Frictional Games is actually my favorite developer.
But other good developers are:
- Piranha Bytes (Gothic 1-3, Risen)
- Spellbound (Gothic 4)
- CD Projekt (The Witcher)
- Lukas Arts (Indiana Jones and the infernal machine)
- SlightlyMad (Need For Speed: SHIFT, C.A.R.S.)
- EA Canada (Need For Speed: High Stakes, Porsche Unleashed)
- Synetic (World Racing)
- SquareEnix (Tomb Raider)
- Cenega (Shade: Wrath of angels)
- Dragonstone (Dragon's Lair 3D)
Someday I searched for a horror game and found Penumbra.
After watching first video, I thought - That's it!
When I played Overture the first time, I was sure, when I could make a game it would be same like this.
Penumbra 100% was that what I've searched. Bought the game 3-times.
(02-22-2012 01:13 PM)Jdog8998 Wrote: Did frictional games restore your interest in gaming after you lost interest in the industry? Well It did for me.
I grew up with very famous games such as quake, and Duke Nukem 3D. Both of which had a strong focus on atmosphere and delivering a feeling rather than challenge. Sadly both of the creators of these two games no longer make games. But I became a gamer in my heart because of those experiences, and I haven't had anything like that sense. Until I discovered frictional games.
I haven't been able to find a gaming world that's as interesting and cool as the world that I felt while playing Amnesia. Theres something poetic about the game, I cant put my finger on it. Its not really the horror aspect, or how the game scared me. I can just feel the love put into the atmosphere and the story, and its something I haven't felt in a game in over a decade. Does anyone else feel that as well? Like the back hall room in Amnesia? Its like they are bringing back meaning into gaming through passion and innovation instead of doing what everyone else is doing. Am I the only who can acknowledge and see this charm? Its like their heart and imagination is the game and the game play. And I honestly cant say that about any other game that's out right now. It was more like that back in the early stages of gaming. Even though they were still simple it still came from the heart. Now its all about making money and competition. Its very personal for me, as strange as that sounds. I don't play any other games, and I when I want to, I'm just waiting on these guys to do something amazing.
If I ever do convince myself to play an mainstream game I usually pirate it and delete it before I even finish it. For you guys I will never download a game made by you unless I pay for it first, because that's how much respect I have for you guys.
So, I just wanted to say thanks for making the world a better place, because that's honestly how I feel. I honestly feel that your bringing back something that slowly disappeared from the world and art of video games.
Thanks a lot.
This is exactly what I feel. I imagined the Back Hall before reading it here.
And yes, I feel the love in the game, the love to atmosphere, the art of an unique masterpiece.
It sounds that you haven't play the Penumbra series, do that. I think, Penumbra is even better than Amnesia.
More puzzles, more tricky physics, great story, very oppressive atmosphere, more ideas in the game.
I love Penumbra & Amnesia so much, this aren't only games for me. I love them with my heart.