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  • Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game: Erste Screens zum Titel.
  • Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game: Erste Screens zum Titel.
  • Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game: Erste Screens zum Titel.
  • Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game: Erste Screens zum Titel.
  • Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game: Erste Screens zum Titel.
  • Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game: Erste Screens zum Titel.
  • Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game: Erste Screens zum Titel.
  • Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game: Erste Screens zum Titel.

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  • Release: 30.10.2018
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Über das Spiel

Tauche ein in Call of Cthulhu von Cyanide Studio, das offizielle Cthulhu-Videospiel nach dem klassischen Pen&Paper-RPG von Chaosium. Erforsche die schaurigen Geheimnisse dieses Ermittlungsrollenspiels und steige tief hinab in eine Welt kosmischen Horrors, schleichenden Wahnsinns und sagenumwobener Alter Götter in Lovecrafts ikonischem Universum.

Der Cthulhu-Mythos faszinierte schon Generationen von Lesern und wuchs zu einem der größten gemeinsamen Universen heran, die die Welt je gesehen hat. Ihm entspringen unzählige Geschichten, Romane, Filme, Brett-, Rollen- und Videospiele, die alle ihren Ursprung in The Call of Cthulhu von H.P. Lovecraft haben. Sein weitreichendes Vermächtnis umfasst viele Adaptionen und Referenzen, die bis zu den Anfängen des 20. Jahrhunderts zurückreichen und die alle an die Urangst des Menschen vor dem Unbekannten anknüpfen. Call of Cthulhu haucht diesem Mythos nun für PlayStation 4, Xbox One und PC ganz neues Leben ein.

In dieser Welt ist nichts so, wie es scheint. Der Verstand verlässt einen nur allzu oft und wird abgelöst von den Stimmen aus der Dunkelheit. Der Cthulhu-Mythos wird beherrscht von seltsamen Kreaturen, sonderbarer Wissenschaft und dunklen Kulten, die versuchen, ihre finsteren Pläne zu verwirklichen und das Ende der Welt herbeizuführen.

Dein Verstand wird leiden, denn die Grenze zwischen Vernunft und Wahnsinn ist rasiermesserscharf. Deine Sinne werden verwirrt, bis du die Realität um dich herum in Frage stellst. Traue niemandem. Du weißt nicht, was in der Dunkelheit lauert … und währenddessen wartet der Große Träumer auf sein Erwachen.

Story:
Wir schreiben das Jahr 1924. Privatermittler Edward Pierce wurde beauftragt, den tragischen Tod der Familie Hawkins in ihrem imposanten Anwesen auf Darkwater Island, weit draußen vor der Küste Bostons, aufzuklären. Zwischen unfreundlichen Einheimischen und fragwürdigen Polizeiberichten wird deutlich, dass mehr dahintersteckt. Schnell wird Pierce in einen furchteinflößenden Strudel aus Verschwörungen, Kultisten und kosmischem Horror hineingezogen.

Geheimgänge, gespenstige Irrenhäuser, illegale Bars und scheinbar verlassene Lagerhäuser machen Darkwater und seine öde Landschaft aus. Die Zeiten des Walfangs sind lange vorbei und heute leben hier nur noch verbitterte alte Seemänner und aussterbender alter Geldadel. Neulinge sind hier nicht willkommen.

Du begegnest Schrecken außerhalb der menschlichen Vorstellungskraft und tauchst tief in die Geheimnisse ein, die sich unter der Oberfläche der Bevölkerung von Darkwater Island verbergen. Sprich mit den Menschen auf der Insel, überstehe tödliche Gräuel und entdecke mysteriöse Spuren bei dem verzweifelten Versuch, die schreckliche Wahrheit über den Hawkins-Fall aufzudecken.

Ermittlungen können ganz unterschiedlich aussehen. Sprichst du eher mit den Charakteren, um ihre Geheimnisse herauszufinden, oder siehst du dich lieber selbst um?

Ein Verbündeter kann dir die nötige Ablenkung liefern oder dir einen neuen Weg zeigen: Genauso gut kannst du aber auch ein Schloss knacken oder den Schlüssel stehlen. Obwohl Pierce im 1. Weltkrieg gedient hat, ist er kein Kämpfer. Du wirst also deine Probleme lösen müssen, ohne die Fäuste einzusetzen oder die Einwohner niederzuschießen.

Gameplay:
Wie lange kann der Geist von Pierce gegen diese Schrecken bestehen? Nach all den Jahren schwächt das allgegenwärtige Trauma des 1. Weltkrieg immer noch seinen Verstand, und auch sein Alkoholismus wird ihm auf Darkwater kaum helfen.

Sein Geisteszustand hat große Auswirkungen darauf, wie Pierce die Welt wahrnimmt und wie die Geschichte für ihn ausgeht. Es liegt an dir, ihn vor diesen Gefahren zu schützen. Doch manche Wahrheiten kann nur ein Geist finden, der bereit ist, sie zu erkennen.

Systemanforderungen

  • Setzt 64-Bit-Prozessor und -Betriebssystem voraus
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 (3.1 GHz)/AMD FX-6300 (3.5 GHz)
  • GFX: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7870
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • HD: 13 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • MISC: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION
  • LANG: Englisch
  • Setzt 64-Bit-Prozessor und -Betriebssystem voraus
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 (3.6 GHz)/AMD FX-8370 (4.0 GHz)
  • GFX: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 390
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • HD: 13 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • MISC: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION
  • LANG: Englisch

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Call of Cthulhu (v58.269)

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POSITIVES

+ Cthulhu-Mythos
+ basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Pen&Paper Rollenspiel
+ detailreich gestaltete und gruselig beleuchtete Orte
+ surreale Zwischensequenzen
+ passende Soundeffekte
+ klassische Schauplätze
+ dichte Lovecraft-Atmosphäre und das Gefühl dass mit der Welt oder dem eigenen Geisteszustand etwas nicht stimmt
+ Fähigkeiten in Form von Redegewandtheit, Entdeckung, Stärke, Ermittlung und Psychologie, und die beiden Spezial-Fähigkeiten Medizinkunde und Okkultismus; mittels Charakterpunkten kann man sich verbessern (siehe dazu aber sich unter Negatives)
+ unterschiedliche „Rätsel“
+ glaubhafte und menschliche NSCs
+ viele Gespräche und Ermittlungen
+ interessante Story (siehe dazu aber auch unter Negatives)
+ Buch eines gewissen wahnsinnigen Arabers Abdul Alhazred
+ im Laufe der Handlung spielt man vier verschiedene Charaktere
+ überraschende Wendungen und Spannung bis zum Schluss
+ vier mögliche Enden (siehe dazu aber auch unter Negatives)

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NEGATIVES

- Grafik ist selbst auf „epischer“ Einstellung nicht zeitgemäß trotz Unreal Engine 4 (Release Ende 2018 wohlgemerkt) und ist technisch hoffnungslos veraltet
- hölzerne Animationen der nicht selten wächsernen Figuren
- miese Haar-Physik
- Vertonung nur auf Englisch (mit deutschen Untertiteln) was Atmosphäre kostet
- auffällige und peinliche Fehler in der Groß- und Kleinschreibung bei den Beschreibungen der eigenen Fähigkeiten
- störende und nicht ausblendbare Haupt- und Nebenziele oben rechts in der Bildschirmecke (stirb Entwickler, stirb!)
- detektivische Spurensuche ist nichts weiter als ein Abklappern von Hotspots
- weit hergeholte um nicht zu sagen hanebüchene Schlussfolgerungen bei Tatorten
- Fähigkeitswerte haben kaum Auswirkungen im Spiel und motivieren auch nicht diese zu steigern
- schlauchartige, meist kleine Abschnitte die eine offene Spielwelt nur vorgaukeln und in der es auch kein Zurück gibt
- kein Haushalten mit Lampenöl erforderlich da das Sturmfeuerzeug über unendlich Benzin verfügt und nur ganz kurz zu heiß wird
- Gegenstände müssen nicht kombiniert werden
- nervige „Schleich“-Passagen mit katastrophaler Schleichmechanik und dummer KI der Wachen/Gegner
- eine mindestens genauso nervige „Lampen“-Passage
- Wiederverwertung der meisten Abschnitte in späteren Kapiteln
- kaum Gameplay-Anspruch abseits der unsäglichen Schleichpassagen
- Geisteszustände bleiben bis auf eine übertriebene Klaustrophobie ohne Auswirkung
- fast keine Nebenaufgaben
- Geschichte wirkt irgendwie wirr zusammengebastelt und hat Plotlöcher so groß wie Dimensionstore
- Entscheidungen haben (fast) keinen Einfluss auf das Gesehen, auch wenn das Spiel das anders behauptet
- schlecht gemachter Shooter-Abschnitt ohne eigenes Zielen mit einer Pistole die man aber eigentlich die ganze Zeit schon dabei hatte
- alle spielbaren Charaktere spielen sich gleich und haben sogar die gleichen Föhigkeitswerte (was zwar spielerisch erklärt ist, aber keine Abwechslung bietet)
- Kameragewackel im 14. Kapitel ist zum ????
- kein freies Speichern und nur ein Spielstand, was fatal ist falls man Fehler macht und das Spiel danach automatisch speichert
- man kann zumindest drei der vier möglichen Enden einfach nacheinander ansehen, durch neuladen des letzten Spielstandes, woran man merkt dass es egal ist, was man zuvor alles im Spiel gemacht hat
- geringe Spielzeit von etwa einem Dutzend Stunden für alle Kapitel, wenn man sich Zeit lässt
- kein Wiederspielwert

