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YMMV / Shadow of the Comet

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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: So damn much.
    • Parker gliding off the lighthouse.
    • Parker turning into a bird.
    • The gypsies' dancing bear.
  • Complete Monster: Ernst Dietrich, the psychotic commander of the Schlossandler base in Prisoner of Ice, is both a ruthless Nazi and a would-be servant of the Great Old Ones. Seeking to possess the titular Prisoners of Ice and masterminding a plot to steal the Necronomicon, Dietrich has Lt. Ryan and his allies stalked, eventually capturing them himself. Subjecting Ryan's friends to torture and gleefully informing him his compatriot Diane is close to bending, Dietrich eventually reveals a machine capable of tearing through time and space itself; Dietrich tests it out by vaporizing a US spy on his premises. Dietrich finally reveals his intentions to summon the Great Old Ones themselves to Earth and reduce all of humanity to their slaves as he reigns as a god among mortal men, condemning everyone, his own men included, to die within Schlossandler. Even being hurled through time doesn't stop him, as Dietrich is last seen becoming the game's analogue to Nyarlathotep himself and enslaving the Aymaras in his bid to start his plan all over again.
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  • Narm: The voice acting, at least in the English dub, alternates between over the top Large Ham and Dull Surprise. As a result, moments that are meant to be scary or dramatic can become difficult to take seriously.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Thanks to the Limited Animation, many of the things that are meant to be scary can come across as laughable instead.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The Game Over music sounds like a take on Chopin's Funeral March.


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