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#229615 - 11/10/07 10:57 PM what do you think of "the darkness within"?
Cassiopeia Offline
Junior Boomer

Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 6
Loc: New England, USA
I just wanted to make a post and say that this game, so far, is really great IMO. If anyone out there is hesitating on this, I'd definitely recommend getting it! I bought it only a few hours after it was released on Gamersgate and I've been playing almost non-stop since then.

It's a very spooky game... incredibly atmospheric, and relies on suggestion, sound effects, and the unknown to creep you out. It's *highly* effective at being scary! I've found that it kind of reminds me of Scratches (and also Barrow Hill). So many Lovecraft-based games seem to be mediocre, and this is the first one I've played that has genuinely impressed me.

However, it's also pretty dang difficult. Being an experienced adventure game junkie, I started out arrogantly playing on the hardest setting... and very swiftly wound up setting it right back to the easiest *shame*. he he!

So, what does everyone else who's playing it think about this game? Have any of the more intrepid gamers out there finished it yet, and if so, how many hours of play did you get out of it?

Also, does anyone know if your decisions as to where you go and explore affect the outcome of the game? There is at least one part where you can choose to explore, or choose not to and go home instead, and I'm wondering if my decision here is going to make any difference in what happens.

#229726 - 11/11/07 09:07 AM Re: what do you think of "the darkness within"? [Re: Cassiopeia]
dragonuk44 Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 02/20/05
Posts: 3639
Loc: stoke on trent England
Once I got used to conbining his thoughts with a little help from mag to explain how you did the pics .I seem ok .It is good how it is done and I do think this is a lot spookier than Barrow Hill .I am playing on the middle one .not the easy and not to hard lolI do have to have a break now and then as I cant get the game out of my head .I went out for a while last night and all I m thinking of is how to get un stuck so I can move It is very captivating and when he shouts who s there and the he jumps so do I .I m going be a nervouse wreck by time I ve finished lol

#230003 - 11/11/07 05:35 PM Re: what do you think of "the darkness within"? [Re: dragonuk44]
Rushes Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 23997
Loc: UK
I just started playing this today. I've managed a couple of hours so far and am enjoying it very much. I'm playing on the middle setting - am sure the Senior Detective mode would baffle me completely. As it is, I'm stuck right now wandering around Clark's house. There are things I need to do in the library but I can't quite get my head around the solutions yet...
"Bleat, Watson -- unmitigated bleat!" ~ Sherlock Holmes

#230070 - 11/11/07 07:16 PM Re: what do you think of "the darkness within"? [Re: Rushes]
jldcat Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 08/01/06
Posts: 1367
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I'm still waiting on this game to be sent out from interact so I'm glad that you are all enjoying it. Makes me want it to get here SOON!
The breeze from one door closing opens another.

#230080 - 11/11/07 07:43 PM Re: what do you think of "the darkness within"? [Re: jldcat]
Teddo Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 627
Loc: Florida
I ordered from Amazon and still have a wait. Wish it were here NOW.



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