Contrary to the raving reviews about this game, I thought I'd give a little insight as to what is actually wrong with this game. After some time of playing it, I suddenly realised I was inadvertently squinting the whole time. Why? Because every hall way is dark. Most rooms are dark. Some rooms and hallways begin in light and end up in complete blackness—not dim—black. I found this VERY frustrating. The archival rooms begin in light, and after something floats around, I'm left in blackness. Yes, blackness. I have no 'tinder' to light candles with, and even if I did, the candles make little difference. I'm left wondering how the heck everybody else worked their way through this game without wanting to throw a tantrum or two. I did. Several times.
Also, I had to spend money buying the game as the demo didn't load for me. Not sure why, not a big issue for me personally, but after realising how much I despise this game, I'm irritated.
I primarily gave this game one star based on the lighting issue (or lack thereof). Some may think this is a bit harsh. But I must ask: Has anyone played a game that they can't actually see? It's annoying. It's not fun, or atmospheric. It's pointless. One reviewer claimed that other horror genre games have simple scares and loud noises to make you jump, but apparently Amnesia does not. I must disagree. That's all it was. I was very scared at one point but only because something was coming after me and I COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING.
Please keep in mind I did not finish this game. I have no idea how it turned out. But don't worry, you probably won't be able to SEE the ending anyway.