(DO NOT VIEW ON DESURA. USE MODDB) The Attic is an Amnesia custom story.
Some very good scripting, I found it to be scary and new.
Some moments where a real surprise and found chapter 1 very fulfilling till the end, even if that 'scary painting' was used again (personally seeing it once in the official game was enough, now its getting stale).
It had a sanity potion which was handy though a more fitting name could have been given to it. Like Camomile potion.
The story was light but enough to keep us motivated. There was one humorous part I enjoyed with a note where one used to be :)
Chapter 2 was quite different and did away with the alone in the mansion idea and took it to the streets, of course there was no one to save which was unsurprising... and it was a tad to dark for my taste, I would expect a village to be able to carry light better considering there is a moon. And once you got into the cellar it was way to much key hunting for my taste which only drew things out. But there where some good scares like the noise from the bottom of the trap door.
Derek's dad is powerful and probably a remote viewer & is able to see across distances and create illusions to scare Derek. He wasn't in the house and so is probably still far away creating those chemical weapons... or Derek's mother might have lied about that. I'll be looking forward to see how this progresses.
Chapter 3 once again is quite different, unsurprisingly being stuck out in the forest still has only one linear path.. this is amnesia after all. The trick to create the illusion of non-linearity. I found myself sticking to what little light I could see. There are a few key scares which are nicely made (except for that random flying naked body part... ugh why why why I've seen enough of that in other customs). problem is this part should have been the best, but it's the weakest. Reason why, almost no story here. Instead of answering questions & giving us the full story it's just a few detours before the inevitable confrontation...
This was really great and polished. And no, I didn't find all the secrets (applies to ch1 as well). Is there a list? (just out of curiosity)
I can only see some small space for improvement: name your maps (so that player knows where the level door leads).
I don't give 10/10 often so have fun with it :)
I finally played it. It was pretty interesting and nice story however..
My honest critic feedback:
First two maps was great and atmosphere was really good, ambient sounds, scary noises really creepy starting then it becomes better and something different level design.. I feeled that atmosphere and experience when I walked through the cellar deeper and deeper. After I was back at the "Attic place and my home I was terrified"
It was good comeback idea. But then.. immersion breaks because there is just not "Amazing final big script happenings chases etc.
I was disappointed by the ending and it ends so quickly it was just way too rushed ending and not some originality used and I didn't like it.
Overall whole three chapters make's sense and fits together it was great ride, but spending a little more time this custom story can be improved much better.
I want play "The attic FULL" version soon and write my final review.