The lights are on
At an off-site location during GDC, Frictional Games invited
us to check out Soma for the first time. Rather than give us a spiel about the
studio's goals with its follow-up to the underground horror hit Amnesia: The Dark Descent, writer Mikael Hedberg simply handed us a
controller, turned out the lights, and walked into another room. We played the
game for an hour, exploring three different sections of the game with zero guidance or influence.
Since the demo dropped us into the middle of the game, making sense of the story at this junction isn't easy. That being given, rather than offering a play-by-play account of the demo, we're breaking down
everything we could glean from our hands-on experience and a guarded follow-up Q&A session with Hedberg and creative director Thomas Grip.
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Never played Amnesia, though I've always wanted to, glad PS4 is bringing games such as this and Outlast from PC to those such as I who don't have a decent gaming PC
Oh man! I bet this game is gonna be really nice.
When it comes to horror, having a slow burner can be a great thing. It brings out the tension and leaves you in anticipation. Silent hill 2 did this well and so did amnesia the dark descent.
This looks extremely awesome!
yes yes yes
i feel a Dark Descent weekend marathon coming on.
Wow, this is looking great. I hadn't seen much on it for awhile since I first heard about it. After playing Outlast I'm in love with these type of moody survival horror mystery titles.
I have been looking forward to their next game for years now ._. Hard to believe it's been so long since Amnesia first made me realize I even love horror games xD
This sounds amazing. So glad this is coming to PS4 so that I can play it. Frictional is really leading the charge of this new story-driven, atmospheric breed of horror games.
Sounds pretty cool. I'm looking forward for more info on this in the upcoming months.
I'm really looking forward to this. Sci-fi and horror is a great combination.
This game looks and sounds amazing. Can't wait to play it, wait I mean experience it.
Some of this almost looks like Giger work.
Lol off-site location.
Made it sound like it was secret area no one knew existed.
For some reason, reading some of this information, the game reminded me of Cry of Fear. Maybe it's just the fact that they're both horror games with the main protagonist named Simon. Played through Amnesia the Dark Descent and enjoyed it. Haven't gotten around to machine for pigs, or their previous titles, Penumbra, but this is sounding really interesting. Keeping my eyes peeled for this one.
Looks impressive so far. Oddly, it kind of reminds me of Frictional Games pre-Amnesia work on the Penumbra series. Has anyone else here played those?
Just from reading the article I figured he was going to be a cyborg or android. Glad to know I was right. What I want to know now is did he volenteer or was it against his will.
So the question for this game isn't "who am I?" But "Am I still myself?"
I'm definitely gonna keep my eye on this game.
This sounds awesome! But tell me: can console gamers play, too?