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#921887 - 11/01/13 01:52 PM Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
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Anyone playing this? Or know anything about it? Apparently it has been released in September.
Maybe it should be in another discussion like adventure.
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#921903 - 11/01/13 02:39 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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Mcc, I haven't played this one...horror is not my thing...but there are some reviews Here. Not as good as opinions from Boomies, but it might help. wave
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#921905 - 11/01/13 03:08 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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Yes, reviews are very mixed.

I would like some input from fellow boomers.
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#921908 - 11/01/13 03:18 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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I'm playing it right now. I must say that I'm somewhat disappointed so far. I'm fairly far into it and there has only been one scene where I had to hide.

Nice creepy atmosphere like Dark Descent, but no fear of opening doors or something sneaking up behind you. There is almost no interaction with object and no inventory. The plot is still somewhat nebulous too...

I got it on sale at GOG and at this point I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it. Not bad, but definitely not great. Maybe things will pick up and change the further I get into it.
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#921917 - 11/01/13 04:06 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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Thanks Draclvr!

I love really good horror games but they are disappointing very often.
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#922043 - 11/02/13 01:55 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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Thanks Draclvr; I played & loved the first one, but I think I'll wait for the next sale to get this one. Judy
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#923009 - 11/07/13 12:57 AM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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Well, I finished the game tonight. The second half was much better and provided the plot twists and scares I was expecting.
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#923339 - 11/08/13 07:26 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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I didn't realize there was another Amnesia, I never finished the first one. Seems like it was too dark for me to play and not sure if I could ever get it light enough, so I just kept going around in circles. lol
Terri
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#923378 - 11/08/13 10:28 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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Terri, it's meant to be dark, both in the game and in the subject! And VERY scary. Although Machine isn't nearly as scary as Descent, it definitely got that way in the last half of the game. Just not nearly to the point where I couldn't even force myself to play it the way Descent did!
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#923387 - 11/09/13 12:43 AM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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I know it's supposed to be dark but it was so difficult for me to maneuver, I quit. It's still on my pc but don't know if I'll ever finish it. I am seriously thinking I was just going in circles. Also was the color off on my pc, the blood trail looked like Pepto Bismol.
Thanks Drac!
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#923439 - 11/09/13 10:22 AM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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Nope, color was definitely Pepto Bismol! You can go in to the options and turn up the gamma to brighten things up.
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#923968 - 11/11/13 05:54 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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Drac. Have you played Anna EE? It was pretty scary not to mention bizarre.
Terri scared
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#923978 - 11/11/13 06:51 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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No, I haven't. Can't say I've even heard about it. What is the EE for?
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#924003 - 11/11/13 10:45 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
Terri824 Offline
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Hi Drac. It's for Extended Edition. I played the original one and didn't care for it at all, but think the EE is an improved version.
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#924007 - 11/11/13 11:01 PM Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs [Re: mcc]
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I'll have to check it out then! This is my season for as much computer gaming as I can squeeze in...
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