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.
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: This could be a great game, except for the fact that you will be forced to play the same scenes over and over until you get the timing right. Run, open door, lock door, open next door, lock door, move cabinet, open door, lock door. Oops, I accidentally opened the door instead of locking it. Let me watch the cutscene again and try to get the timing right this time... Don't waste your money.
Summary: This game is simply unplayable. The lack of an in-game save, combined with multiple run-and-close-the-doors-behind-you scenes makes it frustrating, repetitive, and boring in places. Scenes which would otherwise be immersive are rendered annoying as they play out over and over again until you make it to the next save point.