Anna - Extended Edition has been given an overhaul based on the feedback of the thousands of players of the original Anna.
Uživatelské recenze:
Nedávné:
Velmi kladné (13 recenzí) - 84% z 13 uživatelských recenzí z posledních 30 dní je kladných.
Souhrn:
Smíšené (1,139 recenzí) - 66% z 1,139 uživatelů ohodnotilo tuto hru kladně.
Datum vydání: 12. dub. 2013

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Recenze

“You can be sure of this: Anna is an engaging horror tale, intimate and with a strong personality. The best possibile debut for Dreampainters.”
8.0 – http://multiplayer.it/recensioni/105996-anna-legami-di-sangue.html

“If you want to learn Anna’s secrets, you’ll just have to meet her in the sawmill yourself.”
9.0 – http://leviathyn.com/blog/review/anna/

Informace o hře

Set in an abandoned sawmill nestled high in the Italian mountains, Anna challenges the player to uncover horrific clues and use them to solve puzzles related to your character’s dark past. The player’s behavior does not only determine the mental health of the main character but can also change locations and unveil new secrets leading to one of eight possible endings.

Anna - Extended Edition has been given an overhaul based on the feedback of the thousands of players of the original Anna. It features more environments, more hours of game play, more puzzles, additional gameplay features, enhanced graphics and an improved interface. Anna – Extended Edition is sure to please fans of psychological horror games and offer an even more chilling gameplay experience with these new additions.

Features of Anna - Extended Edition

  • A haunting tale of psychological terror
  • Game reacts to player's actions, changes locations and starts supernatural events
  • Physics-based environmental puzzles
  • Eight possible endings, each determined by the player’s action
  • New environments, puzzles, interface and music
  • Improved Graphics
  • Creepy in-game character: “The Wife Doll,” with new AI

Extras included

  • Photos of the real-world sawmill location
  • Complete soundtrack (Songs will be placed in your Anna folder in the Steam Directory: ...Steam\steamapps\common\Anna\Extras\Soundtrack)
  • Main character’s notebook in English and Italian

Systémové požadavky

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 3 graphic card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB HD space
    • Sound: Stereo sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia series 3/4/5 or ATI HD series
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB HD space
    • Sound: 5.1/7.1 sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8.2
    • Processor: iMac Intel i5 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10.x
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Additional: 32 bit systems only
Uživatelské recenze
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Nedávné:
Velmi kladné (13 recenzí)
Souhrn:
Smíšené (1,139 recenzí)
Nedávno odeslané
Grim Gravy
( 4.9 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 25. května
Time to beat: under 5 hours
Played with keyboard and mouse. Easy to control.
Bugs: none that i encountered.
Story: meh.
Motionsickness factor: I felt sick to some degree. Probably from the entire game being enclosed in a small house. :X

Fear: the game was creepy. Ambient sounds were alright. No jump scares at all, just things suddenly there that weren't there before...which at times took me by surprise. This is NOT an Amnesia-type game. It's not even action. It's more narrative.

This game has MULTIPLE endings. I only did 2. So with 8 different possible endings, I suppose this game might have replay value. I do not feel compelled to complete all 8.
I needed to consult a walk through on several occasions. Some things just aren't very clear on how to proceed with the tasks. (example, the 'Intuition' icons at the top of the inventory screen, I had NO IDEA what they were for. I thought they were chapter markers.) I suppose if I took the time to read all the 'documents' and 'books' in the game, perhaps there would have been some indication or hint on the tasks, but the fonts used were bloody awful to read, sooooo nope.

SO...would I recommend this game? I think I would say yes, but maaaaybe get it on sale and DON'T expect this game to be full of action and screams. It's really just slow paced and head-scratching.
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Sir. Solum
( 9.3 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 18. května
As someone who owned this game before extended edition, the first release had bugs but it was more simple and easy to finish.

Personally what I love most about this game is the music (Really nice soundtrack) and the art is pretty amazing as well.

I do admit puzzles are pretty "Wtf am I doing" or "Maybe if I keep clicking something will happen" but overall it's not that bad of a game.

7/10.
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Mr Kitty
( 2.8 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 16. května
stay away from this game, bad from start to bottom.
Everything from graphics, to gameplay, to complexity and immersion, this feels like some highschool kids created a project, and i'm not joking here.
A waste of your time and money. you want an interesting unique game go buy "Firewatch".
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Slim Buddha
( 15.7 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 12. května
Anna is an adventure with many horror and puzzles aspects. I would recommend the game to anyone with a willingness to enjoy an atmospheric game and not a gore-fest. Top on my horror/thriller list.
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Observer (2)
( 4.0 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 12. května
A weird but interesting story filled with many puzzles that have to be completed in order to continue. There is also more than one ending which can leave you wondering what happened exactly.

