Illusions of the Dead has finally been released. Illusions of the Dead (IOTD) is an Amnesia: The Dark Descent custom story that has been released August 21st 2017. Story: You play as Marcus Grant who has a daughter named Emily but she has a disease called Sclerosis. There is no cure available but deep in the dungeons of the castle of Barnard, scientists were working on the cure but they got overrun by the undead a few days after the first test of the medicine. Marcus takes the risk and travels to the castle of Barnard in search of the medicine to safe his daughter Emily. But little does he know why the whole castle got evacuated 2 years ago... IOTD uses mostly the old Amnesia elements but used in a different and unique way. Some new entities and/or items were added to tweak the experience a little bit. Amnesia: AMFP entities and static objects are being used! If you have any suggestions or questions, please be sure to leave a comment! Please let me know what you think!

RSS Reviews  (0 - 10 of 26)

Positives:

- Very long mod
- Unique
- Creative

Negatives:

- A few texture glitches and a couple of book rows going through the shelfs (colliding with each other)

Level design: 10/10

It still amazes me how you after all these years of amnesia modding can give us a mod this unique. Levels looks well thought out, they did not feel repeditive, I couldn't have done it better myself.

Story: 9/10

A loved one needs my help is a bit cliché. However, a cliché plot can be good if you make something new out of that plot, and I think you did.

Puzzles: 9/10

Somtimes had to stop and think. However, no puzzles in this mod felt too difficult and you gave me enough hints to keep me going without ever having to look up a walkthrough. It got a little bit repeditive with key quests for a while, but other than that, excellent quests.

Music and sounds: 10/10

Random sounds playing, scripted sound events, music that changes based on the current situation, what else can we ask for?

Creativity: 10/10

Creative scares, creative level design, you even went as far as to add a little mario level, as well as the main menu map for amnesia.

Bugs & Flaws: 9/10

Found a bunch of texture glitches in the first mansion levels and a couple of books going through some shelfs. Other than that, I encountered no bugs what so ever. Well done bug testers.

Also in the mario level, a text said I needed a mushroom to proceed. I already had it but it wouldn't let me through anyway and I couldn't use it anywhere ^^. I might have done something wrong maybe. Either way this is just extra easter egg so it's really not a big deal.

Conclusion:

Took you 1.5 years to finish this huh? Well it shows. This is exactly what we needed. A long, well thought out mod. The creativity is very high in this mod.

10/10 - Masterpiece. Definitely recommanded.

After playing your first custom story I would say you are capable of doing the same job as seasoned custom story makers. I recognized elements which suggested your inexperience (but definitely not the ability of doing a fine-quality job!) in making them, but in this case, it doesn't matter at all! This custom story definitely deserves a high rating. The storyline was well made and I (almost) always enjoy long custom stories. I have to say you also showed a lot of creativity in puzzles (by the way, I really liked the descriptions of the items in the inventory). One of the main elements I look for in custom stories is the level design, which is very important in my opinion. The level design in this one is not bad at all, although a bit more detail in the maps wouldn't hurt (not a reason for lowering the rating, though). The only thing which could be considered a negative in this custom story is the fact that some of the maps are large and some players might feel bored when they have to run around the map for a bit, looking for a needed item. Originally, I wanted to give this custom story the rating of 9/10, until I discovered that this custom story has the best easter egg ever. It gave me a strong nostalgia feeling. It was also nice taking a peek in the super_secret archive. Anyway, you did a fine your making your very first custom story, and I'll make sure to try out another one of your creations, if you decide to make another custom story.

10

Nice story, gorgeous maps. I love it.

Excellent mod. Long and satisfying play.

Fantastic game, played version 1 when it was releaseed so thats what my review is based on.

pros - great story, attention to detail, lots of different maps and a great atmosphere

cons - the final level. really frustrating but as i said, i played version 1, it's been updated since then.

10

Pretty good environment, great story. I enjoyed this custom story. Great Work!

Awesome custom story 9/10 the puzzles where pretty fun and not that difficult and i liked the monster encounters but maybe you should also use some diffrent monsters because a lot of maps used the same one. I also found the story really interesting.

9

1 word ; Amazing!

Very well designed maps.
very well scripted events.
long story.
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standard storyline.
was hoping to see custom assets.

Overall..
9\10 for me.

Loved it!

10

So scary

unique events, decent design-atmosphere, nice length with a bit too much resources, monotony at points and an unnecessary amount of key quests and threatless scares (which were even creative at first). though most of the things are well made, smaller things were a bit off including some parts of the story and notes as well. i'd definitely like to see more from the author, and appreciate the effort put into this, my score is 8/10. fine work, but don't stop here! :D

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

Positives: - Very long mod - Unique - Creative Negatives: - A few texture glitches and a couple of book rows going through the shelfs (colliding with each other) Level design: 10/10 It still amazes me how you after all these years of amnesia modding can give us a mod this unique. Levels looks well thought out, they did not feel repeditive, I couldn't have done it better myself. Story: 9/10 A loved one needs my help is a bit cliché. However, a cliché plot can be good if you make something new out…

Aug 21 2017 by KrustiClawn