History VideoGame / CallOfCthulhuDarkCornersOfTheEarth

23rd Feb '18 3:01:59 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Walters arrives, but a shootout occurs anyway. Taking cover, Walters accidentally locks himself inside the manor. What he finds inside is [[GoMadFromTheRevelation quite disturbing.]] Skip ahead a few years, and Walters has lost his memory of what exactly happened inside, and the events afterwards. It turns out that whatever happened inside the manor gave him a SplitPersonality, and his new identity had taken over his body for half a decade, resulting in him getting incarcerated in Arkham sanatorium. Though he is eventually declared sane and released, Walters is obviously no longer fit to be in the police force, and is now trying to make a living as a private investigator, actually investigating what he did himself during his period of amnesia between cases for other clients.

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Walters arrives, but a shootout occurs anyway. Taking cover, Walters accidentally locks himself inside the manor. What he finds inside is [[GoMadFromTheRevelation quite disturbing.]] Skip ahead a few years, and Walters has lost his memory of what exactly happened inside, and the events afterwards. It turns out that whatever happened inside the manor gave him a SplitPersonality, and his new identity had taken over his body for half a decade, resulting in him getting incarcerated in an Arkham sanatorium. Though he is eventually declared sane and released, Walters is obviously no longer fit to be in the police force, and is now trying to make a living as a private investigator, actually investigating what he did himself during his period of amnesia between cases for other clients.
19th Jan '18 5:47:47 AM vovan1
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* DiegeticInterface: You have no {{HUD}} and no way to track your ammunition besides your inventory. You measure your health by the intensity of colors and how Jack moves or aims; colors bleed out as Jack's health gets lower and broken legs make him start limping, while a broken arm makes his aim waver.

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* DiegeticInterface: You have no {{HUD}} and no way to track your ammunition besides your inventory. You measure your health by the intensity of colors and how Jack moves or aims; colors bleed out as Jack's health gets lower and broken legs make him start limping, while a broken arm makes his aim waver. [[spoiler: The Yithian Energy Weapon also has a charge indicator, consisting of four triangular lights, which activate as you are preparing the charged shot, going from the "stock" side to the "barrel".]]
27th Dec '17 3:42:06 PM Delphi
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: J. Edgar Hoover.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: J. Edgar Hoover.Hoover, in one of his few fictional appearances with no transvestite jokes.
24th Dec '17 5:49:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HundredPercentCompletion: Gathering all collectible intel items as well as performing all optional actions is required to get the extended ending that actually explains what the hell was going on with Jack the whole time. That's just ''one'' requirement, though. You also need to score an "A" rank in the game by finishing quickly, not using too many saves, and overall playing exceptionally well. Or you can just watch it on Youtube. There is an unofficial fan-made patch [[http://sucklead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/DCoTEPatch.zip here]] that removes some of the limitations, so one can actually take time to enjoy the game and still get the best ending.



* HundredPercentCompletion: Gathering all collectible intel items as well as performing all optional actions is required to get the extended ending that actually explains what the hell was going on with Jack the whole time. That's just ''one'' requirement, though. You also need to score an "A" rank in the game by finishing quickly, not using too many saves, and overall playing exceptionally well. Or you can just watch it on Youtube. There is an unofficial fan-made patch [[http://sucklead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/DCoTEPatch.zip here]] that removes some of the limitations, so one can actually take time to enjoy the game and still get the best ending.
1st Nov '17 10:09:45 PM DragonJTS
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* BigDamnHeroes: A midgame example. Just as Jack's fellow escapees are shot and their car ran off the road, Mackey's agents appear guns blazing and rescue Jack (whether this improves his situation is another story).
22nd Oct '17 1:31:09 AM cdenton
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* TheUnseen: Esther Marsh. On top of being one of the vicious Marsh siblings, she's a MadScientist, and you do at least get to see some of her handiwork in the form of mutated plants...and a Deep One in agony and begging you for death.

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* TheUnseen: Esther Marsh. On top of being one of the vicious Marsh siblings, siblings and part-Deep One, she's a MadScientist, and you do at least get to see some of her handiwork in the form of mutated plants...and a an incapacitated Deep One in agony and begging you for death.
22nd Oct '17 1:27:38 AM cdenton
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* TheUnseen: Esther Marsh. On top of being one of the vicious Marsh siblings, she's a MadScientist, and you do at least get to see some of her handiwork in the form of mutated plants...and a Deep One in agony and begging you for death.
6th Sep '17 12:10:26 AM PaulA
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* AllThereInTheManual: You will have a much easier time understanding the plot, if you've read Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' and ''"The Shadow Out of Time."'' Then again, the sense of waking horror and discovery is far stronger for those who are less Lovecraft savvy. It works well on both levels.

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* AllThereInTheManual: You will have a much easier time understanding the plot, if you've read Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" and ''"The Shadow Out of Time."'' "Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime". Then again, the sense of waking horror and discovery is far stronger for those who are less Lovecraft savvy. It works well on both levels.
11th Jul '17 6:05:17 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Walters arrives, but a shootout occurs anyway. Taking cover, Walters accidentally locks himself inside the manor. What he finds inside is [[GoMadFromTheRevelation quite disturbing.]] Skip ahead a few years, and Walters has lost his memory of what exactly happened inside, and the events afterwards. It turns out that whatever happened inside the manor gave him a SplitPersonality, and his new identity had taken over his body for half a decade, resulting in his incarceration in an Arkham sanatorium. Though he is eventually declared sane and released, Walters is obviously no longer fit to be in the police force, and is now trying to make a living as a private investigator, actually investigating what he did himself during his period of amnesia between cases for other clients.

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Walters arrives, but a shootout occurs anyway. Taking cover, Walters accidentally locks himself inside the manor. What he finds inside is [[GoMadFromTheRevelation quite disturbing.]] Skip ahead a few years, and Walters has lost his memory of what exactly happened inside, and the events afterwards. It turns out that whatever happened inside the manor gave him a SplitPersonality, and his new identity had taken over his body for half a decade, resulting in his incarceration him getting incarcerated in an Arkham sanatorium. Though he is eventually declared sane and released, Walters is obviously no longer fit to be in the police force, and is now trying to make a living as a private investigator, actually investigating what he did himself during his period of amnesia between cases for other clients.
4th Jun '17 8:08:08 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Sadly the game's engine has not aged well. There are a lot of compatibility issues which were only compounded by the studio going bankrupt shortly after release meaning there's no bug fix patches. Still ''Dark Corners of the Earth'' is considered by some critics to be an excellent, if not ''the best'', SurvivalHorror video game at the time of release.

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Sadly the game's engine has not aged well. There are a lot of compatibility issues which were only compounded by the studio going bankrupt shortly after release meaning there's no official bug fix patches.patches, though a couple of dedicated fans have tried their hands at some. Still ''Dark Corners of the Earth'' is considered by some critics to be an excellent, if not ''the best'', SurvivalHorror video game at the time of release.
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