One of the luxuries of having my own site is that I can run reviews whenever I feel like it. :) But, yeah, I’m definitely late to the party on this. That said, I feel strongly that a review should be a good read even for people who have already played a game, seen a movie, listened to an album.
I don’t really care that it won’t get Qt3 any traffic, but I do wish I’d reviewed this in a more timely manner [I]because it would have knocked something off my top ten list from last year[/I]. I hate that! I hate going back and playing something or seeing something and realizing too late that it belongs on my personal “best of” list!
I’m pretty sure I know the movie you’re talking about! :) It also reminded me of another videogame that I can’t mention without spoiling things. Suffice to say the other videogame did a terrible job with the concept by just using it as a throwaway plot point.
I got discouraged pretty early in Amnesia. I felt like it was just a puzzle game with an indestructible monster occasionally frustrating you. But given what Frictional did with Soma, I’m wondering if I should go back and give Amnesia another chance. However, since so much of what made Soma work for me is the storytelling, the concept, the overall metaphor, and especially the superlative atmosphere and setting, I’m wondering if Amnesia would just pale in comparison to the point that it’s hardly worth bothering. Thoughts, as a fellow Soma fanboi?