A brooding sanitarium holds an ancient power that is searching for a way to regain its hold over a New England community.
Cool mod with nice ambiance, it's worth the play.
EDIT : Part 2 is even cooler, this mod is a really nice piece of work, I was really pleased to play this, and can't wait for part 3 :D
2nd ÉDIT : part 3 gets 100 feet above in quality, it is nearly Underhell-like in some aspects, think about it like that Cthulhu HL1 mod but in Source.
It was a pretty good mod, had its rather scary moments.
I would definitely recommend this mod for Lovecraft fans.
If there's one thing you want from any Cthulhu inspired game (whether it be board game, PC game or whatever) its atmosphere. This has it. Loads of it. Everything just fits into the Lovecraft dynamic and gives that eerie sense of fear and helplessness you get from reading the books.
Technically it has some issues, but I think these are down to the age of the Half Life engine being modded rather than any fault of the modder. That being said, these don't spoil the story at all. Definitely one to play if you have any interest in Cthulhulian mythos at all.
My god, just played part 3, it really did get the Mission Improbable treatment. It's that good. Everything has been improved, mapping, story, gameplay. I'll leave my review redux on here to grant context to the improvement:
Mapping: Massive improvement, you get explore the levels that appeared in previous chapters, except they have been fleshed out to much more liveable spaces. Few ares were a bit too dark but I managed.
Story: It's got a plot! It's got an ending! It's got character! It's got cohesion!(despite being Lovecraftian), already infinitely better than most mods. Voiceacting was excellent too, quite a rarity for a mod.
Gameplay: Exploration mixed with some combat, story tidibits, and puzzle solving. Kinda buggy here and there, but much more stable than its previous chapters.
Verdict: PLAY IT!!!
There has been only one other mod I played besides this that involved any Cthulhu mythos, it was bad, this was good.
The mapping isn't super special but it was sufficient to maintain my suspension of disbelief.
As for the story, I am dying for some resolution, so I guess you have success in having me invested in the plot.
One gripe though, the second to the last map did not transition well into the last map, I had to launch the console to fix that.
Other than that, this is a very solid mod. It gave me vibes reminiscent of the Random Journey too.
I feel like this mod was good, but it really lacks polish as it is.
I played the 'redux' version (which I think is parts 1 and 2) and the ambiance was great throughout, especially at the beginning. However, I think the thing that works the most against most it is the regular use of text on the screen to convey the player's reactions to things. That and the camera and control being removed from the player almost habitually during part 1 kind of took away from the experience.
Mind you, this is a good mod with a lot of potential with the creepy vibes it puts out at the very beginning. I look forward to seeing part 3 and hope that my concerns are addressed by then.
I hope the modder considers getting proper voice actors, though. Text to speech programs are kind of obvious.
The Intern's Story brings you a suspenseful and chilling experience, unlike any other. The atmosphere is easily the best part of the game - absolutely superb. I highly recommend this mod if it sounds like your cup of tea.
Amazing mod. The storytelling is amazing, the ambiance is really creepy and the game scared the sh** out of my several times. The puzzles aren't too difficult, and it does not drag on for hours.
Definitely reccommend playing it.
Frustrating mod !
Good atmosphere, but boring gameplay...
a few puzzles no challenging at all and for the rest of the game : just walk and walk and walk... nothing else to do but waiting for cutscenes.
too bad ! with more challenge, this mod could be interesting to play.
I have always been a fan of HP Lovecraft's works. And although this is not completely connected to his Mythos, the influence and atmosphere is very much present from his stories.
First time I played this, I was hesitant to investigate the mysterious banging sound, a very ominous feeling takes hold that fills be with discomfort, but great satisfaction. And this feeling was persistent throughout the mod and I congratulate you for succeeding in that area!
I enjoyed the fact there was no combat, it emphasized that helpless, powerless feeling that requires quick thinking in the face of danger. It also meant that you had more of a reason to appreciate and soak in the environment and atmosphere of the story!
Going through the files, I found sound labelled with Shoggoths and Whippoorwills, I was very glad to see some links to Lovecraft that were not mentioned in the game :) The use of music and ambience by Allicorn was perfect, as well as the choice of vintage early 20th century music.
For me this mod has great replayability, probably due to my love for Lovecraft's Mythos, but even so it's a mod that I always enjoy and cherish.
Greatly looking forward to part 3, from what I can already see it looks as enjoyable and brilliant as the first ;)
Keep up the good work! I am always eagerly awaiting news!
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