Amnesia Free on Steam

Steam News announces a sale on the Amnesia and Penumbra series, saying Frictional's horror games are 80% off. They also announce that Amnesia: The Dark Descent is free for the next day. This is not like a free weekend, they say that if you pick it up before tomorrow at 1:00 pm EDT the game is "completely free." This post has further details:
To help you prepare yourself for the imminent release of SOMA, we have decided to have a sale with an 80% discount on all our previous games. Hurry and you’ll get Amnesia: The Dark Descent for free during the next 24 hours and the game will remain in your library forever.

If you pre-order SOMA you’ll get a 10% discount and you’ll be able to preload the game starting tonight.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 16, 2015, 13:57
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 16, 2015, 13:57
Sep 16, 2015, 13:57
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 16, 2015, 01:38:
Does anyone know what happens when you use a trainer? Does this make the game not scary?

This will make the game, not be a game. It's like the ability to drive in a racing game.

Amnesia is all about being help- and defend-less and trying to survive. By enabling godmode, you disabling the core gameplay element. Better go watch a walkthrough on youtube, same effect as using a trainer.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 16, 2015, 09:34
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 16, 2015, 09:34
Sep 16, 2015, 09:34
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 20:26:
I rage quit AI after being stuck in that goddamned med lab for a few hours. Didn't seem to matter what I did, I could not get the fuck out of there without it killing me. The ambiance in that game was absolutely perfect but the AI for the Alien and how they scripted shit was just infuriating. I rarely get irate when I'm gaming - alone at any rate - but that game had me swearing at the monitor and giving the Alien the finger. The game was far more rage inducing than scary.

I still haven't finished Outlast yet because that freaked me the fuck out! I crawled into the corner and cried like a little girl after about 30 mins of that. Amnesia is the same. I'll man up and give them all another go as Halloween is only 6 weeks out at this point anyway. I've even started watching classic horror flicks again to build up my tolerance.

This is super cool of them and SOMA is on my wishlist for sure. A love macheen for pigs got a lot of neg reviews however. Anyone play it? Thoughts?

I liked A Machine for Pigs. It sort of dragged in the last 1/3 (despite only being 4 hours long, if I'm remembering correctly), but the build up to the first encounter was intense. After that it sort of lost its scare factor.

I've never played the original Amnesia, despite having it off of gog.com. After playing System Shock 2 all the way through, I swore off scary games for awhile. A loooooong while.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 16, 2015, 07:18
Bub
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 16, 2015, 07:18
Sep 16, 2015, 07:18
Bub
 
This is the primary reason I stop here every day. Steam lets me know when there are free offers at Steam or elsewhere.

These sites are pretty boring to visit on a daily basis, and the home pages are usually just adds for stuff I don't care about, so Bluesnews is a real godsend.

All the gosssip and insider game info is worth reading too.
Keep up the good work!
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 16, 2015, 05:05
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 16, 2015, 05:05
Sep 16, 2015, 05:05
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 16, 2015, 01:38:
Does anyone know what happens when you use a trainer? Does this make the game not scary?
In the sense that the game relies on the sanity feature and the concept that you're better off not being seen by the terror...using the CH trainer does make things a lot less scary and a lot easier, I'd suggest only using it for story completion.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 16, 2015, 01:38
Kxmode
 
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 16, 2015, 01:38
Sep 16, 2015, 01:38
 Kxmode
 
Does anyone know what happens when you use a trainer? Does this make the game not scary?
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 16, 2015, 01:33
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 16, 2015, 01:33
Sep 16, 2015, 01:33
 
tony wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 23:40:
A Machine for Pigs is like Dear Esther with a horror atmosphere during the late 1800's. It is, for the most part, a walking simulator with a few chase moments.

