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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: January 18, 2012 (07:27 PM)
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Bitterly disappointing. I was quite excited when I originally heard about Amy. The idea of a new, slightly traditional, survival horror appealed. But the way you describe it, it sounds horrific in entirely the wrong way. Maybe fifteen years ago it might have been acceptable...


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: January 18, 2012 (07:28 PM)
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I can't imagine there ever being a time where I would have relished the thought of playing a game like this. Great job with the review! You picked some examples that really let me imagine what it might feel like to play this game. I am relieved that I didn't put myself through that torture. I'm betting this one shows up on some "worst of 2012" lists at the end of the year...


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 18, 2012 (07:48 PM)
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Good good good review. Need more Marc reviews.


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Author: jerec
Posted: January 18, 2012 (08:46 PM)
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This game looked interesting, but the average score of reviews seems to be about a 2/10 so I'm glad I checked reviews first.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: January 18, 2012 (09:26 PM)
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I played the demo yesterday with interest of reviewing it. I quickly changed my mind in the middle of the demo after quitting. The game got way too repetitive and boring QUICK. And irritating. I knew this was going to be an escort-mission game, but I was at my wits end when I not only had to escort a little girl that wandered away a lot, but also this creepy old guy that wouldn't shut the hell up about stories.

Based on reading your review, it sounds like absolutely nothing changes throughout the game from what I've played of this demo, except for that really stupid game-changing mechanic about being spotted. I'm now really glad I spent those ms points on another title. Good review.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: January 18, 2012 (09:50 PM)
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Thanks.

Pick: that's the guy with the stupid 'accent' I mentioned in the review. As soon as I heard him talking for the first time, it was a total WTF moment, like, is this guy for real? "...all deez monstuhs..."


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: January 19, 2012 (12:39 AM)
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Thanks, Marc! You saved me even more money. I was actually interested in this title, but your marvelous review has dashed any hope that I would purchase it.


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Author: jerec
Posted: January 19, 2012 (12:43 AM)
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http://www.gamerankings.com/ps3/623148-amy/index.html
http://www.gamerankings.com/xbox360/640660-amy/index.html

The PS3 version seems marginally better.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: January 19, 2012 (03:31 AM)
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I have to say that this picture:

AMY asset

...is creepier than this one:

AMY asset


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Author: forweg
Posted: January 19, 2012 (03:34 AM)
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"or iterations so poor it’s clear the developers forgot what they used to do right (you too, Silent Hill: Homecoming)."

That have something to do with the fact that the SH: Homecoming developers had never previously developed a Silent Hill title...


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Author: bloomer
Posted: January 19, 2012 (07:17 AM)
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In spite of the super drubbing, I predict I'll play and review this about 4 years from now on my then newish PS3 console.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 19, 2012 (10:13 AM)
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Those pictures do bring up one point. The only thing I disagree with in the review is the graphical assessment. I really don't think it's PS1 quality graphics. I mean, I remember Resident Evil 2. That looked like this:



Not this

clicky


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: January 19, 2012 (11:11 AM)
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Thanks Joe and Bloomer.

The screenshot comparison is interesting. My version of Amy did not look anywhere near this good. And I've got full HD going on a 50 inch Samsung LCD. Could it be that the PSN version is sharper? Or do they just dress up the screenshots that they release? Strange.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: January 19, 2012 (11:14 AM)
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"or iterations so poor it’s clear the developers forgot what they used to do right (you too, Silent Hill: Homecoming)."

That have something to do with the fact that the SH: Homecoming developers had never previously developed a Silent Hill title...



This seems a bit nitpicky and misses the point. Yes, I'm aware different teams made different games in the series. But to say that 'Team C' have forgotten what it was that used to work, or what it was that 'Team A' did well, isn't incorrect.


EDIT: That being said, I changed it anyway. =)


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: January 19, 2012 (07:23 PM)
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Put aside the hilarious commentary and look at the corpse followed by the ugly monster at about the 9:50 mark onward.

Here.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 20, 2012 (06:50 PM)
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The video proves at least that your description of all the graphical glitches and hang ups are very accurate. I still think PS1 graphics are a stretch. Parasite Eve 2 probably had the best graphics on the PS1 and they were pretty bad. There definitely wasn't texture to the moving characters like they have here. Even PS2 games never really achieved this level of texturing or lighting. Even going back and playing Metal Gear Solid 3, which in my mind had the best graphics of the entire PS2 system, the difference between it and the PS3 Metal Gear graphics are quite apparent.

Again, it's all that lighting and texturing. Lighting maybe even more than the texturing. You can do some beautiful light effects on the PS3. I think the variations in soft and hard lighting have made most PS3 games look as good as they do (and sometimes better than they really are). Playing ICO and Shadow of the Collosus HD has also really pointed this out to me, how that lighting just wasn't there.

Anyway, I'm not nitpicking, really, I'm just getting nostalgic.


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Author: Lewis
Posted: January 27, 2012 (10:10 AM)
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Amy is one of the worst games I've ever played, for many of the reasons discussed.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: January 27, 2012 (08:06 PM)
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2 out of 10 is appropriate.


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