The year is 1899. Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus awakes in his bed, wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. Tortured by visions of a disastrous expedition to Mexico, broken on the failing dreams of an industrial utopia, wracked with guilt and tropical disease, he wakes into a nightmare. The house is silent, the ground beneath him shaking at the will of some infernal machine: all he knows is that his children are in grave peril, and it is up to him to save them.

Step back into the horror. Like The Dark Descent, this is a game driven by its story, exploration of the world and the constant fear of the unknown. You can expect classic Amnesia gameplay, physics interaction and the signature blend of high-end gaming with low system requirements.

Think you understand fear? Think again. A Machine for Pigs takes both the world of Amnesia and the technology of The Dark Descent to new heights of horror. Built using an updated version of HPL2 engine, the game features stunning visual and environment design, incredible music and audio effects and adapted artificial intelligence. These are all driven by a gut-wrenching, blood-curdling new story, set sixty years after the events of the original game.

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Trinitylynne98
Trinitylynne98 Sep 16 2013, 4:22pm says:

I have not had the pleasure of playing it yet, but I have read a lot of reviews, and viewed many video clips on it's Steam page. I don't understand why it has to only be compared to TDD to be good, bad etc. It is a different story-Yes, the premise is the same, you wake up, dunno wtf is going on, and the story unfolds as you play-hence the title 'Amnesia.' Besides that I don't know why everyone expected EVERYTHING to be EXACTLY the same as in TDD.
Things do change in sequels, devs decide that certain things are mere distractions, or fillers to make games last longer, and serve very little purpose. To be clear, TCR may have developed it but FG approved it, so clearly they were happy with it, or they wouldn't have put their name on it!
As for actual game playtime-I mean lets be honest-how long would TDD take to play from beginning to end if you knew you didn't have to explore every nook and cranny to look for tinderboxes and oil? Furthermore, you wouldn't need those to keep your sanity, only to see. I mean c'mon, how many TDD players do you think DIDN'T use the cheat code for infinite oil?
The only thing that I think served better purpose that was removed, was the sanity meter. It IS scarier if you can't hide and stare at the monster, becomming used to the way they look. However, most TDD players know exactly what all three monsters looked like. AMFP deserves some serious credit, and more importantly it deserves reviews based off of it being it's own game, NOT being compared with TDD, down to every little detail .
To the TDD fans that are both furious with TCR, and unhappy with AMFP: Let's face it, if AMFP was EXACTLY like TDD, you would all be complaining that it is just a copy, like playing a custom story/mod/total conversion-whatever, and no tthought went into improving it. If you want to play TDD, but have it be a different story then there are literally 100's of mods out there!

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Delirium92
Delirium92 Sep 17 2013, 5:28am replied:

Finally someone who I can relate to! I totally agree with you, I hate a lot of the complaints that this game gets, they're all so extraneous! No tinderboxes, no oil, infinite lantern, no sanity meter or effects and lacking the ability to pick up and throw inanimate objects, if the game gets given a low rating because of that then I think the reviewers have completely missed the point.

Like you said: this game isn't a direct sequel and I don't think it's fair to say that TDD is better than this. To me both games have a different approach to horror and I think both games deliver it brilliantly. One of the complaints I hate the most is: 'It's linear.' All I have to say to people like that is: ALL GAMES ARE LINEAR!

To sum it all up, the game is brilliant and I think a lot of the fans have missed the point, I fail to see the reason for such negative attitude towards a game just because its predecessor was different.

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endosine
endosine Sep 16 2013, 4:27pm replied:

THERE IS A TERROR METER IF YOU PLAYED IT PROPERLY! CHECK THE GAME FILES.

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Trinitylynne98
Trinitylynne98 Sep 18 2013, 1:39pm replied:

I was referring to the sanity meter in TDD-No one has mentioned the "terror-meter" yet but it is nice to know that there is something to replace it. Thanks for the info :) All I have heard is complaining that it isn't exactly like TDD-it's driving me nuts!

