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Amy is a survival horror video game, developed by VectorCell and published by Lexis Numérique. According to a press release by Lexis Numerique prior to their appearance at Game Developers Conference 2011, players "escort the strange 8-year old autistic title character as they try to get her out of a city overrun with wild creatures and enemies." The player controls Lana, the woman escorting Amy and protecting her as the two attempt to escape their disease-ridden town. They encounter monsters and the military, among other foes, in their attempt to escape.

AMY Review

I'll admit when I first played AMY I was tempted to chuck the controller into the screen. Between the instant deaths, lack of save points, and lack of direction it's easy to get frustrated with AMY and write it off as another game that failed to live up to expectations. It was only until about halfway through that I realized this game was doing exactly what it was intended to do – scare you to death. Whether it's fear of dying, fear from the hallucination effects, or fear of possibly breaking your console out of frustration, AMY does the job. AMY is listed as a survival horror game and the game mechanics effectively – which I'm sure not were intentional or accident – make you want to survive. The problem with many of today's games is lack... Read Review

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