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FAZIT

Man verkörpert die meiste Zeit Edward Pierce, einen amerikanischen Veteran aus dem Ersten Weltkrieg, der durch Alkohol und Schlaftabletten versucht seine Alpträume zu unterdrücken.
Der Protagonist haust 1924 in seiner eigenen Ermittlungsagentur Pierce und soll auf der kleinen, abgelegenen Insel Darkwater, die vor Boston liegt, einen mysteriösen Fall einer toten Künstlerin klären.
Das Genre wandelt sich von Exploration zu einem Schleich-Spiel, das dann auch noch mit Survivalhorror und einem Shooterpart aufwartet, inklusive einiger weniger verworren kniffliger Rätsel hier und da.
Neben dem „Kosmischen Horror“ und der hervorragend umgesetzten Angst vor dem Unbekannten, betritt man hier leider auch tatsächlich den Wahnsinn, wie es einem im Hauptmenü entgegen leuchtet. Nur leider einen Spielefeature- bzw. Gameplay-Wahnsinn. Oft habe ich kopfschüttelnd vor dem Spiel gesessen und die Entwickler verflucht und nur weiter gespielt weil ich den Cthulhu-Mythos mag.
Die erste Schleichstelle, bei der meine Freundin sich dann auch irgendwann weggedreht hat und eingeschlafen ist, war zu Beginn noch interessant aber insgesamt zu lang. Die zweite Schleichstelle war eine stumpfe Trial-and-Error-Katastrophe bei der ich schon kurz davor war abzubrechen. Diese Versteckspielabschnitte machen, den Alten sei Dank, insgesamt den kleineren Teil des Spiels aus. An einer unsäglichen Lampen-Stelle, im ansonsten eher einfachen Spiel, kam ich über viele Minuten sogar nur anhand eines Let‘s plays weiter. Ich hoffe ich kann verdeutlichen das dieses Spiel viele Probleme hat und leider auch unfertig oder zumindest stark gekürzt wirkt.
Es hat auch viele tolle Momente und eine Atmosphäre die in Erinnerung bleibt. Die Örtlichkeiten wie Darkwater und die Hawkins-Villa sind sehr gut gemacht. Dass man aber später fast alle Orte wiederverwendet, war leider enttäuschend.
Die ersten 2 h Walkingsimulator spielt sich das Spiel noch gut, aber mit den dann hinzukommenden, entsetzlichen Spielemechaniken wechselt das Ganze ständig zwischen Spielspaß und Frust.
Deshalb kann ich das Spiel nur Fans des Cthulhu-Mythos empfehlen. Alle anderen sollten sich besser ihren klaren Geist bewahren und was anderes spielen.
Leider...

Hier mein Review zu:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (2006)

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So Spoilers ahead.

I love Lovecraft and I love Gaming so a perfect fit you would think. And this game managed to really capture the cosmic horror Lovecraft is famous for, but not in any sense that makes it an enjoyable game unfortunately.

You assume the role of Private Investigator Edward Pierce who is contracted to investigate the unfortunate death of Sarah Hawkins and her family. The game starts of promising. Nice Story, good detective elements etc. But the more you progress and the more you uncover of the mystery surrounding Darkwater Island the more the cosmic horror takes hold.

As you near the big revelation, the game changes from an interactive story into a seemingly neverending series of unskipable cutscenes where your only agency is to click on a dialog option every now and then or to drag your beaten body and exhausted mind a few wobbling steps along a nightmarish landscape.

This is where the cosmic horror really reveals itself. You are begging for the game to stop, to give you something to do, to give you some agency, but no, everything has been written. Your only choice is to follow the path that your previous decicions have laid out for you. You can only hope to get killed or for the elders to kill everyone else to make it stop.

So if you are into that kind of gameplay, then go ahead, but yee have been warned!
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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
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[h1] Call of Cthulhu®[/h1]
Leider nicht 100% Lovecraft https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2145518179 [h1]Story[/h1] Wir spielen Privatermittler Pierce, der auch schon Mal ein paar Gläschen über den Durst trinken kann.

Unsere Aufgabe ist, den mysteriösen Tod der Familie Hawkins auf Darkwater Island aufzuklären. Von Albträumen geplagt machen wir uns auf den Weg in den Wahnsinn.

[h1] Gameplay[/h1] Die erste halbe Stunde laufen wir herum und es passiert eigentlich nichts Großartiges. Interessant wird es erst beim Hawkins Anwesen.
Bin mir bis jetzt noch nicht sicher ob Pierce eine spezielle Gabe besitzt oder nicht, weil bei manchen Schauplätzen wechseln wir zu einem so zu sagen ``Detektiv Modus´´. Dort verschwindet vieles um uns und wir können zum Beispiel durch ein Buch auf dem Boden kombinieren, dass es vom Tisch gefallen sein muss als jemand auf den Tisch gesprungen ist. Wahnsinn oder???
Es gibt auch Schleich-Passagen, die meiner Meinung nach, die besten Abschnitte sind. Eine fand ich ziemlich anstrengend, weil die Sicht sehr gering war.
Sonst fühlt es sich wie ein Walking Simulator an, etwas düster mit wenigen bis keine Jumpscares.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2154109224 [h1]Sonstiges[/h1]
  • +Spieldauer hatte ich ca.8 Stunden.
  • +Sehr gelungene Atmosphäre.
  • +Errungenschaften gibt es 49, also man benötigt mindestens 2 Durchläufe um alle zu bekommen, bzw. es gibt 4 Enden und die schafft man ohne Guide nicht.
  • +Die Schauplätze waren sehr gut.
  • +Stellenweise hat man Panikattacken, da wird alles unscharf und wir atmen schneller.
  • +Sammelkarten.
  • o Die Entscheidungen die man trifft haben Auswirkung auf die 4 Enden. Ohne Guide aber nicht machbar, da muss alles Stimmen.
  • o Keine deutsche Spracheausgabe.
  • o Ich fand die Rätsel etwas zu einfach.
  • o Warum besitzt man eine Öl Lampe, wo man Öl nachfüllen kann, wenn man ein Feuerzeug hat?
  • -Skill-Tree ist für die Katz. Bringt nix.
  • - Teilwiese total veraltete Grafik, vor allem die Haare störten mich extrem. Musste immer bei den Zwischensequenzen hinschauen.
  • - Cthulhu selbst stand nur im Hintergrund, leider.
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[h1]Fazit[/h1] Habe mir großes erhofft, leider wurde ich hier enttäuscht und kann keine 100%Empfehlung aussprechen.
Dennoch, wenn der Preis Stimmt (unter €5.-) würde ich es kaufen, Story fand ich OK, nicht herausragend aber akzeptabel und die Atmosphäre war klasse, also gibt es noch ein kleines JA von mir.

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Die Kritik, die man hört, ist für mich kaum nachvollziehbar. Die Lovecraft-Atmosphäre in diesem Spiel ist unfassbar dicht und die Story ist spannend! Es ist wirklich ein Spiel, welches einen tief eintauchen lässt in Mysterien und esoterische Themen.
Die Entwickler haben sich definitiv persönlich mal mit okkulten Themen auseinander gesetzt. Aber das nur am Rande. Das einzige, was ich als Kritikpunkt erwähnen würde, wären vielleicht ein paar Animationen der Spielfiguren. Jene sind vielleicht nicht auf der Höhe der Zeit. Aber selbst dies tat für mich keinen Abbruch an der intensiven Atmosphäre.
Für jeden, dem Atmosphäre wichtig ist und/ oder von der Lovecraft-Thematik angezogen wird, ist das hier eine absolute Empfehlung!
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Das Spiel begann wirklich vielversprechend, eine Detektiv Horror/Mystery Story und endete in einem, für mich, frustrierenden Action/Schleicher Spektakel. Die Entwickler hätten einer Linie treu bleiben sollen damit Spieler die eben keine Action wollen vom Kauf Abstand nehmen können.
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Alles in allem ein sehr solides Horror-Abenteuerspiel. Die Atmosphäre und die Geschichte fand ich sehr gelungen, aber die Technik ist schon sehr schwach. Abgesehen von einigen netten Details und guter Beleuchtung ist es wirklich nicht schön anzusehen. Auch das Gameplay war für solch ein Spiel höchstens Mittelmaß und sticht durch nichts heraus. Aber da die ersten beiden Kriterien für mich mehr Gewicht haben,
gebe ich für das Spiel gerade noch so eine Empfehlung ab.
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sehr spannend und gute Story
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schaurig schön gestaltetes Horror Adventure...
Düstere Stimmung und eine noch düstere Handlung...

Falls einem das Lovecraft Universum gefällt, dann ist dies genau das richtige....

