Started playing the demo for Amnesia
the other day after reading a couple of articles and comments where people were praising it for a variety of reasons, including how scary it is. Now I was a bit sceptical of this so downloaded it have a look and maybe partially subconsciously prove it wasn't that scary (it's only a game right).
I must say that having only dabbled in it so far, it's the scariest game I've ever played.
Now that in itself doesn't mean a great deal, however I can't recall being so totally unnerved within any entertainment medium (movie/book/game). I was playing during daylight with headphones, and at one section almost clear jumped out of my chair to the extent that my son sitting behind me with his own headphones on and engrossed in his own game, stopped to see what had happened.
Now of course I might just be a big wuss.
It's by the developers of Penumbra which I'd always intended to get around to trying, but still haven't (I suspect I may have actually bought Penumbra as part of an indie bundle at some stage).
Anyway, I reckon it redefines what it means to be a "scary game". I'm really tempted to buy it, even knowing that I'll likely not want to play it all the way through.
For those who've also tried the demo, I've seen mentioned that they amped up the insanity effects a bit in the demo, so it's a little more mellow/gradual in the game itself.
Interested in anyone else's take on the game if they've tried it? Don't be too cruel if you agree I'm a wuss though.
Write-up over at RPS here: Wot I Think: Amnesia – The Dark Descent | Rock, Paper, Shotgun