CHAPTER 2 IS IN DEVELOPMENT! You're Gary. You recently got invited to a party by your close friend Nicholas. The party is hosted by a man named Thomas, who you hardly know anything about except that he's one of Nicholas friends. Later at the party, you're having a blast! The party is great, but maybe a little to great since you passed out after having a little to much to drink. While your asleep, thanks to some terrible nightmares, you wake up in the middle of the night, and notice that something's not right...
im a friend of sebastianMRM, went to same school an all, im a beta tester of this mod and ive played and uploaded every single version of this mod onto my youtube account (mrmtestertac0)
but im rating this 10/10 not because im his friend, but because ive seen how the story has been built,and maps created and fixed, so this is my ratings:
environment 9/10 - cozy,scary,enlightning, and a touch of mediocre..things, but still a worthy 9.
story 10/10 - weird ,different, and not really mainstream, but still a good one,its.. unique :P
scarefactor : 10/10 i dont wanna spoil anything,but if you play it you'll surely agree that anyone that arent scared after this gota have something wrong in his head..
other : a few things that makes it unique, is the voiceacting, the movement-codings in certain events, the sounds, and more 10/10
overall : 10/10 , im happy as a beta tester to see the result of this mod, and i approve this mod.
When I saw SebastianMRM making his first demo of this story, I knew that he had a potential to make this an unique and intresting custom story :)
Great mod, but another one that i found focused a bit too much on trying to get you to wet your pants, and not on making a great story. This is one of a few mods that does a great job with the horror ( creepy, tense atmosphere combined with unique, effective scares), yes this mod has all that, but other than the scares, and gameplay, most other areas of the mod are lacking.
The plot is somewhat unique, but not very involved. Notes are far and few between, there aren't very many interesting revelations or plot twists and Gary (the player) doesn't really have a main objective up until right near the end. The voice acting was pretty good, and there are even a few "cut scenes" but I still felt like the story itself could have had more detailed.
Creativity was an issue. Other than a few animations, this full conversion mod doesn't really have anything new about it. Yes its got custom audio, but any mod can have that, and 95% of the content is from the vanilla game and the rest, directly from White Night. For a full conversion mod, I expect a new experience, this mod did not give me that. If you told me that this was just a basic Amnesia mod, and I didn't know any better, I wouldn't question you.
And finally, the last 30-45 minutes were tedious to get through. Not only is that the point where the gameplay is starting to get repetitive, but the developer chose that part to spawn a monster around every corner. There were at least 10 monsters in a area where there should have been no more than 2. It really got frustrating. By the time got to the end, I was just glad it was over. This ultimately is what ruined the experience for me. Even with the above mentioned stuff, i would have given this a ten because of how scary it was, and how the gameplay was very good up until that point, but that part made it impossible to justify a perfect score.
Overall, this is still an excellent mod, with some great scares, an intriguing if not complex plot and some very engaging gameplay up until the last 2 sections.
Love this mod, definitely one of my favorites.
- Voice acting is superb, something very hard to find in Amnesia custom stories.
- The story is interesting, albeit a little generic so far with the rich-man-creates-horrific-monsters theme, but this may change as more chapters are released and the story is fleshed out.
- After the prison sequence, the number of monster encounters is a little too high for my taste; in the final version of the mod, a tweak of monster encounters might be a good idea to consider: too many encounters goes from being scary to being more of an annoying hindrance for the player.
- In the final chase sequence, when you are forced to look at the Brute as it bursts down the door and begins to race at you, sometimes the Brute can get way too close before you are allowed to run, causing your instantaneous death as he beats you with his huge, sharp murder-stick. Here's an idea to consider: have the door be burst open but then turn the player toward the corridor and have the "RUN!" prompt (don't let him watch the Brute walk out toward him). Seeing the monster coming toward you, in my opinion, isn't as scary as running for your life with NO idea where the monster is: if it's RIGHT behind you, or a few feet behind you.
Story (so far): 8/10 - Very promising but somewhat generic at this point in time. A few grammatical and spelling errors here and there but nothing you guys couldn't fix with some proofreading.
Atmosphere: 9/10 - Nice level design and lighting, but don't be afraid to try new things!
Scares: 9/10 - Interesting scares such as hearing the two men talking and seeing the Grunt walk across the banister into the room to kill them.
Voice Acting: 10/10 - Both Gary's and Thomas' voice actors (forgive me, their names slip my mind) are superb. I could literally feel the demented, ****** up joy in Thomas' voice as he revealed his "perfect creation" to Gary.
Overall: 9/10 - Totally recommended.
best mod ever played so when is chapter two coming out
Story, atmosphere, lighting, scares, puzzles, exploration. This mod does it all, and does it well. One of the best custom stories out there. Definitely deserves the 10.
I was impressed by the quality of this mod, particularly the storytelling and voice acting. The vast majority of mods either don't have voice acting or it's terrible, but Gary and Nicholas were believable and interesting; it was even better than many retail games.
Another thing I want to mention specifically is that the music in this mod was incredible, and I hope I can find some way to get the music itself, -especially- the ending theme during the credits. It all has a very creepy and fantastical feel.
If you enjoyed Amnesia at all, this mod is a must-have; it's like a sequel.
Gary Dark Secrets is a really good custom story with masterfully crafted environments, good atmosphere and well paced scares.
So why am I only giving it an 8/10? Because it takes the control away from the player far too often. Not only that, but what the player character does in these situations is illogical. He'd usually just watch how a moster breaks through a door, while a sensible person would have already started running. It's very aggravating and breaks the immersion.
I haven't finished this CS yet, but already got very annoyed because of the GAMEPLAY and have to stress it.
Taking ONLY gameplay into consideration:
1) All locations are epicly dark. It would be perfect IF ONLY the amount of batteries would be 2 times bigger! Exploring within darkness is impossible and experience is terrible.
2) After loading one location from a save I got stuck into floor so that crouching gave me the viev of underneath. At the same time I lost most of the music. The only way to reset this disgusting bug was to die from a grunt.
The storage part is way too confusing. Took me ~1 hour to find the lever (I had expected an equipmentable, lighten object). ALMOST gave up (it would be the first time in any Amnesia mods I've played). Got really bored as the result, forgot the story and lost the tension!
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Highest Rated (7 agree) 10/10
im a friend of sebastianMRM, went to same school an all, im a beta tester of this mod and ive played and uploaded every single version of this mod onto my youtube account (mrmtestertac0) but im rating this 10/10 not because im his friend, but because ive seen how the story has been built,and maps created and fixed, so this is my ratings: environment 9/10 - cozy,scary,enlightning, and a touch of mediocre..things, but still a worthy 9. story 10/10 - weird ,different, and not really mainstream, but…
Jun 24 2012 by tacoon
Lowest Rated (3 agree) 3/10
GOD DAMN BUGS
Jun 29 2012 by devin9086