Im Sale lohnt es sich, den Vollpreis würde ich, aufgrund des Alters und den doch eher schlauchigem Pfaden, nicht mehr ausgeben...
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Wenn du Lust auf Verwirrung und Überforderung mit ein bisschen Horroratmosphäre hast ist das Spiel genau für dich. Die Story ist super wirr und echt schwer nachvollziehbar.
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Ein Spiel, dass seines Namens würdig ist. Wahrer Lovecraft Horror!
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great game hands down
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[h1] Mehr ein Detektiv-Spiel mit dichter Atmosphäre als klassischer Horror. [/h1]
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Es ist bestimmt nicht leicht Lovecrafts Visionen visuell umzusetzen, aber hier ist es vergleichsweise gut gelungen. Die Ankunft in Darkwater, der dicke Nebel und der omnipräsente grüne Rauch der überall umher wabert macht das Ganze sehr stimmig und passend im Bezug auf den ganzen Cthulhu-Mythos.
Ein paar Sachen sind mir trotz dessen negativ aufgefallen:

Die Grafik könnte zeitgemäßer sein. Vor allem die Gesichter der NPCs - (wirken hölzern und im Allgemeinen sehr ähnlich)
Das Lampenöl der Laterne ist sinnlos, weil das Feuerzeug über unendlich Benzin verfügt.
Das Skillsystem wirkt nur halbfertig und versagt an manchen Passagen.

[spoiler] Ich habe es als sehr unnötig empfunden in den letzten 20-30 min eine Waffe in die Hand gedrückt zu bekommen. Das ganze Spiel über hat es ohne ganz gut funktioniert und wirkte im Endeffekt ziemlich erzwungen und technisch überflüssig. [/spoiler]

Als Fan des kosmischen Schreckens lohnt es sich dennoch, wenn man es im Sale kauft.
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Dieses Spiel habe ich nur kurz angespielt. Die düstere Atmosphäre gleich zu Anfang, die blutige Szenerie und die Musik erwecken Neugierde wie es wohl weitergehen mag. Viel Spaß und Spannung beim Erkunden dieses Spiels.


Feuchte kalte Luft umgibt mich als ich zu mir komme. Entsetzt starre ich zuerst auf meine Hände. Blut. Alles ist voller Blut. Panik steigt in mir auf. Wo kommt dieses Blut her? Bin ich verletzt? Fragend blicke ich umher und sehe Kadaver, Gedärme, Blut...... Ich zwinge mich bewusst hinzusehen und erfasse das Ganze. Es sind tote Fische. Hier ist es so kalt, ich kann meinen Atem sehen, und dennoch stinkt es hier widerlich nach dem verwesendem Gedärm. Ich bahne mir einen Weg durch die Kadaver. Vorsichtig laufe ich über den blutgetränkten steinernen Boden. Schnellstens will ich hier weg........
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Ein einzigartiges Spiel, welches besonders Bewunderer des okkulten und mysteriösen, schnell in seinen Bann zieht!

Atmosphärisch sehr gut gelungen, wobei man bei der Grafik ein paar Abstriche machen muss.
Ansonsten sind mir keine Bugs während des Spielverlaufes begegnet.

Ohne viel zu verraten... einfach selbst spielen.
Ist auf jeden Fall sein Geld wert!
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★ Worum geht’s? ★
Als Privatdetektiv und Kriegsveteran Edward Pierce bekommen wir den Auftrag die Wahrheit hinter dem Tod einer gefeierten Künstlerin und ihrer Familie auf einer Darkwater-Insel in Boston zu untersuchen.

★ Positiv ★
➝ düsteres Setting und fesselnde Geschichte
➝ interessante Charaktere
➝ die Geräusche kreieren eine spannende Atmosphäre (mysteriöses Flüstern, Echos oder auch verzerrte Stimmung)

★ Neutral-Negativ ★
➝ zwar erlebt man eine unheimliche Atmosphäre, allerdings kommt der Grusel doch recht kurz

★Weiterempfehlung! ★
Ein gutes übernatürliches Spiel mit vielen düsteren Elementen, welches gut als Einstieg in Horrorspiele geeignet ist. Wer hier ein sehr gruseliges Spiel erwartet, könnte aber enttäuscht werden.
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UwU with Cthulhu...Das Game ist einfach Super...Die Story macht Spaß und ist spannend die Atmosphäre ist super und nimmt einen mit....Natürlich ist die Logik hinter ich guck ein Blatt an und weiß dann wo wer stand und was passirt ist überhaupt nicht vorhanden....zudem sind einige Rätzel komisch von der Aufmachung aber sie machen Spaß...die Action parts vorallem das mit dem Schießen fand ich unnötig und nicht gut gemacht aber ich hatte dennoch sehr viel spaß mit dem Spiel.
Die Atmosphäre macht einiges gut und auch die Charakter sind gut.
Die Lovecraft Story hat nette anspielungen aber so weit gedacht wie die Bücher war es leider nicht.
Aber ich kann es Empfehlen für alle die ein Atmosphärisches kleines Story Horror Game spielen wollen.
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Verfasst: 05.08.21 01:05
Tolle Story, nicht zuviel Horror, schöne Grafik!
Ich kenn mich ja im Cthulhu Kosmos nicht so aus aber das hat mir nicht den Spaß genommen dieses Spiel zu entdecken. und Entdeckt wird eigentlich fast ausschließlich in diesem Spiel.
Ich würde schon soweit gehen und sagen das es ein Walking Simulator ist allerdings mit sehr viel Dialog Optionen und Entscheidungen. Es wird aber auch nicht zuviel geredet und die Gespräche sind alle vertont wenn auch nur in Englisch.
Es ist spannend wenn auch ein bisschen Kurz aber für einen kleinen Preis lohnt es sich auf jedenfall :)
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Verfasst: 18.09.21 23:22
L.A. Noire like game with skill checks occasionly in between.

All in all a great Game about finding Cthulhus Phone Number.
Multiple Endings and alot of Choices but my guess is they dont impact the outcome of the game that much.
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Verfasst: 11.03.20 13:07
I may be biased because I love anything Cthulhu and anything Lovecraft but this game surprised me. After reading all the mixed and negative reviews, I was hesitant to play this game but I'm extremely glad I did.

The entire atmosphere of this game screams Lovecraft so I enjoyed it 100%.
Audio was very eerie and it just sounds great in general.
Dialogue surprised me with how good it was as well.
Graphics can be great and other times they look a bit strange. This didn't bother me though. I don't mind graphics as much as I do other things like story and gameplay.

I never had any troubles with the game. No crashing. No bugs.

So if you're like me and you love mystery, a vintage setting, Lovecraft, and Cthulhu then definitely buy this game.
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Verfasst: 08.03.20 04:25
This game is not great, but gets a very conditional thumbs up. It's a mediocre investigation game with little to no gameplay and poor stealth and puzzle sections, but it does one thing right: it nails the Cthulhu mythos atmosphere, and in the end, for a game like this, that's barely enough to get a passing grade. It doesn't put a dent in Dark Corners of the Earth, but if you are a Lovecraft fan and you are looking to scratch that itch, this game will do it passably, even if it does very little else properly. Everyone else need not apply.
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Verfasst: 18.03.20 05:20
Different type of game.., short story but keeps you on the edge and makes you want to go forward and keep going until the end!! There is 4 different ending, so I restarted the game and make complete different choices through the story to see how sane or insane I could end up towards the end, worth the restart!!
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Verfasst: 18.03.20 14:01
Pretty short, decent story but choices don't really matter - you always end up with the same two choices at the end. Gameplay is fine at best, then again I played the game for the story.

It is worth it getting to the end just to see the astonishingly impressive and utterly terrifying apparition of you-know-who ([spoiler] Cthulhu [/spoiler]).
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Verfasst: 21.03.20 14:49
Retro FPS point n click adventure

[ Fun: 6 | Plot: 7 | CTRL: 8 | GFX: 7 | SFX: 7 | Stable: Y | Replay: 4 ] = 6/10

+ Solid plot line
+ Really atmospheric
+ Good voice acting
+ Some wonderfully creative and disorientating sequences

~ Awkwardly written inter chapter descriptions dont feel Lovecraftian and have to explain whts going on
~ Saves are controlled by the game but not overly punishing
~ Areas of insta-kill events with little explanation
~ Bolted on RPG element feel unnecessary, trying to create re-playability
~ Very linear by design
~ Ends are somewhat underwhelming
~ Choices seem to have very little imapact

- Really poor animations let down the tone, character design and immersion at key moments
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Verfasst: 09.03.20 08:47
graphics are meh but when you get over facial models and textures the lighting and shadows are great. Slow moving but I found the story very worth it to finish. Legit Scary at times.
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Verfasst: 25.05.20 23:55
This game in general is pretty good, story driven, but is it worth the 40$? No. Worth picking up when its on sale though.
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Verfasst: 25.05.20 21:29
I read the reviews before buying and playing, and while I agree with some of them, I think the story is the ultimate savior here. The graphics are okay, there are issues with the escape/capture scenes during gameplay, but ultimately the story mode made me get over those other issues. I liked the fact that you can add attributes to the main character and ultimately shape his destiny, and the story was enough for me to be drawn to the game. If you think you can get over some chunky gameplay but enjoy an investigative storyline, I highly recommend this game.
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Verfasst: 26.05.20 04:43
Great game for a fun night of cathulu mind games. I will say get this on sale as full price is asking too much for what this game really offers you.
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Verfasst: 27.05.20 22:04
I picked it up on 70% sale. For €12 it's solid. Finished it in about seven hours. I would never, ever, pay full price for seven hours of gameplay. The story is good, the atmosphere is great, the gameplay is decent but I must say that I enjoyed the investigation parts much more than the stealth and action segments, which were kind of half-baked.

Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but would recommend to pick it up for Lovecraft fans, at discounted price.
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Verfasst: 30.05.20 12:28
Lovecraft is turning in his grave.

Horrible animations that repeat over and over again, awful voice acting, choices that don't matter, boring plot, ancient game mechanics with skill point matrix that is useless, oversimplified puzzles that eventually lead to opening doors simulator. 

The only stronger side of the game is horror element but we get so little of it. 
I'm disappointed.
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Verfasst: 28.05.20 03:09
6.5/10. It's a good game, but it has it's flaws. If you want to get it, get it on a discount.
- Graphics are Okay. Nothing special, but nothing bad either.
- Plot is quite engaging, although the ending was not satisfactory.
- The game is extremely linear. This is very obvious and hurts the gameplay.
- The atmosphere is pretty good.
- The game features no fights(per se), so you can focus on investigation. There are sneaking moments though.
- Character development could've been better.

I enjoyed playing the game and got my money worth, but I won't be boasting about it.
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Verfasst: 27.05.20 23:16
Incredibly fun yet short effort in Cthulhu Mythos.

The Good: The atmosphere is fantastic and pairs beautifully with the narrative. The Cthulhu cult stuff is good. The plot is a slow burn which is perfect for this genre.

The Bad: The voice acting is not great other than the protagonist. The Horror is lacking as, personally, it never fully captures the dread of Lovecraft. I believe this to be a lack of time spent with the characters and world as the game is quite short.

I snagged this game on sale for $8 and for that price point this game delivers. definitely purchase on sale.
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Verfasst: 18.07.20 09:21
Wow, that was underwhelming. The first part of the game was alright (after removing all the post processing filters they applied for some reason) but in the last third of the game it just descended into lazy trial and error puzzles. Took me 8 hrs to complete the whole thing and I'll just check out the alternate endings on Youtube instead of playing again. Buy this only if you're seriously bored - your time is better spent actually reading Lovecraft's works.
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Verfasst: 24.07.20 03:58
If this was released ten years ago, or was listed at $10 for its normal price, I might be inclined to say I'm neutral on this game. I'm a huge sucker for Lovecraftian settings and games, and this is definitely one of them - though sadly one that leaves me wanting.

The Good
The story itself is okay. Pretty standard for the Cthulhu mythos, and overall not bad. The variable endings are pretty cool too. Easily the one part that most impressed me though was the subtle detail in the environment. Things shimmering in the background. The appearance of blood or other strange things that disappear when you look too close. The on-point illustration style of the paintings. As far as atmosphere goes, they nailed it.

The Bad
Unfortunately that's where the good ends. The facial animations are terrible, the voice acting is some of the worst I've ever heard in a game (and the ham-fisted script just makes it even worse), and the cinematics range from average at their best moments, to awful at their worst.

The game is largely a walking simulator with some investigation and stealth mixed in. The one brief time they added combat, you don't even have to aim to shoot, and your gun one-shots everything.

The worst of it though is the half-baked skill tree system they've implemented. All those cool endings? The interesting background lore? Good luck getting them unless you're following a guide word for word; you have no way of knowing what skills you'll need or when, and they're almost exclusively used for dialogue checks. The core gameplay is so dull that I looked up the different endings rather than put myself through playing the game again to get them (and that's saying something given how much of a completionist I can be).

Overall? I could see some people liking it. If you're REALLY into Lovecraft and don't mind bad voice acting or dull gameplay, it might be worth picking up on a steep sale.
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Verfasst: 24.07.20 20:54
I really enjoy Lovecraft, but not in the game. The graphics are just horrible, I spent most of the game running from one hiding spot to another and frankly just got tired of the game because I was always getting killed no matter what I did. I have way too many games to play instead of wasting my time on this.
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Verfasst: 10.09.20 15:36
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown

H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most significant horror writers of the 20th century. The unspeakable, unknowable terrors driving men to madness, and his creation of the pantheon of ancient gods utterly indifferent to the lives of men, have influenced countless media products in the years since. Call of Chtulu is the last famous one, an intriguing detective story that rapidly spirals down in the well of occult madness.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2224908635

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WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS
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  • [h2]Story[/h2]◼️ Game story writing You follow the plot stream by giving choices and reply to the characters you’ll encounter. All the story is told by the events that develop around yourself and the island of Darkwater. The land is an unsettling place, and you’ll feel its oppressive atmosphere as soon as doing the first steps ashore. The story looks like split into two distinct sessions, the first part is a pure detective story where you have to investigate the “murder” of the Hawkins family, the second part is an acid trip into madness. I liked a lot the first part, less the last. I was hoping for a more subtle introduction to the Lovecraftian horrors but the game gives you a direct kick into the blackness void. ◼️ Characters Edward Pierce is a private investigator in Boston that’s self-medicating the trauma he suffered during the first World War with alcohol and sleeping pills. After the brief introduction, you will meet a bunch of fishermen, cops and local mobsters. Everybody will glance at you over glasses of whiskey. Nobody trusts you and will have to develop a relationship with them by answering in the right way at their questions or request. Overall the character developing is poor. You’ll understand some of the reasons why they act in a way or an another...but the story doesn’t give you a real background at all. ◼️ Dialogues The writing lines are average and forgettable. Not a single time I had the opinion that the dialogue between characters was poor or rich of content.
  • [h2]Gameplay[/h2]
  • ◼️ How it plays The game plays in first person, the detective Edward Pierce is always defenseless and helpless to the human and supernatural entities. You’ll walk, you’ll run, you’ll hide, you’ll take objects and use them to advance. Usually, the plot gives you one straightforward way to clear an objective, sometimes you can choose different paths, the ending is the same. ◼️ Features Like every good detective, to find clues, you have to walk around searching and examining whatever book, photograph or bloodstain you have come across. You can also reconstruct the past in certain situations, activating clues one by one to build up a silhouetted version of events. Other than that, during the story, you will earn and assign skill points to a collection of stats that let you tailor Pierce's detective expertise towards investigation, psychology, eloquence and so on. These stats affect both the dialogue options and the ways you can interact with the environment. ◼️ Overall difficulty The game doesn’t let you choose between different difficulties. Overall I find the game kinda easy with the exception of boss battles that are kind of confusing and unclear.
  • [h2]Graphic[/h2]
  • ◼️ Art Design Overall the art design is majestic for the environment and the world-building. Buildings, panoramic visuals, objects are expertly inspired by the Lovecraftian folklore. Beautiful and creepy to see, walking by the streets or entering a building is like successfully jumping in the occult. ◼️ Characters Out of the last century era, the dev tried to recreate clothes, hairstyles in a pulp/noir way. Overall the design is poor and disappointing. Animations and body movements feel clunky and fake. The worst thing of all is the facial animation, like something from the early 2010s games era. ◼️ Effects The labyrinth illusions during some exploration, the use of dark colour palette, light and darkness create the impression of a real fall into madness. It’s like a spiral kaleidoscope of cosmic horror effects that follow up your steps, starts slow but becomes inescapable near the end.
  • [h2]Soundtrack and Audio[/h2]
  • ◼️ Audio effects The creepy background noise and sound effects will make you jump from the chair at each passage near a squeaky door and chair. ◼️ Music 1920s music and esoteric themes, the soundtrack is nice but without a spark. ◼️ Voice Acting Quality is good but not stellar. Voice actor miss a lot of pathos in some cut-scenes.
  • [h2]Extra[/h2]
  • ◼️ Scaryness level Overall my scare meter never touched the degree of “put the game in pause and get a relaxing herbal tea”. Recommended to pals with a sensitive bladder like me. ◼️ Replayability For what I saw there are a lot of different options and choices that the game gives you indirectly. Nonetheless, I am pretty sure that in the end, the story is straight forward in its epilogues. You have four different endings, two are harder to get and needs different choices in the walkthrough. ◼️ Game length Around 10 hours, maybe a little more if you get stuck on some puzzle or (like me) at the boss fight. ◼️ Achievements 49 achievements, more than half achievable during the main quest. A lot of them are missable and need different choices for each run.

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◼️ The story has a lot of illogical points and everything falls in a nightmarish Lovecraftian tale too fast, it feels like a rushed plot where the dev didn’t know how to fill the gaps between chapters, give a good background and evolution to characters and close some of the story arches.
Other than that when you make certain choices or perform certain actions the game gives you the message “this will affect your destiny”. What's never clear, however, is how your destiny has been affected. There isn’t a review at the end of the chapters, there's no recap to crucial choices you made.
◼️ The boss encounter, area puzzles long corridors that you have to walk in the dark, a claustrophobic cat and mouse game with a true Lovecraftian horror, is wonderfully atmospheric and very tense, but so obtusely designed that it was difficult to ascertain what I had to do to progress.
◼️ Overall the characters design is incredibly weak, animation and body movements are clunky and look silly. During the play, you will see a lot of cutscenes, those are terrible, bad made and useless, they kill the mood. The dev should have made all the game in first person without the “cinematic” portion.
◼️ Gamepad vibrations are kind of fake, I felt the pad vibrate rarely.
◼️ Bugs & Issues:
All the time between choices the dialogue and audio clips freeze for a second other than that I had some minor bug after loading a checkpoint, like missing items or gear. You just need to reload the save to fix it.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2224908153


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JUDGEMENT

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Call of Cthulhu is a weak detective story of cosmic horror. Nonetheless, the mystery and the intriguing gameplay of some sections make it kind of special. I don’t lie, in the final big decision I just no longer cared about the output. What I cared and what I enjoyed most is the Lovecraftian subplot and worldbuilding, a unique and evergreen theme that influences the game artistic style and keeps me playing. So don’t buy it at full price and enjoy its surreal moments.

