History VideoGame / EternalDarkness

6th Sep '17 11:41:41 PM PaulA
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** Among the books in the Roivas mansion's library are the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe and Creator/HPLovecraft. At the end of his chapter, Max is put in the Jefferson Coombs Sanitarium, a shoutout to Lovecraft actor Jeffrey Combs. Also, the detective in the beginning is named Inspector Legrasse, a reference to one of the protagonists in ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu.''

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** Among the books in the Roivas mansion's library are the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe and Creator/HPLovecraft. At the end of his chapter, Max is put in the Jefferson Coombs Sanitarium, a shoutout to Lovecraft actor Jeffrey Combs.Creator/JeffreyCombs, who starred in several adaptations of Lovecraft's works. Also, the detective in the beginning is named Inspector Legrasse, a reference to one of the protagonists in ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu.''
23rd Aug '17 3:59:16 PM Anorgil
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Though his death is a mystery even today, UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} the Frank is assassinated in UsefulNotes/{{France}}, in a cathedral that shouldn't exist for 400 years, rather than historical UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} to further the Ancient's plans; his death does correspond, however, to the time he died in the real world.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Though his death is a mystery even today, UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} the Frank is assassinated in UsefulNotes/{{France}}, in a cathedral that shouldn't exist for 400 years, UsefulNotes/{{France}} rather than historical UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} to further the Ancient's plans; his death does correspond, however, to the time he died in the real world.
23rd Aug '17 2:59:40 PM Dimensio
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* NonStandardGameOver:
** Losing in the final battle results in a cutscene of [[spoiler:Pious taunting Alex and spitting on her]].
** Dying as Pious in the very first chapter results in a different game over message than with any of the other characters because none of the plot (even the prologue) can happen without him.
21st Aug '17 7:39:13 PM Sabrewing
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* LongGame: Pious' plan spans all the way from his corruption in 26 B.C. to the present day, accumulating enough power over two millennia to summon his Ancient to our reality, doing what he can to destabilize civilization in the process. [[spoiler:Mantorok's own plan goes for just as long and is ''still'' incomplete as of the game's ending.]]
31st Jul '17 6:21:32 PM WaterBlap
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* AmbiguousReligions: Karim is transported to the "Forbidden City" from Persia, 565 A.D. When he interacts with one of the shrines, the text box description calls it "blasphemous", which suggests he considers the shrine an insult to his religion, which is most likely a form of Zoroastrianism.
24th Jul '17 7:58:37 PM Sabrewing
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* IdentificationByDentalRecords: Alex is appalled that the Rhode Island police brought her in to identify Edward's body, asking why dental records weren't used. The reason? Edward's head is missing.
18th Jul '17 2:45:31 PM MoonByte
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** There is also the case with [[spoiler: cursed Anthony]]. He can't die, making especially the boss fight at the end mostly just time consuming, but otherwise incredibly easy. But he is incredibly slow and [[spoiler: rotting alive before being nothing but a zombie guard that barely resembles the young man he had once been]].
11th Jun '17 11:27:40 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[ZeroEffortBoss Anticlimax Boss]]: A morbidly hilarious inversion. One chapter begins with TheDragon summoning a giant guardian that looks like it'll be one hell of a boss fight. You open the door to its chamber with a message to the effect of: "Shall you put an end to this heresy?" There's a huge build-up with the dragon, with the characters declaring their intent to throw down -- then the guardian unceremoniously stomps you flat (or makes YourHeadASplode), and admonishes the dragon to not cramp its style. That's right: ''Your character'' is the anticlimax encounter. You get to fight them with a different character later along the timeline, however.

