The Dark Descent Demos

Frictional Games announces playable demos for Amnesia: The Dark Descent are now available on the Amnesia Website, offering samples of this upcoming first-person survival horror game. They also have a new trailer from the game that's a developer walkthrough showing physics interaction. The Windows demo is mirrored on AtomicGamer, Gamer's Hell, and WorthPlaying, the Linux demo is mirrored on AtomicGamer and Gamer's Hell, and the Mac demo is mirrored on AtomicGamer and Gamer's Hell. The game itself is now available for pre-purchase on Steam at a 20% discount.
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Except the violate a prime directive of story telling in horror games, relative distance.

Character makes noises when going insane or being scared, forced view at objects = absolute taboo. Distances audience from the game character, breaks immersion instantly, also breaks connection of "player thinks hes really there", makes the game not as scary as it could be. Penumbra Overture was better in this regard.

Its scary yes, but not masterful.

If you want to read up on where i get with relative distance, you should google up Bertold Brecht.

(The reason this is bad, is of course that any break of immersion is creating "critical" observers instead of immersed players.
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