As Amnesia: The Dark Descent turns 10, lets appreciate its hissing cockroaches
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Early in the coronavirus pandemic, during the ambient dread of New Yorks locked-down spring, I realized that I couldnt put words in a coherent order. I built virtual spaces instead. Thats how I fell in love with the cockroaches from one of my favorite horror games.
Im talking about Amnesia: The Dark Descent, an adventure gaming masterpiece that turns 10 years old today. Frictional Games Amnesia is a Lovecraftian tale that puts players at the mercy of enemies they cant fight in a world full of vivid, eerie grotesquerie. Its protagonist, Daniel, wakes up in a Prussian castle with no memory and a letter, written by himself, demanding he kill the estates master Alexander. He ventures deeper and deeper into the castle, pursued by…