Amy is one of those games that on paper sounds like a really good idea… unfortunately, the end result – not so good.
The game starts on a train, where we meet Lana and Amy – a woman responsible for the well being of Amy, and a little autistic girl. After a quick phone call, a distant explosion and the train derailing, Lana wakes up to find Amy gone and the rest of the passengers have transformed into zombies – and so the game begins.
The main problem with the game is easily the gameplay, which switches from boring to down right frustrating. The controls are awful, they’re unresponsive and more often than not this just leads to an aggravating death. Many times I found myself “hitting” an enemy and I had to just cross my fingers and hope that this time, the collision detection would work. Simple things, such as trying to dodge an enemy or pick up a weapon are made nearly impossible by the awful controls and this is only the start of the game’s problems.
The second most annoying part of this game is the infuriating check point system, which may have not been so unforgiving, had the game been the slightest bit playable, but since you spend most of the game hoping that something will work and more often than not, dying because it didn’t – the handful of checkpoints that do exist are highly unforgiving to the player. Not only are there so few checkpoints, but they are spread so far from each other, with incredibly difficult gameplay in-between, you’ll likely find yourself repeating the same section of the game a dozen times, or, using your head and switching your console off! Furthermore, if you do choose to sit your way through the same segment of the game over and over again, the unskippable cutscenes and events that you unfortunately have to will your way through on every replay, just makes the game become even more mind-numbingly tedious.
And there is more, the graphics look as though the game was created for the previous console generation, there are random moments where the framerate drops and the scene stutters pretty badly (usually during an attack) and you will often get stuck in the environment and in the game itself. The worst part however, is that Amy is just not fun to play – at all! and after playing through five excruciatingly painful chapters of the game, the most joyful moment was deleting it from my hard drive!
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.