Publicado: 26 de febrero
This game recieved a far harsher reception than it really deserved. Of course, this is entirely understandible considering it was sold as the successor to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, when it's not even made in the same style. A Machine For Pigs was not even made by Frictional Games. It was made by The Chinese Room, a developer previously only known for Dear Esther. Now, it would be entirely reasonable to respond to that statement with "the devs responsible for Dear Esther made this? Well, it's probably a peice of ♥♥♥♥." However, far from what the horrible steam reviews would suggest, translating The Chinese Room's style into the Horror genre (and adding some gameplay) is quite effective.
Aesthetically excellent, and narritively intreguing, this is ultimately an unsettling and worthwhile experience, despite it's poor gameplay. However, while I appreciate the slow burn, the monsters are infrequent enough that the game gets dull at times. Also, I found the journal entries ruined the immersion, as they were super flowery and eloquent. When did I supposedly write these? When I was wading through blood?
Thoroughly unsettling, often thought provoking, but makes poor use of gameplay, and is sometimes too slow.
Worthwhile despite it's flaws.