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Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week

THQ will be publishing a retail version of Amnesia: The Dark Descent in North America, reports IGN. Word is the game, which is currently only available through digital distribution, will hit store shelves on February 22.

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29. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 17, 2011, 05:06 CommunistHamster
 
Personally I found penumbra scarier because I could reate to the character and the setting more. An 18th century transylvanian castle and a nobleman is just kinda out there, whereas greenland and a doctor of physics strikes close to home.  
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28. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 13:40 StingingVelvet
 
baltar wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 08:35:
I collect these boxed games too. Digital distribution sucks for us collectors.

With that said, I am a bit confused as to this report - I just received my boxed copy of Amnesia yesterday.. ordered from Amazon.

I'm guessing it won't be in stores until the 22nd but amazon got it ahead of time or something. Got my copy today... glad to see it is DRM-free (there is an offline serial like the old days) but it's a shame there is no booklet.

Oh well.
 
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27. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 12:39 Mostly_Harmless
 
I loved this game, it was definitely my favourite release from 2010.

I actually feel guilty for paying next to nothing for it in the Steam winter sale, I even got more of a discount for owning the (also superb) Penumbra series.

My only criticism is the weakness of some of the possible endings to the game, I did three of the four and only one really felt satisfying.

It's nice to see that they released the level editor too so I'm looking forward to playing some content from the community when I can put my shredded nerves back together after finishing it.
 
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26. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 10:19 reisub
 
rist3903 wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 01:06:
I own this game, but I have a hard time playing it. I have yet to see a monster, but I feel I am right on the verge of doing so; The hint for my current level goes something like: To run, hold down the shift key.

I bring this on myself though. I only play at night with headphones on and the lights off.

A typical session involves me playing it for 30 seconds to 2 minutes and turning it back off again.
I'm exactly the same. Sad isn't it? x)
 
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25. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 09:48 nin
 
Vulkan wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 02:02:
Jerykk wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 01:50:
If you want to buy this game, please buy it directly from Frictional. If you buy the retail version, THQ takes a hefty cut and the developers make less money.

I second this sentiment.


Or just steal it like JeryKKK does!
 
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24. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 08:35 baltar
 
I collect these boxed games too. Digital distribution sucks for us collectors.

With that said, I am a bit confused as to this report - I just received my boxed copy of Amnesia yesterday.. ordered from Amazon.

 
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23. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 06:38 StingingVelvet
 
Vulkan wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 02:02:
Jerykk wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 01:50:
If you want to buy this game, please buy it directly from Frictional. If you buy the retail version, THQ takes a hefty cut and the developers make less money.

I second this sentiment.

Sorry, I collect boxed PC games. If you don't care about getting a box though I certainly agree with the sentiment.
 
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22. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 06:05 SectorEffector
 

BTW, there are three monsters, one of which is invisible.

" literally only three enemies "

^-- comon man did you even read what I wrote?

Still think a bigger monster would've made it perfect.
 
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21. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 04:56 Jerykk
 
I don't think the appearance of the monsters really matters. The only thing that matters is that they can kill you quickly and you cannot kill them.

BTW, there are three monsters, one of which is invisible.

In any case, the biggest problem with Amnesia is that the enemy encounters are so heavily scripted. They only appear when specifically triggered and then they magically disappear after you've remained hidden for a sufficient amount of time. Penumbra was a scarier game because most of the enemies were just roaming around and they didn't vanish just because they couldn't find you.
 
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20. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 04:55 Zoom
 
It's about on par with some of the good moments of Thief. Maybe not up to par with some of the most terror inducing parts of the Thief series but i really appreciated Amnesia, it's the next best thing, and there is nothing else close to it these days.  
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19. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 04:46 SectorEffector
 
Fatal Frame scared me way more, and the fact that there are literally only three enemies in that game bothered me.. ONE of which you never physically see.

Still a great title, but after you see the two possible "monsters" ( which happen to look like splicers ) it burned out a bit for me.
 
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18. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 02:02 Vulkan
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 01:50:
If you want to buy this game, please buy it directly from Frictional. If you buy the retail version, THQ takes a hefty cut and the developers make less money.

I second this sentiment.
 
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17. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 01:50 Jerykk
 
If you want to buy this game, please buy it directly from Frictional. If you buy the retail version, THQ takes a hefty cut and the developers make less money.

On a side note... wow, that box art really is atrocious. I hope THQ isn't taking too big of a cut because it looks like it cost them $1 to do that box art. They should have just used the art that they used for the game's icon.

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16. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 01:06 rist3903
 
I own this game, but I have a hard time playing it. I have yet to see a monster, but I feel I am right on the verge of doing so; The hint for my current level goes something like: To run, hold down the shift key.

I bring this on myself though. I only play at night with headphones on and the lights off.

A typical session involves me playing it for 30 seconds to 2 minutes and turning it back off again.
 
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15. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 00:15 Cram
 
An above average set of headphones does wonders for this one.

Frijoles wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 00:08:
I just can't get immersed enough in this game to feel scared. I tried playing late at night with all the lights out, but no luck.

Maybe I should find an abandoned warehouse and play there on a laptop around midnight.
 
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14. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 00:14 StingingVelvet
 
This actually came out today on amazon... mine shipped yesterday and is due to arrive tomorrow.  
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13. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 00:08 Frijoles
 
I just can't get immersed enough in this game to feel scared. I tried playing late at night with all the lights out, but no luck.

Maybe I should find an abandoned warehouse and play there on a laptop around midnight.
 
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12. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 15, 2011, 22:25 MajorD
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 15, 2011, 22:10:
MajorD wrote on Feb 15, 2011, 21:27:
You guys struck my curiosity, so I watched a couple game trailers on YouTube and there seems to be some Thief1-esque to it. Is that a true statement?

It looks to be a decent game. The ambient sounds and music are creepy by themselves; I can only imagine what the rest of the game holds.......

This game is the best horror game ever made!

Here, have a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSzpvq73FY

Thanks man!
 
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11. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 15, 2011, 22:21 Sepharo
 
Bumpy wrote on Feb 15, 2011, 21:49:
Sweet. Now I can get good version.

Guess I won't bother finishing Pneumbra Overture or is not finishing it a mistake?

Other than being the same original engine and by the same developers the games aren't related.

But I do recommend you finish Penumbra Overture because it's a great game as well. Also I haven't tried playing it after Amnesia yet, it may feel a lot less polished in comparison.
 
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10. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 15, 2011, 22:10 ASeven
 
MajorD wrote on Feb 15, 2011, 21:27:
You guys struck my curiosity, so I watched a couple game trailers on YouTube and there seems to be some Thief1-esque to it. Is that a true statement?

It looks to be a decent game. The ambient sounds and music are creepy by themselves; I can only imagine what the rest of the game holds.......

This game is the best horror game ever made!

Here, have a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSzpvq73FY
 
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