Call of Cthulhu Game Review
Call Of Cthulhu Game from publisher Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio is not just a horror of survival.
Traditionally, addressing manufacturers, but an adventure recipe pigmented with role-playing elements.
Are borrowed from RPG paper and pen on which the official license is based on.
And when we talk about adventures, we are not talking about modern games that attribute this title.
But to the old school point and adventures of adventure, that the new Call of Cthulhu game is much closer to the “soul”.
So, forget about the fierce shots, the so-called “frightening jumps”, the sequence of actions that keep you from the soul to the lips or other similar moments characteristic of modern horror.
Call of Cthulhu, from this point of view (and not only), is extremely faithful to H.P. Lovecraft.
Moving somewhat cumbersome for ordinary people with today’s games.
Focuses on studying the environment, finding objects that help solve certain puzzles, and expanding dialogues with other characters.
And because we are Chapters of characters and history.
While the previous Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth draw inspiration from the short story Shadow over Innsmouth.
The new game Cyanide can be considered a tribute to the choice of Lovecraft’s much broader work.
As well as all Cthulhu’s mythology, which arose because of them.
This is confirmed by relatively small items, such as the names of selected manufacturers for trophies / achievements in the game sites (reproducing the names of Lovecraft novels).
And a descriptive approach to the game as a whole.
Detective Edward Pierce travels to the mysterious island of Darkwater to unravel the mystery of the death of the painter.
Who, with his family, died in a controversial fire.
We can say a specific introduction to such a game.
The situation will be difficult, but along the way.
With many characters who will make their appearance into an equation with many threads of history.
It seems to be happening in completely different directions.
Which caused some overwhelming feeling of being attacked mentally from several directions.
Very much like how Lovecraft overcame its stories.
From this point of view, the current Call of Cthulhu game is today a game that most closely resembles the feeling suggested by the history of H.P.
Lovecraft, intense reading, is not at all easy for people with lower concentration.
And although it is based on the classic mechanics of research and the dialogue of the genre of adventure.
The gameplay Call of Cthulhu game also tries to borrow a little variety of history.
In other words, as soon as the first chapters (we said in the preview) are exceeded.
The horizons of the game are large manufacturers, implementing sequences and secrecy.
But do not think that these elements have the fact that they are “deep”.
We are dealing with an approach somewhat similar to 1 against. 1 Indian Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (Who remembers this real gem from Lucas Arts): simplistic, which gives a bit of variety, but without turning the adventure game in one action.
The dose of originality comes from the realization of the attributes of the main character.
Characteristic of the RPG game, such as speaking ability, physical strength, skill in psychology, mysticism or medical knowledge.
In addition to the initial configuration of these functions, during the game, at key points.
Pierce will be rewarded with new CP (character points) that can be used to update them.
Depending on how you plan to invest in these CPs.
The dialogues may differ or even the ability to solve certain puzzles.
And not just after the game offers more options for promotion.
Moreover, all these decisions will be made at the end of the game, with at least four different options for Pierce’s adventure (if we take the trophies of the game).
However, when you draw a line and make a final account, the new Call of Cthulhu game seems to fail.
At least like the gameplay and intensity.
To increase the adrenaline level to such an extent that other horror games.
A more moderate approach, characteristic of the adventure genre, and links to Lovecraft’s work is not bad at all.
But after a story (which can be easily driven in about 10 hours).
It looks like you have no memory that lasts for years,it was in the Dark Corners of the Earth.
From this point of view, this does not help even the technical achievements of the game.
It is obvious that the new Call of Cthulhu game was conceived with a low budget: the character models do not look great at all.
Being somewhat outdated even compared to what I have seen in PS3 and PS games.
The Xbox 360, as well as motion capture for animation and lip sync, is one of the poorest we have seen in recent years.
It is a pity, because all these are elements that are cut off from the feeling of “immersion in cosmic terror”.
Which the manufacturers originally proposed.
The situation is somewhat constrained by the artistic direction of the game, strong and ubiquitous green shades.
Giving the new Call of Cthulhu game a special look.
Since it is no longer suitable to emphasize the exciting atmosphere.
Things are better when it comes to the voices of the characters, if you can overcome the most ridiculous gestures (caused, in turn, by very bad animations).
In the role of Edward Pierce, the most attentive of you will be the opportunity to recognize Anthony Howell.
The actor who borrowed the voice and hero of a vampire, another mid-level game published by the same publisher: Focus Home Interactive.
And while Howell and his colleagues do a decent job, there is room for improvement in this game department.
As I said, unfortunately, the budget limitations of this name are more than obvious …
Finally, in general, we dare to recommend that you wait for a discount before diving into the secrets of Dark Island.
On the other hand, if you are a big fan of horror literature, no other title can translate H.P. Lovecraft is also in the game,like the new Call of Cthulhu.
In this case, you can easily add an extra point to the note below and put Cyanide on the priority list at the end of this year.