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908 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.09.20 20:55
Puzzles, Mind-blown.
Story, nice.
Characters, nice + 1.
Voice Acting, Ears Happy.
Visuals, Eyes Not Happy.
Spooky? No Diaper Changes.
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Verfasst: 31.08.20 00:31
This is primarily narrative driven game, that tries to incorporate various gameplay types (with mixed success). Story is well written and interesting to follow, but some parts feel rushed. Overall I can recommend for people who can ignore some shortcomings in gameplay.

Pros:
- Good writing;
- Voice acting;
- Light RPG elements;

Cons:
- Horrible lip sync;
- Bad animations;
- Not that scary;
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Verfasst: 21.09.20 16:41
Call of Cthulhu is a first-person adventure game inspired to H.P. Lovecraft's works.
You are private investigator Pierce who is sent to look into the tragic death of the Hawkins family. Therefore Pierce sets sail for Darkwater Isle, once a well known port for whale hunters, now a nearly forgotten isle.
The story is just ok. The game last around 6-7 hours.
Choices you make during your gameplay do not really affect the outcome much at all.
The voice acting is good but the lip sync is horrible. The animations are not good.
Graphics are looking good in some parts but mostly they are bad.
Call of Cthulhu is not a good horror game but a decent walking simulator.
Fans of horror games will not be really satisfied, it might be worthy of checking out for H.P. Lovecraft fans or people who like walking simulators. 29,99 € is still too much, if you want to get it, you should wait for a sale.

Sounds 8/10
Graphics 4/10
Gameplay 4/10
Atmosphere 6/10

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Verfasst: 20.09.20 08:35
I say that I bought the game for a few euros in sales : taken taken taken is really worth it---dures a few hours and 30 euros are too many
More than an adventure this game is a real path into madness and at the level of fiction in my opinion this title reaches absurd heights, I have lived the experience alone in the house, with lights off and I can assure you that if you are immersed by the setting, if you really imagine being there, you feel a minimum of madness that grows in you, beginning to no longer distinguish the real from fiction, which is the ultimate purpose of the game. A journey into madness, but really
You don't need to get drunk, you don't need to smoke weird things: play Call of Cthulhu and you'll get out BUSTED COMPLETELY
Buy it, immerse yourself in the story and then once you finish the game you don't leave your house right away, otherwise you could kill someone and start hallucinating and paranoid
Rating 72/100
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Premetto che ho comprato il gioco a pochi euro in saldi : preso scontato ne vale davvero la pena-dura poche ore e 30 euro sono troppi
Più che una avventura questo gioco è un vero viaggo nella follia e a livello di narrativa a mio parere questo titolo raggiunge vette assurde, io ho vissuto l'esperienza da solo in casa, a luci spente e vi posso assicurare che se ti fai immergere dall'ambientazione, se immagini veramente di essere li, senti un minimo di follia che cresce in te, cominciando a non distinguere più il reale dalla finzione, che è lo scopo ultimo del gioco .. Un viaggio nella follia, ma davvero
Non serve ubriacarsi , non serve fumare cose strane : giocate a Call of Cthulhu e uscirete SBALLATI COMPLETAMENTE
Compratelo , immergetevi nella storia e poi una volta finito il gioco non uscite subito di casa , altrimenti potreste ammazzare qualcuno e cominciare ad avere allucinazioni e paranoie
Voto 72/100
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Verfasst: 10.09.20 05:20
I played all the way through this on my Switch and then again on my PC. It's short enough and good enough to play through twice. The entire game takes about 5 hours. It's got a significant amount of jank but it also has a really spooky mood that I dig. A solid Cthulhu. walking simulator. Slowly wander into eldritch horror and the depths of madness. Good times.
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Verfasst: 09.10.20 00:31
I am a uber-Lovecraft fan. I went to RI just to pay my respects at his graves, I visited whatever buildings were left from his years alive where he lived, and I went and saw his memorial at John Hays. He was one of the few minds that has captured my extremely picky imagination. I played the other CoC game back in the day, the one that was so broken on PC you had to have a mod tool to beat the initial chase scene. That game is still great to me, and I own it on steam.

This game though, its hard for me to say that... unless you are a massive fan like me, its probably better off skipped.

For one, since nobody is saying it, it is very loosely based of the tabletop game CoC and not the lore of Lovecraft. It is a original story and has some cool moments and ideas, like the revelations that come with Leviathan. Ultimately, though, its utterly insane how its cobbled together. Things will happen that make no sense, and characters will dip and dive out of mortality with only a couple really having explainations as to why. There is this entire plots dealing with 'The Shambler' that goes nowhere, and was clearly just some early ideas that the developers/writers didn't want to let go of - evident by the fact that its also called The Wanderer at points. It doesn't matter, the stupid thing is just a monster that the game wants you to think is smart but it is not, its a dumb monster that hits people to death for no reason. Some characters have something to do with it, but good luck finding out what that is. Like, why did Cat have it locked in a offshore cave randomly and send people to die there? Who knows, you never find out. And it comes out of nowhere.

Necronomicon comes out of nowhere, but no one seems to care about this horrific book enough to keep it around. It pops up like once and has nothing to do with anything afterwards. In fact, the stupid thing HELPS. Which is not right at all, not even close.

There are choices that matter at first, but ultimately they make a mess of the game and I swear to god they break it. I think most of the plotholes and random people living when they shouldn't be alive was due to the choice system not being tight enough, nor tested enough. It would make more sense that when I was left with - a plot where people help me for no reason, I have a fate tied into a God that seems not to really have a clear end-goal. Choices that don't really matter and some of the most anti-climactic endings I've ever seen.

I'm honestly just a little peeved, I was hoping to replay this but its a janky mess that needs to be redone properly or get some decent writers to tie things together better. Also, pacing helps - I'm just saying.
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Verfasst: 08.10.20 05:39
If you're looking for intense challenging gameplay I'm afraid you'll have to look elsewhere -- Call of Cthulhu has very simplistic gameplay, mostly a first-person walking and talking simulator with some atmospheric but very easy puzzles and first-person stealth sections. The game doesn't drag though, it's quite short and the segments generally only last as long as they need to.

Nevertheless, Call of Cthulhu definitely redeems itself in atmosphere and story. It's patterned more after adventure modules for the tabletop RPG than Lovecraft's actual stories, but it does suitable justice to both, relying far less on jumpscares and the sensation of being hunted and far more on just a general sense of impending and inevitable doom.

Since the gameplay is merely unimpressive rather than detrimental, the story is able to save the game. I think this is a welcome addition to the library of anyone who is a fan of Lovecraft's stories or wants a taste of cosmic horror, but if you want something tense or gory stay away.
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Verfasst: 26.09.20 13:19
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
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Verfasst: 19.10.20 23:32
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Notes: This game was worth one play through for the story. Some of the action sequences were fun but most of the game play was just exploration.
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Verfasst: 23.10.20 08:40
It's not an RPG and it's not a detective game.
But if you're looking for a good narrative/adventure game with horror and madness, go for it.
Excellent atmosphere, perfect color palette, innovative sanity system that can change the game world around you and not for the better... This is definitely not a Disney game.

Call of Cthulhu is one of the best game using the Lovecraft universe.
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Verfasst: 22.11.20 19:44
For real though, this game is good. The graphics are meh, the animations are poor, the voice acting is poor, and the game is very linear, yet its incredibly engaging and rewarding.

You play as a detective investigating a suspicious death on an old whaling island in the late 1800s. As you investigate and find clues, the story unfolds into so much more. Think of it like playing a choose your own adventure book! The skills you have can help you find more clues or persuade people to give up information.

You have to make choices throughout the game that will affect the story and your gameplay experience. The loop is pretty much searching an area, talking to the people there, searching for clues and hidden items to boost your skill levels, then finding the exit. Kind of like one of those escape rooms.

Anyway, for the price I recommend it. Just don't go in expecting a fast-paced experience.
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Verfasst: 26.11.20 02:41
Call of Cthulhu is simply a rather disappointing game. While there are brief glimmers of brilliance, most of the game suffers from poorly executed gameplay mechanics, weak horror, and extremely sub-par graphics. As an adventure game, it's alright. As a horror game, it's very poor. I can really only suggest it if you're really big into Lovecraft's work.

