Strange occurrences are disrupting the routines of the PATHOS-2 research facility. The radio is silent. Behavioral anomalies of the machines are increasingly dangerous, if not… malevolent. The facility is devolving into chaos. No weapons, and the only escape is practically unthinkable.
From Frictional Games, creators of the groundbreaking Amnesia and Penumbra series, SOMA is an aberrant tale of scientific inquiry and survival; an entropic exploration of synapse and circuit that wades through the delusions of human consciousness.
Three years in the making, SOMA is a unique continuation of Frictional Games’ signature style of explorative horror, provocative storytelling, and unfathomable tension, free of distractive cut-scenes and combat. SOMA is coming to PC and PlayStation 4 in 2015.
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Adding to the already explosive Mockingbird-situation, it is clear we need to take greater precaution. Isolate all systems to avoid data corruption and prevent hostile actions.
Keep an eye out for personality deviation. When able, always meet in person.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Developer: The Chinese Room
Publisher: Frictional Games
Release Date: Sep 10, 2013
Available Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
Reviewed Platforms: Windows
While not a direct sequel, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs is more thematically connected to 2010’s Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Frictional Games has handed the lantern over to ‘Dear Esther’ creators, The Chinese Room. It is unfortunate that during the transfer, the tension was a bit lost on the developers. …continue reading » Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Review