A mother playing Amnesia

A mother's thoughts on Amnesia: The Dark Descent

A mother's thoughts on Amnesia: The Dark Descent

With video games becoming more and more popular among all ages of people I was curious to find out what my mother is playing. She is somewhere between the ages of senile and dementia, so I asked her a few questions and here are the answers.

First off, why don’t you tell me the name of your favorite video game?

“I don’t know. Maybe The Walking Dead, Penumbra, or Amnesia. It depends what questions you are going to ask me. I guess Amnesia.”

Amnesia: Dark Descent?


What do you like about it?

“It’s a role playing game, but it is not just a shoot-me-up. It has logic and puzzles.”

Did this game scare you, as they say it does?

“If you play the game in the dark – like they tell you to – it has a different feel, but I did not have any nightmares. It did not affect me on a personal level. I can seperate fiction from reality.”

Are you sure?


Where did you find out that this game existed?

“My kids found it and told me that I would probably like it. I like logic and puzzles, but all they ever play is violent games. I’m not into that, but I don’t mind killing stuff every now and then.”

When during your playthrough did you realize this was a great game?

“I barely remember playing the game, but I know that after a few hours I was determined to finish the game. By the time I finished it I think amnesia kicked in.”

About the author


I am a self-described MMORPG addict. Not in the sense that my real life suffers, but rather my real life is enhanced.