Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has to use wits to guide Philip through his final test, and this makes the series unique in offering a truly dangerous and terrifying experience.
even though i have only purchased the demo version i have still seen videos and played parts of this game. i thaught it was amazing. the storyline, gameplay and graphics are rather good. if you enjoyed this game then i would deffinatley recomend amnesia the dark descent
This was a great game. A lot of it can relate to Amnesia: The Dark Descent inlcuding the dark, oppresive atmosphere, always leading the player downward. And it was impressive that I still got somewhat frightened at times when I didn't expect it, even though most of the game wasn't all that dark.
There were, however, several flaws. Getting used to the game mechanics took quite a bit of work, especially with the melee weapons. Also some things were overused such as the endless labryinth-like halls and the terribly annoying dogs. Seriously, why did there have to be so many killer dogs?
But by the end, the game was more rewarding than I thought. I am excited to start with the next one.
Thanks Frictional Games!
The Penumbra series is one of the only horror series left in modern gaming - story driven, challenging, dark, and believe it or not, scary. People call Doom, F.E.A.R., Dead Space, and Resident Evil 4-5 horror games even though they're no more than just shooters. If you're looking for something more authentic and deep, then give Penumbra a try. Remember to play them at night.
Absolutely chilling atmosphere, enough clues to get you thinking but not enough to give away too much about the terrifying things waiting for you in the caves. Horror developers take not: this is how it's done. Follow the example set by Frictional, and you can't go wrong.
... Anyone else remember when Silent Hill was this good?