5/10
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tehnoobpowns
( 1.5 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 8. května
poorly optimised and crashes often.
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omgtabby
( 1.7 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 6. května
Weird visuals and cult like accoutrements are only the visual trappings of a horror game. Anna fails to deliver an actual horror game experience with the lack of any imminent threat to the player and relies solely on atmosphere that quickly loses its charm when you try to complete nonsensical puzzles.
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Random Spark
( 35.3 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 4. května
This is a slow, short puzzler. You walk, you click, you experience the mystery.

There are chilling effects, a few jump scares and lots of foreshadowing.

I can beat this game in less than 20 minutes because I am a speed runner.


Fans of Myst should pick up this title to have a little fun, the Devs are working on a "sequel" as of now.



The bad: some puzzles can be a little hard to follow, and not every thing is given to you as a hint. there is a lot of alchemy involved here.

The inventory can be misleading.

The readables can be misleading once they have passed their prime purpose.

Right click a lot.
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Danamite
( 18.4 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 1. května
Creepy, pretty, but a bit short. Aside from a few small bugs, this game works very well.
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DooM
( 12.7 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 30. dubna
:D
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goc9000
( 9.8 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 28. dubna
This was awesome. Very well done, genuinely scary at times, enthralling all throughout. The only downsides are that it crashes on Mac (so play it on Windows only), and it's not easy to figure out on your own what causes you to lose health.
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trentonvitro
( 0.6 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 17. dubna
♥♥♥♥ this game.
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James
( 0.1 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 11. dubna
Dislike horror 4/15
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Ann
( 7.0 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 2. dubna
I really liked the random supernatural events and the creepy wooden lady appearing out of nowhere, however the ending was a bit dissapointing - the game ended quickly (took me 7 hours in total) and I just expected more from the story.
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long life #f1sk
( 0.9 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 24. března
crazy adventure game logic that makes no sense. also jumpscares. very below par.
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berzha101
( 2.9 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 20. března
Anna - Extended Edition was one of the earlier games that I got on steam due to it being in a Humble Bundle years ago before I started to collect steam games. Due to the earliness of me getting the game, I am writing this review years after I played it. However, I do remember quite a bit about this game and my hours played do not include the offline hours which would total to around 2 or 3 or 4 more.

At the time, I remember that Anna had some decently nice looking graphics and okay movement (at least on the outside of the house). However, the game was quite annoying in finding out what to do next as it didn't really give me lots of hints as to where and what. I also did not like the item usage controls but that wasn't too important. As I figured out what to do in Anna and started to progress through the story (which wasn't too straightfoward at all), I never really felt the scare which I expected that I might feel. Sure some parts were dark and creepy, but Anna never allowed me to feel the scare that games like Dead Space did.

Overall, if you enjoy progressing through a story and playing through some creepy situations, go with Anna. However, unless it is on sale, I would not recommend this game.

Rating: 6.4/10
Recommend: on 75% sale or better only
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Ruby Bliels
( 4.4 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 8. března
Three separate play attempts, three separate walkthroughs followed to the letter, one game destroying glitch each time. I cannot possibly recommend a game that won't let me finish it because an important event towards the end cannot be triggered due to some unfathomable glitch.

And the 3rd Party DRM? What fresh hell is this? Steam itself is a DRM Slavemaster, but at least it works, I don't need temperamental 3rd Party DRM working in tandem that only lets you play your legally purchased game if it feels like it. I'd consider overlooking that point if the game actually worked, but it doesn't, so I won't.
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jasminflower69
( 4.6 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 3. března
Is fun, but omg ended out spending half of the time wandering in circles.
It's a good game if you don't mind giving up and looking for walkthroughs because "Omg how was I supposed to find that?!"

Good graphics, good atmosphere, a couple of good jumpscares, and they normally don't scare me!
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One Man and his Droid
( 1.5 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 28. února
...well presented, well designed, great soundtrack and haunting storyline... all the right elements for a great adventure game... my only criticism is that the puzzles are incredibly convoluted and it's sometimes really difficult to identify what to do / where to look at / what is even clickable... it does lead to a lot of trial and error... still, worthy of your time!
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Rolepole
( 18.7 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 24. února
That's the last time I will buy a game with "mixed" reviews. The main problems are:
1/ The clunky menus. This is evident even when you start the game. It takes about 16 mouse clicks to get going EACH TIME, which shows the designers simply have no concept of the player experience. Game play is largely ruined by constantly having to deselect inventory items, click through unnecessary text which blocks all other mouse actions, and closing the inventory by typing "i" instead of escape, all clicks requiring a little delay before the next action will work.

