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December 29, 2010

The oldest and strongest emotion

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an exploration-based adventure game played from a first-person perspective. The apotheosis of Lovecraft in video game has arrived.

Amnesia does not give the player access to weapons, giving them no defense against the gruesome creatures that wander Brennenburg Castle. As such, the player must use their wits to escape and hide from the monsters until they lose interest in finding the player. Players can also choose to hide in the shadows at the cost of slowly losing their sanity.

Separate from the player's health bar is an indication of the character's sanity. Being in darkness too long, witnessing unsettling events, or staring at the monsters for too long will reduce the character's sanity. As the sanity level decreases, visual and auditory hallucinations start to occur and the player is noticed by monsters more easily.

The sound of someone getting his money's worth.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 29, 2010 08:48 AM