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Add media Report RSS Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (2002) (view original)
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (2002)
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Inspired by HP Lovecraft’s mythos, and one of the most underrated games ever that still to this day has not seen a re-release. There are 12 different characters, each in a different time period over 2000 years. What each of you are trying to do in your respective timelines is stopping the ancients elder gods from dooming the world to eternal darkness. It has good controls, especially for a horror game and yet its fairly tough fighting the various grotesque abominations.

GameCube title Eternal Darkness featured a unique ‘insanity meter’ which affected the gameplay to reflect the character’s mental state. When the meter depletes, the game uses disturbing tactics to create an escalating feeling of pure horror. Weird sound effects or screams can be heard and the camera angle becomes increasingly distorted. However, perhaps the most ingenious use of the insanity meter was tricking players into thinking that there was something wrong with the game itself. Fake error messages pop up saying that the memory card is corrupt or that the television’s video signal has been lost, and players are constantly kept on edge about what is real and what is just a trick.

A spiritual successor was announced over three years ago but it ran into funding troubles with its Kickstarter called Shadow of the Eternals. There was a 9 minute gameplay footage released: Youtube.com

Also see what happened to the developer behind the original game, Silicon Knights: Neogaf.com

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