(DO NOT VIEW ON DESURA. USE MODDB) The Attic is an Amnesia custom story.
Probably the third best one I've played after La Caza and Abduction (I've played about twelve). A lot of fun.
A lot of the levels are really well-designed, especially the house and the town. I liked the emphasis on scares - I was on the edge of my seat throughout much of the game. The portrait in Derrick's bedroom is a nice touch too. Many of the atmospheres are really effective and evocative too, like the fog and the rain in the forrest. The voice acting of Derrick's mother was excellent (bad voice acting is a problem in other mods). I thought the ending (very mild SPOILER) was neat too in that it kept things scary and creepy yet also satisfying and thought-provoking.
The biggest problem was that the story, though interesting at first, isn't strong enough to pull through the long duration of the mod. After a while you're running around through sewers, a basement, a bunch of collapsed columns, and a castle and it's hard to even remember why. Also a little too much oil and too many tinderboxes - the effect was to keep you focused on evading the monsters, which was great, but the basic role of darkness in the game was undermined because you always had a ton of sources of light.
Still, this was very good, and I'm saying that as someone who dislikes most of the mods I've played.
most custom stories I have played lagged a little and stuff, but this cs lagged so much, made my fps drop to 4-7 all the time almost, story is great but the lag drags the experience down very much therefore I give it a 7, sorry if it depresses, maybe you should try fixing the lag ;)
I was really enjoying this CS in the beggining. Even with the maps with few details, i was paying attention to the history and reading every memo i found. But then it become another non-sense history with no immersion. Anyway, i kept playing it, when a naked guy flied over me. After this, it became a jumpscare game, with monsters breaking doors everywhere. I really thought i was going to enjoy this CS because of the beggining, but it looks like you just throw away your ideas and started making a jumpscare CS.
My whole review does not fit inside the confines of this 2000 character box. The gist of it is:
Overall - Not terrible. Not great. It had decent mapping. The lighting was not fine. There was no atmosphere. It had A story. 4/10
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Allright.. The all famed Attic custom story!
You guys should have kept it at part 1, cuz my god you screwed up.. Especially chapter 2 sucked balls..
I would like to review as a whole but chapter 2 is so ugly bad that it drags the story to the ground.
Cpt1: Decent story, nice level design, good build up and tension. Enjoyed it till the last part. It just didn't make that much sense anymore.
Cpt2: What were you thinking? O, cpt1 was a succes let's make a second chapter in jiffy people will like it anyway. Ok here we go. Level design utterly simple, boring and no atmosphere. The village is terrible, there are invisible walls everywhere and from here on it's just; Find a key open the next door etc. Spawn monster when key is optained and run like hell. Besides the stupid cheap (12 year old) jumpscares, the mod is uninteresting as ****. No good story followup, no puzzles, no tension.
Cpt3. It was ok, not my cup of tea anymore and I just wanted to get the story over with. It was much better than 2 but clearly not as good as 1. Over all, I did not enjoy this custom story as much as I hoped.