wait? how can something that is public domain be official? or is this the board game?
Looking forward to this.
|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. |
eh. It looks a bit melodramatic / filmic to me. Though perhaps thats just the trailer.
There was a quite decent fps survival/horror lovecraft game 'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' released in 2005. I may have dated but I remember finding it decent at the time.
Also theres this..
I didnt play it, my friend did. But definitely seems a lot closer to the source material.
I think people forget what Lovecrafts actual stories were like. for instance I hate the fact that cthulu is now an octopus-face-guy meme. Cthulu is supposed to be one of those indescribable ineffable horror gods from another dimension, youre not supposed to be able to graphically represent it.
Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
This game will be a lot like 'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' But with QTEs and lengthy cutscenes.
Dark Corners was a good Lovecraft game, particularly the beginning. The panicked flight from the mob of locals stands out.
Two Jar Slave
I totally agree that the Lovecraft geek culture gets annoying. But here's the description of the idol from The Call of Cthulhu, and it does describe a bat guy with an octopus head:
"The figure, which was finally passed slowly from man to man for close and careful study, was between seven and eight inches in height, and of exquisitely artistic workmanship. It represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind. This thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence, and squatted evilly on a rectangular block or pedestal covered with undecipherable characters. The tips of the wings touched the back edge of the block, the seat occupied the centre, whilst the long, curved claws of the doubled-up, crouching hind legs gripped the front edge and extended a quarter of the way down toward the bottom of the pedestal. The cephalopod head was bent forward, so that the ends of the facial feelers brushed the backs of huge fore paws which clasped the croucher’s elevated knees. The aspect of the whole was abnormally life-like, and the more subtly fearful because its source was so totally unknown."
Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
Ah yes but that is just an idol, a figurine, made by humans. Is that from the 'call of cthulu' story? (I honestly forget which story is which at this point + the details.) But the figure could just be how cthulu manifested in the scupltors mind, etc. Generally Lovecrafts stuff is so effective cus the threat is so vague, not some silly monster but, almost existential horror itself, like in alien, they dont show the alien till late in the movie and only in glimpses of its weird / hard to work out anatomy.
Youve probably trumped (fuck just realised that word is ruined now!!) me with ure actual 'facts' and 'direct quotes from the source' but I must fight a dashing rearguard action!
HPL's own drawing of Cthulhu is pretty silly and I kinda feel it was good he was left behind in favor of more vague or shape-shifting old ones such as of Nyarlathotep or Yog-Sothoth.
Two Jar Slave
Purple Cat, I like your interpretation there. I also think things are scarier when they're less-dedined, and from the little Lovecraft I've read that does seem to be a part of it.
I'd watch (play) this.
Ah yes, Cthulu. Slightly less played-out than zombies.
|Binro the Heretic |
I'd rather see someone like Bethesda use their open-world RPG skills to make a game based around Lovecraft's Dreamlands.
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