2/ I didn't find the pixel hunting too bad, but there is far too much randomly trying things in the inventory as some of the "solutions" are counter-intuitive. I am a seasoned adventure game player and like to play without walkthroughs but this just isn't worth the effort of doing so.

The game isn't bad looking but the "atmospheric sounds" feel like they just threw in random effects for a bonus. That's really the problem, it just doesn't feel genuine, it's too formulaic. The real giveaway is the trite writing in the diary, which reads like a schoolkid exercise. Give it a miss.
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Nejužitečnější recenze  Za posledních 30 dní
2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
4.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 12. května
A weird but interesting story filled with many puzzles that have to be completed in order to continue. There is also more than one ending which can leave you wondering what happened exactly.

5/10
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Nejužitečnější recenze  Za posledních 90 dní
10 z 10 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Nedoporučuji
4.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 8. března
Three separate play attempts, three separate walkthroughs followed to the letter, one game destroying glitch each time. I cannot possibly recommend a game that won't let me finish it because an important event towards the end cannot be triggered due to some unfathomable glitch.

And the 3rd Party DRM? What fresh hell is this? Steam itself is a DRM Slavemaster, but at least it works, I don't need temperamental 3rd Party DRM working in tandem that only lets you play your legally purchased game if it feels like it. I'd consider overlooking that point if the game actually worked, but it doesn't, so I won't.
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3 z 3 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
Nedoporučuji
2.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 20. března
Anna - Extended Edition was one of the earlier games that I got on steam due to it being in a Humble Bundle years ago before I started to collect steam games. Due to the earliness of me getting the game, I am writing this review years after I played it. However, I do remember quite a bit about this game and my hours played do not include the offline hours which would total to around 2 or 3 or 4 more.

At the time, I remember that Anna had some decently nice looking graphics and okay movement (at least on the outside of the house). However, the game was quite annoying in finding out what to do next as it didn't really give me lots of hints as to where and what. I also did not like the item usage controls but that wasn't too important. As I figured out what to do in Anna and started to progress through the story (which wasn't too straightfoward at all), I never really felt the scare which I expected that I might feel. Sure some parts were dark and creepy, but Anna never allowed me to feel the scare that games like Dead Space did.

Overall, if you enjoy progressing through a story and playing through some creepy situations, go with Anna. However, unless it is on sale, I would not recommend this game.

Rating: 6.4/10
Recommend: on 75% sale or better only
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Nejužitečnější recenze  Za posledních 180 dní
34 z 36 osob (94%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Nedoporučuji
15.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 24. ledna
Game unusable and Refund Refused, stay away from this developer! After Three Years I have finally had enough of the intrusive (and highly glitchy) Registration Process every time I want to play this game. I really liked this game but I have never before come across a publisher who deliberately shoots themselves in the foot to this degree by barring the customers from playing a game they paid good money for. STEAM should do something about this highly suspicious (and creepy) company who are harvesting personal information and ripping people off in this way.

EDIT......

