Reviews and Problems with Call of Cthulhu Dark Corners of the Earth
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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: 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: This is great game because it visually brings the dark and gloomy world of the 1920's CoC world to life so well. The story line is orginal and has many surprises for the player. The user interface is not complex and can be mastered in a short time by most players. The only detractors of the game is that it takes a relitively short time to complete and has limited replay value. If you love CoC it's a must buy.
Summary: Note to game developers: when will you realize that NO ONE on this God's green earth likes to be forced to play the same sequence over and over and over? That NO ONE enjoys to watch un-skippable cinematics over and over and over? That NO ONE likes to be THIS close to finishing a chapter just to get killed two steps short of a "save point" and have to start from the beginning? What can I say, I'm very disappointed and frustrated.
The sort of game I've been wishing for for a very long time
Human Shield, Amazon
18 September 2006
Summary: I have both good things and bad to say about this game, so I want to make sure you get the right idea: I highly recommend Call of Cthulhu, Dark Corners of the Earth. In spite of the bad things, I loved it, and wished I could simply play it straight through with out pause for rest or real life. For a long time now, I've wished for a game that had challenging puzzles like Myst, but came in a 3D environment and also contained a risk of violence, combat, and death.
Summary: Featuring an intense storyline, the game boasts a well designed interface (though seemingly older technology) and involved first-person perspective - the use of colors, fading, and distorted vision (such as vertigo and "fear shakes") to heighten the "being there" feeling of the player. The biggest problem I have with the game deals with the fast-thinking and forced-action gameplay.
Excerpt: ...Da una prima occhiata potremmo scambiare questo titolo per il "solito" sparatutto in prima persona, dove dobbiamo abbattere tutto quello che si muove, ma non è così. Call of Cthulhu è un survival horror in prima persona: dobbiamo esplorare ambienti, trov ...
Pros: L'atmosfera e la tensione degli scritti di Lovercraft
Cons: Chi ha letto Lovercraft conosce i colpi di scena del gioco