This game is, by far, at its best when you're exploring, solving puzzles, and talking to people. While this is a reasonable chunk of the game, it gets bogged down by rare sections of stealth, running from monsters, and shooting. The enemy AI is possibly the dumbest and slowest in any game I've ever played. Even the monster that half of the game builds up to can effortlessly be outran. This game does reasonably well at selling the illusion of a threat, but it's hard to not quickly discover how dumb the AI is. Most horror games make the big bad monster obnoxiously powerful, but this game takes the polar opposite path.

In addition, this game has skill checks that you only have a probability of passing. This means that there's a chance a character specced into strength can fail a strength check, but a character without any strength investments can potentially pass it. The game is pretty cruel in this regard, because it tends to autosave after failed checks. It's sometimes not even clear if you passed the check in the first place. On top of all of this, most choices tend to only have immediate effects, if any. Two dialogue options may seem like they would yield vastly different results (threatening cop vs siding with him), but the same thing happens either way.

This game's graphics are about as mixed as it can get. While there's some segments that have some great atmosphere (like the bookstore, Hawkins mansion, and art gallery), most of the game is incredibly green and blurry. So many visual effects are present at once that the game is hard to look at. It feels like a simulation of being slightly nearsighted at times. In addition, I hope you like caves and repeated visits to the same locations.

I'm really not sure about this game. I really liked what I did like, but the rest of the game feels so substandard. Replay value is harmed by the bizarre skill system and the fact that most choices don't make much of a difference. The alternative, harder to obtain endings are rather disappointing. Imagine replaying the game for a weak 10 second ending! I can really only recommend this game if it's on sale for very cheap.
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946 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.11.20 20:44
One of the best horror games I've played, one of those that doesn't need to rely on cheap jumpscares (not that there aren't any!) to give you chills and the story is more than enough to get you uncomfortable and creeped out.
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Verfasst: 14.11.20 02:00
Call of Cthulhu was a game I had been looking forward too for a long while before I bought it. Overall I enjoyed the game and would recommend it to fans of Lovecraftian games or psychological horror fans. Atmosphere was excellent, and the game had a strong start but I thought it started to drag a bit in the middle, and it can seem to peter out towards the end. The RPG aspects felt a little under utilized or unnecessary for what we got, and I feel like the story could have been more compelling if they had trimmed the fat a little and paced the game in a way that flowed more.

The game itself ran me about ten hours but I feel like if they had focused less on replay ability they could have made a shorter, better game, or had they gone all in on the RPG aspects they could have bulked the game up more, and we could have gotten a more well rounded experience. Either way the game firmly sits in the middle of the road for length and quality.


Not to be too critical, I end up enjoying most Cyanide Studio games, so it was a given to me that I would probably like it, even if they usually have a low budget vibe. I found Call of Cthulhu to be one of the best games by the studio yet, by far. I have to say the game really seems like an indie game pretending to be big budget to me. It pulls it off well I think. Aside from my opening remarks I dont really have any complaints about the game. I hope we get more games like it from Cyanide in the future.
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Verfasst: 02.11.20 01:48
Nope.

This game almost has it all. The story is intriguing. The sound and atmosphere are great... But what ruined it for me is the AI stealth detection. I'm at chapter 5 and have lost progress enough for me to call it quits. I don't like horror games, but after playing SOMA, I realized what I'm missing out. I want to go further in this game, but if I'm going to have to face monsters in later chapters (who can detect me for bullshit AI) then I'm just going to stop while I'm head.

I'm going to recommend this game because it enjoyed it for what it was, but I don't see myself ever going back to it. I don't have the time.
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Verfasst: 10.11.20 07:17
A fairly decent attempt at a Lovecraft game. This is another one of those titles where the game play itself is pretty subpar or borderline bad but the world building itself kind of makes up for it. I found myself intrigued enough by the plot to see it through to the end but it didn't feel particularly rewarding. If a friend was asking me about this game, I'd probably recommend something else unless this thing was on sale and they were deadset on getting a Lovecraft game of some sort.
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Verfasst: 01.11.20 01:25
Boring, linear, and unfinished. It's more of an interactive movie than a game. The textures are such a low resolution that they look like digital camouflage. There's nothing of value here.
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Verfasst: 30.12.20 10:48
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
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---{Gameplay}---
☐ Try not to get addicted.
☐ Very good.
x Good.
☐ Nothing special.
☐ Ehh...
☐ Bad.
☐ Just don't.

---{Graphics}---
☐ You forget reality.
☐ Masterpiece.
x Beautiful.
☐ Good.
☐ Decent.
☐ Will do.
☐ Bad.
☐ Awful.
☐ Paint.exe...

---{Audio}---
☐ Eargasm.
☐ Very good.
x Good.
☐ Decent.
☐ Not too bad.
☐ Bad.
☐ Earrape.

---{Audience}---
☐ Kids.
☐ Teens.
x Adults.
☐ Everyone.

---{PC Requirements}---
☐ Check if you can run paint.
☐ Potato.
x Decent.
☐ Fast.
☐ Rich boi.
☐ Ask NASA, if they have a spare computer.

---{Story}---
☐ Nothing Special.
☐ Not greatly told.
☐ Average.
☐ Good.
x Lovely.
☐ Will make you cry or smile a lot.

---{Difficulity}---
☐ Just press a bunch of buttons.
☐ Easy.
x Significant brain usage.
☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master.
☐ Not so easy.
☐ Difficult.
☐ Dark Souls.

---{Grind}---
x Nothing.
☐ Only if you care about leaderboards/ranks.
☐ Isn't necessary to progress.
☐ A bit grindy sometimes.
☐ Average grind level.
☐ A bit grindy.
☐ Insanity.

---{Game Time}---
☐ Long enough for a cup of tea.
☐ Short.
☐ Average.
☐ Long.
x Depends on you.
☐ Endless.

---{Price}---
☐ Just buy it.
☐ Worth the price.
x Wait for sale.
☐ Maybe if you have some spare money left.
☐ Not recommended.
☐ Don't throw money into a rubbish bin.

---{Bugs}---
x Never had any.
☐ Minor bugs.
☐ Few bugs.
☐ Can get annoying.
☐ Ruining the game.
☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs.
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Verfasst: 21.12.20 21:35
A bit too obviosly railroady, but overall a worthy game. The visuals start weak at the beginning and turn into fantastic views toward the end.
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Verfasst: 23.12.20 01:36
Too short and RPG mechanics are not well developed. get it at a discount but never at full price.
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Verfasst: 30.12.20 10:38
it managed to hold my attention for 2 hours straight
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Verfasst: 06.12.20 17:00
Thoroughly enjoyable and interesting game!
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Verfasst: 06.12.20 09:56
I enjoyed every moment in this game based on the story of H.P Lovecraft.
The graphics are really good and the game is really atmospheric.
If you love a good horror story, you will enjoy this.
9/10
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Verfasst: 23.12.20 08:16
True enough to the Mythos, in the sense that you, as the character, will descend deeper and deeper into madness, things will slowly (then more rapidly) start falling apart, and there are no good endings. There is an RPG veneer along with investigative gameplay, but your stats and your deductions only matter in a cosmetic way - your fate is sealed, but not the exact steps you take from start to finish, or how much you know about what's happening. If these sound like elements of a journey you might enjoy, you should give this game a shot. Don't say you weren't warned.
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Verfasst: 06.12.20 22:30
recommended to every lovercraftian fan
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Verfasst: 25.01.21 17:51
Whoooo-eeee, this game was a trip.

Keeps you on the edge of your seat and does horror well. Apart from 1 very annoying section, it was a very enjoyable experience. A good interpretation of the Lovecraft Mythos.

Would recommend it to anyone who doesn't like the standard horror media affair and is looking for something that might possible click in the genre.
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549 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.02.21 19:57
Nice detective investigation puzzle game with multiple ways to solve problems and multiple endings. Too linear and a bit short though.
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Verfasst: 26.01.21 09:29
Short game, get on sale.
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Verfasst: 23.01.21 23:04
Great story in this game, was really happy with it one ending I didn't like but that's just one of 4 I think. I got really into the story, being a detective in a world of chaos is different and fun.
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Verfasst: 24.01.21 23:24
Awesome game - atmosphere is dark and typically Lovecraftian horror.

There are elements that remind me of the Sherlock Holmes games (puzzle solving), however, unlike Sherlock it also involves a little more stealth & action (but generally limited - its still an adventure with light RPG elements at its core.

If you enjoy first person detective type games with a horror twist this is good fun.
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Verfasst: 26.02.21 13:00
Cthulhu right? Are you looking for a good horror? Because that is very very rare nowadays, not just in video games, but also in movies. I am not going to say this one will be for you. Call of Cthulhu is an ok game, but not exceptional but as the genre lacks exceptional titles this could be enough for you to play it.

What could you expect for your money?:
- A story rich game, with a lot of details, background informations about characters, locations. This is clearly the strongest part of the game.
- If you expect an action packed game, then this is not for you. While it has some, like 2 stealth scenes, one chapter where you need to use your gun to shoot down enemies. I wouldn’t call that FPS part challenging or interesting at all.
- Ok graphic with nice cutscenes.
- Great voice acting.

[h1]Conclusion[/h1]

This is not an AAA game, Call of Cthulhu is literally a story telling walking simulator with minimal stealth and action elements. You might get disappointed based on the amount of money you spent on this game, because I doubt it worth its full price. While I found the story entertaining and had no regrets about playing this game, I would be disappointed too if I would have bought this one without deep discount.


