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Amnesia The Bunker - Review
A Stressful Delight
Amnesia: The Bunker is an excellent and refreshing entry in the franchise. The story of Henri and his escape from the Bunker keeps you immersed into the game and is one of the stories you'll remember for the rest of your life.The Resource management system, as well as the use of intellect to plan your strategies and escape, is something you don't get experience that often in video games and that too with a destructible environment that you can utilize for your advantage. We can easily recommend Amnesia The Bunker to new as well as the veteran players who are looking to take on some new challenges.
Excellent Use of skills & Intellect to keep players engaged
Easy to learn mechanics
Great Audio Detection
Sometimes you really require a lot of time to get out of certain situations.
Hints are sometimes not enough in certain situations that you feel stuck.
Some narratives are average
The Amnesia series is well-known for making people uncomfortable by being among one of the scariest horror games ever made.
Amnesia: The Bunker is the latest release from the Developers Frictional Games, and it’s here to give the chills to keep you cool this summer.
But does this one live up to the hype and provides the taste of survival against the supernatural enemies? Let’s find out in today’s review.
The best part about the Amnesia series is that they all offer unique stories which lead to memorable experiences. Amnesia: The Bunker follows the same footsteps, and if you are someone like me who just got into the series, you cannot go wrong picking this one up as your first Amnesia Title in the series.
The story takes place in the trenches of World War I where you play as Henri Clement, a French soldier stuck in the trenches and looking for his way out through the horrors of the battlefield. He ends up in a bunker where he uncovers the experiments happening and all the supernatural activities and plans his way out by using his guts and resources that he can find on his way.
What makes Amnesia: The Bunker unique is the implementation of new mechanics which keep the gameplay refreshing as well as stressful from time to time. Some moments are so nerve-racking that you might want to take a break before continuing the progression.
The game starts with the basics and provides an excellent Hints system to get you familiar with the controls of the game and crafting mechanics.
The progression is at a good pace, so you don’t feel slow, and the environment is horrifically pleasing to your senses. Unlike other games where you interact with the items just by pressing a button or entering doors the same way, in Amnesia you’ll have to use your Mouse or Controller a lot to perform certain actions.
The quote you get from Romain Deply at the start of the game really starts to make sense once you progress further, The game truly relies on your intellectual capabilities of exiting a situation or finding the right solution. Either you can use the environment to your benefit or you can end up dead by making one wrong decision.
Use the resources to your advantage, like Maps, a Torch, a watch, bandages and fuel that will help you progress while keeping a tab on the watch so you don’t run out of light and get attacked by a supernatural creature.
You need to keep one thing in mind when it comes to Amnesia: The Bunker, Light is your best friend, and you need to stay as much in the light as possible. The game offers different combat difficulties like Easy, Normal and Hard.
With the increase of each level of difficulty, you get less access to light along with more challenging enemies. So you need to plan your moves accordingly.
You get an extremely low supply of ammo, so every bullet counts, and as mentioned earlier, you need to be more aware of your environment, think as much as you can and see which situation suits to which type of approach.
Maybe you want to use a grenade to blow up a door, Maybe you should shoot the lock to open the gate or use fuel in the bottle to start the generators or use it as Molotov. Every approach will decide your fate, so be mindful about it.
The Visuals are stunning for a game like Amnesia: The Bunker, even though you might want to argue the graphics are not next-gen, but that wasn’t the intention in the first place. The game offers a beautifully crafted horror environment where the darkness rules, and you can only escape with the help of light.
The audio of the game is top-notch, and you get excellent ques in order to stay aware of your environment. The music, the suspense, and the threat you have when the lights go down or your torch makes more noise is truly immersive and you’ll have a good time throughout the game.
Amnesia: The Bunker is an excellent and refreshing entry in the franchise. The story of Henri and his escape from the Bunker keeps you immersed into the game and is one of the stories you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
The narratives were decent while giving you a terrifying world to explore, I’m glad the overall story wasn’t dragged too much, and if it’s the first ever Amnesia game you play, then it will surely leave you craving for other titles of the series.
The Resource management system, as well as the use of intellect to plan your strategies and escape, is something you don’t get experience that often in video games and that too with a destructible environment that you can utilize for your advantage. We can easily recommend Amnesia The Bunker to new as well as the veteran players who are looking to take on some new challenges.
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