VideoAmy launch trailer for PSN, XBLA

Downloadable survival horror out today.

Amy Review

What's in a name?

VideoFirst Amy gameplay trailer

PC/PSN/XBLA survival horror due later this year.

VideoA visual tour of Amy for PSN

Atospheric horror looks the business.

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Panned survival horror Amy receives major update

Panned survival horror Amy receives major update

Developer VectorCell answers fan requests to make game easier.

Critically-savaged survival horror misfire Amy has just received a major patch aimed at making the game a little easier to work through.

As spotted by Joystiq, developer VectorCell announced the update on the game's

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Amy Review

Amy Review

What's in a name?

Just like hurricanes, horror games seem to go well with girl's names. First Catherine, and now Amy. Just names, nothing else, but simply by knowing there's a sinister context, these otherwise ordinary words take on a malevolent air. Yet it only works with girls names. Could you imagine getting chills down your spine from a horror game called Mike or Roger?

Sadly, that's about it as far as interesting things to say about Amy goes, as this shambolic collection of outmoded ideas and clumsy execution would have been sub-par if released in 1998. Put it up alongside even the shaggiest second-stringer in 2012 and it's hard to find anything positive at all.

The plot gets things off to a bad start, compiled as it is from a jumble of survival horror clichés. We open with Lana, our heroine, as she escorts the Amy of the title on a train. Through leaden exposition we learn that Amy is both traumatised and mute, and she's been sprung from a dubious research facility. It's not hard to see where this one's going.

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Amy headlines EU PlayStation Store update

Amy headlines EU PlayStation Store update

Plus games, demos and DLC.

Eerie survival horror game Amy headlines this week's European PlayStation Store update.

It's a game about a troubled child who can make things happen with the power of her mind. Oh my god! Amy's also out on Xbox Live Arcade today.

"Neither quirky enough to be forgiven its unfinished feel nor polished enough to satisfy the base gaming itch, Amy is a crushing disappointment with little to recommend it," Dan Whitehead wrote in Eurogamer's just-published Amy review.

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Amy release date announced

Amy release date announced

Flashback creator's survival horror out next week.

Amy, a survival horror title supervised by Flashback creator Paul Cuisset, launches on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on 11th January, developer Lexis Numérique has announced.

It'll set you back £7.99/€9.99/800 Microsoft Points.

Set in a post-apocalyptic America where a virus outbreak has transformed the human race into flesh-hungry feral beasts, the story follows a woman attempting to survive the carnage with the help of the titular eight year old who's blessed with a set of mysterious powers.

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Flashback creator working on PSN shocker

Amy is post-apocalyptic survival horror.

Paul Cuisset, the man behind classic '90s platformer Flashback, is on the comeback trail with Amy, a post-apocalyptic survival horror game for PlayStation Network.