This was a great mod. The beginning took off as the player began breaking into a very nice Combine facility. The atmosphere was perfect. The hallways were complex labyrinths. They were very Combine-ish and I got lost easily as I usually do. The ending was fantastic and almost took me by surprise because I didn’t know I was already on the robot. Overall it was very impressive for its size and age.
While it's good to see a new full conversion, this one was very hard to get into. I give you - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
+ FULL CONVERSION
+ Great immersion
+ Great sound design
+ Scary environment
+ Fair mix between scares, and puzzles.
- With so many custom models, you expect a custom monster
- Not as scary when you see a monster you already know.
- The jumpscares were a little overwhelming at some points
- Immersion breaking text/dialogue giving blatant hints at what to do.
- Lack of any new monsters
- The doors do not fit in with the environment WHAT SO EVER
- Cut scenes try to display gruesome killings, without animations on the NPCs.
All in all, it's a decent custom story if you are looking to spend your time with a scary environment, but when a custom story tries to live up to such a big name as Silent Hill AND Amnesia, you really have to apply more work to it.
This custom story was sadly to say, very poorly made in my opinion. Maps were very bare and empty. Scares were very lacking and too many of them were jumpscares. Puzzles seemed way to easy with the orange light telling you everything needed. Some models, (especially the doors) seemed very out of place and overall very strange looking. Textureing was very badly placed. Lighting was also very bad considering that it was almost always just a point light covered red and put with a huge radius. I also was expecting to see some custom monsters out of this CS but only saw the Penumbra: Black Plague creature.
Amnesia custom stories should never have a combat system, PERIOD. It ruins the whole style of Amnesia. Going through this I was never actually scared, but I was on the edge of my seat because of the constant jumpscares. Overall, I'm rating this 3/10. Those 3 points our going to the fact that this is a full conversion. (And I know those are not easy to make.) Fill up the maps a bit more, improve on the scares, add a custom monster, and I will be much more interested in this.
This mod was excellent. Creative and fun puzzles, which managed to be difficult but not frustrating. An excellent balance between puzzles, firefights, and moments to just enjoy the scenery. Several puzzle solutions are intuitive and fun. Also, unlike the main games, I never felt that the game was giving the enemies an unfair advantage. 11/10