Amid an atmosphere of suspense and intrigue you'll launch your voyage in the icy cold wastelands of the Antarctic aboard a Royal Navy submarine - the H.M.S. Victoria. As an American agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence, your mission is to thwart a Nazi plot and recover top secret cargo. Horrific creatures capable of shifting the balance of world power must be conquered. World War II looms ahead and your every move could change the course of history.
As you journey to the seemingly placid surroundings of a Greek courtyard or the secret gardens of Tihuanica, beware - things are not as they seem. This supernatural action adventure is sure to pique your obsession with horror and espionage.
Step into a classic point-and-click adventure based on the bizarre and twisted writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
150 stunning settings and 70 minutes of music enhance your journey through untold horror!
Master the complexity of time travel on your investigation.
I got this game with a magazine, and never heard of Cthulhu, or even H.P. Lovecraft before, so the experience was rather unique for me. Prisoner of Ice is a straightforward adventure game, where you have to use items, combine them with others, and in the end, take them somewhere else where they are actually useful. Now, unlike most games in this genre, the majority of the puzzles makes perfect sense, and in fact the only reason you don't do them a lot of times, because of other games, where you have to use a rubber spider and a cup of JAM to put out fires, instead of the fire extinguisher, Oh, i just solved the first puzzle for you...sorry... The story is pretty dark, and interesting, although it has some pretty silly moments. They are rather glaring, so if you played it, you know what i'm talking about. for some reason it has two endings but...well, the lesser said about it is the better, which was the mantra of the programmers as well i think. In the end, this one is a fun game for a while. if you know what to do you can finish it in about 4 hours, but the story is really worth it, and when it's on sale I absolutely recommend buying it.
Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice is an adventure game with inspiration drawn from Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, it was made after the other Lovecraft inspired game Shadow of the Comet and shares some characters. A lot of exciting things will happen at the start of the game but a sense of dread and urgency are not likely to be the best fits with a slower adventure game where you will be walking around trying to find the correct things to interact with to solve simple puzzles. Voice acting and music are well done, although the continues music can start to get annoying and start to hurt the feel of the game. The hand drawn backgrounds look good but may not correctly represent what the game believes them to, for example you might be able to press a button that doesn't actually show up in the artwork. The animations of the characters also looks good while they are moving around but there are some scenes that definitely could have benefited from more work and detail, usually the scenes that should have been more horrific. The end result is an adventure game that is nowhere near as good as the better ones in the genre and a horror game that isn't as good with horror or atmosphere as other horror games, it does look good for its time though.
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