[h1]Hey, I am an achievement hunter![/h1]
Perfection time: ~11-15h+ and at least 1,3 playthroughs required. To aim this time however, you are not allowed to play blindly without any checklist as the game has many collectibles and 4 different endings, you are not allowed to drink alcohol and so on. While there are steam guides, i found them pretty awful, some list collectibles for chapters as last while it was found at the beginning of the chapter and backtracking was not possible, so the most decent written achievement related walkthrough, with very minimal spoilers, then i would suggest the following: https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/topic/305982-call-of-cthulhu-platinum-walkthrough/
If you still want to play blindly, it is highly recommended to back up your save file at every single chapter start and once finished a chapter check if you collected everything or not, if not, then restore your save instead continuing your game.

If you liked the review or you like to earn achievements, but in enjoyable, fun and entertaining games, then please follow my Average Achievement Hunter curator or just check out our curated games. Thanks
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Verfasst: 12.02.21 05:46
Is this a perfect game? No.
Is it worth the $7.50 I paid for it? Absolutely. Solid story, iffy game play.
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454 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.03.21 16:57
Call of Cthulhu is a story rich game with a lot of information to discover. You play as a private investigator and as such have to solve some interesting puzzles. Buy be carefull, your choices determine the ending of the game. The game has a nice Cthulhu aesthetic and great voice acting. However, the game is rather short and linear, it sometimes feels like a walking simulator.
I enjoyed the game, but I do think the full price is a bit much for what you're getting. If you like Lovecraft and find this game on a discount, it's worth checking it out.
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Verfasst: 08.03.21 19:07
[h1]★★★★☆[/h1]
A very good game for anyone interested in the occult, the Cthulhu mythos as well as dark and mysterious places, it's not without a few shortcomings.

[+]⠀While not a hardcore fan of H. P. Lovecraft, I've read most of his works and what I love about them is what's not told, shown or explained. There is this constant confrontation with things beyond our comprehension, both as human beings and as readers, and his short stories feel like access to dangerous forbidden knowledge where there is never any tangible proof of the supernatural and what could be interpreted as proof, like the Necronomicon, is kept under lock and key. This game, while being simple to follow for anyone unfamiliar with Lovecraft's works, respects that. What's not in there, though, is the sense of loneliness in keeping insanity away (Conarium, based on At the Mountains of Madness, does it with style). In Call of Cthulhu, you have friends to help you so it plays more like a conventional adventure game. The graphics are generally excellent, especially the Hawkins manor and the endgame location. The music is very good too. It's soft in the background and nicely adds to the tension. I also quite liked the investigation mechanics, through I expected a little more in that department. Apparently, there are multiple endings. That's good because I intend to play this game again making different choices.

[-]⠀Let's just face it: the animations are horrible. Characters twitch and move like games from 15 years ago, before the age of motion capture. I felt the transitions between chapters were too abrupt. The stealth sections were mostly fine except one where I died over and over from bad design decisions. There is also one weird shooting section in which the protagonist could just as well have clubbed or simply punched the enemies senseless which would have been way more fun and respectful of Lovecraft's writings. Finally, I would have liked to find more hidden occult things, even unrelated to the story.
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Verfasst: 21.02.21 07:47
This was pretty dope, but not near long enough for the regular price - get it when it's on sale.
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Verfasst: 26.02.21 06:47
Best motion sickness simulator out to date!
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Verfasst: 17.03.21 02:35
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Verfasst: 04.04.21 15:58
Neat premise, but sadly very bland and uninteresting in execution. The gameplay is non-existent, the writing is stale and the sound mixing is inconsistent. Some of the environment design isn't bad at all and some of the monstrous designs are neat, but I truly couldn't get myself to go past the asylum part after the guards repeatedly bugging out on me. Not very enjoyable, wouldn't recommend
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Verfasst: 20.03.21 21:50
Rating: 7.5/10
Genre: First Person - Point & Click Adventure

The Good:
+ The game has an interesting story that slowly reveals itself the more you play. The majority of the game is speaking to characters and collecting items with the occasional easy puzzle thrown in the mix. It all works well enough because the story is mysterious and engaging enough to keep things moving along nicely. The game has a good pace to it, every chapter moves the story forward in a meaningful way, nothing in the game feels like cheap filler or padding and it was somewhat refreshing to play a game that doesn’t over extend its welcome.

+ There is some lite rpg mechanics, you can upgrade certain characteristics which unlock different dialogue options or what items you can discover. Depending on how you upgrade your character there are multiple ways of solving a puzzle and the choices you make will determine what type of ending you will unlock.

The Average:
+/- Due to the budget, graphics, animation and lip syncing are not the highest quality you would expect, however I never felt it distracted from the overall game.

+/- There are some stealth sections in the game and they feel more frustrating than fun. Enemies will often spot you when they shouldn’t, luckily these sections are very few and don’t last very long.

+/- This is more of a disclaimer, but given the subject matter and marketing, this isn’t really a scary game. If you are looking for a truly horrific game that will keep you scared…this isn’t it.

Conclusion:
This is a highly focused narrative game that will last anywhere between 7-10 hours. It’s a good game to play to kill a weekend.
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Verfasst: 01.04.21 10:59
[h1]A Tale of Human Madness and Resilience.[/h1]

Call of Cthulhu is a psychological horror game, inspired from Howard Phillips Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu and officially based on Chaosium's tabletop RPG Call of Cthulhu, where you play as Detective Pierce who gets warped into cosmic horror while investigating the Hawkins family's death on the Darkwater Island.

• Not very scary, apart from a few parts in some chapters, the end being the culmination of everything horrific in the game.
• Fascinating and very well-written/realised ideas and story.
• Choices and actions taken will affect the endings you will be able to choose.
• Every characters have motivations, emotions and goals.
• Luck-based actions and unique dialogues based on the skill's level required.
• Impressive world-building and atmosphere in every level in-game.
• Multiple Endings (4).
• Fun investigation mechanics.
• Voice acting is really good most of the time, and at some places, not so much.
• Animations are really well fleshed-out.
• Short-ish and pretty much linear.

TL;DR, this is a game that's worth playing, especially if you are into the Cthulhu Mythos, though may be too costly for the length of the game, wait for a sale if possible.
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Verfasst: 05.04.21 03:17
I spent one fun weekend with this one. It's a yes.

Just don't install on a slow hard drive because sound issues will drive you mad.
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Verfasst: 08.04.21 03:07
Really slow and stale. Somehow I thought this was going to be a scary LA Noire. It's not.
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Verfasst: 03.04.21 05:07
It was alright for the price I paid. Is not as spooky as I though it was going to be .
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Verfasst: 07.05.21 15:41
Call of Cthulhu is the 2nd Lovecraft title I've played (the first being Conarium). It is quite a game and, for an adventurer, has some chapters that were outside of my comfort zone. For the most part, it is not a difficult game and can be enjoyed by those without precise combat/stealth skills. The scenery and sound track combine to create, at times, a heart-pounding experience.

You play as Edward Pearce - a combat veteran with PTSD. He begins an investigation into an apparent suicide and soon determines there are dark cosmic forces at play. He spirals down into madness as his journey dives deeper into the occult. There are some difficult moments - an extended stealth scene, a couple of 'escape from the monster' scenes, and some gun play. These areas are spread through the middle of the game and I was relieved that, towards the end, the game got easier and there was no major boss to overpower at the climax.

Overall, Call of Cthulhu is about exploration, dialog, and choices. There are RPG elements as character points are earned and applied towards specific qualities (strength, psychology, etc.). You also build your medical and occult skills by finding objects along the way.

The game auto-saves on a regular basis and for the most part, getting killed does not require serious backtracking. There are fair number of collectibles (most of which I missed) and multiple ending achievements depending on your choices and your character profile. There is a 'Sanity' trait that changes based on your experiences. I managed to go from 'on the edge' to full psychosis towards the end. Hmm...

Despite moments of extreme frustration, I ultimately persevered and played to completion. I enjoyed the story and am actually looking forward to replaying it. For a second run, I will pay more attention to collectibles, change my character traits and decisions, and hope for a different outcome. I highly recommend this to those who enjoy an engaging story with a few challenges thrown in...

