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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: I hate to dish too much on the game’s story, as it does have an evolving plot that players will dig, but after playing through Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth , what stood out the most was that it truly feels like this game takes place in its own world of characters and creatures.
Excerpt: The fans of H.P. Lovecraft have toiled in anonymity for far too long. The early 20th century horror writer has long gone unheralded by the mainstream despite the influence his work has had on the genre. Movies based on his works have been poorly executed and lacked the resolve to capture the human element to make the horror strike home.
Pros: Lovecraft's mythos brought to life, No HUD provides immersive visuals, Sanity effects mess with your head, Great at delivering a sense of fear from the events
Cons: Slow pacing at the beginning of the game, Graphics are a bit dated in places
Conclusion: It's also one of the most compelling. Call of Cthulhu shows that the first-person perspective doesn't always have to pack an uzi, and can even be the perfect view for players interested in a more cerebral challenge. Its dated look and absurd difficulty will probably consign it to mere cult status, but perhaps that's really where a game based on Lovecraft belongs.
Pros: True to the source, Terrifying chase scenes, Excellent atmosphere, Harder than godless hell
Excerpt: The joy of unspeakable horror. The literary realm has been virtually untouched by game developers, so maybe Bethesda was onto something when it produced the much-anticipated adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu tales, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth . For those not already hip to the cult , Lovecraft's horrific mythos tells a series of horror stories involving the re-emergence of unbelievably heinous elder gods, called "Old Ones," who had been buried in the...
Pros: True to the source, Terrifying chase scenes, Excellent atmosphere, Archaic character models, Some glitches
Excerpt: What any potential player should know is that Cthulhu delivers a gameplay style in which the pacing and presentation are more closely related to old school adventure gaming than today’s twitchy finger standards. For some this can be the main reason to avoid the game, and for others a full-bore reason to recommend it.
Conclusion: It may not have the productions of Resident Evil, but Call of Cthulhu is easily one of the scariest video games ever made. It's also a great story full of mystery, intrigue, and a few twists and turns you won't see coming!
Excerpt: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth doesn’t even try to have a light atmosphere. The game starts out in a dilapidated mental hospital with an inmate trying to hang himself, and it continues with grisly murders, ancient rituals, and bizarre cults. The mood is effectively dark and there is always a sense of danger, but it’s just too bad the gameplay doesn’t shine like the atmosphere does.
Conclusion: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is one eerie game, which provides a well rounded gaming experience. If you like suspenseful plots, dark forbidding mysteries, and adventures into the dark side this is for you. Call of Cthulhu is definitely not like most Xbox games and if you are looking for something different, here it is.
Conclusion: I enjoyed playing through Call of Cthulhu, it’s an interesting story and it’s told really well, and you want to keep playing to find out what happens next. It’s a genuinely scary game to play, and really will make you jump a lot in places – always a good sign of a good survival horror game. If you’re into the genre, and you haven’t yet got an Xbox360 and Condemned, then I recommend picking this one up.
Pros: Interesting and well-delivered story, Health and sanity system, Excellent atmosphere