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endosine
endosine Sep 18 2013, 1:51pm replied:

oh ok, sorry if i was a bit on edge there. Sanity meter could have been left in but it's still a good game.

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Trinitylynne98
Trinitylynne98 Sep 18 2013, 11:41pm replied:

Its all good! I totally agree with you 100% -everyone is going batsh!t crazy over it not being exactly like TDD...There are so many mods/cs/conversions that they can play if they want TDD with a different story. This is supposed to be new and improve, as many sequels to games are. I am shocked at the outpouring of tantrums, and flat out hate over it! I cannot wait to get it myself on Friday. I am sure I will like it, but if I don't it would be becuase of the story/gameplay/music etc NOT because it isn't a carbon copy of TDD. BTW from what have seen it LOOKS (not feels) a lot like TDD, with better graphics. I'll be back here later to give my opinion on AMFP, the game itself, and not a "can you spot the differences" b!tchfest between TDD, and AMFP.

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Delirium92
Delirium92 Sep 19 2013, 4:48am replied:

I think a lot of people have to remember that it was a different group that made it - so be sure to expect a different game! I see nothing wrong with change and the direction TCR took with this game was great. Hopefully you enjoy it. It seems you're in it for the same reasons as I am and if that's the case then I'm sure you'll like it.

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endosine
endosine Sep 18 2013, 11:53pm replied:

I'm actually making a mod similar to AMFP called Amnesia - Intervene and it's supposed to be a A Machine with a different story and Gameplay.

Feel free to check it out if you want.

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Delirium92
Delirium92 Sep 17 2013, 5:31am replied:

She wasn't referring to the screeching UI terror sound. She's referring to the terror meter that shows your sanity level and the visual effects that appear when looking at enemies.

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Delirium92
Delirium92 Sep 17 2013, 5:39am replied:

Terror meter, I mean sanity meter.

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endosine
endosine Sep 16 2013, 4:13pm says:

Ok i'm gonna say this. I Really don't know why fans are so butthurt, SO MANY ******* COMPLAINTS OVER THE MOST IRRELEVANT THINGS! People expected it to be exactly like the dark descent, They obviously didnt know diddly jack about the game. The Dark Descent was a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAME. It really just ****** me off how people diss it so much for NO RELEVANT REASON... The game is in my opinion better than the original. after encountering the Grunt and the brute i wasn't scared at all. the story of ATDD didn't make sense or very much barely reveal what the **** happened. Pigs's Enemies are visually disturibing, Every time i saw a wretch i was nearly paralized by fear. i nearly jumped out of my chair during the first encounter.

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WickedArt
WickedArt Sep 16 2013, 4:50pm replied:

Kind sir, I agree the game was good and the atmosphere really intense but some things didn't appeal to us such as: the chasing music, the oil, tinderboxes, laudanum and sanity potions, hiding in the closets and that the only items you can pick up are scraps of papers. People are most irritated by the fact that "Amnesia" appers in the title when it was not like the first one at all. It should have been only "A machine for pigs" cause if it has that word in it, they feel the need to compare it with the first one which was by far one of the greatest horror games I've ever played. This game is an entirely different thing ... All I say is that: it could have been better!

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endosine
endosine Sep 16 2013, 4:53pm replied:

take the GTA Series as an example. none of the games has anything in common except for places and vehicle and etc etc.
WHY DO PEOPLE SAY THERE ISN'T CHASE MUSIC! THERE IS! In the ******* music folder under NPC!

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WickedArt
WickedArt Sep 16 2013, 5:06pm replied:

It may be ... but I played it with volume at max, headphones and I barely heard it. I just heard the moanings of a pig and that's pretty much it. The chase was ...like a stroll in the park.

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endosine
endosine Sep 16 2013, 5:08pm replied:

It's a high pitch metal scraping sound and the music is tense as hell. i was scared outta mind, i ran screaming for a full minute.

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WickedArt
WickedArt Sep 16 2013, 5:13pm replied:

Maybe Oswald was breathing too heavy. I didn't hear it. I looked in the folder and it was there. I think it bugged.

