Amnesia is a horror game where you are a helpless little insignificant little human who can't do anything else except hide in cupboards and run away. In other words this is my kind of horror! The story is that you have amnesia... that's about all I've gathered. It's very hard to try to follow the plot when you're afraid of creepy mummified corpse-looking things that try to rape you every chance they get. The good thing about the enemies is that you don't see too much of them and when you do you won't have time to try and get a picture to remember them by because if you linger, YOU DIE. The best part about dying is that if you die in the hands of these monsters the monsters will not spawn in the same place. This keeps the player on edge and creates a whole new level of perspective to the "horror" element.
There is no fighting or shooting to be had here. Just cowering behind boxes and running away. One thing that bothers me is the sanity meter. You can pause the game and go to the inventory to check up on your health. At one point I was in a lit room covered with scented candles and other soothing things and my character was "feelin' fine". The instant I stepped into a dark narrow corridor where I couldn't see the tip of my nose my character went ape-shit and started feeling dizzy and the screen went all blurry. Then I lit my lantern and everything was fine again. So apparently the main character is afraid of the dark which feels a bit weird when presented to some one (like me) who isn't afraid of anything. Then again it's all just a part of the experience, right?
Anyway Amnesia is available on Steam and if you like horror you will love it.
PS: How do I change the timestamp on my posts and my online journal etc. Thanks!