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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder
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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder -Revamped by flotsam

GameBoomers
19 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder I never did play this when it was released, but I did play the sequel, and in a different reviewing galaxy I concluded that while it had its moments, it was overwhelmed by some convoluted game mechanics and a messy plot.
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Overall 2
2.0

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: It references Lovecraft, It attempts to be creepy, Graphics are funny
  • Cons: Graphics shouldn't be funny, Not scary at all, Atrocious writing and gameplay
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Hinterland

Hooked Gamers
26 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Hinterland doesn’t do well in the graphics department. The game looks outdated but this somehow adds to the experience of playing this strangely charming game. Playing it made me feel like I was playing a game from the good old days when developers were still experimenting with odd gameplay...
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Overall 6
6.0

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

Square-Go
4 October 2008
  • Excerpt: When a game actually makes your skin crawl, a game that by admission, age and style really shouldn’t, you know that you have a gem in your hand. Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder manages to maintain the chilling atmosphere well, with the game itself being a re-release and when we reviewed...
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Overall 5
5.4

PC Review - 'Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder'

WorthPlaying
24 January 2008
  • Summary: Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is a horror/thriller adventure game is greatly inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, currently under development at Zoetrope Interactive.
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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder by Becky

GameBoomers
18 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Have you ever tried to stay awake because sleep brought recurrent nightmares? Have you hesitated to open a door because what's behind it might be too horrible to bear?   Or have you worried that reality is slipping away as you see the impossible happening around you?
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Overall 6
6.3

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

Strategy Informer
18 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Zoetrope’s adventure game Darkness Within caught my eye from the get go. Advertised as a Lovecraftian horror game I came ready for chills and a good dose of psychological horror.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.5
Storyline 8
7.5

Expert Review

EGC GAMES
15 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Darkness Within is a first person H.P. Lovecraft-influenced psychological horror adventure developed by the Turkish-based Zoetrope Interactive. With puzzles that range from typical combinations of objects to underlining key words and hidden phrases in important documents, it is an adventure game...
  • Pros: Good indoor graphics, professional voice acting, innovative elements
  • Cons: average story, complicated for non-hardcore fans
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
8 December 2007
  • Conclusion: I came to this game determined to enjoy it. I played it with the lights off, and I was ready to be scared. And yet I wasn't. I also set a decade of adventuring experience to work on the puzzles and still needed to use a walkthrough on occasion.
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Overall 2
2.0

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

Adventure Classic Gaming
7 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder marks the first of an adventure game trilogy released by Zoetrope Interactive in which the developer attempts to crossbreed Lovecraftian horror with modern British police drama.
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