I bought this game right around when it first came out, and I have always been a fan. I'm a fan of dead things. A fan of zombies, and a fan of anything rotten, smelly, and nasty. But you know what I'm not a fan of? The A: DD fanbase. I have had absolutely enough of what these kids have to say-- half of them haven't even played the game. They get to maybe... the Wine Cellar (not even), or they play the demo, and then they're all like LOLOLOL I PLAYD AMNEESA DURR DURR. 8'B
Something that I think is absolutely ridiculous is the way that people's online walkthroughs have turned into memes. So yeah, these people have every right to make Let's Plays where they scream and mess themselves, and some of them were intended to be funny, definitely. But it seems like, to me at least, that the quotations and lines from the walkthroughs have sort of become... integrated into the game, or something? MangaMinx, Pewdiepie, Jenomorph, and DILDOBITCH didn't fuckin' create these games. They didn't create walkthroughs for you to create memes out of it, either.
How many of you actually know (without consulting the wiki) what a Servant Brute Gatherer is. Or a Kaernk. Or what the purpose of Tampter is. Half of you probably don't even know why Agrippa is being chained up in Alexander's basement. Maybe some of you don't even know who Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is (or was). Anyone who has played the game would know these things.
Can you tell me where Frictional Games is located? Who's Mikko Tarmia, where's he from? How about Jens Nilsson? Granted, yes, I am a HUGE fan of this company, and especially of Amnesia, so I don't suppose that everyone is going to know these things. I just think that this game has turned into something that is all about yaoi, buttsecks, and general gay-ass faggotry. Maybe some of you should sit in a dark room and play the game (with headphones or speakers, it doesn't matter, as long as it's loud). You WILL be scared---- oh wait. No you won't, because you've already watched a million silly and ridiculous walkthroughs, so you know EVERYTHING that happens in the game.
I'm also extremely sick of the entire cosplay shenanigans that take place in this fandom. Unless you are going to take the time to actually make yourself look older/haggard/ancient/accurate/manly/whatever, then don't bother. You just look silly and ridiculous. I'm not saying that I disagree with crossplay. I'm saying that cosplay is supposed to be about dressing up as a character. Half-ass, girlie cosplays of "Daniel" and "Alexander" are just stupid, despicable, and maybe even disrespectful to the creators who took the time to create these characters. Alexander has a significant other, did you know that? You would, had you actually played the game. You'd also notice that the reason he wants the Orb is so that he can use its power to return to her. He is not raping Daniel, he is not lusting after him, he is MANIPULATING him. He is USING Daniel to murder innocent people.
Perhaps I am naive, perhaps I am stupid. I am a huge fan of everything Sweden and Finland. This sort of makes my opinion on this topic more elevated and biased, definitely. But I think that the way that fans trash this game is absolutely ridiculous, and it has gone way too far. This game was intended to be horrific and frightening, and it has turned into a lot of nonsense. I think this is pretty sad, because even though I've played through is probably 20+ times, I do still get scared at times. I've had enough of this gay-ass fanbase and their garbage. Stop ruining games.