"For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack”
Listen to us playing in Skype of Cthulhu
Don't mean to contradict, but I thoght it did okay in sales, there was even another CoC game in the offing but the company making it folded... Not Bethesda of course but the smaller company who's name escapes me...
I LOVED this game. Still do.
The thing I liked the best about it was how it tied so many different aspects of the Cthulhu Mythos into one coherent whole. I won't add any spoilers, but anyone who has read HPL's more popular works will have a much better experience than a non-fan.
My main complaints were that the many enemies were not very clever and rather easy to evade. The game suffers from a problem of an overly stupid AI, and enemies will stop chasing you after you hide for a few seconds, often just on the other side of a garbage bin or somesuch.
Despite that, this is one of my favourite games, hands down.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
I really enjoyed playing this game on PC.
Unfortunately it was shipped with a bug or two, and because of one of those bugs I was unable to complete the game - there's a section in the Innsmouth Refinery section where you have to activate a panel to bypass a BIG BAD MONSTER and in the bugged version the 'activation' of the panel does not 'register' and you are essentially stuck.
Am interested to hear that the game is now available on Steam. Presumably such a version would be bug free and I could attempt to complete it....
Has anyone here completed it on Steam for PC ?
On a semi-related note what I've heard of Alan Wake seems to be Mythos-suggestive (and has now hit the magic $20 Amazon.com price point where I'll consider it). Has anyone who enjoyed Dark Corners (or who wanted to enjoy Dark Corners) tried it?
I had completed it on both xbox and refinery, repeatedly... As The Taterdemalion King said, not really sure how... A certain encounter on a boat took hours every time I did it... I'd heard rumors of a happy ending- never did get it...
The hotel in Innsmouth
This game is the main reason I still have my old xbox around. It is the only game I have for my old system, so you can tell how much I enjoyed it. I still wish I had something to run Shadows of the Comet on! Anyway, I love Lovecraft inspired games...but it would be great to see more mythos devoted games like Dark Corners of the Earth. It is a shame the Mountains of Madness game never made head way.
"All hope abandon ye who enter here." Dante Canto III
You need to try Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It's often for sale on Steam. I think I paid $10 but it's worth at least $30 IMO. Very mythos-y and does the insanity thing very well. And it doesn't turn into a combat first-person-shooter the way DCOTE does.
I own this, and I thought it was AWESOME! The first part really captured the feel of Innsmouth, it was fantastically creepy and spending a massive chunk of such a game with no weapon was refreshing, if not a little worrying. I'm not sure what the situation is with the Xbox compatibility, I played it on my 360 all the way through. I had to reload a couple of times due to bugs, but the only real pain i encountered was that the beginning of the final cut-scene always messed up.
I never knew about the company running out of cash, but i had noticed the difference between the early and latter parts of the game, it makes sense now...
I'm just downloading it on steam now, would have been playing it last night but it wouldn't work on my desktop (when I opened the trapdoor in the introduction cultist house the entire thing crashed and refused to open again), something to do with the windows media codec not being compatible with my system >.<
I wouldn't be bothered by it (that's a lie I paidbut it took me best part of 12 hours to download it because my internet is so slow (paying for up to 8mb/s, getting 0.013 (yes you read that right) mb/s, thank you very much sky unlimited, my download speed dropped to 7 bytes per sec for about half an hour too), so now I'm redownloading it on my old laptop (about 40% done so far).
When all else fails, ninjas attack.