Reviews for Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
One of the best Horror gamelucasart | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all lucasart's reviews »
Call of Cthulhu is a true rare gem: In addition to lead, with its innovations, a breath of fresh air in the genre, or rather in the genres, this is one of those unusual games can be paralyzed by fear of the player, even on the stylistic choice to take advantage of the first-person view with the total lack of a HUD. More than once you will be to look away from the screen and on many occasions the adrenaline will be so high as to having to pause the game for a few moments, just to recover from the strain. The highlight of Call of Cthulhu is definitely the setting in which the psychopathic protagonist must carry out their investigation. The harbor town of Innsmouth is, without doubt, the best implementation in a game of Lovecraftian background. A masterpiece of thrills, so well made and built to make us forget some small flaw completely graphical.
Insmouth is not for strangersVaderJacobs | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all VaderJacobs's reviews »
This is probably the best Lovercraftian game out today. The graphics are pretty good, the mechanics and gameplay, it's just like you would want them. The game itself isn't actually scary, it has it's freaky moments but you can't compare them to the ones in silent hill or resident evil. The story is really good and it's also the game's strongest point. Cracking the safes could be tricky but it's possible. Too bad this game has a HUGE flaw in the pc version and it's not a funny one and you will need the internet to get through it. Here's the problem: (Spoiler) On the big navy ship you will have to shoot on the coast with the cannon. You should see some lights there and aim at those but you can't see them in the pc version which makes it really difficult to hit the right spots. The internet has a "map" that gives you the exact coordinates on where the cannon has to be positioned before shooting. (End Spoiler). Aaand the pros and cons list: pros: really good story, mechanics, atmosphere and AI, cons: the huge flaw, bad guys have cliche voices and for some, not scary enough!
Fun & Decent gameQuillan | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all Quillan's reviews »
Probably not the "best" of his genre (action adventure) but with a solid horror background that mitigate some little cons here and there.
The strong point, of course, is its Lovecraftian's background : starting as a police-like mistery, you will be drawn in a horror more and more gruesome and scaring.
The weak part is indeed the "FPS" mechanics, it is quite ankward (I hate how the camera show some ongoing situations) and a bit dull in some animations... but it's not the main goal of such title.
Overall is a good buy (expecially in budget range) and can give you some entertainment in a unusual style respect a normal FPS or a traditional point-and-click adventure.
Creepy Atmospherearimajeen | Oct. 22, 2013 | See all arimajeen's reviews »
The game has a good creepy atmosphere and is more about sneaking, investigating and researching than shooting, the save system makes many sequences very difficult. You should always try to consider shooting as a last resort. Your bullets are very limited in this game. What I loved about it was the atmosphere. Put on your headphones, shut down the lights and let the madness begin.
Average Game, but fresh storyline.YYS1995 | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all YYS1995's reviews »
You get adventure coupled with FPS in this game. But the FPS gameplay is poor, in my opinion [You do not get the typical amo, amo sticks, health indicators] Shabby FPS, in my opinion. However, this game takes into account other aspects of an adventure game such as "sanity levels" , which give makes this game challenging and fresh. You get to see H. P. Lovecraft's intriguing work back in action. You take on the role of PI Jack Walters to find missing individual in the dark town... full of secrets. You embark on a journey, trying to unmask these secrets [The gameplay is fresh, I liked the storyline] An average game, good for a raining weekend afternoon.
Scarythejoakim | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all thejoakim's reviews »
This game is scary as hell and you have to move fast and be smart. The npcs are super creepy weirdos.
GoodBolo | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all Bolo's reviews »
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Action adventure horror convention. Production refers to the work of H. P. Lovecraft and of his own universe. The game will go to 1920 and takes on a detective Jack Walters, who must find a missing person. The suspect little town hero goes on the trail of dark secrets. While playing traverse the outpost, fighting enemies and seek further guidance.