I had an important question about my review that I should share with the steam community. There is no doubt that Kalypso are selling our personal information to third parties. I got so exhausted from the glitching and inconvinience of the registration system that I created an email for no other reason than to use it for the registration process and nothing else. Sure enough withing days of doing this i started getting spammed from all sorts of buisineses and scams. The only people who ever had this particular email was Kalypso so they must be selling our personal information to third parties. It should also be noted that I left that particular email fallow for a month before registering it with Kalypso to see if It would get spammed if I did nothing, It didn't. That was evidence enough for me so I quickly closed it down. I made my findings known and took exeption at what they were doing, I asked Kalypso for a refund which they refused.
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13 z 16 osob (81%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Nedoporučuji
0.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 5. ledna
When I first got this in 2013, my laptop could not handle it. I got a new PC recently, so I wanted to try to run it again. The game demanded I get an account on their website, which was annoying. What was worse is that the game claimed the product key couldn't be used again, so I can't even open the game. Be wary of this game.
EDIT: I tried to get a refund and was denied. Went to their website, and there is nothing about this game on it. I guess I am just screwed over $5.
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15 z 20 osob (75%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
10.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 5. ledna
Very atmospheric horror point & click adventure.
Somehow you can feel the fright and tightness in the building you are trapped in.
Your job is to collect many occultic items, to proceed with certain rituals, read and listen the information that is given to you and await ghost randomly appearances. The beautiful soundtrack but especially the impressive sounds FX amplifier the horror and unforseen surprise. Unfortunately you must create a Calypso account before you can play this SP game (!).
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11 z 18 osob (61%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
Nedoporučuji
1.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 4. prosince 2015
A rather disappointing adventure game with annoying puzzles that have some weird solutions. Quite nice atmosphere and visuals, but the gameplay is lacking, hence I cannot recommend this game to anyone.
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4 z 5 osob (80%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Nedoporučuji
18.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 24. února
That's the last time I will buy a game with "mixed" reviews. The main problems are:
1/ The clunky menus. This is evident even when you start the game. It takes about 16 mouse clicks to get going EACH TIME, which shows the designers simply have no concept of the player experience. Game play is largely ruined by constantly having to deselect inventory items, click through unnecessary text which blocks all other mouse actions, and closing the inventory by typing "i" instead of escape, all clicks requiring a little delay before the next action will work.

2/ I didn't find the pixel hunting too bad, but there is far too much randomly trying things in the inventory as some of the "solutions" are counter-intuitive. I am a seasoned adventure game player and like to play without walkthroughs but this just isn't worth the effort of doing so.

The game isn't bad looking but the "atmospheric sounds" feel like they just threw in random effects for a bonus. That's really the problem, it just doesn't feel genuine, it's too formulaic. The real giveaway is the trite writing in the diary, which reads like a schoolkid exercise. Give it a miss.
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2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
1.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 28. února
...well presented, well designed, great soundtrack and haunting storyline... all the right elements for a great adventure game... my only criticism is that the puzzles are incredibly convoluted and it's sometimes really difficult to identify what to do / where to look at / what is even clickable... it does lead to a lot of trial and error... still, worthy of your time!
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2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
6.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 13. ledna
Great game! Just disconnect from internet while launching to bypass Kalypso DRM.
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3 z 5 osob (60%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Nedoporučuji
0.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 13. prosince 2015
It's sad because it's exactly the type of games I usually like; indie, atmospheric, adventure-puzzle.

- DRM - The game asks you to create an account, email address, etc. You need to insert the CD key EACH time you play (f**K you kalypso game).

- Lots of minor dysfunctional things makes the gaming experience painful and frustrating. Text is barely readable, controls are clumsy.

For me it's a waste of money.
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1 z 2 osob (50%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
7.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 26. prosince 2015
Great game, creepy atmosphere and multiple game opportunities. I'm still working through another game after being unceremoniously dumped outside the house and having to start again!
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Nejužitečnější recenze  Celkově
14 z 18 osob (78%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
9.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 30. prosince 2013
-Tahle adventura mne dostala..... je to indie, je to vidět, ale atmoška a grafika jsou celkem na solidní úrovni.
-Hru lze dokončit do 12ti minut..eh co tím naznačuji..cca 7 konců? už netušíím, ale není jich málo, každý má své odůvonění.
-Příběh je parádní, týká se tvé rodiny, tvé lásky...
-Grafika, fyzika, super věc na indie scénu, chodí se jen po domě, ale ten se během hraní mění a velmi záleží na tvém počínání..
-Hudba je krásná,m emotivní, klavírní a umí i postrašit.
-rozhraní je ok...to first person adventura, trosku těžší co se týče hádanek a projití (x konců.)
-Lekačky jsou, jen ne tak často a nuceně, ale hořífcí figurína, podivně se pohybující postavy, či pokoje nasáklé smtí stojí za to.
-Enjoy. ++
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5 z 8 osob (63%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
10.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 14. června 2014
Perfentní temná adventura, která mě moc bavila :o) Určitě doporučuji :)
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
3.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 11. prosince 2013
Za 7euro stojí za pár hodín strachu a logiky :D
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
4.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 8. prosince 2014
Atmosférická, hezky vypadající, ale strašlivě obtížná adventura z pohledu první osoby. Ze začátku to ještě jde, ale později je to bez návodu prakticky nehratelné.

Klady: Hudba, atmosféra, prostředí, do jisté míry i grafika.

