Reviews and Problems with Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
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Fantastic, but not for everyone
28 February 2012
Summary: I have to say, this is a very amusing game. It is cliche in some ways, but certain aspects are so unique that they highly outweigh the typicality. The parts that are pretty frequent in games like these are the types of enemies (very normal zombies), the environments, and the stories (many might disagree with me on that third one, though). Now, if you enjoy plots like this (it's sort of complicated, you should read about it first), you will love this game.
Summary: At 3:33 A.M., Alexandra Roivas, a student, receives a call, telling that something bad happened with her grandfather in Rhode Island. She was his only living relative. She takes a plane to the island, and she sees... Her grandfather is dead, in a real pool of blood. His head has been taken, but there were no hints about what could have done that. Alexandra decides to stay in Rhode Island, trying to find out what happened to her grandfather.
Summary: Eternal Darkness is a definite "one of a kind" game. And that's got to be the best thing going for it. The idea that your character can actually lose their sanity puts an interesting twist on what could have been just another "good" game. The whole idea and implementation of the sanity effects pushes ED into a class of it's own. The game itself kind of feels like a cross between Resident Evil and Silent Hill. With similar control and the 3-D environments.
An intelligent, sophisticated twist on survival horror
Chris Peters, Amazon
19 July 2002
Summary: Lucky Nintendo fans - first the remake of Resident Evil, and now Eternal Darkness, yet another horror game in which you are killing zombies in a mansion with limited ammo. The similarities stop there, though, as ED manages to blow the doors off of everything Resident Evil established. The plot is ED's shinest feature - you literally watch a supernatural cult develop through 2000 years of history.
Summary: Eternal Darkness will do down as one of the best games ever made, and if I had a top ten best games of all time list, it'll be at the top 5 no doubt about it. This game messes with your head, and is more about its affect on the human mind rather than survival. usually in games a lack of guns would out me off but for some reason in Eternal Darkness the game seems to work better without guns, although there are some guns in some areas of the game, they should not be relied...
Excerpt: Eternal Darkness is by far one of my favorite games of all time, the game is actually insane. However the game concept is simple you play as a girl investigating the death of her grandfather, throughout the game you play through the lives of several different characters piecing together the death of the grandfather. THIS GAME IS INSANE YOU WILL HAVE TO PLAY IT NOW!!!!!!! KEY FEATURES - Sanity bar...
Try to stay sane as you Fight Evil through the Ages
25 June 2010
Excerpt: Eternal Darkness promised a new horror experience that would run far deeper than simple shock tactics. While comparisons to Resident Evil are inescapable, they aren’t all that justified. Resident Evil relied heavily on sudden shocks to make you jump and get your pulse racing. Eternal Darkness rarely uses such tactics, instead utilising a sustained atmosphere of suspense and horror.
Pros: 'Sanity Meter' offers innovative shocks, Combat system allows you to chop limbs off the undead
Excerpt: Never a particularly bad console, but never one of the 'big players' on the scene, the Nintendo Gamecube was one of those consoles that attracted a fanbase almost solely through the quality of its exclusive games. It lacked the graphical punch of the X-Box, the world of variety of the PlayStation 2, and, heck, it didn't even play CDs or DVDs. It was a Nintendo games console for people who wanted from Nintendo only what they did best - high quality, quirky, unique games.
Summary: I'm surprised that more people havent rated this game? it was very popular at the time and seems to be hard to come by second hand now that people know they can play Gamecube games on the Wii. Ok so where do we start...ive bought this game (again) after getting my Wii as sometimes you just want a bit of retro gaming! saying that this game holds up quite well on the graphics side of things. The game is an adventure with typical puzzles e.g. setting the time on a clock.
Definitely one of the best survival horror titles and will be talked about for years to come.
Consuming Passions "Vijay39", amazon.co.uk
28 October 2007
Summary: One of the first handfuls of games to be released on the GameCube, Eternal Darkness (ED) promised an epic storyline and gory gameplay, and so kept many players eager to get their hands on this next-gen title. Its theme of horror and the supernatural made ED take a firmly mature stance as a game in contrast to "family-friendly" Nintendo titles.