Also known as "Marcusyaho" Action/horror gamer and level designer. I can help you with more or less any Amnesia scripting and Level editor problems. I'm also available if you need a map tester

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8 Review

Mod Review on Dec 28th, 2013 - 2 people agree

Positives:

- Huge creativity
- Well written story

Negatives:

- No real intro
- The objects you need could have been a bit harder to find
- Mapping can be improved
- Not really scary at all
- Glitch with the mushroom (if you throw something on it, the gland is not there)

Neutrals: (Does not affect the score)

- The "going back to the bedroom" thing is a nice idea and I understand it's an important part of the story. Still, it could be a bit annoying in lenght.

Conclusion:

The mapping is not a "wow" factor and it offers a low challange. Although, the story is very well written and that is a huge plus from me (since few people focus on the story nowdays), I found very few bugs and I enjoyed playing it. A lot of things can be improved for future stories/patches, but it easily deserves a 8/10 anyway. Good job!

8/10 - Very good

The Castle in the Woods
6 Review

Mod Review on Dec 25th, 2013 - 3 people agree

Positives:

- Scary
- Decent story
- Creativity

Negatives:

- Not a single clue given at the lever quest in the flooded area
- Rushed and boring ending
- Lack of details and effects

Conclusion:

Seems like you were inspired by my stories a little bit. I saw both a scare from Cursed Souls (Maybe a wierd coincidence, but it seems like you copied it from there and did almost no changes to it) and a name on one of the chemicals from Dark case.

I agree, the story is mediocre. It's not bad, but it's not unique either. The level design is pretty basic and the story itself doesn't have any unexpected turns (it's obvious what's going to happen next).

You did pretty well with the scares though, I'll give you that one. And even if the story wasn't very surprising, it was still not like the other plain stories "u are trapped in a castle bla bla bla".

In short, it's an okay story with a lot of creativity put in to it. It's on a thin line to be nothing but average, but I also think it deserves a little bit more than that.

6/10 - Decent

Larry's Life - Part 2
3 Review

Mod Review on Dec 24th, 2013 - 2 people agree

Positives:

- Creativity
- Nice ideas I guess

Negatives:

- Catherine is a guy
- Same voice actor for every character, including Catherine
- Extremly short
- No challange
- Just like part one, horrible scares that isn't even scary (at least not more than once)

Conclusion:

As much as I love the fact that you try to make something else rather than the same old "monsters kidnapped you, you must get out", this story is bad. Plain and simple.

The voice acting need improvements. And most importantly, don't use the same actor for every character...

The level design is average, but need way more details to be considered as good. The only quests in the story is basicly finding keys (I said you are creative and for the most parts you are, but seriously, you use the same "I need a sparekey to the bedroom" in both the houses). What I am trying to say is, there is no challange at all.

The scares are just lame and overused. I did personally not get scared even once, but I guess most people were... the first time. Then they got used to them just like I did. They simply don't work very well.

And dude come on... "Catherine" and I see a naked guy with a ***** speaking with a male voice. *Facepalm*.

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The reason why I rate this one 3 and not 4 like the first part is because the first one actually had a bigger variation of quests (they were bad and simple as well, but at least you used more than keys) and because it seems like you spent a little bit longer on the mapping itself. Other than that, this one disapointed me just as much as part one.

You have huge potential. You just need to spend more time on your work. This part came out less than a month after the first part (and it shows).

3/10 - Bad

Cry of Fear
2 Review

Game Review on Dec 23rd, 2013 - 2 people agree 3 people don't

I will probably get a **** load of hate for this, since most people appears to love this game, but this is the worst game I've played for years.

And before you say something like "you probably installed it wrong" or "you only like modern games". I installed it on steam, and I have played several games using an older engine, like Half life and F.E.A.R.

I tried to start the game 3 times before it finally worked. First time it asked if I really allow the game to change my computer (that right there is a huge warning sign that the game might do something bad to my PC), and the second time because it crashed when I tried to open steam. And no, my computer is not old or bad in any ways.

