Embody Harold Mason and Ryan Finch as they journey into the most chilling nightmares that a mysterious demon house provides to them. This is an Amnesia/Silent Hill/Fatal Frame/Resident Evil based custom story. Many aspects from all these games and even more will be included!
Seeing as this custom story takes inspirations from Silent Hill, I can assure you it's very good.
It's story driven and has a fairly good atmosphere. Of course, it doesn't quite match the Silent Hill atmosphere, but it's good for an Amnesia custom story. It even has multiple endings, which I won't spoil, so don't worry about that.
I played the 1.0 version, so it was a little buggy. It has been updated to 1.4 now, so hopefully these have been fixed.
Some of the puzzles took me a while to figure out, but when I had figured them out I felt very relieved. I'm really not a puzzle-solving person.
The first boss fight with the shovel was a little infuriating, it took me a while to figure out how to beat him. It isn't clearly stated that you shouldn't throw the shovel at him. I wasted about 20 minutes trying to figure out the best way.
Enough of the negatives, lets hit the positives. I briefly mentioned the story. This story is actually quite well done. It has some character development, we learn a bit about Harold as the story progresses.
It also has a meaningful ending, depending on which one you decide to take. I won't go into detail about that, in case you're reading this and don't want to have it spoilt for you.
The custom story made me want to continue, whenever I turned it off to do something else, I had the urge to play it again and continue the story.
It has no gimmicky jump scares, I can assure you. In my opinion, jump scares are cheap scares which don't count. At least, I can't remember any jump scares in it. It's been a few weeks since I've played it.
I can't think of anything else to write, this is my first review I've ever written so I hope it's okay.
Overall, in my opinion, this is a great custom story. It captures atmosphere and is story driven. However I had a few minor issues with it including puzzles and bugs. But like I said, I'm really not a puzzle-solving person, so those problems were personal to me.
Can't write more;wordlimit
A solid 9/10
Firstly, I was livestreaming this and had the big man of Vengeance Films himself make a surprise appearance and watch me complete my playthrough, which felt like an honour.
But anyway, onto the review. Amnesia Hill has atmosphere; it isn't shy of blood red-tinted candles, twisty corridors and rooms where you can't see more than 5 steps ahead of you. The level of detail is impressive and almost makes you feel like you're playing the original The Dark Descent game. But the bonus? This is a full conversion and uses new models and maps, so to add to the game AND still retain the detail of the original story mode is quite a feat. It also features (limited) voice acting.
The music is fitting for every situation, but being from the official soundtrack, what can you expect? It's terrifying! There were a few moments I recall stopping in my tracks and listening to figure out whether the monstrous growling or clinking of metal was from in-game, or just from ambient noise.
Now for the downsides. The tutorial mentioned that this game would play with my fears and don't get me wrong, it did - mainly from the soundtrack I just mentioned - but I feel there could have been more. I understand it may have been hard to code, but warping walls and boxes subtly moving on their own as soon as you look away from them would have created much more suspension. Maybe even have a door eerily open as you approach it; little things like that.
Although it's always nice to have original voice acting, the quality of the recordings weren't too great. And as mentioned before, the acting is limited and inconsistent. Some notes were spoken, others not - nothing really game-breaking though.
As a final point, I was expecting to see some Silent Hill-themed enemies, mainly the nurses (Pyramid Head was unlikely but anticipated) but was instead greeted by an..."alien caveman" as I called it, but still creepy as heck!
Overall, excellent mod. Made me jump and freeze many times.
Time to complete: approx. 2:30h
O..MM..G. What did I just play? This...this is not normal. This mod...is not a mod.. *cries deeply*. This "game" was AMAZING. OMG! I...i do not simple have words to describe what this is. This is not one of those "ohhHH LOOK AT THIS! COOl mod!!" NO NO NO! This is... this is something else. This is.. a game ITSELF! I just ..just finished it 5 mintues ago. I..If i would LITERALLY give this 10 i would give it 1000/10. This is not normal. This mod was so .. "emotional" in the end! How to he gave himself to peer pressure. OMG OMG OMG! THERE.MUST.BE.A.PART.2! I cried so deeply! So MOVING! This MUST BE MADE INTO A MOVIE!! Totally telling PEWDIEPIE to play it! OMG! Creator. YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL MIND!!
Refreshing mod, really liked this new "atmosphere redness, entertaining and scary and lantern was awesome" Puzzles really good and overall very good story.
I give you 8/10 good job!
After I played sequel it was great too!
- Many new models like a car and a cool town and all the maps and own drawned notes, love those things.
- Some scares was terrifying and I screamed and I was scared really a lot and afraid to continue many times, you got me seriously this time a lot.
- Sequel features a lot new things, cool puzzles, environments some areas are little rushed, but I don't mind there are many new in this whole full conversion system.
Really worth to play whole Amnesia Hill first and two! Thanks for making this it deservers 9!
Ok I'm editing my review since the mod changed a lot since my last writing. 4 words: The mod is amazing. if you haven't gotten it yet, get it. I remember playing it back when it was first released, but Vengeful has REALLY improved it a lot! definitely worth my 10/10!
DnALANGE here.. you probly know me hehhee..
This was a very nice FC!
I enjoyed all of it except one this that''s why the 9.
THose bossfight... there were a couple NOT working at all\or bugged..
That''s too bad!
For the rest a 9 for ALL the effort \ ideas \ graphics etc etc!
Watch me beating your FC with Mental Memorial soon ;)
Awesome story and we keep in toutch for sure!