I wrote a long review explaining everything I liked, disliked then my Chrome crashed and I lost my review. I am now too lazy to fully re-write it so I will just do a basic one.
The intro was great and original
The Puzzle/Interaction system was great and fresh.
The atmosphere was unique.
The "Monster" was the first monster ive seen in a video game that I was truly afraid of throughout the entirety of the game.
The Detail in the various locations such as random notes, or person affects really helped immerse me into the game.
The intro was good, but also left a lot of questioning, the only thing I got from what was happening was that, Im in the arctic and "**** Happened"
The Puzzles sometimes were very blunt and the items you could use were not always so obvious, such as the blow torch.
--- Over all I definitely think it was one of the better horror mods made in source in a long time, I definitely think people should play this if they enjoy scary games and want something new and fresh to play.
For a Half-Life mod, it's quite original to find a mod without any weapons. Not even a flashlight, and that last thing is extremely important in this mod. The enemies from the darkness manage to make you hesitate to ever approach an unlit room, and while they represent the only form of AI in the entire game, they manage to move with reason, which only makes them more fearsome. In certain parts, an intelligent use of flares is vital. The cold also plays an important role, and will represent... the less painful death, if you're not careful. The map, in this case a research station in Greenland in the middle of the snow desert, is not so big, but you might get lost if you're not careful. The puzzles that span through the entire game can always be solved with good common sense, an astute observing of the surroundings, and some might require some concentration even. Perfect mix between Horror and Puzzles, like I said earlier.
It is obvious from the beginning that a lot of effort was put into this. The opening cutscene is amazingly well animated and directed. The story itself seems to be a succesful mix between "The Thing" and "Alan Wake". Throughout the game, the player will take pleasure in reading documents scattered around the building, sometimes of no importance at all, but they all contribute to adding to the atmosphere. Their visual quality is also astonishingly realist. The ending was a bit underwhelming though... and also the realization that so many "Chekhov Guns" will remain without consequences, and many questions unanswered... I wish there was a sequel.
Very convincing, some sudden noises will give you a good scare!
I just realized there's no music at all. Incredible!
Nothing seems improved here, in comparison to Half-Life 2, but I can't complain about it.
1 or 2 hours.
An unexpected but pleasant surprise, this mod is an original mix of Horror and Puzzle-Solving. Try it now!
Looks like you rushed with the level design. Once again, bad level design and lame scares. But this story actully have a few decent scriptings and a story put into it. More or less every area can be improved but some of them were really creative after all.
Level design - Bad and dont make much sense
Story - Decent
Creativity - Average
6/10 - Decent
This story is close to pointless. Ridiculous level design (texture glitches everywhere, horrible area connections, bugs), lame monster spawnings that does not make any sense at all. I even managed to get stuck in the room with alot of supplies (door refused to open). I found 2 positive things... 1: You have a story put into it 2: Lame scares, but at least you didn't add flying naked guys.
2/10 - Really bad
I'm not sure which is greater, my frustration or my addiction. This game is just totally brilliant, and will keep you stuck retrying the same level over again for a hundred times easily.
Before playing though, make sure you have no fragile things around. You will get totally mad, and you won't be able to stop...
Just excellent. Perfect voice acting (and TONS of it), fantastic sound and music, very original characters and story line. Large maps with lots of alternatives and creativity. Very rewarding play (perhaps multiple plays) for the resourceful mind/player.
One of the few game mods that actually adds content in reflection of the original game. Every bit as well done as the original game, but much longer.
FOON or SPORK ? It is your call... What is clear is that a good, creative story told through excellent voice acting, backdropped with original and terrific music set in a large and rewarding environment trumps overused lip-gloss shaders and on pigs of games.
I had been looking for a good scary game for so long, with no luck since FPS (like FEAR) is not really my thing. I got so excited when I heard about amnesia, bought it directly from steam and played it all the way through with no break. I really screamed out load many times there from the totally creepy atmospheres. This game is just so damn well polished, totally one of my strongest memories during my 15 years of gaming!