Zápory:
- Složité nečitelné úkoly; valnou část hry jsem netušil, co se po mně vůbec chce. Ke konci už přestane používání předmětů dávat jakýkoliv smysl.
- Špatné ovládání inventáře.
- Příliš mnoho věcí v inventáři.
- Občasný item hunting. Malá černá lahvička opravdu není ve tmě moc vidět, i když víte, že tam má být.
- Příběh podaný poněkud nesrozumitelně.

50% a doporučuji pouze za cenu do 5 euro.
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119 z 150 osob (79%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
Nedoporučuji
7.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 27. května 2014
Anna-

It has an eerie story, a few "jump scares" that we're tastfully done, but overall the game wasn't fantastic. I spent a few hours banging my head against some of the puzzles, as even though you're given a LITTLE direction, it's not enough half the time. If you're looking for a pretty game, this is it. Anna has it's own DRM, along with Steam, which some might find obnoxious. I forced myself to 100% it, alot of it in offline mode.

I would have to give it a 4/10, it did spook me a few times and give me the "WTF is that?! OH ♥♥♥♥" moments. The story could of been a bit more fluffed, and the puzzles given a little more direction. I spent most of my time, wandering back and forth in areas for a bit trying to find that TINY clue I needed to move on.

I recommend googling a "Walkthrough/How-To" for this game when you get stuck, or go slowly your first playthrough. Pay attention to every tiny detail.

My opinion on the matter, this game could have been more.
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101 z 124 osob (81%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
5 osob ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
Nedoporučuji
2.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 16. července 2015
be weary, game uses DRM which requires you to register your email account before you can play this single player game....
That wouldn't be so bad if the log in launcher didn't tell you your product key was already in use if you don't play the game for a few months...
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Nedoporučuji
3.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 15. listopadu 2014
Basically you have this adventure game with a pretty intriguing story and a very cool atmosphere. Sounds like it has a lot of potential right?

But let's talk about the controls. There's idiotic things like not letting you escape out of your inventory by hitting ESC. You have to hit "I" again. And then there's the inventory itself. It's very awkward where you have to scroll through a bunch of stuff you have. The interface could use a lot of work.

And now let's talk about "pixel hunting". You know what's frustrating? Going into a dark room with a bunch of items scattered about the room. The thing you want isn't an more noticeable and hidden a certain area and it looks just like all the other stuff you can't click on. So the only way to find it is to move your mouse over every possible item on the screen. Ugh. I combed rooms and missed things before and I had to use a walk through a few times to find things.

And now let's talk about the worst part of the game. The puzzles. Some make sense, many do not. There's a very thin section of wall you need to break through. Maybe use a stone or something? Nope. You have this metal gear piece. Maybe you can use that to break through? It's metal and looks fairly heavy, should bust through. Nope. I have a full canteen, that should be kinda heavy... Nope. Solution? You gotta use a tree branch to break through. A tree branch! To break through a wall.

Yes, that makes sense, right? The whole game is full of puzzles that barely make sense. The other use for a tree branch? There's a knife lodged in a wooden table. You want that knife. Your possible tools to get this knife blade out? Your hands. Nope, you''ll cut yourself, that makes sense. An axe! Let's just chop it out. Nope. A shovel? Maybe you can whack it out or pry it? Nope. Ah ha! I found a woodworking tool! That's gotta be it. I mean how else do you get a knife out of a WOODEN table! HAHA YEAH RIGHT. Obviously you would use a tree branch to get a knife out of a wooden table.

Good puzzle games, when you figure them out, you go "AHHHHH! That makes sense! Why didn't I think of that?" Anna, you can actually play with a walk through and be like "uhhhh, ok, I don't get it but sure whatever. I guess it might make sense maybe?" That's what made the Lucas Arts games so much fun. You might have NO idea how to pass a certain part of the game but if someone tells you the answer or you brute force the answer you think "Oh my god, that makes sense!" I remember in Monkey Island where I couldn't figure out what to trade the head hunter. So I offered him everything in my inventory until it worked. And when the item that worked was offered I had to laugh because it made complete sense once I thought about it. Anna, I used a walk through heavily after figuring out how terrible the puzzles were.

So basically, do not recommend this game in the form it is in now. Now, if they went through and fixed a bunch of things and redid a lot of the puzzles, I think this could be a very good game. It's just fairly minor things that need fixing, but a lot of things. Inventory fix would be very easy and then it's just fixing the puzzles. It almost feels like it would only take a week or two of work to fix the game completely.

