History VideoGame / CallOfCthulhuDarkCornersOfTheEarth

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.
4th Jun '17 8:04:30 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. Obviously he's 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. Obviously he's 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.
2nd Feb '17 8:59:24 AM PricklyHarpy
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* ClawingAtOwnThroat: The suicide sequence seems to imply that the player character strangles himself.
26th Dec '16 9:26:52 PM KingClark
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''Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth'' is a horror/adventure video game based on the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, specifically ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' and is the last title developed by the now-defunct Headfirst Productions. It was published by Bethesda Softworks in the year 2005.

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''Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth'' is a horror/adventure video game based on the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, specifically ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' and ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime''. It is the last title developed by the now-defunct Headfirst Productions. It Productions, and was published by Bethesda Softworks in the year 2005.
13th Dec '16 5:03:12 PM Doug86
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''Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth'' is a horror/adventure video game based on the CthulhuMythos, specifically ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' and is the last title developed by the now-defunct Headfirst Productions. It was published by Bethesda Softworks in the year 2005.

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''Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth'' is a horror/adventure video game based on the CthulhuMythos, Franchise/CthulhuMythos, specifically ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' and is the last title developed by the now-defunct Headfirst Productions. It was published by Bethesda Softworks in the year 2005.



* InterfaceScrew: Madness will blur your vision, slow down your perception of time, make you hear things, make you deaf, make the screen go all wavy... the SanitySlippage effects alone do more to make the game scary than all the CthulhuMythos beasties put together.

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* InterfaceScrew: Madness will blur your vision, slow down your perception of time, make you hear things, make you deaf, make the screen go all wavy... the SanitySlippage effects alone do more to make the game scary than all the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos beasties put together.
17th Oct '16 8:11:06 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Jack acts more like the VideoGame/{{Doom}} marine than a private investigator. He even gets a {{BFG}} near the end.
7th Aug '16 8:11:53 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: The case of a missing grocer reveals some very disturbing secrets.


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6th Jun '16 8:07:46 PM Steam_Lord
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** The Marksmans Gun/The Sniper Rifle: A Springfield bolt action rifle.

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** The Marksmans Gun/The Gun / The Sniper Rifle: A Springfield bolt action rifle.
5th Jun '16 9:50:35 PM Steam_Lord
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* FakeDifficulty: In the form of TrialAndErrorGameplay and the (extremely outdated and pointless) restriction on saving your progress. To many this ruined an otherwise fun first person horror game.

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* FakeDifficulty: In the form of TrialAndErrorGameplay and the (extremely outdated and pointless) restriction on saving your progress. To many this ruined an otherwise fun first person horror game.
13th Apr '16 3:33:14 PM REV6Pilot
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jack kills himself in the asylum, unable to cope with the terrifying truths both about the universe and himself he has discovered, but Mother Hydra has been killed, and Dagon and his order has been crippled, perhaps permanently, and ruining the Deep Ones foothold on land.]]Downright upbeat for a Lovecraft story.
* BodyHorror: Implied but not actually shown. Well, aside from increasingly deformed versions of Innsmouth's populace. There's also the cultist being kept in a state of perpetual dying, with his organs removed from his body and kept functioning in machines around him.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The final cutscene is the same as the first. Only with the visions of the dead little girl added and Jack dying while doctors try to save him.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jack kills himself in the asylum, unable to cope with the terrifying truths both about the universe and himself he has discovered, but Mother Hydra has been killed, and Dagon and his order has been crippled, perhaps permanently, and ruining the Deep Ones foothold on land.]]Downright ]] Not quite LovecraftLite, but downright upbeat for the end of a Lovecraft story.CosmicHorrorStory.
* BodyHorror: Implied but not actually shown. Well, shown, aside from increasingly deformed versions of Innsmouth's populace. There's also the cultist being kept in a state of perpetual dying, with his organs removed from his body and kept functioning in the machines around him.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The final cutscene The [[spoiler:final cutscene]] is the same as the first. Only first, only with the visions [[spoiler:visions of the dead little girl added and Jack dying while doctors try to save him.]]
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