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Amy Dev Defends Game

by Jim Reilly on Jan 17, 2012 at 09:35 AM

Vector Cell, the developer behind the recent survival-horror flop Amy, has spoken out about the game's less than stellar reviews.

"As many of you have already heard, Amy is a HARD game," the team wrote on its Facebook page. "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."

Amy's current Metacritic average sits at 22 and will likely be in contention for the lowest scored game this year. Game Informer editor Jeff Cork scored the game a 3 out of 10 in his review, calling it "cautionary tale of how poor game design can murder fun."

The developer added: "Indeed, Amy has been #1 in the daily Xbox Live Arcade charts since its launch in all major territories and players have rated it between 3 and 4 out of 5 on Xbox Live Arcade and more than 4 on the PSN despite the controversy.

"For us, the players’ ratings (almost 9500 so far) are the most important ones."

Amy released last week worldwide on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, except U.S. PSN, which comes out today, January 17. A PC version is coming at a later date.