From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes a new first-person horrorgame that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness. It will bury its snout into your ribs and it will eat your heart.
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Acquista Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

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Include 2 articoli: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Amnesia: The Dark Descent

 

Informazioni sul gioco

Questo mondo è una macchina. Una macchina per porci. Adatta solo a macellare porci.

Dai creatori di Amnesia: The Dark Descent e Dear Esther ecco un nuovo gioco horror in prima persona che ti trascinerà negli abissi della cupidigia, del potere e della follia. Affonderà le fauci fra le tue costole per divorarti il cuore!

Anno 1899

L'abbiente industriale Oswald Mandus si risveglia nel suo letto, tremante per la febbre e tormentato da incubi di un oscuro macchinario infernale. Torturato dalle visioni di una disastrosa spedizione in Messico, lacerato dal fallimento del sogno di un'utopia industriale, tormentato dal senso di colpa e da una malattia esotica, si risveglia immerso in un nuovo incubo. La casa è silenziosa ma un macchinario infernale scuote il terreno sotto i suoi piedi: tutto ciò che sa è che i suoi figli sono in grave pericolo, e che dovrà salvarli.

Punti di forza

  • Un approccio nuovo e originale al mondo di Amnesia, ma rispettoso delle origini.
  • La storia più oscura e terrificante mai raccontata in un videogioco.
  • Colonna sonora mozzafiato opera della premiata compositrice Jessica Curry.

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows Vista
    • Processore: CPU di fascia alta Intel Core i3 / AMD A6 o equivalente.
    • Memoria: 2 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: Scheda grafica di fascia media NVIDIA GeForce 200 / AMD Radeon HD 5000. Scheda grafica integrata Intel HD utilizzabile ma non supportata, problematiche spesso risolvibili tramite aggiornamento driver.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows 7
    • Processore: CPU di fascia alta Intel Core i5 / AMD FX o equivalente.
    • Memoria: 4 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: Scheda grafica di fascia alta NVIDIA GeForce 400 / AMD Radeon HD 6000. Scheda grafica integrata Intel HD utilizzabile ma non supportata, problematiche spesso risolvibili tramite aggiornamento driver.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: OS X 10.6.8
    • Processore: CPU di fascia alta Intel Core i3 / AMD A6 o equivalente.
    • Memoria: 2 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: Scheda grafica di fascia media NVIDIA GeForce 200 / AMD Radeon HD 5000. Scheda grafica integrata Intel HD utilizzabile ma non supportata, problematiche spesso risolvibili tramite aggiornamento driver.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: OS X 10.7.5
    • Processore: CPU di fascia alta Intel Core i5 / AMD FX o equivalente.
    • Memoria: 4 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: Scheda grafica di fascia alta NVIDIA GeForce 400 / AMD Radeon HD 6000. Scheda grafica integrata Intel HD utilizzabile ma non supportata, problematiche spesso risolvibili tramite aggiornamento driver.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Distribuzione Linux maggiore in versione 2010.
    • Processore: CPU di fascia alta Intel Core i3 / AMD A6 o equivalente.
    • Memoria: 2 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: Scheda grafica di fascia media NVIDIA GeForce 200 / AMD Radeon HD 5000. Scheda grafica integrata Intel HD utilizzabile ma non supportata, problematiche spesso risolvibili tramite aggiornamento driver.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: Distribuzione Linux maggiore in versione 2010.
    • Processore: CPU di fascia alta Intel Core i5 / AMD FX o equivalente.
    • Memoria: 4 GB RAM
    • Scheda video: Scheda grafica di fascia alta NVIDIA GeForce 400 / AMD Radeon HD 6000. Scheda grafica integrata Intel HD utilizzabile ma non supportata, problematiche spesso risolvibili tramite aggiornamento driver.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
Recensioni utili
3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 novembre 2015
Se dovessi consigliare un titolo del genere direi proprio di no.
Questo gioco, oggettivamente parlando, raggiunge a stento la sufficienza.
Rispetto al primo capitolo si è ridotto all'osso, all'essenziale.
Hanno completamente scartato idee e scelte di gameplay che rendevano il tutto più complesso ed articolato per lasciare scorrere e fluire un messaggio ed una scelta che in fatto di trama mi ha letteralmente lasciato folgorato.
Ho adorato il messaggio di fondo del gioco più del primo capitolo ma rimango dell'idea che potevano veramente fare di meglio.
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22 persone su 28 (79%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 gennaio
I don't understand all the hate directed at this game. People have bought this game in hopes that it would be as scary as its predecessor. Sure it's not as scary as Amnesia: The Dark Descend, but still, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a brilliant game. First of all, it is story-rich and has an awesome plot, although the story might be a little difficult to understand if English isn't your first language.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a very enjoyable game that is both scary & story-rich. Sure, it's got its flaws like every other game such as being very boring in the beginning (Doing almost nothing for the first 1.5 hours) but Frictional Games, teamed up with the Chinese room have created a good game. However, the absence of the sanity mechanics somewhat makes this game "incomplete".

