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Frogwares' The Sinking City - that other Cthulhu game - coming June 27th

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by himmy, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. himmy Arcane

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    https://www.thesinkingcity.com




    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-sinking-city/home

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    http://www.polygon.com/2014/1/16/5316636/call-of-cthulhu-concept-art-gallery-frogwares

    I posted this optimistically in the General RPG section 'cause of the PnP reference in the article, though I expect this to be moved once more information becomes available.
     
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  2. ColCol Arcane

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    Thanks for getting me excited over nothing.
     
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  3. DeepOcean Arcane

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    Focus interactive is really wasting money with shovelware lately, I really hope this is different.
     
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    *fingers crossed*
     
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  5. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    I'm excited.

    Frogware are really good at creating moody environments.
    I hope it's an adventure game in the vein of their Sherlock games.
     
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  6. Excidium P. banal

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    It'll probably be another of those shovelware horror games trying to ride Amnesia.
     
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    An Amnesia style game for this would be awesome
    Whatever happened to DV Lovecraft themed game? Seeing AoD and its narrative choices a game like that withg the Cthulhu myhtos would rule
     
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    Frogwares are not shovelware you fucking retards, get a grip.

    Although I have to say I'd be more optimistic if that was announced right after Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, than now with the meh Testament and the upcoming Crimes and Punishments which might just turn out shit.
     
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    This will probably be dumbed down to hell and back..... but fapping..... very cautiously. It might be at least somewhat entertaining.
     
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    Even if it's a a more polished Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, it will be good. Focus Interactive... it could end as terrible shovelware as well.
     
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    Very interested, hope the style is more like Scratches and less like shit.
     
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  13. trustno1code Prophet

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    Focus should've excavated the Darkness Within devs and gave it to them instead.
    So now Frogwares should excavate and hire the Darkness Within devs.
     
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    Would love to see another game like Darkness Within but sadly I'm sure the Zoetrope devs have disbanded and moved on.

    On a related positive note -- I think Bracken Tor is supposed to finally be out this year. It's a part of the Barrow Hill series, very similar to DW1 actually.
     
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  15. Magic User Unwanted

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    I played a couple of frogwares sherlock adventures a few years ago. They were all mediocre and boring games and I doubt things have gotten much better.

    I like all things Lovecraft, but even then there is no sense in holding your breath over this.
     
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  17. Magic User Unwanted

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    Last one I played was the one with Arsene Lupin. I played the Cthulhu crossover and a few others as well. I remember they used to be some kind of eastern european "market dumper" that released 3 or 4 crappy games every year as a market strategy. Have they really changed? What should I check from them?
     
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  18. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Try Jack the Ripper, that's usually considered the best one.
     
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    I will check it out. Thanks.
     
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  20. AngryKobold Cipher

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    Won't be surprised if the real horror will be not Cthulhu, but "god, what those incompetent hacks have done with their time and money".

    Actually this approach makes AoD an outstanding horror show.
     
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    I hope it isn't too heavily scripted like the last one.
     
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  22. I. B. Ballin quorum plaustra vagas rite trahunt domos Patron

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    Everybody and their mother is influenced by HP Lovecraft today. Do something new -- not interested anymore.
     
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    Visuals suggest Massachusetts or Louisiana. Would have liked it better if it was patterned after the Mountains of Madness, but still promising.
     
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    Can you list the number of good adventure games that were directly influenced on HP Lovecraft lore?
     
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