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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder -Revamped by flotsam
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.
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder (PC) Review
12 October 2014
Summary: Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder stars Detective Howard Loried hunting down fellow detective-turned murder suspect, Loath Nolder. Promising a tense psychological experience that explores the human psyche, nightmares and the occult, all in the theme and style of a Lovecraftian-inspired...
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 The game looks outdated but this somehow adds to the experience of playing this strangely charming game.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...
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...
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder by Becky
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?
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
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.
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.