survival horror Archive

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AMY takes a second shot with new game patch

Controversial survival horror, AMY has received a title update this week. The game did not get the best start on XBLA, being universally panned by game reviewers then receiving more bad publicity following a knee-jerk response by their PR that the game may simply be too hard for most gamers. However developers VectorCell hope to turn their fortunes around with the new update that appears to address many of the complaints that reviewers experienced:

- the last checkpoint you reach is now saved (instead of going back to the beginning of the chapter)
- the syringes remain in the inventory after a checkpoint is reached
- Amy’s Powers remain available after a checkpoint is reached
- the Combat camera has been removed
- most sequences can now be skipped
- the ingame brightness has been improved

The patch was tested both by players who enjoyed and disliked AMY in it’s original state, and according to the game’s Facebook page, the feedback given for the update appears to be positive. Currently AMY sits with a 25% metacritic score and here at XBLA Fans we rated the game a “Skip It”, but does AMY warrant a second look now? Let us know what you think and if you’ve tried the new patch.

Source: Facebook

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AMY too hard for most gamers?

Last week’s XBLA release, AMY, recently received a raft of bad publicity with large numbers of negative reviews scored across most gaming review sites. Today a post was made on the game’s official Facebook page in it’s defence and some advice for frustrated gamers to switch to Easy mode to improve your enjoyment:

As many of you have already heard, AMY is a HARD game. Some people totally disliked that while other really enjoyed it. We believe this is part of the survival experience we tried to build as we wanted the game to be challenging. However, we actively listen to the community and comments and hence recommend the non-hard core gamers to launch the game in EASY mode (in the settings) for now. This will give them a much more pleasant and smoother experience, especially as the checkpoints are scarce.

The XBLA version currently has a metacritic score of 23.77% with the PSN version sitting slightly higher at 26.71%. Here at XBLAFans we’re not a fan of numbers but we also rated the game poorly, pointing out that the controls are “clunky, slow and slightly delayed” and recommending you “Skip It”. However the game’s makers are keen to point out that it has been at the top of the XBLA charts since launch and players on the marketplace have rated it between 3 and 4 stars out of 5.

So did the reviews get it wrong? Reading between the lines, the developers seem to agree that there is a problem. Let’s hope that the use of the phrase “for now” hints at a future fix with the advice to drop the difficulty being a temporary work around. Let us know what you think and check out our full review here.

Source: Facebook via Destructoid

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AMY releasing on January 11 for 800 MSP

When the rating appeared for AMY, we were suspecting a release very shortly. What we didn’t expect was a release date and price announcement in the same day! The survival-horror game where your infection not only hinders but helps you, is releasing on January 11 for 800 MSP. The game has had promising first impressions from when we first saw it at E3 2011 so expectations are high. At that price point, it sounds easy to say yes to a new survival-horror experience. We’ll have more on AMY and a review of the game in the weeks to come. Shout out to @lifelower for the tip!

Source: Lexis Numérique

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New Amy trailer shows off gameplay and a unique relationship

VectorCell has released a new trailer for its upcoming survival horror title Amy, which shows off brand new gameplay footage, and highlights the unique relationship between the game’s protagonists. As displayed in the trailer (which is narrated by the developers), Lana is the adult “in charge” of making sure the duo escape the horror infested city where the game takes place in one piece. Interestingly enough however, it’s Amy, an 8-year old autistic girl who holds the keys to success. Watch the trailer for a full explanation and remember to stay tuned to XBLAFans for more Amy coverage!

Source: Machinima.com

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Learn to utilize contamination in this new Amy trailer

Amy has been a little quiet in the last while but VectorCell and Lexis Numérique have provided us with a new look into the survival-horror title. In this trailer, you see the advantages and disadvantages of Lana being contaminated with the zombie virus in her bloodstream. While it does slowly kill her, you can easily brush past other zombies in your path and when you need to regain health, Amy will get you back to normal or the use of syringes will help. Our E3 preview hailed the game as a high quality survival-horror title and it sure is looking to bring the scares, keep a look out for this title later this year.

Source: Joystiq

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E3 2011: Hands-On Preview of AMY

We hate to jinx it, but it looks like XBLA is finally getting the high quality survival horror title that we’ve all been waiting for. We took an intense hands-on tour with Lexis Numérique’s AMY at this year’s E3 in order to give you the inside skinny on this up-and-coming underdog.

First, you’ll need a run-down on the story. AMY‘s dystopian future is set in a 2034 midwestern America ravaged by some kind of comet-borne infection. You play as Lana, an infected woman that is protecting Amy: an eight-year-old autistic girl that is mysteriously immune to the infection. Naturally, Amy is being hunted by just about everyone; monsters, the military, and geneticists are all trying to get a piece of her. Read the rest of this entry »

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Amy is scared and coming to XBLA


At E3, a survival horror game was shown for XBLA that goes by the name of Amy from VectorCell and Lexis Numerique. You play as Lana who wakes up in Silver City in the year 2034 after a comet attack that caused a virus outbreak, spawning strange creatures. You meet up with an autistic girl named Amy who has mysterious powers and work together in order to escape the virus threat. Unfortunately, Lana is also infected which you will have to keep up to date with on the color-coded meter on your back by healing yourself or by being around Amy to keep from getting too infected. You’ll go through more infected areas and change form from woman to monster which will help around areas with lots of monsters but too much and it’ll be game over. Amy is shaping up to be an interesting XBLA title combining arcade action with survival horror elements, check out some screenshots after the break.
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