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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Discussion Topic Part 1
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RE: Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Discussion

Quote: Honestly... I was never "scared" in Silent Hill. I just enjoyed the environment and the monster designs. I see hardly any similarity between Amnesia and Silent Hill. I don't get why people keep comparing them like they're the same =\
Me neither. I think Silent Hill 2 is an amazing game, (and i absolutely LOVED the general idea of Silent Hill: The Room, even though the actual game was average at best) but it didn't scare me in the slightest. Most of that was because of the godawful camera though. If the game had been in first person or even normal third person I would have been totally immersed and scared, but like this? It made me feel like I was a security camera under the ceiling, watching some drunk guy run into walls.

The worst parts were when you entered a room with the camera facing the door and there was a monster behind the camera. Sure, you'll be startled when it suddenly comes into view, but it doesn't make any sense: The character is looking at the camera and thus at the monster behind it, but he is not showing any reaction or emotion. Total immersion-breaker for me.

I think the similarities are for example, that the story is mainly about the personal fears and experiences of the protagonist. There is no big alien threat or zombie apocalypse happening, its just one guy who has very personal problems and is also probably a bit insane.
(This post was last modified: 10-17-2012 10:51 AM by Hirnwirbel.)
10-17-2012 10:50 AM
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RE: Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Discussion - Hirnwirbel - 10-17-2012 10:50 AM