If you like really good stories, mixed in with some horror, then this game is for you.

I'd give it a solid 7.5/10

PS: "SPOILER" I wish we had the choice at the end of the game, of either destroying the machine, or let it do its job and "save" humanity.
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25 persone su 35 (71%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
44 persone hanno trovato questa recensione divertente
9.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 novembre 2015
Yall think pigs aren't scary but you aint try playing while being a muslim yet
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14 persone su 19 (74%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
8.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 dicembre 2015
Honestly, I think people are too hard on this game.

Is it as scary as Amnesia: Dark Descent? Not necessarily, but then Dark Descent was such an unexpectedly delirious and exhilerating experience. It was a surprise. The difference with its sequel is that people have been expecting A Machine For Pigs for a while; based on those expectations, some were disappointed.

I was not. A Machine For Pigs doesn't need to be as scary as Dark Descent. Of course there are plenty of moments in that game which made my blood run cold, such as the infamous chase through the flooded Archives with a monster snapping at your heels, the damned Prison area which gave me plenty of mini heartattacks, and just the growl of those disgusting monsters. Yet I remember only a few moments from that game, which to me are not as important as the overall experience. What was the most scary for me was actually the story, and learning about Daniel. At the beginning, he's a man that drank the Amnesia potion to make himself forget the horrors the Baron had inflicted. But of course, as we descend deeper into Brennenberg, we realize the truth. Near the end, I wasn't even sure Daniel deserved to be saved (which is why the three different endings pleased me so much).

A Machine For Pigs has a story that is just as good, and in some respects, better than Dark Descent. It has its moments too, but A Machine For Pigs is all about how it leaves you feeling than the individual moments you can remember. The core element of discovering the story through notes, and the journal entries of Oswald, is still there. We learn he's a drunkard (wine is, after all, its own form of Amnesia). We learn he's a butcher. We learn he wants to be more effective at butchering through the use of technology. We learn his wife died in childbirth, which clearly has a bad affect on his sanity (like a true madman, he wants mmotality, and creates a machine to that effect). He apparently wants to save his children, and is guided by a vaguely familiar and sinister voice over the scattered telephones. His journal entries are distrubing enough, littered with contempt, hatred, anger, dispair, and revolting descriptions, all which offer a glimpse into his deranged mind.

You really need to appreciate the briliance of this, along with the other core elements that made Dark Descent amazing, which A Machine For Pigs definitely has: the sound, the constant oppressive and immersive atmosphere, the music, the voice acting, and the mystery. Despite the tension which keeps you constantly on edge, you want to keep exploring the machine. You feel compelled to descend further down, past the scraping metal, the wails of steam, the screams and groans of the machinery, the flickering lights, the thick, putrid smell as its often described, the pulsing of the engines-A Machine For Pigs does a fantastic job of creating the setting. The fact that I felt no relief when I was briefly outside is also a testament to that accomplishment. The rain slicked and gloomy London streets offered no breath of fresh air.

