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New SOMA Horror Game Trailer From Frictional Games

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So you have been down on your horror game fix recently haven't you? Don't worry we have you covered with a new trailer from the Amnesia studio for SOMA!

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Now if you are a regular visitor you will know I love space and sci-fi stuff and this looks like it could fit the bill for me!

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stan 19 December 2013 at 2:22 pm UTC
Not excited at all because Penumbra Overture is unplayable due to poor mouse handling (I have to set the acceleration option to the max and then the pointer moves way too fast in the menu (and faster horizontaly than verticaly), but ingame rotations are still too slow). Also the graphics are completely bugged on my Core i3 Intel HD Graphics, and there is no alt-tab.

I also got Amnesia and don’t remember what the problems were, but I couldn’t play it either. (Looks like I deleted the files for this one.)

Maybe if they used SDL2 this time it will be playable… I’m definitely not buying it without trying a demo first!

EDIT: I reinstalled Amnesia and it is in fact playable! I can set the keys I want, set the mouse speed to be correct (both in game and in the menu), the graphics are ok if a bit jerky. I just have to kill unclutter. There’s hope for SOMA then ;).
Samsai 19 December 2013 at 2:45 pm UTC
Quote from stanNot excited at all because Penumbra Overture is unplayable due to poor mouse handling (I have to set the acceleration option to the max and then the pointer moves way too fast in the menu (and faster horizontaly than verticaly), but ingame rotations are still too slow). Also the graphics are completely bugged on my Core i3 Intel HD Graphics, and there is no alt-tab.

I also got Amnesia and don’t remember what the problems were, but I couldn’t play it either. (Looks like I deleted the files for this one.)

Maybe if they used SDL2 this time it will be playable… I’m definitely not buying it without trying a demo first!
I've played some Amnesia on my Intel HD Graphics 3000 laptop and it ran perfectly with a decent framerate. I haven't played any Penumbra games on the laptop, but on my main rig Black Plague runs without hitches.
stan 19 December 2013 at 2:56 pm UTC
Quote from SamsaiI've played some Amnesia on my Intel HD Graphics 3000 laptop and it ran perfectly with a decent framerate. I haven't played any Penumbra games on the laptop, but on my main rig Black Plague runs without hitches.

I only have a first gen Intel HD Graphics so Amnesia is a bit slow (even in 1280×800 with everything set to low), but it’s indeed working (see my edit above!). I should have tried it before posting. (I suppose the game wasn’t working at all when I first got it, and the intel drivers matured since then, because I don’t remember seeing even the beginning of the game.)
HadBabits 19 December 2013 at 3:15 pm UTC
Quote from stanI also got Amnesia and don’t remember what the problems were, but I couldn’t play it either. (Looks like I deleted the files for this one.)

The only issue I had with Amnesia was caused by KDE. If I didn't turn desktop effects off I could rotate no more than 90 degrees left for some reason. So until I figured out the issue I was pirouetting through the game when need be
HadBabits 19 December 2013 at 3:17 pm UTC
Some nice new environments I suppose. I like Amnesia and I love the SPC vibe the teaser site had, but the trailers have left me a bit underwhelmed so far.
Nicodemus 19 December 2013 at 5:44 pm UTC
this is just an environment demo.  try checking out the older trailer for a better idea of what to expect from the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5iRmZPQ3VA

i love all of their games, really looking forward to this one.
berarma 19 December 2013 at 9:27 pm UTC
Quote from stan
Quote from SamsaiI've played some Amnesia on my Intel HD Graphics 3000 laptop and it ran perfectly with a decent framerate. I haven't played any Penumbra games on the laptop, but on my main rig Black Plague runs without hitches.

I only have a first gen Intel HD Graphics so Amnesia is a bit slow (even in 1280×800 with everything set to low), but it’s indeed working (see my edit above!). I should have tried it before posting. (I suppose the game wasn’t working at all when I first got it, and the intel drivers matured since then, because I don’t remember seeing even the beginning of the game.)

It looks like it must be the Intel drivers or some software interfering. Indeed, I think their graphical engine is very good and performs very well compared to many other games I've tried on underpowered hardware. I had a great experience playing Amnesia, not a single flaw in the whole game, everything ran perfect. Using Nvidia drivers and going thru an upgrade from Athlon64 to FX8350.
berarma 19 December 2013 at 9:35 pm UTC
I like the Doom-like atmosphere, it reminds me of Doom 3 which I enjoyed very much.
Michael Hense 29 December 2013 at 7:00 pm UTC
i thoroughly enjoyed the Penumbra series and look forward to their latest excursion into the depths of fear and horror...  ooooooooooooooOOOOOOoooooooo....   

--Mike
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