Tag Archives: Amnesia

Syndrome review – Syndrome of a Down.

One of the worst things about becoming at least reasonably clued in to any particular medium is that you begin to recognise the patterns and tropes between titles. No longer do you approach every film/book/game with wide eyed optimism but instead with a leery cynicism as you point out every single thing that has been done previously. Of course, sometimes this sort of thing is just made a bit too easy for you and such is the case with Syndrome, a new indie horror by Camel101 in conjunction with Bigmoon Entertainment (the company behind Lichdom Battlemage).

Among the Sleep review – Baby, baby, baby, AAAARGHH!

 Among the Sleep, by Krillbite studios, is a game which had an exceptional amount of potential for sheer, unbridled terror. By taking the player out of the usual comfort zone of playing as a grown man/woman and putting them into the body of a 2-year old toddler it allowed for the possibility of using all those childhood fears which can be so potent. The teaser for the game, shown back in 2012, certainly had the gaming press all antsy and intrigued for a while, promising a 2013 release date so that people could get their horror fix. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the game’s release was pushed back to 2014 and I think that alone meant that it did not receive as much attention as it could have, because people had simply forgotten about it after the two year wait. So when it did finally release into the world, it was a fairly quiet and unobtrusive.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review – What does the pig say?

This is the part where I usually give credit to the developers of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and I had always planned to say “developed by Frictional Games in concert with The Chinese Room”. But you know what, I no longer know what I do and do not know any more considering that Wikipedia (the source of all knowledge, I’m sure you’ll agree) informs me that the sequel to the critically acclaimed and utterly horrifying Amnesia: The Dark Descent was developed by The Chinese Room and merely published by Frictional Games. Normally I’d assume I’m right, but disagreeing with Wikipedia seems to border on blasphemy so I’ll leave it up to you to figure out what the score is.

Video Mondaily – Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is here!

In case you were living in a cave or a hole somewhere I should inform you now that the incredibly hyped and highly sought after sequel to Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent was released just under a week ago around the world and has been providing scares and screams to many already. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is wifely considered to be one of (if not The) scariest horror games ever created and so the hype for the sequel was really rather massive, his same hype was compounded when it was revealed that Frictional Games would be working with The Chinese Room to make Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (a company probably best known for the remake of Dear Esther). Well, I have succeeded in getting my hands on A Machine for Pigs, and as me and Tim made a Playthrough of the original it only seemed logical and reasonable that I make a full Playthrough/Walkthrough of it’s successor. The first episode was released early last week with episode 2 being released today and I will post both of them here after the jump! I will be continuing to post episodes as fast as I can throw them together and I hope you enjoy watching me get the shit scared out of my bum because I do believe that might be what will be occurring!

Video Mondaily – The End of a Series

Well folks, it’s been a long and piss-fuelled journey. But finally, MMGaming has reached the end of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. To get here we braved monsters, the shadow, Alexander, monsters, computer crashes, monsters, a switch in player and did I mention monsters? It also is actually one of the few games we’ve completed in a series so huzzah for that! We hope you’ve enjoyed the series and we would love it if you checked out all the videos in our lovely playlist. We’d love it even more if you gave them a thumb, maybe a comment and if you like we really appreciate any subscribers. Don’t worry though dear friends, this is not the end. Tis an end, but not the end. We will have more videos and more series and (unfortunately for me and Tim) more scary game as well. We hope you will stick around for all of them. For now though, Seb out!

Video Mondaily – Ever danced with Amnesia by the pale moonlight?

I’ve normally avoided posting new videos from our Amnesia series so that we can entertain and enthral you with a variety of different and exciting games each week. However, other than a continuing abundance of Torchlight 2 videos we have nothing new for you this week. It is worth saying that all is not lost though, because this particular video is particularly spine-chilling and entertaining. “Why?” I hear you cry. Well, dear readers, this particular video involves me absolutely shitting a brick on more than one occasion… Definitely worth a watch if you ask me… Enjoy!

Video Mondaily – Seb Stepping In

Some of you might have been enjoying our Amnesia series with Tim getting the heeby-jeebies on an episodic basis. I know I was enjoying it, it’s not often I see him in quite so much fear of his life. However, for whatever reason he has been struggling with getting Amnesia to run properly on his computer along with his recording equipment and so, after a long and difficult struggle, he has given up. I personally thought this was pretty unfortunate as it is one of our longest series and I thought a good one at that. Well, fortune smiled upon us that day as my own saved game in Amnesia was actually at a point fairly close to where Tim’s final episode stopped. So with a great deal of trepidation and inwardly cursing myself for the idea I started to play the indie game from Frictional Entertainment again. So far it’s been dark and scary and very scary, but I am persevering and as luck (if you can call it luck) would have it, my computer DOESN’T crash when playing the game. So today’s video Mondaily features the proud “restart” of our Amnesia series! Check after the jump to enjoy!

Video Mondaily – Tenebris Lake and MMGaming

Now this is an exciting Video Mondaily guys! This week you can watch me and Tim playing the first short segment of the Amnesia mod: Tenebris Lake. Don’t worry folks, while we are creating this new series in the middle of a several other series of videos I don’t want you to worry, you will still be able to see Tim finishing off Amnesia: The Dark Descent AS well as this new series of videos. Now if you’ve read our review of Amnesia you know it’s one of the scariest games in existence, well this mod is even more ridiculously scary and caused a fair amount of heavy breathing and a fair amount of sleep was lost. These videos are also rather special because we decided to challenge ourselves further by playing the game together: I was controlling the mouse and looking around and suchlike while Tim was on movement and using the lantern. You can expect laughs and fear in equal abundance! So sit back and enjoy the first three videos of MMGaming playing Tenebris Lake!

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is indeed the title of the next game to be produced by Frictional Entertainment, and no the title doesn’t make sense to me either. It’s also being developed by TheChineseRoom (the same people who brought us Dear Esther) so I think we can quite possibly expect an awful lot of awesome coming our way. If you’ve visited the official teaser website and click on the picture you are taken to an alternate reality game (which I haven’t really looked at, couldn’t really work it out) which has naturally been driving fans and gaming websites alike into an absolute frenzy.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Justine review

In honour of the teaser website for the next Amnesia game by Frictional Games I decided that I would do a retrospective on the original Amnesia and it’s add-on Justine. Allow me to start the review by mentioning that I am well aware of how much has been said about this game by every reviewer in existence and I am likewise aware that there probably hasn’t been anyone who’s ever played it that didn’t like it. Well unless the player absolutely cannot stand having to shower every time after gaming from having pissed themselves in fear too much.