Surviving the Enemy in “Amy”
Have a look at the latest commentated gameplay video of Amy, an upcoming survival horror title for Windows, PSN, and XBLA. French developer VectorCell casts you as Lana, a victim thrown into a world of self-preservation and much more besides: the life of the mute and eponymous Amy is also in your hands.
The footage reveals a “guardian angel” mechanic akin to what gamers took on in Ico, as well as the use of improvised weapons (should the stealth route fail). Lana, our poor heroine, won’t have the luxury of distance between her and her hellish aggressors – melee weapons only! Amy’s supernatural abilities will hopefully provide an engaging foil to the limitation. And though a downloadable title, Amy does impress as more than such in the visual department.
If survival horror is your bag, keep an eye out for Amy in January 2012.