I'm glad I could skip the intro (I saw the intro the first time I played this game, and to be honest it's way too long). Shortly after that, an extremly lame jumpscare appears. After playing Amnesia The Dark Decent, that scare simply sucked. Was not scared at all.

I was forced to start a new game over and over again because I could not click down notes when I clicked on them in my inventory.
I could not save the game either for some reason, so after dying by a zombie the third time I restarted the game, I decided to just uninstall this crap.

The only positive thing I can say about it, is that I like the idea of combining items. Like if you need a light and a weapon at the same time you can combine the phone and the knife.

Maybe people rate it good because it went better for them, I don't know, but in my opinion the game is overrated. If you guys forced me to pay for this, I would honestly demand to get my money back.

2/10 - Really bad

The Monster House
2 Review

Mod Review on Dec 20th, 2013 - 2 people agree

Positives:

- A story line
- Some creative ideas
- No lame scares

Negatives:

- Story is bland and very short
- Level design is glitchy in every possible way
- No details, almost no music, no particle effects, etc
- Not scary at all
- No challange

What to improve:

Level design:

Make sure walls are not going through other walls, entities isn't floating in the air or collide witch each other, add more details and more effects.

The first bedrooms were actually not that bad. No details at all, but not bad either. After that the level design just went downhill.

The rooms are either pitch black or 100% bright (you need to learn how to use lamps and pointlights, or at least edit the boxlight so it isn't 100% white).

Puzzles:

You have a working crowbar quest and two working shelf quests, although the levers are fully visible (almost like the castle creator didn't even try to hide the path in the first place) and the rest are key quests. Good, but since the items are so extremly easy to find, I did not see them as a challange whatsoever.

Be more creative, more variation of quests and try to hide the items a little better so we actually need to search for them.

Overall:

Add more scares (they don't have to be "lame" scares), make it longer and most of all, try to make the story more intresting. The storyline is actually not that bad, but the three notes explaination why you are in the mansion is only in one map and so short it could easily be one medium long note instead.

Conclusion:

The difference between troll stories and this story is that it looks like you actually tried. But you have a long way to go before you should upload a story again. Play other stories, check inside the offical maps or watch some youtube tutorials and practise and I am sure you can make something awesome, you have potential, but for now, it's very bad and not recommended.

2/10 - Very bad

Larry's Life - Part 1
4 Review

Mod Review on Dec 17th, 2013 - 3 people agree
This review may contain spoilers

Please, read the "playthrough" and "conclusion" for the long explaination why I think this story deserves a low 4/10.

SPOILER ALERT

Positives:

- Creativity
- New story idea

Negatives:

- Absolutely nothing makes sense in this story
- Voice acting is okay, although the actor is pretty ton dead
- Extremly short
- No challange
- Not scary at all

Playthrough:

I normally don't explain in detail what I though of the gameplay, but I feel I have to so you understand my point.

I start in my home with a "remember" letter about the robbery. I get my things and moves out. I suddenly gets a text message which doesn't make any sense since I could not find a single electronic thing at all. It's the classic Amnesia time line, but with a phone.

I don't know why they guard a bank, never seen that before, but what ever. I turn off the security system by clicking on a button outside (how stupid are you by putting the defense system outside the building? No offense). I enter the barn and it suddenly turns into a mansion looking building.

I enter a room and the worst, most unfitting scare for the situation I've ever seen occurs. I re-power the elevator and use it to reach the first floor.

My so called "friend" sends me a message with the code I need to get in (I though they were already there? Did they lock the door again or does it auto lock?) but okay, fair enough. I enter the code, the police arrives and my "friend" says he trolled me.

The end.

Conclusion:

The story is bland and makes absolutely no sense at all. There is nothing impressive when it comes to the level design, and the one and only scare is the worst scare I've ever seen. I can barley even call it a "scare" because I don't think anyone will get scared by it. And worst of all, it's extremly short.

I love the idea of playing something new, something refreshing but truth to be told, it's not good in it's current state.