An added note - After a 3rd play through, I achieved 100%. Playing with different choices and sanity levels created a new experience and the more I played, the more I appreciated what a really good game this is. The sound track is exceptional... put on a pair of quality headphones and prepare to lose yourself in this one!
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498 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.05.21 00:26
Masterpiece, an adventure with everything I want: gripping story, mysterious atmosphere, rpg elements, charismatic characters, dialogue choices. There is almost nothing to complain about.
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Verfasst: 12.05.21 06:02
Some rpg elements mysterious case i loved it
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545 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.04.21 02:21
It is okey game but I think, story wise, Dark corners of the Earth is better. But this game is fine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFImXLOxqOM&lc=UgyOzOqAzj5HLf0_eI54AaABAg&ab_channel=LittleCarla
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Verfasst: 29.04.21 23:25
Call of Cthulhu is such a great adventure for those of us who like horror but are not adrenaline junkies who feed off of cheap jumpscares by disfigured faces every five feet. What we'll find here is a tasteful, carefully crafted atmosphere that engulfs the player as soon as they set foot on Darkwater island. I think this was even more immersive than the Dark Corners of the Earth was. The gameplay is, of course, totally different since this installment is not an FPS but more like a first person adventure/investigation game, but I much prefer it that way when all I come for is for the story, and in my opinion the story is well thought out and keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end. My only gripe is the false implied importance of a couple of characters - we meet them, they're put under the spotlight quite a few times, they seem like they're gonna play a significant part in the plot but in the end they don't even matter. But that's just a couple out of a whole bunch, the rest of who are quite developed in terms of their parts in the story. All in all this was an amazing way to spend a couple of dark evenings with the headphones on, from the start to the ending - or rather several endings, none of which are particularly cheerful. But I do believe that's one of the ways to pay homage to Lovecraft.
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Verfasst: 13.05.21 21:35
Took about 3 runs for me to fully finish, very boring, stat and branching system seems artificial. Boring overused generic Lovecraft story. Ending looks pretty.
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Verfasst: 13.05.21 08:24
Good game!
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Verfasst: 20.06.21 03:14
Loved the game. Didn't feel like the decisions mattered though.
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Verfasst: 27.06.21 16:35
I genuinely think this game was overlooked when it came out. If you have any remote interest in Lovecraftian horror I big recommend!
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Verfasst: 28.06.21 18:07
Great Game, the Story was amazing.
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Verfasst: 21.06.21 04:17
Played through on Linux with Proton 6.9 GE 1 - A few crashes and slow downs, but no severe setbacks and extremely playable! We're finally getting to a point where Windows games can be played without major nuisance on Linux.

As a long time fan of the Call of Cthulhu role playing game, this game scratches the itch. It follows the formula for better and worse. Mystery, detective work, and the inevitable descent into madness is guaranteed, and the story delivers on the expectations set by the franchise.

The graphics are good, not spectacular. A specific let-down is facial animation. In general most animations don't seem realistic or well blended. Environments are detailed, good modeling, decent texturing. Colors become a little monotone after a few hours. I get it, it's supposed to be dark and gritty, but that doesn't mean everything has to be green and muted looking.

Shaders are good, audio and music is a highlight.
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Verfasst: 17.06.21 01:51
Definitely a game I'm happy to recommend. It isn't super heavy in horror elements but they are there and they're pretty solid.
Very dialogue and narrative heavy but is done extremely well. Lots of loose ends tie nicely at the end and your choices you make do seem to affect how the narrative is told in key moments throughout the story.
Something I really liked was the tidbits of story that aren't explicitly told but are pieced together in the background.

Ultimately and easy recommend, even if it is a bit light on explicit horror for a horror game.
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Verfasst: 30.06.21 18:17
This is a tedious slog of a game that I don't feel in any way inclined to complete. Back to back to back stealth sections with absolutely no means of fighting the enemy, even with back attacks, a horrifically limited number of skills, really ugly modelling, and not in the good way, all combine into one really poor playing experience.

If you have to play a Call of Cthulhu game, play Dark Corners of the Earth. This isn't worth your time
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Verfasst: 14.06.21 20:53
This is a story heavy puzzle game with a little action and sneaking. You do have skill points that effect certain things you can do or say, some of the puzzles seem to be just trial and error so it can slow things down a bit, the graphics aren't the best, and there are sound issues during cut scenes sometimes. Has the occasional jump scare and has multiple endings. I was confused at times, but I completed one ending and did enjoy the game. I would recommend getting on sale.
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Verfasst: 29.06.21 13:46
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Verfasst: 13.07.21 20:08
Highly recommended if you are a fan on Lovecraft and Cosmic horror. I mean it's hard to capture the feel in gaming, without actually showing the thing but this one manages itself for most of the part.
It's a walking simulator for our lord and saviour Cthulhu with some survival elements, pretty good voice acting (mostly), good music and a perfect length.
Also, the default ending was the best one because how can you fight your destiny? Cthulhu will awake and devour the world!
A solid 7/10.
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Verfasst: 18.07.21 14:38
The game is okay with a reasonably good story Unfortunately, it is not worth the full price It is very short and besides the story it does not have much to offer
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Verfasst: 01.08.21 13:29
This game is a super mixed bag.

The graphics are meh, there's wrongly spelt and recorded subtitles, audio delays, a complete lack of lip syncing to character model's faces, the odd bug, questionable efficacy of character choices i.e. stat allocation (is there any point to Strength at all?)... Extremely linear level progression, no real combat, no real difficulty and 4 endings that are different levels of bad endings in typical Cthulhu fashion. In a word, it's euro-jank.

Everything about this game should make me dislike it... but it has real charm, character and atmosphere. That may just be H.P. Lovecraft's source material (which I'll freely admit, I haven't read). Even though I feel they really over-do the overt symbolism right from begin in the paintings, head sculptures, overly green tinted lighting and liberal use of fart gas effects. I would have appreciated if it attempted to be a little more subtle and built up to that type of imagery as the investigation gradually unfolds but it really starts at 7/10 and it's difficult to keep escalating the weirdness as a consequence because you become so normalised to the very overt horror aesthetic.

All in all though, I would still recommend this. There's moments here and there where they really capture an ambience I've been wanting to see in a Cthulhu game. You get that feeling if the studio had more people, money and time, they could have really pushed this further and made it a fantastic game. Pick this up as a gamble in a Steam Sale, don't pay more than £10 for it and see if it's for you.
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Verfasst: 20.07.21 02:01
It's really a good game.

But why single save slot? Why?

You miss one thing and now you have to play the whole game.

I hate that design choice of yours. So many indie game developers did the same thing on the games i completed recently.

It kinda ruined the beautiful journey of mine while playing this true indie gem.

Beside that, story is great, atmosphere is awesome, characters are fine...
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Verfasst: 18.07.21 23:40
Overall a good game, very interesting story. It's horror but not really scary
It is a more narrative driven game, so the actual gameplay is limited nevertheless it's mostly enjoyable
The biggest problem i have with this game that in order to get the different endings you have to replay from the start

8/10
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Verfasst: 01.08.21 10:17
Solid game, nothing great in terms of deduction challenges but keeps you invested until the end.
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Verfasst: 06.08.21 17:40
Great Game.

interesting story, dense atmosphere, cool enemys.

7/10
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Verfasst: 05.08.21 23:56
Decent DETECTIVE game in the Lovecraftian universe!
The story is interessting and the gameplay is OK.
Not much action and rather relaxed.
Overall rating 7/10
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Verfasst: 30.08.21 01:36
If you like the Tabletop RPG or want to get into it this game is a must. The narrative and mechanic really lean into the Lovecraftian detective story.

Don't expect an action game though, it's more about narrative and decision than about game mechanics.
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Verfasst: 28.08.21 02:31
Big squid thing
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Verfasst: 10.09.21 23:23
It soft locked me at the first mission. I even looked up how to do it. There are a multitude of ways to approach the mission but the only one that my skills were high enough to do (picking a lock) it failed based on random chance and auto-saved immediately.

Lying to the guards requires more eloquence than I have. Going through the sewers needs a higher spot hidden to find all the pieces of the winch to open the grate. Cat won't talk to me. The bartender won't sell me any alcohol. There's no point having so many approaches if it'll lock you out of most of them for not having the right skills.

I'm now unable to proceed and will just have to start again. I'm going to refund the game instead. It's sad because I wanted to like it but it has prevented me from continuing before I even really got to see the game.
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Verfasst: 12.09.21 17:06
Call of Cthulhu is really all about the story. There really isn't much gameplay other than walking around to explore and talk to people/interact with objects. There are only a couple of combat and stealth sections throughout the entire game and they're very basic yet clunky. I see a lot of reviews saying the combat ruined the game but there's probably 5-10 minutes of combat in the entire game and they come towards the end of the game, it's not like the game is focused on the combat by any means.

It's all about the story. It's a really interesting psychological horror game without jump scares. I think there was one jump scare throughout the game and it really caught me off guard because I just accepted that it didn't have jump scares. The story's really interesting though as are all the characters. It kept me wanting to play the next chapter to see what happens next. It's rather short, I finished it at about 6 hours. If you're in the mood for a scary game, give it a go.
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Verfasst: 13.09.21 15:06
Never have I finished a game in such abject failure but been so happy. I am not a good person. All hail Cthulhu.
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Verfasst: 07.09.21 19:39
It has taken me less than 12 hours to get most trophies and play through the game at least twice. The atmosphere, music, and scenery are awesome. However, you will come to hate them as the developers apparently skipped the days on software design school where they talk about user experience. If you fail a stat check in this game, you're screwed. You will have to replay the ENTIRE GAME to that point to try again. On top of this, your stats don't really matter since everything is based off a random die roll no matter what stats you choose. You can replay the entire game to try to redo one check, and fail the others along the way.

Tip to the devs: This isn't a roguelike game, let me save when I want and load when I want.
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Verfasst: 11.09.21 06:24
Game looks good sometimes but the writing, game play, and over all story make H.P. Lovecraft shutter in his grave. I cannot recommend unless one wishes to be bored and semi-frustrated for 11.5 hours as I was.
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Release:30.10.2018 Genre:Actionspiel Entwickler:Cyanide Publisher:Focus Home Interactive Engine:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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