Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Brecor Feb 3, 2014 @ 1:12pm
Too Scary
This has been in my library for a year and a half now. I played it for about 10 mins when I got it but and it's so ♥♥♥♥♥ SCARY that even a bit of pee came out at one point. I love my horror films(I can't get enough of them) and I was never ever one to get scared easily. Why does this game do this to me!? How many pairs of pants are needed for this game?
Last edited by Brecor; Feb 16, 2014 @ 1:46pm
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GLaDOS Feb 3, 2014 @ 1:47pm 
I have no problems with the game. I think the main difference between a movie and a game is the fact that games try to immerse you into a story, while movies try to tell you a story.
BoomBox Feb 3, 2014 @ 5:08pm 
This game is far from scary, false advertising if anything..

Its more like a horror comdey version of Tom Hanks 'The Money Pit' where the house is falling down at every moment.

I honestly have no idea why this scares people, Im trying to give it time & a chance to shine but wandering round an old crack den picking up salt n pepper pots isnt exactly riveting..
bgarris09 Feb 4, 2014 @ 3:19pm 
pfft, BoomBox, I guess you dislike everything, to one and all this is a great scary game, none better, get it and with so many custom stories u can't miss, and ignore BoomBox
PaladinPon3 Feb 4, 2014 @ 7:30pm 
Yeah, I was pretty shaken up the first time I played it. Of course I played it in the dark XD
Brecor Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:03am 
Originally posted by Paladin Andersen:
Yeah, I was pretty shaken up the first time I played it. Of course I played it in the dark XD

Anybody who doesn't play it in pitch black with headphones and volume up and their back to the open is just cheating. ;)
GLaDOS Feb 6, 2014 @ 1:00am 
Originally posted by j4960s:
i have played it on a 3D large tv my tv converts anything to 3D and i have very expensive headphones that cost more than my PC i do not know were the scares are coming from my dreams are more scary than this game, its ok if your a child
its very good to have young peaple playing PC games...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Wasted money! Converting to 3D? There is no useful way of that. There are always errors! The only way is rendering the System in 3D. There is nothing else that is useful...
dude im with u its so scary
Hybelkaninen Feb 8, 2014 @ 6:19pm 
Aaaah....just gotta love these threads....always comes with people having an e-peen measuring contest on who is the least scared ^^

Personally I would place Amnesia on the top shelf of horror games, right next to the Penumbra series and Silent Hill 4.

Really looking forward to the next Frictional game.....sci-fi horror is always fun.
Nyphoria Feb 8, 2014 @ 9:07pm 
it is because you are actually involved in the game instead of watching it from third person
Shadowspaz Feb 9, 2014 @ 10:52pm 
Originally posted by Hybelkaninen:
Aaaah....just gotta love these threads....always comes with people having an e-peen measuring contest on who is the least scared ^^

Personally I would place Amnesia on the top shelf of horror games, right next to the Penumbra series and Silent Hill 4.

Really looking forward to the next Frictional game.....sci-fi horror is always fun.
I know, right? lol

I especially love people that try with the "It's not scary at all" argument. Oh, okay. I guess I wasn't REALLY terrified by this game; it was just false advertising.

If you aren't scared by a horror game, and you take pride in that fact, then why did you play it? It feels great to be terrified. The adrenaline, the intense focus, the pounding in your head... It's a shame people play games to miss out on what the game was made for. If you want to play it right, open up. Completely relax. Let yourself get completely immersed, and don't think of the things that jump out as "just a bunch of pixels." Have fun, you'll like it. :P
Titanus Feb 11, 2014 @ 6:48pm 
Lol it's not THAT scary. :P
has to do with the game's atmospher
Brecor Feb 11, 2014 @ 7:53pm 
It could be the idea of getting chased and not being able to see the entity chasing you. I mean, who didn't hysterically giggle while getting chased up the stairs when they were a kid!? ;)
Shadowspaz Feb 11, 2014 @ 8:36pm 
Well, keep in mind that these entities are a HELL of a lot creepier than your older brother or whatever. :P

But yeah, the atmosphere of TDD was done FANTASTICALLY well, and while I think Outlast comes close, the atmosphere isn't as tense for the same reasons. In TDD, it's just scary being in a dark room alone. Outlast makes it terrifying because there is always something out there, waiting for you to stumble into it.

It's a lot easier to make something frightening by having things out there that kill you. It takes some serious expertise to make the darkness alone scary without having anything in the room with you.
MrMuppinz Feb 13, 2014 @ 2:49pm 
Originally posted by Hybelkaninen:
Aaaah....just gotta love these threads....always comes with people having an e-peen measuring contest on who is the least scared ^^

Personally I would place Amnesia on the top shelf of horror games, right next to the Penumbra series and Silent Hill 4.

Really looking forward to the next Frictional game.....sci-fi horror is always fun.
Or the game is just scarier for some people, adn not at all for some.

The only thing that creeped me out relatively was the atmosphere.
Ever monster encounter I literally said "Hi, how ya doin'?" then walked to the nearest "hiding spot" and "hid".

AI isn't the best.
It's a game of "WOW I CANT SEE HIM ANYMORE, HE MUST BE GONE".

I loved the game and it's story, but really it's just overhyped.
I got more scared from the Custom Stories than anything, but only the jumpscares.
A late night drink was a pretty good one in my book.

But yeah, the atmosphere of TDD was done FANTASTICALLY well, and while I think Outlast comes close, the atmosphere isn't as tense for the same reasons. In TDD, it's just scary being in a dark room alone. Outlast makes it terrifying because there is always something out there, waiting for you to stumble into it.

Yeah, but Outlast was really only scary in the beginning.
It showed you a few creepy things that made you go:
"Oh what was that over there? Is it still there?"
And stuff of that variety.

But soon into the game it became Jumpscare.
After Jumpscare.
After Jumpscare.
After Jumpscare.
Aft-.
You see where I am going with this.

After about an hour or two I got very immunized to all the jumpscares and it really wasn't that scary then.

The only thing Outlast had going for it is the Atmosphere, somewhat the story (kind of blew), and the fact that it is the very first game to use Unreal 4 and actually looks real in some cases.
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