“Whats that? Oh no!! Theres a deadly disease viciously circulating throughout are fair city, well damn and blast, I suppose we’d better make a hurried exit before we transform into flesh-eating mutants”. This is a very common scenario in the world of gaming horror and the foundation for which many survival horrors originate from, trapped in an impossible situation where you are forced survive in an utterly hopeless circumstance, so is Amy any different? In a sense, no, Amy still retains the tried and tested routine of a ravaged city overrun by zombie type creatures ready to disembowel you at any given opportunity, but where Amy stands out to its contemporaries is in its distinct approach to a very repetitive concept.
You play as Lana, an unfortunate individual trapped in the chaotic fictional locale of Silver City, accompanied by a minor known only as Amy. It’s your duty to escort this innocent (or so your lead to believe) child through the ravaged city, which is now inhabited by hordes of zombie-esqe creatures, so far, fairly undistinguished, but saving Amy isn’t just for Lana’s enormous sense of self-satisfaction but also for her own well-being. Lana has rather unfortunately contracted the infection which is rife within Silver City, but Amy is totally immune to the disease and acts as walking vaccine for Lana, as long as she’s within close proximity. Stray to far away from Amy however and something rather extraordinary occurs. Lana is capable of harnessing and utilizing the viral by impersonating the creatures which are rampant throughout, and avoid any unpleasant encounters with the snarling residents, but be wary as deviating for an extended period of time could lead to the virus taking over entirely.
Amy is a survival horror in the truest sense, totally stripped back. No guns with vast amounts of ammo, but rather pipes and 2×4’s will be your weapons against these unholy beasts. Amy is available for download in the Autumn. Click the link to watch the impressively creepy gameplay footage.
What are your first impressions of Amy? And do you think it’s a mistake to release it as download only? Let me know your thoughts, cheers.