Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Arrives Next Month

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Arrives Next Month

Get ready to squeal like a piggie in September.

To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure if this qualifies as good news or not. On the one hand, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs launches on September 10. But on the other hand, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs launches on September 10. You can see the problem.

You can see the problem, right? Amnesia: The Dark Descent was a monstrously awful experience, certainly not "fun" by any sane definition, and when it was finally over I was just glad to have made it to the end without actually dying. But I couldn't stop playing. I'd think to myself, "Oh no, please, I don't want to look down this hall, I want to stay here huddled up in this corner forever," but eventually I'd slowly creep over and crane my head around trying to see what was behind my monitor and there'd be nothing there, which was even worse than something - And on and on we'd go.

And now the follow-up - not a direct sequel, but the same sort of horrific shenanigans, this time cooked up by Dear Esther studio The Chinese Room - is just about here, and I can't help thinking that I really don't need this crap. I don't need to inflict this kind of psychological torture on myself. I have plenty of games that are fun - Fun! - and I really, really do not need, or want, to suffer through this one.

But I will. Oh, I will.

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs will sell for $19.99 but is available for preorder at a 20 percent discount (making it $15.99) at GOG, Desura and Steam. Good luck.

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Damn another game I'll install and will just sit there on my hard drive taunting me. "oh you're not man enough to play me, come on play me. What no don't keep the lights on you know you want to turn them off, just play me.."

No I will not play you sadistic and twisted executable!

Haha, yeah. I played the first game while convalescing from knee surgery, so it really fed into my own feelings of helplessness and pain. I cannot believe I actually found the backbone to finish the game. Still, I think this follow-up looks really good, if a bit less subtle than the first. I am looking forward to it.

I only watched my friend play part of Dark Descent and it freaked me out. It's been on my computer for a year now, but I'm to afraid to touch it.I'd give these guys money for making another great horror game but I'm too afraid to. That's an odd thing to read.

One thing I never understood about the sequel: what the heck is a 'Machine for Pigs?' I mean, I know playing it we'll find out, but 'The Dark Descent' at least made sense at a glance.

Oh yea, I'm pumped for this release too!

Already preordered it on Desura today. Wanted it DRM-free and with Linux support. Unfortunately GOG.com lacks the latter; but this gives me the added bonus of direct moddb integration.
Considering the bullshit that happened in the industry, there's only very few selected developers/publishers I trust enough to preorder.

Why "A Machine For Pigs"? It sounds really silly.

Arnoxthe1:
Why "A Machine For Pigs"? It sounds really silly.

It's believed to be about the meatpacking industry with reference to Upton Sinclaire's The Jungle, which featured some very disturbing imagery about pigs on the er...assembly line.

TiberiusEsuriens:

One thing I never understood about the sequel: what the heck is a 'Machine for Pigs?' I mean, I know playing it we'll find out, but 'The Dark Descent' at least made sense at a glance.

Yeah the 'Dark Descent' part took some nice twists when you realize it had a double meaning.

synobal:
Damn another game I'll install and will just sit there on my hard drive taunting me. "oh you're not man enough to play me, come on play me. What no don't keep the lights on you know you want to turn them off, just play me.."

No I will not play you sadistic and twisted executable!

Exactly. I have Amnesia the Dark Descent just sitting on my computer, that yellow eye just staring at me from my desktop. I didn't buy it on purpose, I got it from a humble indie bundle...and I haven't gotten much farther than getting the lantern...*sigh* I am such a weenie.

Screamarie:
Exactly. I have Amnesia the Dark Descent just sitting on my computer, that yellow eye just staring at me from my desktop. I didn't buy it on purpose, I got it from a humble indie bundle...and I haven't gotten much farther than getting the lantern...*sigh* I am such a weenie.

It gets worse. Oh, it's gets so much worse.

Can't wait to play the first 10 minutes and never touch it again.

I didn't like Amnesia at all. All I did was sprint through it. My only heart pounding moment in the game was when the water monster was chasing you. I don't mind not being able to fight back. At the heart of it, Amnesia played like any other Survival Horror game. Man does that formula not work when you can't defend yourself.

TiberiusEsuriens:
I only watched my friend play part of Dark Descent and it freaked me out. It's been on my computer for a year now, but I'm to afraid to touch it.I'd give these guys money for making another great horror game but I'm too afraid to. That's an odd thing to read.

One thing I never understood about the sequel: what the heck is a 'Machine for Pigs?' I mean, I know playing it we'll find out, but 'The Dark Descent' at least made sense at a glance.

I actually like the title of this game a lot more. "The dark descent" sounds like a standard game title, "a machine for pigs" is mysterious and can be interpreted in many ways.

Too bad I'm too much of a coward to play :(. I played the first one for like 5 minutes and stopped. For some reason, I really like knowing the storyline of horror games and movies but can never bring myself to play a horror game or watch a horror movie.

I'm hoping they can make it better... when you realize it's a much better option to run than hide because of the stupid sanity system making you a cripple, everything's much less scary, especially since you can outrun everything (it'd be stupid if you couldn't I guess).

And I still think A Machine for Pigs is an awful title.

I enjoyed the puzzles and story of Dark Descent, though. More of that, please.

Andy Chalk:

Screamarie:
Exactly. I have Amnesia the Dark Descent just sitting on my computer, that yellow eye just staring at me from my desktop. I didn't buy it on purpose, I got it from a humble indie bundle...and I haven't gotten much farther than getting the lantern...*sigh* I am such a weenie.

It gets worse. Oh, it's gets so much worse.

No! It gets better! It basically becomes a haunted mansion thrill-ride and everything looks like a cardboard cut-out![1]

[1] You must lure them into the darkness, Andy. You must...

I freaking LOVED Dark Descent. EVERYTHING I could possibly want in a horror game that one had. Scared me shitless, and I haven't had a game since Silent Hill 2 be on the same level of creepy.

I never was able to beat the Justine thing though... some of those puzzles got really odd.

Andy Chalk:

Screamarie:
Exactly. I have Amnesia the Dark Descent just sitting on my computer, that yellow eye just staring at me from my desktop. I didn't buy it on purpose, I got it from a humble indie bundle...and I haven't gotten much farther than getting the lantern...*sigh* I am such a weenie.

It gets worse. Oh, it's gets so much worse.

Oh I know. I've watched it on youtube at least three times. I can watch it all day...playing it is a whole 'nother story...I don't want to meet the mean evil ghostie who splashes in the water. ;_;

Has anyone noticed that Machine for Pigs is being released the same day as the Kingdom Hearts HD remaster? Just saying.

Anyways, I might be picking up this one. Once my new gaming PC is built, it shall be baptized with this game.

So they're not going to take the cheesy route and launch it on Halloween?

FINALLY.

I've been waiting for this since...well, since I finished the first one, basically. I'm SO excited. I already preordered it, and now the name is just sitting there in my Steam library, taunting me until I can actually play...*sigh*

I loved the first one! Already pre-ordered this on Steam.

Yes, it is definitely a scary game and some bits I was trying to get through as fast as possible (water monster) but...

 

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