Anna - Extended Edition has been given an overhaul based on the feedback of the thousands of players of the original Anna.
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“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/

Про цю гру

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

Вимоги до системи

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
Корисні рецензії покупців
45 з 52 людей (87%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
11.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 жовтня 2015 р.
“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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19 з 27 людей (70%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
6.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 вересня 2015 р.
And every year again, you want to play one of your games where kalypso is the publisher.
Your Key is already used! Happened to me more than one time now with a not working, crappy additional DRM put in place by Kalypso.

I know this has not too much to do with the game itself, but if i can't play it its not worth a buck.
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9 з 9 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
10.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 5 січня
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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9 з 10 людей (90%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
17.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 11 листопада 2015 р.
Anna is a great first-person puzzle / adventure that perked my interest in the genre.

The basic story involves exploring a house, and getting to the dark secrets held deep within its maze of puzzles. Through the use of books and notes found in the game, we learn more about the characters involved in what happened here, come to our own conclusions. The whole environment has a surreal feel about it, at times beautiful, other times chilling, or supernatural. At its heart it is a tale about obsession, the cult of the Sacred Feminine, and worshipping a woman like a goddess.

Gameplay involves picking up items and figuring out what to do with them, made more interesting by the creepy ambience and the feeling you are being watched. The mask is definitely right up there as a spine-tingler, and I'm not talking about just how ugly it is. I found myself stuck at least two or three times, so if you don't run to a walthrough at the drop of a hat it is pretty easy to rack up the gameplay hours trying to figure out what to do next. Moments like these are ideal for if you're eating breakfast or having a cup of coffee.

Starting the game may seem dull - this is because you begin the game outside the house. Don't let this fool you. It can be pretty, or pretty boring depending on your mood. Once you get inside things start to get interesting. Imagery gets a bit busier - you have a lot more things to look at compared to the open spaces of outside. In the latter half of the game the supernatural events kick in to high gear and things really start to get interesting.

Want to know more? I don't want to spoil it for you, so you better get the game and find out for yourself. It may be short (depending on how fast you do the puzzles), but I found it an enjoyable break between longer games. It has its scary moments but these aren't too bad - you won't quit playing out of fear at any rate.

Other points to note: I had no problems getting the game to run on Windows 7, I don't even remember the DRM that others have mentioned. Controls are not the best, granted - but I didn't have any game-breaking bugs.

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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 серпня 2015 р.
10/10 the best Horror game ive ever played. The Tone is unbelievable. The music is Masterful. The puzzles are amazing. Lets slow down and look at it slowly. Anylizing what we can at a slow rate. The beginning you are outside of the house. An experience i absolutely LOOOVE!! The feeling that i had when i first saw the absolutely stunning visuals is indescribable. This game gave me the chills to an extreme extent when you go inside. Confusing and daunting. I remember how many times i jumped when i saw something that freaked me out. Too many times. Now looking at this game critically. The puzzles are extremely confusing and sometimes make little to no sense. But its not until you finish the puzzle that you realize it did make some sense. Not enough to say that it was just you being stupid, but enough to make you feel like saying "Ohhhhh" A lot. This is the first game. The original, unextended edition. Its got amazing visuals, enough to make me feel like my chest is rising. Never before have i felt the inate need to jump into a world. The Ambiance is unreal, aboslutely the best part of the game.

Extended Edition:
This is where it starts to fall a little bit. This still has the beautiful and even enhanced graphics of the original, but the puzzles were changed. Making people, like me, who played the original to completion confused and a little upset. But nevertheless understandable, after all this game is definately changed. The original you can sink many hours into, the enhanced you can sink twice or triple that amount into. The ambiance is even better and the sound is sublime!
Now the hard part for me. The downsides of this game. The Puzzles. If you played other Puzzle Games this will STILL be a challenge. I love Puzzle Games and this one is definately one of my favorites, but you could have played a million puzzle games, all through to completion and this will still stump you multiple times. The story is confusing so dont expect to understand it fully until replaying the game keeping all the past reasonings in mind. Second this is not User Friendly. The Inventory is just as confusing as the puzzles hell it is an awful inventory. How you may ask? The UI is not pretty on the inventory screen, in general actually, its pretty unfriendly to users. Again, How? Well its one of those inventorys that you need to be really finicky about how ot use things, especially in the Extended edition. Its difficult to explain without using it yourself. I found it wresteling with me every now and then but i worked around it.
Finally the best part of the game the reason you should totally get this game!
ITS JUST AWESOME!!!

That may seem like a childish response but its true! Again, difficult to explain. The downside to this game that a lot of people need to understand is that it take a LOT of slowing down. You need to take your time with this game. If it was charged for more, i would say save your money unless your a huge fan of Puzzle and Horror games. This game definately warrants 10 bucks. Absolutely. Play one or the other first. Id reccommend the first one first because its shorter and the game is a little easier to understand. Unless you want to dive Headfirst into a game with gorgeous graphics and a downright amazing story (Once you understand it). If nothing else, buy this game for the Soundtrack. Because OH MY LORD!! THE SOUNDTRACK IS ABSOLUTELY ♥♥♥♥♥♥IC!!! I love games with an amazing Soundtrack, and THIS!! THIS is in the top 3 for me!
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