A Machine For Pigs is memorable for its hauntingly beautiful settings. Now, one of my complaints is that there is not really a sense of urgency. That's practically a requirement given the premise, but unlike the constant fear of having the Shadow chase you in Dark Descent, A Machine For Pigs takes its time delivering on the scares. To be sure, there are scares to be had, and there are a few jumpscares right from the very beginning. The urgency comes in bursts, mostly from being chased by the grotesque pig-men. The puzzles are mostly unnecessary (like the Sanity meter in Dark Descent, which did little more than blur the screen) and mostly frustrating.

Interestingly, while I was playing, I couldn't stop thinking of Pink Floyd's video for Another Brick In The Wall. That's totally a good thing! I also couldn't shake the eeriness, the dread. The disgust, eventually, because just as I felt ultimately repulsed by Daniel, Oswald proved to surpass even Daniel's selfishness and brutality. That's why A Machine For Pigs is so good, in my opinion: the sum of its parts is an experience worth your time and careful attention.

The blood splattered walls of the factory where the pigs are slaughtered take on an even more vile nature when you read Oswald's diary because his descriptions of people, often as "swine," sends chills down your spine. Pigs are closest to humans, biologically speaking. And Oswald's pursuit of fortune, and of leaving a legacy which survives flesh and bone is accomplished without scruples and through ruthlessness which makes Daniel seem like a saint. His creation is the machine, and the setting of Industrial Revolution era London, with all of its distinct British cruelty, child labour, capitalism, and new technology is simply perfect to tell a story that is fundamentally about greed. And the bloody path we carve to sate it.

And there are scares. Some require a bit more thinking and putting the pieces together, some require running away and hiding, some can make you yell and flinch away from the screen. It's good we don't have to gather oil for the lantern (it runs on electricity now, anyway) or that we need to gather an inventory because I think in this context, it would become tedious. Instead, we can focus on the atmosphere, story, and the scares. We can get lost in the growls and squeals, the heavy, incessant labours of the machine, and simply unravel the insanity within.

So is A Machine For Pigs scary, all in all? That depends on your definition of scary; it will scare you when and where it's supposed to, in a heart pounding, sweaty hands sort of way. Think of it as a rush, a wave of fear that crashes into you, whereas Dark Descent was a constant flood.

Yet instead of comparison, we should enjoy A Machine For Pigs rather as its own unique, interesting, and dark vision of human nature. So I think the real question should be: is A Machine For Pigs horrifying? And the answer is absolutely. That is the point, after all.


Truly, I am not a fan of horror. I was intrigued by Dark Descent because my friends wouldn't shut up about it, with good reason. Dark Descent became the game which urged me to consider some other ones, and Dark Descent quickly became my favourite horror game, with Outlast being a very close second. I've found that the genre is deeply rooted in all the sorts of sad, brutal, sick and twisted ways humans strip away their humanity (usually by trying to become more than what we are; most of the time, the sacrifices aren't worth it). This game is no exception.

A Machine For Pigs is certainly deserving of sharing the same panicked breath with Dark Descent.
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7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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1.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 aprile
Unfortunately nothing like its predecessor, maybe the spookiest game I’ve ever played Amnesia “The Dark Descent”. The "Machine for Pigs" is dull, uninteresting and slow paced, you don’t feel scary, you feel bored, I couldn’t bear more than 40 minutes of this game and had to uninstall it afterwards. Although I read the reviews, I really wanted to check it anyway, so yes, reviews don’t lie; it’s a poor ghost of Amnesia, nothing more to be said here… Chinese room made "A Machine For Pigs", who did a stand alone and critically acclamed 'Dear Esther', but not the Frictional Games and you can clearly see the other hand at work, "Chinese Room" is know best for athmostherical and rather emotional games, not horror ones.
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