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Frogwares' The Sinking City - that other Cthulhu game

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

  1. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    so far this game looks like the typical modern understanding of lovecraft:

    'lololo tentacles'
     
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  2. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of familiar tentacle monsters.'
     
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  3. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Facetiousness aside, the allusion to Out of this World/Another World at 1:09 is pretty grand.

     
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  5. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    also p sure 0:45 is a nod to alone in the dork
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Gameplay reel, anyone?

     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
     
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    The dialogues look like shit, they managed to make the bioware dialogue wheel look like the deepest rpg conversation system ever developed.
     
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    Added to wish list.
     
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    The gameplay video was very disappointing, it looked janky as fuck.
     
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    Isn't it kind of unfair to have a scoring system based on a small preview of games based on build up and mystery?

    Also "Lovecraftiness" is also unfair, considering one of them is LITERALLY based on direct Lovecraft reference, and the other is simply inspired by it.

    It's like "Which is more like Mario? Sonic or Mario?"
     
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    It doesn't really matter because "Lovecraftiness" as a metric should be about replicating the style and atmosphere of Lovecraft's stories.

    Instead in the article, she measures how "Lovecraftian" each game is, by the amount of tentacles shown and namedropping Cthulhu.

    Which would make Cthulhu Virtual Pet on Android a more "Lovecraftian" game than Darkness Within or The Last Door.
     
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    Yeah true, but it still could give the casual viewer of the article the wrong idea.
     
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    Why am I always reading the title of this game as Stinking City?
     
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    By the way Delterius, since I see you're not active in this thread yet let me draw your attention to it. I have some optimism that this will be worth playing. Don't read the 2014 posts, for a while this game and the Call of Cthulhu game were confused, it's really two very different things.
     
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    Not just a production snapshot, but a nice quick preview of some new creepy shit in the game.
     
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    If they will follow Cyanide interactive movie path then this game could change the name.
    The singking city an interactive musical about saving Elvis from cultists!
     
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