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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth(TM)

Call of Cthulhu -- Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person horror game that combines intense action and adventure elements. You will draw upon your skills in exploration, investigation, and combat while faced with the seemingly impossible task of battling evil incarnate.Other than fighting, you have the ability to interact freely with characters and the gaming environment. To increase the sense of immersion, there is no interface or 'HUD' on screen at any time during normal gameplay. Instead, more intuitive methods are available for you to assess your condition, ammunition levels, and other relevant information. The combat within the game is extremely realistic, with a detailed damage and healing system that breaks down the healing process into conditions and treatments - rather than having the typical FPS 'health packs' lying around everywhere.The game also allows you to stamp your own style onto the proceedings via an advanced AI system that can react to your method of play. Cthulhu enemies can roam freely around the environment - opening doors and tracking you down single-handedly or in groups. To stay alive you won't just be able to outshoot them, you'll need to outthink them as well.You will have to keep your mental health in check as you are exposed to the increasingly shocking images of the Cthulhu Mythos. You will need to combat enemies using the environment, powerful and evil artifacts, Alien technology, or by fighting with weapons that are completely authentic for the period.Set during the 1920s, Call of Cthulhu is based on the Cthulhu Mythos of HP Lovecraft, an American writer of fantasy and horror. Lovecraft's stories tell of unthinkable evil, psychic possession, and mythical worlds and his work has profoundly influenced numerous fantasy and science fiction writers, including Stephen King and Anne Rice.The technology powering Call of Cthulhu has provided Headfirst with the means to present an incredibly detailed and accurate depiction of the sights and sounds of this unique 1920's New England setting. A diverse range of cutting edge special effects is utilized to ensure both unprecedented levels of realism and an exact portrayal of your mental degredation.
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Review 1 for Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth(TM)
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Posted on:7/30/11
ArrantGamer
Location: California
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
Although this game didn't completely fulfill my expectations, it was incredibly satisfactory in a different way. Its plot and gameplay was very immersive, making it very easy to be drawn into the game. The fourth wall was shattered from the beginning, and whenever there was a time it built up a bit more, it was torn right back down. This game also brought in factors I miss from less casual games, such as item scarcity. Health regenerated, should you be kept in good health, which is difficult to maintain unless you conserve medical equipment. Insanity also brought in a new factor. Insanity made it so you can't just run around blasting baddies. Sometimes you had to sit down and rest your mind, and sometimes against bosses you had to try and look away as much as possible, trying to keep your cool, making it more immersive. While this game was very cryptic, bringing in a lot of feeling of accomplishment for ingenuity, it does have many parts that are overly difficult, such as requiring trial and error with deaths to figure something out. It did also have some bugs (Let's play spam the cannon at invisible target until something happens!), but being a PC port by a worker of a bankrupted company with extra time on his hands, it was actually very well-done. The ending brought in a whole new story, and definitely left me a taste for more. Applause to you, Headfirst Productions.
 
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