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* [[ZeroEffortBoss Anticlimax Boss]]: A [[BlackComedy morbidly hilarious hilarious]] inversion. One chapter begins with TheDragon summoning a giant guardian that looks like it'll be one hell of a boss fight. You open the door to its chamber with a message to the effect of: "Shall you put an end to this heresy?" There's a huge build-up with the dragon, with the characters declaring their intent to throw down -- then the guardian unceremoniously stomps you flat (or makes YourHeadASplode), and admonishes the dragon to not cramp its style. That's right: ''Your character'' is the anticlimax encounter. You get to fight them with a different character later along the timeline, however.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Though his death is a mystery even today, Charlemagne the Frank is assassinated in UsefulNotes/{{France}}, in a cathedral that shouldn't exist for 400 years, rather than historical UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} to further the Ancient's plans; his death does correspond, however, to the time he died in the real world.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Though his death is a mystery even today, Charlemagne UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} the Frank is assassinated in UsefulNotes/{{France}}, in a cathedral that shouldn't exist for 400 years, rather than historical UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} to further the Ancient's plans; his death does correspond, however, to the time he died in the real world.
17th May '17 12:30:27 PM penguinist
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** Bonethives puppet their skin suits around while the original owner is still consious and aware.

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** Bonethives Bonethieves puppet their skin suits around while the original owner is still consious and aware.



** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Trappers, Bonethieves, Horrors, lesser guardians and Gatekeepers are all minor {{Eldritch Abomination}}s alighned with the head Blasphemous Alien God they represent. Chattur'gha Gatekeepers even look like steteotypical demons.

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** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Trappers, Bonethieves, Horrors, lesser guardians and Gatekeepers are all minor {{Eldritch Abomination}}s alighned aligned with the head Blasphemous Alien God they represent. Chattur'gha Gatekeepers even look like steteotypical demons.



*** Alexandra in partiular is akin to Ganondorf, of the reason that both had altered the timelines within their lives. [[spoiler: Even if Mantorok and Demise did most of the heavy work.]]

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*** Alexandra in partiular particular is akin to Ganondorf, of the reason that both had altered the timelines within their lives. [[spoiler: Even if Mantorok and Demise did most of the heavy work.]]
1st Apr '17 2:05:57 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* DeflectorShields: The "Damage Field" spell; the enemies' usage of it usually blocks off some hallway and must be dispelled to proceed with a given chapter's plot. You do ot to give you a safe place to catch your breath or pilot minions from.

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* DeflectorShields: The "Damage Field" spell; the enemies' usage of it usually blocks off some hallway and must be dispelled to proceed with a given chapter's plot. You do ot it to give you a safe place to catch your breath or pilot minions from.



* EldritchAbomination: Exactly ''what'' the Ancients are, where they come from, or why they do what they do is left largely unanswered.

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* EldritchAbomination: Exactly ''what'' the Ancients are, where they come from, or why they do what they do is left largely unanswered. However many there are isn't specified but there is evidence for no more than five and four of them are doing a good job of keeping encounters with human beings to a minimum. And if a human does encounter a mere remnant of evidence one exists, four times out of five it will be an unpleasant experience.



* MindRape: Getting spotted by a zombie, horror, bonethief, or Gatekeeper results in them getting GlowingEyesOfDoom and your character going utterly nutterly-butterly.

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* MindRape: Getting spotted by a zombie, horror, bonethief, or Gatekeeper or other guardian results in them getting GlowingEyesOfDoom and your character going utterly nutterly-butterly.



** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Trappers, Bonethieves, Horrors, and Gatekeepers are all minor {Eldritch Abomination}}s alighned with the head Blasphemous Alien God they represent. Chattur'gha Gatekeepers even look like steteotypical demons.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: An invisible, vaguely humanoid creature with four jaws. It sucks blood by magicking out of people, and turns them into zombies.

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** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Trappers, Bonethieves, Horrors, lesser guardians and Gatekeepers are all minor {Eldritch {{Eldritch Abomination}}s alighned with the head Blasphemous Alien God they represent. Chattur'gha Gatekeepers even look like steteotypical demons.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: An invisible, vaguely humanoid creature with four jaws. It sucks blood by magicking it out of people, and turns them into zombies.
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