Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Ravagexe Sep 10, 2013 @ 2:57am
Is it Really THAT Disappointing?
I usually make a research before jumping into conclusions from hell-a-lot sources...And...even your everyday casual gamer who think Slender is a badass game or something, actually thinks that Amnesia 2 was a total disappointment along with everyone else. There are just so few actually good reviews out there (Which %90 are consisted of nothing but blind-fandom rage whose already accepted the fact that it will be scary just because it has Amnesia brand no matter what...) and most of them are beating the everloving cra* out of Amnesia 2, everyone's favourite excuse seems to be "Amnesia was better because Im a clueless hipster, I will always love original work because they make me feel like an original individual in my boring and pathetic life!" these days...

So yes, I dont give a damn about Amnesia 1 at this point...Is Amnesia 2 that awful as a stand-alone game? What about horror and gore factors? I want to buy this but everything seems...so disappointing.
Last edited by Ravagexe; Sep 10, 2013 @ 2:57am
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Plot Seeker Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:00am 
It's not bad, it's a great game. I'ts less scary than amnesia TDD and I haven't really found gore outside some blood trails. The games horror resides in the story, not as much as the events (although the events are still creepy) it's a amazing game brought down by the name amnesia
Juri Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:00am 
horror and gore is not bad, pretty good, same as old amnesia, story and sound too, but it's just simpligied, no gameplay - just run run run, pick up notes or one item in hand and wheels wheels wheels, if you expect puzzles, thinking, equipment and movable enviroment like in TDD just dont buy, play custom stories. Only story and atmosphere is really good, sound is pretty nice but rest is rubish....
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Repsack Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:04am 
I understand why many people say what they do. I read many people disregarding all the things that they KNOW wont result in a playerdeath, since that is the only thing that can be truly scary for them apparently. For amnesia 2 as you call it, to be downright magnificently great, you will need 1 thing: IMMERSION! They removed inventory, tinderboxes, lantern oil and many movable objects from this "game" JUST to help you focus on immersing yourself. You must walk EVER so slowly, notice as MANY details as you can and then treat it like an interactive movie.
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DoM Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:06am 
You find yourself after halfway through that most the story is just following a standard path, no hard puzzles AT ALL (and im a dumb ♥♥♥). The only immersive bit that was decent is the first 10 minutes during the introduction but after that is just gets dumb, no real scares. From a huge horror fan this is highly dissapointing.
Ravagexe Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:09am 
I see. Somehow I cant blame developers for that. They were always the type of more story, less action.

From my point of view, Amnesia was a VERY misunderstood game.
It had a great story with not-so-great storytelling abilities. Many people around me knows Amnesia as "That scary game where mouthless zombie things chase you." and people barely know names like Daniel or Alexander from storyline at all...And developers really focused on story aspect of Amnesia to a point of making some people "get bored" till "the action starts".

Now it seems to me like Amnesia 2 focused even harder on story (possibly a good one) that possibly made casual gamers angry with depending even less on fear-aspect.

I will still give it a shot. Thanks guys.
Last edited by Ravagexe; Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:10am
Dickard Titty Master Deckard Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:10am 
Originally posted by DoM:
You find yourself after halfway through that most the story is just following a standard path, no hard puzzles AT ALL (and im a dumb ♥♥♥). The only immersive bit that was decent is the first 10 minutes during the introduction but after that is just gets dumb, no real scares. From a huge horror fan this is highly dissapointing.

That's a shame to hear. I thought with the Dear Esther guys behind the writing, it would be different, but it sounds more like Dear Esther than Amnesia. Maybe there's a narrative justification?
Repsack Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:11am 
Originally posted by Feral Chicken:
I see. Somehow I cant blame developers for that. They were always the type of more story, less action.

From my point of view, Amnesia was a VERY misunderstood game.
It had a great story with not-so-great storytelling abilities. Many people around me knows Amnesia as "That scary game where mouthless zombie things chase you." and people barely know names like Daniel or Alexander from storyline at all...And developers really focused on story aspect of Amnesia to a point of making some people "get bored."

