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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (2005)

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Detective Jack Walters is called to a standoff between the Police and a strange cult. After exploring the house of the encounter and being subject to a strange phenomenon, Jack reawakens 6 ... See full summary »

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Milton Lawrence ...
Jack Walters (voice)
Max McGill ...
Robert Marsh / Officer Robert Armstrong / Dr. Eric Hardstrom (voice)
Marc Biagi ...
Brian Burnham / Cutter Urania Seaman / Innsmouth Human / Victor Holt / Arkham Doctor / Yithian / Hybrid (voice)
Phil Gerbracht ...
Officer Henry Nichols / FBI agent / Hybrid (voice)
Ryan Drummond ...
J. Edgar Hoover / Seaman Willie Thompson / Experiment / Poorhouse Resident / Cutter Urania Seaman / Yithian (voice)
Jon St. John ...
Charles Gilman / Joe Sargent / Sergeant Sam Carter / Chief Constable Andrew Martin / Cutter Urania Seaman / Capt. Stephen Hearst / FBI agent (voice)
Dave Rivas ...
Zadok Allen / Lance Corp Norman Flynn / Innsmouth Human / Private Joe Parker / Cutter Urania Tactics Officer / Cult Member / Young Officer (voice)
Scott Dreier ...
Constable Nathan Birch / Seaman Gene Henson / Henry Garrison / Jacob Marsh / Thomas Waite / Agent Scott Nelson / Arthur Anderson / Arkham doctor / Hybrid (voice)
John Nutten ...
Lucas Mackey / Cutter Urania Seaman / Cutter Urania Light Operator (voice)
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Rebecca Lawrence / Ruth Billngham / Ramona Waite / Female Hybrid / Innsmouth Humans (voice)
Deem Bristow ...
Jack's Father / Cult Member / Cutter Urania Navigation Officer (voice)
Brook Chalmers ...
Officer Winter / Sebastian Marsh / Young Officer / FBI agent / Nervous Sailor / Hybrid (voice)
David Heath ...
Priest of Dagon / FBI agent / Hybrid (voice)
Chris Wilcox ...
Seaman Roy Baker / Cutter Urania Lookout / Innsmouth Human / PFC Charle Hodge / FBI agent / Hybrid (voice)
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Detective Jack Walters is called to a standoff between the Police and a strange cult. After exploring the house of the encounter and being subject to a strange phenomenon, Jack reawakens 6 years later, not remembering a thing that happened. He is then called to investigate the disappearance of a person in the town of Innsmouth. Written by jit

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The game is set in 1922, but features the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI was not under that name (at the time of the game it would still be called the Bureau of Investigation), and did not use the seal featured in the game until 1935. See more »

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Sebastian Marsh: Well, well... what do we have here? I don't believe you have an invitation to our little party.
Jack Walters: Just check the guest list. I'm under the section for fellas that ain't ugly freaks.
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Version of La mansión de los Cthulhu (1992) See more »

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Ambitious but not enjoyable...
30 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fans of Myst and Oblivion will most likely enjoy this game. It's immersive, dark, and dreary. The gameplay is heavy on puzzles, character dialogue is well developed, but running is neither necessary nor an option. As far as I got, it would work just as well as a point-and-click.

If you like to look around as opposed to tearing through the game at hyper speed, this title is NOT for you. Every disturbing image--and there are plenty--costs you insanity points. What this does is make the screen pulse, especially when you are looking at enemies. By Chapter 3 this made the game unplayable for me personally. I've never got sick to my stomach from a game before, and sadly it was not for a good reason.

Another thing that the insanity score will do is slow down your character's movement speed. Yes, it's a great thing to experience the first few times it happens, but after that it makes the game extremely tedious.

I'm currently rating this title a 7/10 for the initial story, ambiance, level of immersion and the novel approach to interacting with the game world. There is no HUD, so very little is left to remind you of the separation between you and the crazy world which you just entered.

Unfortunately, some of the puzzles feel too contrived to be enjoyable...and this breaks the flow of the game. When it comes down to stepping on exactly the right pixel at the right time, the game ceases to be fun.

If you like shoot-'em-up atmospheric horror, check out The Suffering.

I will be watching a playthrough of this game, and when I'm done I will update my review.


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