Reviews and Problems with Call of Cthulhu Dark Corners of the Earth
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sinner619 "sinner619", Amazon
8 October 2012
Summary: Oh how I wish I could rate this game higher. The atmosphere is incredibly good. Unfortunately, that is the only thing good about it. Otherwise, it's a trial and error, save, load, save, load, loop of aggravation. Wrong door, load, try again. Not fast enough, load, try again. Which of the three paths ahead leads to success? Guess until you get it right and then move on. This is my pet peeve with all video games.
It's that game that even though it's not game of the year, you still cant put it down
Peter Malek "Peter Cage", Amazon
24 December 2011
Summary: I got this game while it was on sale, since I thought the premise of it sounded pretty interesting. The game is a lot of fun to play, because it is a first person shooter, but you'll be surprised at how realistic they try and make everything feel. Like you go for a very long time before you actually get a gun and start shooting anyone. It really eases you into the games story and whats going on.
Summary: Wow, where do I even begin. Call of Cthulu isa game that fails in so many ways. Before I get to the technical issues, I think it is best to start with the general game design. Call of Cthulu tries to be three things: a)A horror game b)an FPS, and c) a puzzle game. As a horror game it is a disappointing mixed bag.
Summary: I've never seen Lovecraft so wonderfully brought to the computer screen...frightening, dismal, and dank. It's a cerebral game, you just can't shoot your way out of everything. And I could spend an hour just 'walking' around looking at the scenery. But there are a lot of technical problems. For one, you can only save at certain points.
Summary: I hate to quit a game in the middle, especially one that I was excited about beforehand. I've played a couple of Cthulhu-based table-top RPGs, so I was pleased to discover Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth for the PC. It's an older game, but I'm not too put off by that. The first chapter or two were spooky and very Mythos-laden.
Summary: If you enjoy atmospheric horror or the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Dark Corners of the Earth should satisfy. The game captures more of Lovecraft's atmosphere than I expected any game could and blends it with the film-noir staple characterization of a hard-boiled detective to provide the player with a greater sense of potency than Lovecraft would quite approve of.
Summary: well i was a fan of HPL books years ago and also enjoyed playing the RPG from Chaosium ... so it was kind of a 'given' that i would buy and enjoy this game ... lots of fun stuff for the enthusiast... can't really understand why it wasn't more popular...
Summary: Such a surprise for me to discover this little known gem of a game. I was absolutly terrified while playing it, without being swamped with tons of blood, guts and boobs. A very respectable suspense package here, balanced with the skill of Metal Gear Solid and Medal of Honor gunfighting. Truly innovative work was put into this game everywhere from the sanity meter (the horrific scenes you witness actually cause your character's view to distort, brilliant!