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If anyone happens to have the Penumbra games on Steam (by the same people who made Amnesia, it's just older) then you can pick up Amnesia right now for only 5 bucks. I have the Penumbra games so I jumped on the deal, and I'm glad I did; this game is SCARY.

I'm generally not scared by video games, but this game has me stuck not wanting to move an inch... the only way I've been able to progress in the game is slowly crawling around in crouch, lol. If you liked F.E.A.R. you probably won't dig this game too much, since it's all about puzzles as opposed to combat. However, if you liked the old school Resident Evil games for the PS1, then you'll probably like Amnesia. (there is a lot of 'OMG WHAT JUST POPPED OUT AT ME?!' moments, just like in RE)

Anyway yeah, I totally recommend this game. I know there are a few other threads on it, but I figured they were dead. I also wanted to add in my $.02 about the game.

*Oh and for people using SLI/Crossfire, I don't believe the game supports it. It only uses one of my 470's, but it runs just fine on a single card anyway. On all high I'm somewhere around 40-100 fps---just make sure you don't turn up the SSAO shaders too high... there really isn't a big different with them at 32 vs. 100+, except for a huge performance hit. I'm guessing the engine simply can't handle it, because my card isn't at 100% usage nor is my CPU.
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I played the demo its kinda meh but then again im not always that good at solving puzzles.
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I played the demo its kinda meh but then again im not always that good at solving puzzles.
Well I think you have to have the correct mindset when starting this game. They don't want you to play to win, but play to enjoy and be immersed, you know? If you play it with the intention of getting straight to the end, the game is completely devalued.

The slower I went, and the more thorough I was, the better and more scary it got. I'd give it a shot if I were you, it's only 5 bucks.
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Excellent game. Been a long time since a game had me on the edge of my seat like Amnesia did!! Well worth $5.
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Excellent game. Been a long time since a game had me on the edge of my seat like Amnesia did!! Well worth $5.
Yeah there we go! Glad I'm not alone.
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I just bought this. I can't wait to play it. I probably won't finish it because I'll be too scared.
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I just bought this. I can't wait to play it. I probably won't finish it because I'll be too scared.
You won't regret it, it's a great game.
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Warning: disturbing scenes and foul language in following video.

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Haha yeah that video is pretty funny, although I can't tell if it's real or not. I have to admit though; I've been scared like that before in this game. :O
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Haha yeah that video is pretty funny, although I can't tell if it's real or not. I have to admit though; I've been scared like that before in this game. :O
That's definitely real dude. I freaked out like that when the game started because of the wind.
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