4/10 - Okay

Time Distortion
7 Review

Mod Review on Dec 15th, 2013 - 1 person agrees

Modern pack:

Did not try it, but it's a good idea and I'm giving you a + for your creativity.

Story:

- Amazing level design
- Custom music (and good ones)
- Extremly scary even for me with a lot of experience with Amnesia
- Challange

Negatives:

- A lot of bugs (some of them sadly ruined the gameplay)
- A lot of quests were hard to solve

Neutral:
(Neutral points does not affect the score)

- "Hey bro" and a "Stephano"? Dude come on... A serious, deep story and all of a sudden it's like a Pewdiepie story?

Bugs:

The bugs I found.

The chest and thaler thing is a great idea. Although, like any other story with this function, it is possible to Save and exit and the chest suddenly costs 0 thalers to open.

The chest refused to open so I could not finish the mixture.

I watched a few videos and it seems like some people can use the lantern in the last map while some can't.

Everytime I save and exit, the chase music from monsters starts playing for some reason even though I'm not under attack.

Conclusion:

Awesome idea, wonderful level design. One of the best I've seen for a while, but it's full of bugs and I actually did a little barrel at a door glitch to continue and then was forced to exit and change so the final map was the starting map in order to be able to finish this story.

Still, it's obvious you worked hard on this, and besides the bugs, it's great and easily deserves a 7/10. If you manage to fix the bugs, I'll gadly higher the score.

7/10 - Good

Cycles
6 Review

Mod Review on Nov 30th, 2013 - 2 people agree 4 people don't

Positives:

- Something refreshing
- Good story line in whole
- Great effects, voice acting and cut scenes

Negatives:

- Zero challange
- Bad level design (except for the forest part, see conclusion)
- Almost no monster encounters
- Shorter than expected

Conclusion:

Let me start with by telling you I really appreciate that you take your time to create something unique and refreshing instead of the overused "you wake up in an unkown castle, get out" and it's obvious that you spent time on this, at least on the effects, voice acting and custom monsters.

However though, it looks like you spent very little time on the level design. The police station is stuck between mountains (the road leads right into mountains at both directions), the factory is pretty bland and lack details and the challange level is at bottom. The forest part when you enter the portal is incredibly beutiful so I was really surprised by how bland the other maps are.

You even faild to make it scary. I was scared once, but when I realized the first monster only spawned once and the other "monster", or what ever it is could not harm me, I wasn't scared at all.

Edit: Ending credits now added, although the rest still remains. A lot of the things can't be fixed either unless you remake the whole story.

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In short, it was not what I expected it to be. It looks like you worked more on the cut scenes than the story itself. I did not enjoy this.

6/10 - Decent

TheApartment
1 Review

Mod Review on Nov 29th, 2013 - 1 person agrees

Positives:

- You know how to make a full conversition and add custom music...

Negatives:

- Texture glitches everywhere
- Pointless and horrible story
- Everything else is completely pointless
- No ending credits

Conclusion:

Waste of time... This guy obviously didn't try.

1/10 - Pointless

Me
6 Review

Mod Review on Nov 22nd, 2013 - 1 person agrees

Positives:

- A few good scares
- You were honest when you said you spent a lot of time making it glitch-free
- You have a decent story line
- Your "find this symbol and supplies are nearby" idea

Negatives:

- A lot of unlogcial moments
- 8 of 10 monsters spawned where I could see them
- Not much of a challange
- A huge lack of details and a lot of rooms/hallways are too empty

Conclusion:

I think it was a decently nice experience playing this custom story. It's not good, but it's not bad either. The story behind it is pretty good. At leas it's not a cliche "you are trapped, get out" story.

Although, it's pretty empty and doesn't make any sense. 8 of 10 monsters spawned infront of my face which is something I really dislike (unless it's supposed to be a scare).

I managed to escape from a castle filled with monster and the character decides to go back inside? And who leaves a note at the castle door telling us exactly where the key is (fully visible right next to the door)? You might as well leave it unlock to make the job quicker for the burglars.

6/10 - Decent

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