A video game that did not appeal to game critics and players everywhere except for me
Amy is made by VectorCell for the Xbox360, PS3 and PC. It cost's $9.99 and is worth it. So now that is out of the way, allow me to talk to you about the game.
Amy is set in the near future on an infected island where the main character, Lana must survive with this mysterious little girl called Amy. The game has you solving puzzles, hiding from soldiers and killing infected. Now I know that some people say that the game is terrible and in one perspective, it is. But I like this new feel on gameplay. What made this game addictive to me was the relationship you will build with the main protagonist and Amy. I felt a bond and this just made me want to play it even more. Maybe the only thing that really bugged me in this game is the female protagonist you play as. Lana is not the physical type of person so when there is more than one infected or a soldier, you will find her hiding which bugged the hell out of me. They also put Lana is a slutty outfit which does not make sense for a zombie game (Who the hell runs away from zombies/infected in High heels and a short skirt???). It made it disturbing to think of as you just knew that this game was based for males. Other than that, it is a really good game. It isn't your typical horror which people do not like but this game felt like a true survival game to me.
I do not know anyone who could say the graphics were terrible. They weren't Crysis 2 good or Battlefield 3 great but this is a small game where the details is perfect. The graphics are a lot better than most games I see today and this gives the game the true horror, survival look.
The game suffers for is gameplay. The controls are confusing and the battle sequences are not interesting at all. Controlling Amy can also be very confusing at times. That is maybe all I can say that is bad about the gameplay. I really liked the puzzles where they were really hard to do, yet I did them. It was interesting when you get to pretend to be a zombie-like creature but you must be in the role of one (No, you do not eat people). The gameplay suited a survival game as reminded me a lot of Ico. Gameplay is the reason people hate this game but I think it suited it.
The audio is perfect. The voice acting can be slack at times but it is usually good. There isn't much of a soundtrack but it didn't really matter. The sounds that the weapons make is accurate and the other sounds are just right.
The story was a bit disappointing. They give you a clue on what it is about but you don't get to understand it until the end. Yet, it was still a fun campaign and it makes a lot of sense and a good idea, I just wish the main story/plot was more visible.
Conclusion: This game is not for those who want to just run around and kill monsters. It is a game of patience, intelligence and skill. This game deserves an 7.5 and this is only from m point of view but you may want to read other reviews if your not the kind of gamer like me. This was a good first game Vector Cell and I am hoping for a sequel....Maybe even more if your a dude.