Another production based on the work of the writer H. P. Lovecraft, utilizing the Cthulhu mythology, popularized by the horror story Zew Cthulhu. Call of Cthulhu is an adventurous game with a touch of horror and stealth. The player goes to Darkwater Island in Bostne to investigate the murder of a well known artist and her family in the private eye of Edward Pierce. Call of Cthulhu is a dark adventure game, enriched with elements borrowed from survival horror and sneaky. Cyanide Studio, known primarily from the Styx series, took on the project. The title was released by Focus Home Interactive among others on the Windows PC platform.
Description of the game
Call of Cthulhu was based on the so-called Cthulhu Mythology, created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the legendary American horror writer. The main character of the game is Edward Pierce – a private detective whose task is to explain the mysterious murder of the famous artist Sarah Hawkins and her family. In time, the investigation is taking an increasingly unexpected turn – not only mysterious disappearances, but also mutilated whale bodies found on Darkwater Island in Boston. Pierce soon discovers that everything can be the title of Cthulhu, also called the Great Dreamer – one of the Great Elderly, the ancient, powerful beings who remain dormant, and when the stars in the sky are in the right order, wake up and take over again. Power over the world. In Call of Cthulhu on PC Windows platform is presented from the perspective of the first person. Fun is based on the exploration and solving of different puzzles. The adventure runs through both the dreary urban streets and the research complexes, the undergrounds and finally the temples of the cultists.
Story of game
The player must strive to maintain a balance between the desire to discover creatures in the dark and the state of mind of the charge – too deep into the mysteries of darkness can lead the detective to madness. During play we encounter more or less friendly independent characters – while some are willing to cooperate, others react to aggressive protagonist. The game also features expanded RPG elements – the title is based on the RPG paperback of the American publisher Chaosium, from which some gameplay mechanisms have been taken. Call of Cthulhu is characterized by high quality, three-dimensional graphic design, maintained in sparse color and gloomy design. The whole is complemented by a specially composed soundtrack that effectively builds up the chills of the climate.
Focus Home Interactive, publisher of Vampyra and Call of Cthulhu, unveiled the initial release date of both promising games. We will wait a little longer. Focus Home Interactive is still banging on the door labeled “The Largest Video Game Publishers” and who knows maybe this year someone will open them up. Or the company itself will weigh them. In this year’s catalog there are some very promising games, and on the horizon there are also some interesting productions, such as Necromunda: Underhive Wars. Probably the two most interesting games of the company in 2017 is Vampyr, a new game creators Life is Strange and Remember Me, and Detective Call of Cthulhu RPG from Cyanide Studios. Unfortunately, these two titles will still wait a bit longer. On the official website of Focus Home Interactive, you can find their general release date, which is set for the fourth quarter of 2017. So you have to be patient, but it is worth the wait, because I am convinced that at least one of these two games will not disappoint us. As I would bet, I would bet on Vampyra.