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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002)

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Over the course of two millenia, twelve men and women are linked together by an accursed book known as the Tome of Eternal Darkness.

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Denis Dyack
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Bell ... Peter Jacob (voice)
Earl Boen ... Inspector Legrasse (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Anthony / Custodian (voice)
Neil Dickson ... Dr. Edward Roivas (voice)
Richard Doyle ... Pious Augustus / Defeated General / Liche & All His Many Incarnations / Ulyaoth (voice) (as Richard Doyal)
Greg Eagles ... Michael Edwards / Undead Guard / Chattur'gha (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Paul Luther / Monk / Supervisor (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Alexandra Roivas / Xel'lotath (voice)
David Hayter ... Roman Legionnaire 1 / Roman Legionnaire 2 / Angkor Thom Guard (voice)
William Hootkins ... Dr. Maximillian Roivas (voice) (as Bill Hootkins)
Kim Mai Guest ... Ellia / Xel'lotath (voice)
Phil Proctor ... Roberto Bianchi / Bishop (voice)
Rino Romano ... Karim / Guard (voice)
Neil Ross ... Dr. Edwin Lindsey (voice)
Paula Tiso ... Chandra (voice)
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Storyline

In the year 2000, college student Alex Roivas is called back to her grandfather's mansion when she discovers he has been horribly murdered. During her search for answers, she comes across the Tome of Eternal Darkness, a demonic book that describes the fate of all those who came across it. The tale begins in 33 B.C., when Roman General Pious Augustus sold his soul to an elder god. Each subsequent tale explores how 11 others, including a Cambodian dancing girl from the A.D. 1100s, an Inquisition era monk, a World War I journalist, previous members of the Roivas line and even Alex herself come to encounter and take part in the maddening fight against the eternal darkness. Written by Anonymous

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Is it real...or only in your head? See more »


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Canada | USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

24 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eternal Darkness See more »

Company Credits

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Nintendo,Silicon Knights See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In Roberto's chapter, Pious says, "I am the scourge of God, appointed to chastise you, since no one knows the remedy for your iniquity except me. You are wicked, but I am more wicked than you." These words are identical to the ones spoken by the warlord Tamerlane Khan before sacking Damascus. See more »

Goofs

When Karim investigates a dead soldier, he describes the corpse as lying in a 'pool of cold blood.' The corpse and the ground its laying on however are completely clean. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Edward Roivas: And so it comes to pass... Of the three Ancients, there is nothing... The mighty Chattur'gha has obliterated the insanity of Xel'lotath. The madness of Xel'lotath has overcome the power of Ulyaoth. The boundless Ulyaoth has decimated the power of Chattur'gha. All at once, separate and simultaneous, for the Universe is made of many timestreams, many possibilites, all in harmonious sychronicity. Only Mantorok remains, slowly dying. Mantorok... Keeper... Overseer... Warden of Ancients... Chaos, an...
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Crazy Credits

**SPOILER** One of the insanity effects is a fake closing screen saying "To be continued... Coming soon: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Redemption", making it seem like the game has ended on a cliffhanger. See more »

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References Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (2000) See more »

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3 September 2002 | by EddieMinkSee all my reviews

I mean, really? What can you say about a videogame that truly transcends its medium?

Eternal Darkness is a masterpiece of storytelling. The best way to describe it is as an interactive novel. I personally don't have the time or the interest to play videogames right through until the end normally, but this one... BOY. I was hooked. I didn't stop playing until I finished the baby.

There were great moments, like there are with any piece of cinema, when the use of music, dialogue and story subversion created moments so exhilarating and original, that it suddenly becomes incredibly sad that it isn't going to reach the wide audience that it so deserves.

Go. And buy it now.


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