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Amnesia: Rebirth  the latest entry in the Amnesia series from Frictional Games receives a mode that lets you experience the game with a little less threat. Much like they did with SOMA, this mode is for people who want to play through and focus more on the story and puzzles than needing spare pants handing for scary bits.

"The game still has its very serious theme and sometimes unnerving ambiance, but the new mode feels a lot more like an Indiana Jones type of adventure in places where it would otherwise be more of a horror experience," explains Fredrik Olsson, Creative Lead on Amnesia: Rebirth.

What to actually expect from it: the removal of life-threatening monster encounters, plus certain sounds and visuals involved in the main character's fear levels were also cut out. Your environment is also lit up a bit more so there's less worrying overall. On top of that, Adventure Mode includes a number of bonus puzzles "that add up to the experience of a true Lovecraftian mystery adventure novel".

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"We believe that anyone who loves a good story-driven adventure game will be stoked about this new mode. Not everyone is into horror and we don’t want that to block people from experiencing Tasi’s story," comments Fredrik. "We did something very similar when we released the Safe mode for SOMA. It was extremely well received and opened up the game to a much broader audience, something we hope will happen with Rebirth as well."

I still believe it is one of the best games of 2020 and Frictional did a great job on it over all, once the launch issues got fixed up nicely.

You can buy Amnesia: Rebirth from GOG and Steam

If you missed it, Frictional also open sourced Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Read more on that news here. Continuing to be a developer well worth your time and support.

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Quoting: kokoko3k
Quoting: Vortex_Acherontic*Me who survived Alien: Isolation (on Nightmare!), Outlast 1&2, Call of Chtulhu and more*

Ah, a child mode! o.o
Soma was really the best for me, man, what a story.
I survived alien isolation, much fun, really!
Outlast, too much anxiety, stress and i hate to make things with too much hurry.
Call of Chtulhu: do you suggest it?
And finally, i gave up on the observer, not splatter, but man, it toke me soo bad.
Being in theme, i can suggest you Omen exitio, if you like Lovecraft, a nice and relaxing way to enjoy a good thrilling story.

Call of Chtulhu is a nice game. A little odd but I think that was intention. I had a lot of fun with it :D
I also do recommend Song of Horror (Plays fine with Proton) it is also a very decent game!

The Observer or: Observer_ played the one with the underscore. a very ... strange game and sometime hard to follow what the heck is going on. But a nice game after all :D
stan 31 Mar
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I don’t enjoy horror/scares so I thought I’d get the game now, but the reviews on GOG are saying you’re constantly being interrupted by cutscenes or such.
Eike 31 Mar
Quoting: stanI don’t enjoy horror/scares so I thought I’d get the game now, but the reviews on GOG are saying you’re constantly being interrupted by cutscenes or such.

The cutscenes are fine in my humble opinion. I avoided most of the written lore sooner or later though. It was more interruption of atmosphere than building atmosphere.
Luke_Nukem 31 Mar
Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: Luke_NukemHonestly I wish the Nu-Dooms had mode slike this too. Endless arena combat with waves is tiring.
It's only endless if you die... and you know what the solution to THAT is

I'm old, my reflexes aren't what they used to be. I work all day, I don't want to feel like I'm working in a game too.
kokoko3k 1 Apr
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: kokoko3kOutlast, too much anxiety, stress and i hate to make things with too much hurry.

I played through Outlast, but gave up on Whistleblower due to the same reasons.

Quoting: kokoko3kAnd finally, i gave up on the observer, not splatter, but man, it toke me soo bad.

I don't understand what you're saying?
Eheh, sorry, language barrier here.
I meant ">Observer_" the game, and in italian "splatter" is a term that stands for english "gore".
I don't know why using an english term to indicate a different meaning, i just learnt about that :)
Eike 1 Apr
Quoting: kokoko3kEheh, sorry, language barrier here.
I meant ">Observer_" the game, and in italian "splatter" is a term that stands for english "gore".
I don't know why using an english term to indicate a different meaning, i just learnt about that :)

I'm no native speaker either, so we've got two barriers. ;)
I actually find it amazing that people from so many different places can communicate that well with each other in the end.
Xpander 1 Apr
Quoting: kokoko3kSoma was really the best for me, man, what a story.
I survived alien isolation, much fun, really!
Outlast, too much anxiety, stress and i hate to make things with too much hurry.
Call of Chtulhu: do you suggest it?
And finally, i gave up on the observer, not splatter, but man, it toke me soo bad.
Being in theme, i can suggest you Omen exitio, if you like Lovecraft, a nice and relaxing way to enjoy a good thrilling story.

SOMA is one of the best games ever made imo. It had exactly correct amount of Horror (aka not much). It was more of a atmosphere and the story that was really nicely done in this game.

Alien Isolation first few moments were pretty nice in this game, the atmosphere and setting, but after first encounter it was just a jumpscare fest imo. Pretty boring if you ask me

Outlast - Generic story, jumpscare fest. Boring

>observer_ - Amazing story and really trippy :) loved it. I would put it into the ballpark with SOMA.

Layers of Fear - Nice visuals, generic and boring setting, didnt really hook me in. Didn't care about the person i was playing.

Haven't tried other games


Last edited by Xpander on 1 April 2021 at 2:22 pm UTC
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: kokoko3kSoma was really the best for me, man, what a story.
I survived alien isolation, much fun, really!
Outlast, too much anxiety, stress and i hate to make things with too much hurry.
Call of Chtulhu: do you suggest it?
And finally, i gave up on the observer, not splatter, but man, it toke me soo bad.
Being in theme, i can suggest you Omen exitio, if you like Lovecraft, a nice and relaxing way to enjoy a good thrilling story.

SOMA is one of the best games ever made imo. It had exactly correct amount of Horror (aka not much). It was more of a atmosphere and the story that was really nicely done in this game.

Alien Isolation first few moments were pretty nice in this game, the atmosphere and setting, but after first encounter it was just a jumpscare fest imo. Pretty boring if you ask me

Outlast - Generic story, jumpscare fest. Boring

>observer_ - Amazing story and really trippy :) loved it. I would put it into the ballpark with SOMA.

Layers of Fear - Nice visuals, generic and boring setting, didnt really hook me in. Didn't care about the person i was playing.

Haven't tried other games

Never heard of SOMA and checked it out, it is even on sale on Steam right now, thanks for pointing it out.
I have played LAyers of Fear 2 only and I think it was great.
parasurv 2 Apr
Quoting: XpanderAlien Isolation first few moments were pretty nice in this game, the atmosphere and setting, but after first encounter it was just a jumpscare fest imo. Pretty boring if you ask me

Haven't tried other games

Alien: Isolation has like 3 jumpscare (two what I can remember after many playthroughs). Compare to Outlast which is basically a very dumbed down horror game, sometimes with telegraphed jumpscares (about 20-30 at least).
A:I is probably the least jumpscary game, but maybe you have a different definition for it. :)
Xpander 3 Apr
Quoting: parasurvAlien: Isolation has like 3 jumpscare (two what I can remember after many playthroughs). Compare to Outlast which is basically a very dumbed down horror game, sometimes with telegraphed jumpscares (about 20-30 at least).
A:I is probably the least jumpscary game, but maybe you have a different definition for it. :)

my definition for jumpscare is when you already know theres enemy lurking around and it just throws up random noises and the enemy jumps out of and killing you instantly.. but in A:I its not like in Outlast yeah, but still not scary at all after first encounter imo.. just annoying alien jumps out from places :D
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