War of the Horror Games: Outlast VS Amnesia
by Reilly C.
Anyone else ready for some more survival horror games coming over the horizon?
Well get ready for the beginning of September because two awesome horror games are coming out on the 4th and then 10th.
Let's get the obvious one out of the way and talk a little about Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
We all know Amnesia: Dark Decent mostly for every human with a YouTube channel doing a let's play of it. It was a well made survival horror game from the makers of the Penumbra series which showed in the gameplay. In fact, that was the reason I got psyched for that game in the first place. If you have never played any of the Penumbra games and you love Amnesia, GO PLAY THEM.
That aside, not a WHOLE ton is known about the story of this game then the brief description on their site. This seems pretty close to what the first game did with you, the character and player, not understanding the situation you are in and piecing together things as you go. Of course it is going to have some interesting twists and turns in the story but what I really want to see is the environments and settings that this game will be taking place in, just like the one pictured below.
Running through ankle-deep blood and gore down a metal tunnel projecting my every move and gasp in all directions as my pursuer closes the distance squealing with an unbridled joy. Ah, what horrors await me...
Next is Outlast which is coming out a week before A Machine for Pigs. This one we know more about.
You play Miles Upshur who is a video journalist who is out for a story and finds himself in the Colorado mountain's breaking into an old asylum. This asylum is no ordinary place though. With a history of having some of the most mentally unstable people and doctors that were former Nazi's, some odd experiments happened here and now you are stuck there with the left overs...
Spooky right? Not exactly a riveting or original tale but it tells the tale it needs to justify some amazing looking fast paced gameplay with some awesome camera effects. Hopefully this will come out polished and based upon the Red Barrels crew's resumes, I think it is in good hands.
We will see who provides the scarier experience soon with both coming out this upcoming month with Outlast on Sept. 4th and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs on Sept. 10th.Originally Published Aug. 29th 2013