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3:00 PM on 01.17.2012

AMY dev claims its game is just 'hard' instead of 'crap'

AMY was released on Xbox Live Arcade last week to an utter hailstorm of negative reviews. The game currently sits at 22% on Metacritic, and is well on its way to being a "worst game of the year" contender. Thankfully, Lexis N...

Jim Sterling




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Review: AMY
by Jim Sterling

As gaming evolves to become more intuitive and open itself up to wider audiences, certain genres have almost been streamlined out of existence. The obtuse, slow paced, awkward realm of survival horror has been hit hardest, with mainstay games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill embracing more action-oriented gameplay, moving away from the "survival" style that modern gamers may find alienating. 

In this light, AMY's heart is certainly in the right place. It aims to revitalize the survival horror genre, bringing it back to its roots with a focus on environmental puzzles, old fashioned scares, and a protagonist more comfortable running than fighting.

Unfortunately, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and AMY is as close to the concept of eternal, punishing anguish as a game can get.

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7:35 PM on 01.11.2012

The DTOID Show: Fiona, and AMY, and Amalur! Oh, my!

Oh hello, Wednesday! I didn't see you creep up on me. Max and I were just talking about some videogames. I suppose you'd like us to share with the class, huh? I guess we can do that. On today's episode, we've got the rundown...

Tara Long

1:00 PM on 01.11.2012

PSA: Do not buy AMY today

Rare is the occasion where I feel I have to "spoil" my review before it goes live, but I feel it's my civic duty to warn you not to buy AMY on Xbox Live today. Despite very promising trailers and details, it turns o...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 01.07.2012

Amy's PlayStation 3 price to be decided by Facebook poll

Lexis Numérique recently announced the price and release date for their upcoming downloadable game, Amy. The survival horror title is set to drop next week, but that's not all fans have to be excited about. The de...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 01.05.2012

AMY releases January 10/January 11, priced weirdly

The intriguing horror game AMY is finally making its appearance on January 10, where it'll hit the PlayStation Network for $12.99. It'll come to Xbox Live Arcade the following day, for the strangely reduced price of 800 Micro...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 10.06.2011

New AMY trailer provides the answer to infection

In AMY, the player character is infected by a mutating zombie virus that slowly takes over her body. Only by remaining near a mysterious child called Amy can she fight back the contamination. This new trailer for the promisi...

Jim Sterling

3:15 PM on 08.18.2011

Amy gets a scary trailer

I'm really looking forward to Amy, the downloadable horror game coming to PS3, PC and Xbox 360. It's about a little girl in a city full of messed up mutant men, and it looks like it has the potential to scare the crap out of...

Jim Sterling

5:40 PM on 06.22.2011

Flashback creator Paul Cuisset tells you about Amy's tech

The more details surface about Amy (or is it AMY?), the more intriguing it becomes. This video sadly only covers some of the technology and graphical features that are being used in Amy, although Paul Cuisset promises us that...

Maurice Tan

10:00 AM on 06.20.2011

Amy gets first details, is 'survival horror evolved'

One game I've been really eager to see more of is Amy, the PSN-exclusive horror game driven by Flashback creator Paul Cuisset. Today, the PlayStation Blog has published the first details for the game.  Amy sounds li...

Jim Sterling