Now it seems to me like Amnesia 2 focused even harder on story (possibly a good one) that possibly made casual gamers angry with depending even less on fear-aspect.

YES! There it is! If you managed to like Dear Esther for what it was, then this game will, to you, be a wonderful collaborate piece of art!
Silky Slim Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:18am 
I personally find this game nerve-wracking in a good way, and as a fan of the original game this one has been atleast so far a great experience. Or I might just be a big wuss...
~☭~ The Eternal Alchemy ~☭~ Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:21am 
Originally posted by Repsack:
Originally posted by Feral Chicken:
I see. Somehow I cant blame developers for that. They were always the type of more story, less action.

From my point of view, Amnesia was a VERY misunderstood game.
It had a great story with not-so-great storytelling abilities. Many people around me knows Amnesia as "That scary game where mouthless zombie things chase you." and people barely know names like Daniel or Alexander from storyline at all...And developers really focused on story aspect of Amnesia to a point of making some people "get bored."

Now it seems to me like Amnesia 2 focused even harder on story (possibly a good one) that possibly made casual gamers angry with depending even less on fear-aspect.

YES! There it is! If you managed to like Dear Esther for what it was, then this game will, to you, be a wonderful collaborate piece of art!

I absolutely loved Dear Esther, as its one of the most immersive games I've come across since... god, the Myst games. And given I own all of them at least in two copies, I can safely say there have been far and few games in between that transport me to another time, place, and age in which rules aren't always what I know them to be.

Dear Esther was (no spoiler) a bit sad but I truly enjoy it. It's a nice little de-stresser for a long and tedious day.

While A Machine For Pigs... I suspect is going to kill me with its atmosphere long before I beat it. As in litterally cause me heart failure.
Cake. Strawberry Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:23am 
Originally posted by ~☭~ Sweet Tee ~☭~:
While A Machine For Pigs... I suspect is going to kill me with its atmosphere long before I beat it. As in litterally cause me heart failure.

I suspect you are in for dissapointment then.
ministry Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:24am 
I've put two hours into it so far and have enjoyed it quite a bit. Just passed all the cages part with a dear friend roaming around. Very few enemies so far, I won't say how many to avoid spoilers but the game still sets a good horror atmosphere and suitable story.
Repsack Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:24am 
Originally posted by ~☭~ Sweet Tee ~☭~:
Originally posted by Repsack:

YES! There it is! If you managed to like Dear Esther for what it was, then this game will, to you, be a wonderful collaborate piece of art!

I absolutely loved Dear Esther, as its one of the most immersive games I've come across since... god, the Myst games. And given I own all of them at least in two copies, I can safely say there have been far and few games in between that transport me to another time, place, and age in which rules aren't always what I know them to be.

Dear Esther was (no spoiler) a bit sad but I truly enjoy it. It's a nice little de-stresser for a long and tedious day.

While A Machine For Pigs... I suspect is going to kill me with its atmosphere long before I beat it. As in litterally cause me heart failure.

This guy ^... He has learned how to "play" these experimental experiences :3.. People like us would gladly give double the original price if we were promised the same type of immersive journey into the game
Cawre Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:42am 
Okay, I'm a little sceptical about buying this game now because of all the negative comments :( At least some people say they like it. I guess it's a matter of opinion and how you look at the game, and what expectations you have. I'm not sure if I want to buy this right now anyway since some people complain about bugs/crashes. So I'll wait for a while, maybe it will be on discount soon ;) (It seems to me that the scariest thing about this game is not the game itself, but the comments...)
Philip Schofield Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:44am 
People went into this game having decided they already weren't going to like it, I've only played an hour and I'm enjoying greatly - those moving pig masks are creepy mang, just don't expect it to be scare jumps, I've only seen one so far.
Plot Seeker Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:47am 
Originally posted by Phillip Schofield:
People went into this game having decided they already weren't going to like it, I've only played an hour and I'm enjoying greatly - those moving pig masks are creepy mang, just don't expect it to be scare jumps, I've only seen one so far.
The closest thing to a jump scare I saw in the hour I have played was the ball suddenly rolling into the hall
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