Call of Cthulhu E3 trailer

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    Press Release

    Call of Cthulhu will release in 2017 on consoles and PC

    :arrow:Call of Cthulhu Official Site
     
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    Oooooooh snaps! Thats pretty exciting. I love the short story by H.P. Lovecraft, so I will get this game.
     
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    I love H.P. Lovecraft also! Can't wait to run it on my crappy desktop!
     
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    Ya I'm wondering if this will be like the Sherlock Holmes games but in Cthulhu setting. I loved Call of Cthulhu Dark Corners of the Earth but I'm not expecting that type of game from this.
     
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    It reminds me of that also! I like the protaginist a lot! Can't wait to buy it for 80$ green ones xD
     
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    One of my favorite writers, stories are pretty unsettling. Too bad he died thinking he was a failure as a writer.

    Yeah, seems like its gonna be like puzzles and such. Makes me think of Eternal Darkness with the style and overall feel from the trailer
     
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    No metallica sound track?
     
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    I want a cthulhu trading card game :~;
     
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    Making a Call of Cthulhu game requires a termendous amount of effort. It's difficult to build gameplay around enemies that you can't kill. According to the proper lore, just looking at Cthulhu results in immediate insanity, let alone interacting with him, and other mythos creatures aren't far behind in that respect. The whole universe revolves around the idea of delaying the inevitable - you can't "win" against the "Old Ones", and gamers are mentally trained to "win" - it's hard to reconcile these two things. Even in normal real-life RPG the Cthulhu campaigns are where characters go to die - that's the whole point. With all that in mind, just seeing games in the Cthulhu universe is interesting. Recommended listen:

     
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    That's A very nice point. I will look forward to the release.
     
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    I'm hype for this :D
     
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    I never read anything from lovecraft, but I'm always intrigued by this "Call of Cthulhu" series and related games/book/other media.

    The game looks like a new Eternal darkness episode!
    Will it be like the Eternal Darkness (third person action adventure) or more like static point and click games?
     
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    Eternal Darkness draws a lot of inspiration from Lovecraft, yes. If you like one, chances are you'll like the other. The Cthulhu mythos is oriented around characters slowly losing sanity due to exposure to the creatures they face, so it's literally the same mechanic as in ED.
     
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    This trailer looks interesting enough to make me play the game again. Overall, I liked the original and I got excited when I heard they were making a new version of it. So far the trailer is pretty faithful to the original.

    Edit: Found out it isn't really a remake of DCotE.
     
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    Wait, what? What are you referring to as the "original"? DCotE? I thought this had nothing to do with that..
     
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    Needs to show more...
     
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    I don't know if you've played it, but this is very familiar to one of the opening scenes in the beginning. Plus, I remember back when the game was announced I saw renders done for this game and I felt they were just graphical updates to ones in DCotE.

    Still, they are based on the same novell/fiction so that could also be the reason for the similarities, and therefore not because this is an update or remake for modern audiences.

    They seem to be going for a more horror-ish atmosphere, and actually what kinda let me down on the last one was how it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. It was more like an Action-horror-fps, that is with emphasis on action.

    Edit: After reading another article I see that it's based of the rpg, which also DCotE was based of, partly. That would explain the similarities. Anyways, this gives you more of a reason to play ot even if you've played DCotE

    Here's the article:
    https://www.vg247.com/2016/02/26/first-call-of-cthulhu-screenshots-are-rather-dark-and-ominous/
     
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    OOooooo This is blowing up again!
    I feel you :P
     
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    Also... the hero needs to die, transform, or go insane.

    Shame on him for being so foolish as to feint bravery!
     
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    Not a game to play at night!