It's a shame too because I think the story and atmosphere is great. If you are a HUGE paranormal / occult story fan, the game is worth playing for the story. Just make sure to have the walk through available for you so you can just play through the story without any of the frustration.
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11.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 1. října 2015
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” ~ Carl Jung

The first time I tried to play this game, it annoyed me a bit. Most beautiful atmosphere, sure. But the camera movements were lagged and inventory interface was downright annoying. I gave the game an hour or so, declared it as "meh" and quit to complete it for achievements on a later date. That was before I managed to get into the house. After my success, I learned that I couldn't be more wrong.

Anna is a tragedy, adorned with a love story, a murder, a forgotten promise and the cult of the Sacred Feminine. Our protagonist is an esteemed professor of history who gives lectures at a university in Italy. Important to note that he is specialized in mythology and folktales - because this is where social sciences tend to present complications fitting for a horror story. Life goes pretty much ordinary - aside some vaguely disturbing and symbolic dreams that he has been having - until he finds an envelope in his closet which leaves him with a sense of uneasiness. He avoids the envelope like the plague until his assistant conveniently spills tea over it, making opening the thing a priority. Then, he discovers photos of him in places that he has no memory of visiting. And the implication of a woman being there. He takes a pause, and mumbles to himself: "Anna, how could I forget you, my love".

We learn all this information from our professor's notes, meeting him the first time where he stands outside of an abandoned country house in a secluded valley. This is the house that he's been dreaming of, and he intends to discover more about it at any cost. I warn you: this is a "be careful what you wish for" scenario and it includes many disturbing symbolic imagery, knowledge of the occult, and the versions of folktales that Disney wouldn't even touch with a 10 foot pole. So keep reading if you are interested in a kind of dread that Lovecraft would be much proud of.

I wouldn't like to exaggerate anything, but the atmosphere is really marvelous and effective. Every detail is carefully put together to arrange the correct mood, empowered with symbolisms and background noises. Drawings and writings on the wall, lights flickering and beaming on furniture, random events and paranormal occurrences within the house makes you tiptoe, and jump at the tiniest of changes in setting. Yes, there are jump scares, but on contrary to a brutally gory display which we are used to, such events are presented elegantly with the usage of either uncanny symbolisms - concerning many, many weird puppets - or the usage of partial objects that would poke your unconscious with a needle like Silent Hill did back in the day. All of this is accompanied by the most beautiful soundtrack, full with suspense and emotion.

As for story, all events center the cult of the Sacred Feminine, where female force is idolized like a deity, or even a paranormal entity. I was astonished at the amount and authenticity of lore accumulated in this game. Story and atmosphere combined with the theme of survival horror, I think Anna as a more female oriented version of Amnesia: the Dark Descent. We have a flaw in memory, an abandoned settlement with occult on goings, appearances of most strange and disturbing phenomenon and a mystery to solve at all costs, mostly to our own inconvenience.

As for gameplay itself, there are much that lacks, I won't lie. There are books to collect and learn from, intuitions to combine, items to gather and puzzles to solve. Both without a basic background on at least mythology and an understanding of societal belief, the game would feel plain. Puzzles and most items do make complete sense only if you are already familiar with pagan customs. It is a feast to the ones who are interested in the lore, but I'd advice to skip this game for the casual horror game player.

If we are to be straight with the negative, controls do suck. Okay, you cannot go wrong with the tradition of WASD, but camera controls lag horribly, and mouse sensitivity is abhorrent. You basically go pixel hunting to grab something you are interested in, and I have been stuck with inventory bugs that makes it impossible to go through your documents for more than once. You save. You quit the game. You restart, reload. This is a thing now. Sorry.

Still, if you are persistent enough to endure controls - you get used to it as a nagging spouse after a while - and set aside the 3rd Party DRM that belongs to Kalypso, it is a good game. As a market strategy, a 3rd Party DRM is a really bad call and I've read there are issues of lost CD Keys about this game too. If you are interested, I advise to play the game in a 3-4 days period, complete everything and get done with it, for being on the safe side.

Does it worth this much trouble? Most would say definitely not, but I'm still glad that I was stubborn enough to go through with it. The true ending - it has 8 different endings depending on different courses of action you may take - baffled me and made complete sense for me. I gulped down the rest of my coffee and shed a tear, knowing what this whole ordeal was about. A tragedy, a warning, a mistake to be corrected, a demon to be faced... Call it whatever you may. On a last word, I loved it. I loved Anna, the Sabot Maker and our poor professor. I hope you'd give them a chance to haunt your subconscious too.

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