I can't stop thinking about Call of Cthulhu as a ruined potential since I've finished it yesterday.
We start the game as Edward Pierce, an insomniac detective who travels to a secluded island to investigate strange deaths of the Hawkins family members. His new case quickly turns out to be more complex than he had ever imagined as it involves a strange old cult and mysterious murders. We quickly learn that there is something strange happening on the Darkwater island.
The story is definitely the best part of Call of Cthulhu. It manages to capture the spirit and atmosphere of lovecraftian horror very well. But even the best narrative in the world is not enough for a video game to succeed.
Sadly, gameplay mechanics in Call of Cthulhu seem basic, unnecessary or even broken. The game is very linear, it lacks interesting puzzles and feels like a walking sim most of the time.
So yes, I am a bit disappointed, there was a time I thought the game is getting better gameplay-wise but I was wrong. Let me just say that it is also very short (8 hours) and the graphics look somewhat tacky for a game that was $60 at launch. Better wait for a price drop if you really want to try it.🙂
I'm streaming some Kingdom Hearts 2 tonight at 8:30 PM PST! I'm still sick. Or maybe I'm even more sick... but I'll be there as long as you dont mind the occasional sniffle. 🤗 Come hang out, lurk, say hi! Twitch.tv/wicked_azura .
I'm so glad that I got an SNES Classic awhile back. 💜 Its provided me with tons of fun gaming so far and i haven't even gotten started on the titles I really wanna play: Secret of Mana, the Super Mario RPG... I've never played either! 🎮 Growing up I had a Plug and Play knock-off NES. It had all the popular NES games, just... slightly different. 😆 Eventually I got a Nintendo 64, and that became my favorite console mainly because of my obsession with Super Mario 64. To this day I am bothered that I only found 99 stars. ⭐ .
Is there a retro game out there that you wish you had gotten a chance to complete, but never did? 🤔