It looks like Agony developers Madmind Studios didn’t quite give up on their project after having a poorly received launch. I have to say I am a bit surprised as I also didn’t give it a great review back when it launched. However, maybe things are going to be better this time around as they officially launched Agony UNRATED.
Releasing on Halloween, it already has received quite a wide range of reviews and this time it is glowingly positive! This came as a shock to see when the original title pretty much bombed in the review department. After checking out the new launch trailer you can read a list of all that the Unrated version of Agony will entail.
Here’s the full list:
- Improved quality of character models and textures,
- New types of threats - Traps,
- New types of environmental threats,
- New types of static opponents,
- A new, more extensive and useful character development system,
- Volumetric lighting,
- Normal Mode and Hard Mode with more opponents and puzzles,
- Completely new type of environment - the Forest, added to the procedurally generated Agony Mode, which now also includes additional traps and boss fights,
- 8 different endings in the Story Mode,
- Possibility to follow the story mode as a Sukkub,
- Sukkub Mode and Agony Mode are unlocked at the first start of the game,
- Many new, uncensored scenes,
- Black and red image filter, inspired by the Agony trailers,
- World map and minimap,
- The possibility of setting up a fire and killing some opponents as a martyr,
- Sacrificial altars,
- New and modified paths for the player,
- Numerous technical improvements to the basic version of the game and much more.
It seems they are bringing out everything they originally promised and showed off in their trailers leading up to the original release of Agony, but they have also gone a little bit beyond expectations. I am hoping to see this game have a major improvement as the original felt more like a chore to get through after about an hour or so.
This doesn’t entail that the original game got the proper updates needed to better itself, but at least there is a new version for excited horror fans to check out. Agony Unrated is available on PC via Steam for a low price of $14.99 and is being offered for 90% to all owners of the original Agony title. That is quite a bargain, so the only thing left to ask is: will you be giving Agony another chance with their new and, hopefully, improved Unrated version?