September 9 – September 15

It's been a few weeks of pretty solid releases. This week feels more like the kind of fare of late summer I might traditionally expect, which is to say there's a smattering of niche kind of games but no real solid anchor games. Arma 3 is a little bit of a big deal, but it's been out there in beta so long, it's a little hard to get worked up.

So, I'm giving game of the week to Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, which I am happy to tell you is a game I will never, ever play. I know about Amnesia, because I once watched several significant parts of the game online. From what I can tell about the game, it is a story where you wander around in the dark until something scary maybe happens and I shut the laptop down immediately.

Because the thing might get out or something.

I can tell that Amnesia was a solid game, because it's supposed to be scary and weird, and those are the immediate adjectives that leap to mind when I think about it. I don't know what the sequel is about, but I have to tell you that A Machine for Pigs is a name that immediately disquiets me for reasons I can't explain. Like, what does that machine do to pigs? Wait! I don't want to know.

If you're planning to pick up the game, have fun. I want no part of your world.

PC
- Aarklash: Legacy (download)
- Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (download - $20)
- Arma 3
- Huntsman: The Orphanage (download - $15)
- Iron Soul (download)
- Legend of Dungeon (download - $10)
- The King of Fighters XIII (download - $30)
- Volgarr the Viking (download)

Xbox 360
- DuckTales: Remastered (XBLA)
- NHL 14

PS3
- Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter HD (PSN)
- Dragon Fantasy Book II (PSN)
- Hunter's Trophy 2: Australia (PSN)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
- Mystic Heroes (PS2 Classics)
- NHL 14
- Puppeteer
- Sanctum 2 (PSN - $15)

Wii U
- The Wonderful 101

Vita
- Killzone: Mercenary

Comments

If you're planning to pick up the game, have fun. I want no part of your world.

Ha ha. Hilarious.

Great. Just great. I'm the first poster and so far the only one. Now I feel weird. It's like I wandered into Sean's house party as the first person to arrive and I'm like, uh, I don't really know Sean and wow, this little voice on my computer has a body and everything, and I'm waiting for Tangle to show up or someone else I've spoken with to break this awkwardness.

So, who invited you, anyway?

Wonderful One Oh ONE!

Already have Amnesia waiting to unlock. But I should really try to finish Outlast first. Which is difficult because it's freakin' tense as hell and EXTREMELY gory, the latter of which I'm not a huge fan of.

Yeah, I'm with you, Sean. Won't be touching Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, not with a ten feet pole. I played Amnesia: The Dark Descent for about 10 minutes before I got terrible motion sickness. Forget being terrified (which I probably would've been considering how anxious run-of-the-mill zombie games make me), I got physically sick. Thanks, but no thanks Amnesia.

Looks like the pile is safe this week. Phew.

Such a bleak view on things. Maybe it's fitness equipment for pigs.

A Machine for Pigs is a name that immediately disquiets me for reason I can't explain.

Reminds me of high school, black nail polish, fishnet sleeves, and Nine Inch Nails CDs. I could use a bit of amnesia.

I think the full quote is...

"This world is a machine fit only for pigs. Fit for the slaughtering of pigs."

stevenmack wrote:
I think the full quote is...
"This world is a machine fit only for pigs. Fit for the slaughtering of pigs."

Oh joy, I'm sick already! ^_^

Mr. Wallet takes this week off in anticipation of next week's GTA V! Woot!!!

The first Amnesia had some intense creepiness but also had some pacing issues. Hopefully AMFP cleans that up a bit. The slow-burn Gothic horror style is a tough thing to replicate in an interactive environment as a lot of build up and "nothing" needs to occur to accentuate the dark moments.

Eleima wrote:
a ten feet pole

Now I'm just picturing a pole with 10 feet at one end, poking at a machine that tortures and devours pigs.

I loved the Penumbra games and so picked up Amnesia on release day. I have yet to play more than an hour or so of it due to an incident involving physically hurling myself from the keyboard and being too distraught to go shut the computer down for a good 20 minutes. I keep meaning to finish because I love what the team does but daytime is not the right environment for this game and I can never convince myself to go back at night. I have high hopes for what the team may accomplish with the new game and can't wait to not play it for a few years.

I suppose I'm the only person who played a bit of Amnesia and found it more silly than creepy.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
I suppose I'm the only person who played a bit of Amnesia and found it more silly than creepy.

You dont like things. All of the things. You dislike them.

It is known.

I've had Amnesia forever but have been too much of a wimp to play it. Maybe I'll finally give it a go.

Well, it's Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and Puppeteer at some point down the line. Likely around Black Friday or Xmas.

BNice wrote:
I've had Amnesia forever but have been too much of a wimp to play it. Maybe I'll finally give it a go.

Same here.

stupidhaiku wrote:
I keep meaning to finish because I love what the team does but daytime is not the right environment for this game and I can never convince myself to go back at night.

They mostly come out at night.

Mostly.

Correction: they only come out at night.

Thin_J wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
I suppose I'm the only person who played a bit of Amnesia and found it more silly than creepy.

You dont like things. All of the things. You dislike them.

It is known.

It is known.

Maybe Kingdom Hearts, maybe not. It's probably about time I played through it again.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Correction: they only come out at night.

<3

Well there goes my Tuesday night, I'll be going whole hog into machine for pigs.

Spoiler:
yeah I went there, I'm not sorry

krev82 wrote:
Well there goes my Tuesday night, I'll be going whole hog into machine for pigs.
Spoiler:
yeah I went there, I'm not sorry

It's baconing me to play, also. Though I should really finish Outlast first -mixing the two might Hamper the experience and cause me to end up with a pork quality playthrough.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
I suppose I'm the only person who played a bit of Amnesia and found it more silly than creepy.

PC hater.

Strangeblades wrote:
Great. Just great. I'm the first poster and so far the only one. Now I feel weird. It's like I wandered into Sean's house party as the first person to arrive and I'm like, uh, I don't really know Sean and wow, this little voice on my computer has a body and everything, and I'm waiting for Tangle to show up or someone else I've spoken with to break this awkwardness.

Someone put out an APB on Sean Sands? I don't care if he's been active on Twitter as that could be SB faking it. I mean has anyone seen him in person since last night? I thought not...

Depending on how the future is looking, I might be snagging a price-dropped WiiU deluxe around September 20th and snagging a copy of Wonderful 101 to go along with it.

garion333 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
I suppose I'm the only person who played a bit of Amnesia and found it more silly than creepy.

PC hater.

I should give it another shot, but what I played seemed like it was just trying way too hard. I had the same problem with the Penumbra games, which felt built by checklist more than inspiration.

Hmm....thought I heard something behind the walls there...

....like a sort of....

...scratchings.

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