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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LordError Sep 13 2013 says:

Where are custom stories?

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prenz Sep 13 2013 replied:

Read the comments under your nose.
No CS allowed (at this moment)
The game is nerfed.

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KevinHorvath Sep 12 2013 says:

Ehh. What can I say? It was fun to play for the most part, but it kind of lacked a lot that was in the first game. To FG: Never allow TheChineseRoom to make another Amnesia, EVER! It lacked what the others had: hiding spots in closets, which every one was locked... And the ending wasn't all that good and was way too predictable. Compared to TDD, it was extremely short.

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Crawler11 Sep 12 2013 says:

its not as good as the first one. but its still pretty good.

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prenz Sep 12 2013 says:

Do not do to others what you do very well.
The result can be disastrous.
And this is it.

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Tody Sep 12 2013 says:

Here is a Let's Play from eGamer South Africa:

I give a lot of commentary in there, but I have to say that from what I've played so far, my worries have turned up in the experience. I know The Chinese Room from Dear Esther, and they're talented and awesome, with a heavy focus on narrative, which is great because I love story.


The Chinese Room are also not that big on "gamey" elements, and it shows as they've removed the sanity mechanics and oil and tinderboxes, simplifying the experience, removing resource management and reducing scare factor.

So far the story on offer seems really dark and intense, and I'm extremely interested to find out more, but the horror factor is near non-existent. It's nowhere from what I've played so far, and I'll carry on until I finish the game and upload the rest of that.

Basically, I'm getting the impression that for those who love narrative, A Machine For Pigs is an excellent choice. But for those who wanted the true sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, this is not really it. And it's not really a horror experience.

In A Machine For Pigs, it seems heavily evident that you will experience a narrative, similarly to Dear Esther, rather than play it, as with The Dark Descent. This is The Chinese Room's style, and while it surely makes for damn interesting games and will most likely end up phenomenal in their upcoming PS4 exclusive, Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, it is not what Amnesia is meant to be.

At least not for me.

I will properly rate this when I complete it, but these are my impressions so far. High quality writing, great aesthetics and a compelling story, but it's not a horror game so far, and it's not a whole lot of Amnesia. You're not going to be quaking in your boots or screaming in terror for this one it seems, but you will experience a creepy and great story.

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AmnesiaMaster28 Sep 12 2013 says:

Wow A:TDD was good definte get for me btw anyone know a good free anime game?

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home504 Sep 12 2013 says:

where is the custom story?

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prenz Sep 12 2013 replied:

No custom story for this title.
The game is dead when you've finished to play.
Really disappointing.
A stupid choice and counterproductive.
It's like shooting oneself in the foot.

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Dezmura Sep 13 2013 replied:

They will release an update for ATDD which will allow assets from AMFP to be used, so it's not so bad. They didn't have CS support for ATDD at release if I remember correctly.

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prenz Sep 13 2013 replied:

I have not seen this announcement on the forum of Frictionalgames.
Can you provide a source of this information?
Or is it just a rumor?

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KrustiClawn Sep 12 2013 replied:

Turned out the game is not even like Amnesia, so I'm honestly not very surprised

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prenz Sep 13 2013 replied:

I'm sad, but I agree.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
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Released Sep 8, 2013
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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 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.

Sep 10 2013 by Big_Shield

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