I can't give it a proper review because I got bored with the lever pulling early on and quit. It wasn't too different but I feel like Amnesia had better puzzles or game mechanics than that. Or at least it did earlier on enough so that I wouldn't lose interest.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 23:40
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 23:40
Sep 15, 2015, 23:40
 
A Machine for Pigs is like Dear Esther with a horror atmosphere during the late 1800's. It is, for the most part, a walking simulator with a few chase moments.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 22:36
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 22:36
Sep 15, 2015, 22:36
 
I really enjoyed Amnesia. Well, what I played of it anyway.
I made it a little past a part where you're in the flooded basement or something, and you have to jump crate to crate because...well. If you've played it, you know.
That part scared the bejeezus out of me. Afterwards I realized I was breathing heavy and my heart was pounding. I had never had a game scare me like that before.
I stopped not because of the scariness, but because I had taken a leave of absence from it for a while, and had no idea what I was doing or supposed to do once I returned to it. Just got frustrated wandering the same few rooms over and over.
Anyway, I am looking forward to SOMA. Maybe I'll actually get through it.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 22:33
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 22:33
Sep 15, 2015, 22:33
 

How does A Machine for Pigs compare to The Dark Descent? I haven't played the sequel yet and wonder if it is just as good.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 22:06
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 22:06
Sep 15, 2015, 22:06
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Baristan wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 21:49:
Skyborn is also free today if you signup for a Bundle Stars mailing list.

http://www.pcgamer.com/claim-your-free-steam-key-for-skyborn/

Thanks! Bookface login + coupons = no thanks.

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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 21:49
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 21:49
Sep 15, 2015, 21:49
 
Skyborn is also free today if you signup for a Bundle Stars mailing list.

http://www.pcgamer.com/claim-your-free-steam-key-for-skyborn/
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 21:11
mch
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Sep 15, 2015, 21:11
mch
 

I forced myself to only play this game at night, with the lights off, and headphones on.

Needless to say, I didn't make it far. Recommended nonetheless.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 20:31
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 20:31
Sep 15, 2015, 20:31
 
C&C Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Revenge is also free on Origin today.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 20:26
Cutter
 
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 20:26
Sep 15, 2015, 20:26
 Cutter
 
I rage quit AI after being stuck in that goddamned med lab for a few hours. Didn't seem to matter what I did, I could not get the fuck out of there without it killing me. The ambiance in that game was absolutely perfect but the AI for the Alien and how they scripted shit was just infuriating. I rarely get irate when I'm gaming - alone at any rate - but that game had me swearing at the monitor and giving the Alien the finger. The game was far more rage inducing than scary.

I still haven't finished Outlast yet because that freaked me the fuck out! I crawled into the corner and cried like a little girl after about 30 mins of that. Amnesia is the same. I'll man up and give them all another go as Halloween is only 6 weeks out at this point anyway. I've even started watching classic horror flicks again to build up my tolerance.

This is super cool of them and SOMA is on my wishlist for sure. A love macheen for pigs got a lot of neg reviews however. Anyone play it? Thoughts?
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 20:22
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Sep 15, 2015, 20:22
 
I got about 3/4 of the way through the game, and gave up. It's a great game, but Horror just ain't my bag... I was emotionally drained at the end.

And yet... I'm getting a Vive in six months(ish). As much as Horror ain't my thing, god damn if I ain't looking forward to being REALLY terrified once. For half an hour maybe. Then I'm done.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 20:11
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Sep 15, 2015, 20:11
 
Btw, this doesn't seem to be like the 'Left for Dead 2' give away, i.e. you have to install it before you can keep it.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 19:33
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 19:33
Sep 15, 2015, 19:33
 
Never finished Amnesia, it was great! So good, I could barely bring myself to play it after a long days work. Same with Alien: Isolation, love that game! Still can't bring myself to play it through til the end even though I always think to myself "Should I delve into it now?" Nope, more riding my horse and beholding the beautiful sunset in Witcher 3.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 19:10
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Sep 15, 2015, 19:10
 
I don't normally play horror games but got this because, free.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 18:50
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Sep 15, 2015, 18:50
 
They need to release their new sci-fi game already.
Though, I did manage to find a gameplay video and it looks to be like the same dumbed down switch puller that machine for pigs was. I was hoping for a bit of a return to the penumbra style gameplay/puzzles.
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Re: Amnesia Free on Steam
Sep 15, 2015, 18:05
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Sep 15, 2015, 18:05
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 17:58:
I have this on Humble or somewhere, but picked it up on Steam because, free.

How do the Penumbra games stack up?

They're fun. More puzzle than horror, but still pretty scary. Graphics did NOT age well though Third Penumbra game is actually more like Portal.
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