After several delays, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
has finally arrived. It is a highly anticipated indirect sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent
, one of the most popular horror games of all time. Not only was it popular; Amnesia is one of few modern games that actually is a horror game. The standard for horror games has dropped so much that people consider games like Dead Space
to be horror games, which are nothing more than corridor shooters with little emphasis on atmosphere, unpredictability, difficulty, and with little attempt at even frightening the player.
Like the Penumbra
franchise, Amnesia helped revolutionize the horror genre, which is something that hasn't been done since Silent Hill
in 1999. One of the things t hat stood out, among many other things, is the removal of any sort of combat, making the player utterly helpless, leaving them with several options: run, hide, sneak, or set up a distraction and escape while you can. Gameplay was much more dynamic