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endosine
endosine Sep 16 2013, 5:25pm replied:

might have.

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brandball
brandball Sep 15 2013, 11:31am says:

They removed some of my most favorite mechanics, the chase music, the oil and tinderboxes(which makes looking through cabinets useless), idiot monsters, very short game(unless your a puss and hide for an hour), very lack in scares, boring puzzles, some of things have the same textures, and stupid looking monsters.
This game was such a disappointment, and they removed custom stories :l. If you are thinking about buying this, stop right now, get Outlast instead.

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norbator
norbator Sep 16 2013, 11:48am replied:

Don't get outlast instead.Get both games.Outlast is a jumpscare fest.Amnesia builds the creepy atmosphere through the whole game.True, it's is a little less scary than TDD, but it's still very scary.It's better without ''idiot mosters'' because the newer ones follow you everywhere.They don't quit like the older ones.The monsters weren't stupid looking.They were ugly as hell and you get the creeps if you think that something ugly and dangerous follows you through the whole game.And the story is a masterpiece.Also are the puzzles.

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endosine
endosine Sep 16 2013, 2:41am replied:

THEY DID HAVE CHASE MUSIC YOU IDIOT! IF YOU LISTEN CLOSELY YOU'D KNOW!

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PINAPLEGRENADES
PINAPLEGRENADES Sep 15 2013, 3:29pm replied:

Not true at all. The oil and tinderboxes did add a more exploratory feature but took away from the main aspects. And it was a pain to always worry about them. The puzzles were great! especially the one with chemical X, if you read, compared to Dark descent these puzzles are amazing. You cant over use scares in a game you have to pace it, it was perfect. the only reused textures were props. so ******* what. And the monsters are much scarier than in outlast. in Outlast there normal ******* people, who don't even look scary. Outlast has an automatic hiding feature with lockers that ruins the panic. Outlast is good, but Everything you said was ********. And i agree with custom stories. But people will be able to convert the files over and mod.

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endosine
endosine Sep 15 2013, 1:46pm replied:

Outlast is a piece of ****. Overused and ****** jumpscares and the enemies are downright retarded. What the **** is so scary about a naked man with cleaver?

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WickedArt
WickedArt Sep 16 2013, 5:03pm replied:

Outlast was a great game and it has that many jumpscares because that's what it's supposed to be! I finished it and I have to say I was really glad it came out, one of the best horror games so far. You can't even breath safely for one moment and you always must keep your eye on the battery and stop wasting it. The crazy doctor, I have to say, scared the cr*p out of me! His gigantic scissors which "clank clank" all the time really sent shivers down my spine, the music too. You should give it a try.

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endosine
endosine Sep 16 2013, 5:05pm replied:

i did, i hated the piece of wasted money. its crap.

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WickedArt
WickedArt Sep 16 2013, 5:12pm replied:

Oh well, I guess we all have our preferences in games.

By the way, I don't like cheap jumpscares either but I think they were put really good, when least expected.

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endosine
endosine Sep 16 2013, 5:15pm replied:

I sat there bored out of my skull playing that waste, i was even considering killing my self out of boredom.

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 7/10

I enjoyed this game quite a lot. I personally think that handing this to thechineseroom was not too much of the greatest idea, rather, Frictional Games should have done all the work, ALL, and they should have said NO DON'T DO THAT! AND THAT! BAD BAD! Removing elements (Yes I'M GONNA BRAG ABOUT IT BALHBVALH, I'LL TELL YOU WHY:) such as the sanity was something TDD was special for, because it created tension, and so did running out of oil, and what the hell am I gonna do with my life after it depletes…

Sep 11 2013, 8:00am by Kasumi-G

Lowest Rated (10 agree) 4/10

Compared to Amnesia: The Dark Descent I can only give 4 out of 10 points because it is not as scary and I miss the looting for laudanum and oil and the influence of the sanity. Also I miss the fear of running out of oil or walking in the dark.

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