The Stack – Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Thank you to everyone who tuned in again for our last episode of The Stack! We will be back every Sunday at 5:30pm (EST). It’s the month of horror and frights, so this week Mike will start his first playthrough of Frictional Games’ insanity-inducing game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Amnesia became an instant classic when it first released on Windows, Mac, and Linux in 2010. The game and its sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, were recently ported to PS4 together as Amnesia: The Collection in 2016 (The Dark Descent expansion, Justine, is included as well). Along with other PC titles such as Slender, Amnesia helped to revitalize the survival horror genre by bringing the survival aspect back to the forefront. While horror series like Resident Evil steadily became more action heavy and less terrifying, Amnesia strips you of all ways to defend yourself. There are no weapons of any sort in which to combat the horrors of Prussian Brennenburg Castle. The only options you have are to run for dear life or hide and pray to whatever god(s) you see fit.

In the game, players must take the role of Daniel, a man who wakes up in the castle with no memory of how he arrived there or who he truly is. All Daniel knows is his name, where he is from, and that something is after him. It is up to you to consistently manage Daniel’s sanity as he comes face-to-face with the monsters and supernatural terrors lurking within the castle.

Will Mike survive…

Probably not. He will probably die… many, many, many times and there will be tears of pure terror. So all in all, it will be just another fun Sunday evening… for you at least!

As always, we will save you a spot on the couch!!

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