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25 June 2012 @ 08:23 pm
Amnesia, anyone?  
Does anyone else like learning the storylines and background of video games rather than playing them?

I'm not much of a gamer, however I've been intrigued by Amnesia: The Dark Descent ever since I saw those hilarious compilation videos of people's reactions and being told it's one of the scariest video games to play, so I wanted to see complete walkthroughs of it. After seeing how one gets through each level and the unraveling of the story, I find myself more fascinated by everything surrounding it. So I've been delving into some others with similar kinds of atmosphere and stories, and mostly through this guy right here and his walkthrough commentaries (which are hilarious and entertaining and actually giving a non-gamer like myself some interesting tidbits and interest in such games.)

With that I have to say while I enjoyed Amnesia, I personally prefer Amnesia: Justine, simply for the fact that Justine's story is completely disturbing and more twisted. Like, the setup of the entire game is very Saw-like, and her fucked up background is so fascinating to me. Daniel's story was sad in the first one, but Justine is something else entirely.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is the new game that will be released a bit later this year. I can't wait, tbh.
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Tangles: Gamesentangled_now on June 26th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
I keep meaning to play Amnesia, I play PC games so rarely but that's one everyone says I should make an exception for. And I do like Tobuscus and his playthroughs, he makes me laugh.

I watched the trailer for A Machine for Pigs, and the sounds - yeah, I think it's going to scare people just like the first.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 29th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
I'm actually thinking about buying the game myself at some point. Of course I'm the worst at playing games in general. I end up in a combination of yelling and laughing. This is why I prefer living vicariously through other people playing games, lol.

Yeah, that trailer is just....yeah.

I don't think there's anything worse than some demonic-sounding rapid man!pig wandering about trying to hunt you down. *shudders*

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Revyallodole on June 26th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
Toby's videos are the best.

I love gaming but since I'm a wuss, I'll never play horror games- it's way more fun to watch others play them anyway. :D Especially Amnesia. There was this Finnish guy just a while ago who played it a lot and made funny videos of it, I'm sad that he removed himself from the internet..
Renée: Babydoll. Destroyer.rogueslayer452 on June 29th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
He makes me laugh, and makes games that I probably wouldn't have gotten into or cared for entertaining with his commentary.

lol, yeah. I think it's more fun living vicariously through watching other people play games than actually playing the game itself. I like seeing how it's done, and if it's a game I think is interesting then looking up the storyline, the different endings, etc. I'm not really a gamer, but I think certain games are intriguing, esp if the games have complex storylines and characters.

Edited at 2012-06-29 01:46 am (UTC)
Revyallodole on June 29th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I'm like that with horror games only (everything else I play myself) because I'm a complete wuss and would never play them but it's awesome to watch someone play such games.
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Renéerogueslayer452 on July 3rd, 2012 09:53 am (UTC)
Being someone who is not familiar with gaming, I appreciate him introducing me to some pretty interesting games that I've heard of and might want to try out some time.

Justine fascinates me too because, yeah, her story is the more fucked up version, but I know I would get so frustrated trying to win without killing anyone that I could never do it.

lol, same here. And trying not to get killed in the process. Which would suck because it doesn't autosave, if you die you're dead and have to start all over from the beginning. I would get so frustrated really quickly, but then again it would make me more determined to beat the game, lol.

But yeah, I am more fascinated by the actual backstory than playing the game. She is so twisted and fucked up, I love it.