" or wastes of time. Of course it's a waste of time if you're not getting that adrenaline rush you're playing these games for in the first place.

Personally, I've decided to not pick up Outlast because if it's everything that I hear it is, it's not for me. If I can't play a game more than once (and I certainly don't see Outlast lasting longer than it's short first playthrough), then it's not worth the money to me.
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Hash Brown Dec 28, 2013 @ 11:57am 
While I certainly don't think it compares to dark descent, Outlast was a huge relief for me after playing machine for pigs. I mean seriously, machine for pigs has to be the worst game I've ever played aside from Jurassic Park: The Game. It wasn't even remotely scary or hard. I literally didn't even realise the pigs were enemies until I investigated one and it played the "creepy music" and started chasing me.
Windy Dec 29, 2013 @ 8:41pm 
Originally posted by piERRE:
A Machine for Pigs is garbage. Outlast was a welcome surprise.

Pretty much this
TheUprising® Dec 30, 2013 @ 10:14pm 
So a game has to be really scary or hard for it to be good? Skyrim must have sucked ♥♥♥♥.

Outlast was scary for the first 10 minutes, then for the remaining 2 hrs of gameplay it was just annoying. Like I got annoyed at how bad the game was designed. Not really scary or enjoyable, at least AMFP was the latter.
Diron Dec 31, 2013 @ 4:58am 
I don't understand what's so great about outlast.I downloaded to play it since everyone was saying was so great.I got dissapointed.The enemies were annoying they broke my immersion.The Ai wasn't great either and why did i have to do the same thing again and again?And of course that ending...The game in my opinion wasn't that good but it's better than machine for pigs if you want it to compare them.I didn't like Dark Descent much either to be honest.I hope Soma will be like the Penumbra series which i loved.
{TESMO}Clouder Jan 4 @ 9:34pm 
"I agree"
You know it sucks when no one will agree with you so you've to agree with yourself xD
But seriously, this game sucks, Outlast is better just for the fact you do something other then walk around, at least you get a camera and scares.
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