Case – BitFenix Shinobi XL
Motherboard – MSI Z87-MPOWER MAX CPU – Intel i7 4770K
RAM – Kingston Beast Series 16GB 2133mhz DDR3
GPU – OcUK GeForce GTX 970 4096MB GDDR5
PSU – Corsair TX850 850W
CPU Cooler – Corsair Hydro Series H100i All-In-One
SSD – OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
HDD – Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal
Going through this game is as I said the same as The Dark Descent, and you will find that familiarity nice, mostly because it does feel the same even if the story and enemies have changed. The biggest problem that I had with this game was the lantern though, in the first game you had to collect oil for your lantern and if you ran out, then you had a big problem and you had to find it quick otherwise you can loose your sanity. In this game your lantern runs on electricity and within this game it never runs out… This is a problem because you aren’t having to conserve your lantern’s main source of power so that you don’t run out and that does become a little rubbish at times. It also flickers when you’re close to any enemy in the game, which takes the surprise right out of the game for me, I liked feeling like the weird monster could come round the corner at any second and make me squeal like a little girl.
The new enemies in this game in case you haven’t clicked on are pigs, basically big mutated human/pig men that’s sole goal is to kill you. Despite what others may think, I seriously do find these things scary, and when you hear them make the pigs noises and start chasing you down, it does give me quite a fright. The same as ever though, you can’t kill the enemy, you can only run away and hide, which still adds that same Amnesia horror feeling of helplessness, especially when you’re in the hidden cellar under the church!
A cool addition to this game is the fact that you can go outside now, without the help of a mod to do so. This is really a nice addition because before you couldn’t even really SEE outside except for maybe one little piece in the last game where you could see the trees while outside for a few seconds. The horror doesn’t feel like it stops when you’re outside either, you do feel like the pigman could come outside and try chase you down regardless of where you are.