Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder
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As police detective Howard E. Loreid, players are tasked to solve the murder of Clark Field, a wealthy man involved in the occult. At the top of your list of suspects is Loath Nolder, a highly respected private investigator who mysteriously abandoned his last case for reasons unknown. Rumor had it that he ventured to several exotic places around the world. It remains a great mystery as to why Loath Nolder disappeared so suddenly, resurfacing five years later and resuming his investigations just as abruptly as he had left them. Why does this venerated P.I. now sit on the other side of the law?
This seemingly routine investigation takes a dramatic twist as strange and terrifying happenings begin to plague your psyche. You experience lucid horrifying dreams and are tormented by paranormal happenings. Why do days pass instead of hours when you sleep? What’s real and what’s not? As you pursue fugitive murder suspect Loath Nolder, you must face dire truths hidden deep within a haunting darkness and the recesses of your mind.
* Features *
Built-in Hint System with 3 Difficulty Levels – Players can choose to play in Standard, Detective, or Senior Detective modes.
Unique Inventory System – Utilizing the ‘thinking screen’ allows players to collect and examine items, and thoughts. Clues can also be researched, combined or used.
Dynamic Puzzles and Features – Traditional adventure game puzzles are complimented by deciphering dreams and underlining excerpts in documents to garner critical clues.
Enhanced Gameplay Experience – The proprietary game engine enables compelling special effects and stunning visuals in a panoramic first person game environment.
Eerie Gameplay Atmosphere – An immersive experience is created by a fascinating story, chilling real-time cut scenes, and haunting music.
Amazing game!!!!Walter10h | April 14, 2014 | See all Walter10h's reviews »
If you have never played a point and click first person adventure game, this would be a great place to start. The game is filled to the brim with a great, foreboding atmosphere that will always keep your eyes open at night. It has that Lovercraftian charm that makes you feel relaxed and yet that something is entirely wrong.
The plot is outstanding, and it will keep you guessing constantly as to what's going on. Trying to find out where Loath Nolder is, all the while losing your sanity will always make you wonder what is real and what isn't. This game is a treat for any Lovecraft fan, especially for those who have read "Beyond the Wall of Sleep".
The puzzles in this game can be a bit strange, but they're never too difficult to the point of frustration. It is also kind of a short game, but don't let that deter you. It might be short, but every hour of playtime is brilliant.
All in all, Darkness Within and the sequel are both great adventure games that you simply can't miss out. Buy them on a sale if you're unsure, but I'll say right now that getting them at full price is totally worth the money.
Word of warning though. Some segments of this game can be really terrifying, even if you play at daylight. The dream sequences can be really weird and you never know what to expect (The devs actually get dreams right!!!).
-Brilliant plot and atmosphere. -Creepy and truly terrifying at times. -Fun puzzles. -Little to no jumpscares, it works almost exclusively on atmosphere.
-A bit short. -The style may turn some people off.
Good graphic adventureZinzun | Sept. 10, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »
Based on Lovecraft setting,Darkness Within is a very good point and click adventure.You will investigate on Loath Nolder,a friends of you,that is missing.Strange things happens during the night,like nightmare and many other things...if you like horror games,buy it,it's a very good one.
Lovecraftian adventureXibalba | Sept. 7, 2012 | See all Xibalba's reviews »
Is a first-person 3D adventure-horror thriller videogame. It takes place in an imaginary "Lovecraftian" place called Wellsmoth. As detective, Howard E. Loreid, players are tasked to solve the murder of Clark Field, a wealthy man involved in the occult. Its not a canonical adventure game, the players can use a unique inventory system called ‘thinking screen' which allows to collect and examine items, and thoughts. Clues can also be researched, combined or used for discover more of the plot.
A beautyrobertification | April 24, 2011 | See all robertification's reviews »
This game is really a beauty. There aren't many games in its genre that are better than this one. This game is a point and click adventure, with many challenging puzzles and a 360 degree area to look around in.
In this part, the pursuit of Loath Nolder, you have to find out who murdered Clark Field, who of course was very rich. What also makes this game very accessible is the fact that you can choose a degree of difficulty. This way, when the game's too easy you can try to take it up a notch, and when it's too difficult you decrease the difficulty.