I see Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
is $9.99, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent
is only $3.99. Can anyone comment on those? I love survival horror so they look like right up my alley.
Well It depends on your opinion on what makes a good horror game. The Dark Desent's gimic is that not only can you not fight in any way you can't even look at the monsters with out risking loosing sanity (This game has a sanity meter. But I think all that happens if it gets too low is you loose control of your character briefly). Even standing in darkness drains your sanity.
You'll either embrace these restrictions or loath them and wish you were playing Resident Evil. The story is very good but does little for the game's scare factor. That all comes from the gameplay.
I'm not the biggest fan but it's a very solid horror experience.
I didn't play A Machine fore Pigs but the impression I got was they tried to make something more story and atmosphere driven and upset a lot of fan's for ignoring the gameplay, though some people felt it stood out for it's own merits. If your on fence I say go for The Dark Descent if only because it's cheaper and has more fans.
Why not try out the demo and see it you like it?