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Old 31 October 2009, 01:18   #1
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Eek Matt's Alone in the Dark video

Hi, everyone. Just in time for Halloween--here's Matt Chat #35: Alone in the Dark! Enjoy, and don't forget to buy some candy for the kids.

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Old 31 October 2009, 01:39   #2
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First of all : Cheers for mentioning H.P. Lovecraft Before the game was released there was some talk about it being a Call of Cthulhu franchise game and while it wasn't an 'official' Cthulhu game, for me it's a best of it's kind This game is really hard (even though 2 was even harder) and I had a lot of fun playing through it. Wish you would've recorded the frying pan fight from the second AITD game
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I picked up a book of Lovecraft's short stories a few months ago and had a great time reading the stories. Another game that really captures it is called "Darkness Within." Worth checking out if you're a major fan.

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Resident Evil series are more about blasting zombies than anything else, but Silent Hill II was really something on the PC, despite its "Playstation" origins.
If you allow me, I think the simili-3D surroundings of the first opus of Alone in the Dark are pretty ugly. The pixelated heroine's face shown from the intro scares me more than the baddies themselves !
From Lovecraft, I recommend the masterpiece "@ the Mountains of Madness", it's a little bit longer than his other works so be sure you can devote a few hours when you start (you'll notice it's quite impossible to drop reading it at some point on, it's THAT good).
Also, you must know he was the head of some kind of Society, and some of his followers were quite good at writing "Cthulhu's Mythos" stories (August Derleth...). Last, Edgar Allan Poe can't really be deemed #2, despite Lovecraft great talent.
Sorry for OT.
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Another game that really captures it is called "Darkness Within." Worth checking out if you're a major fan.
Thanks for the suggestion Matt Missed that one and will definitely try it
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My favourite HP game is definitely Shadow of the Comet. Great atmosphere. A really nice adventure with a great soundtrack.

Thanks for the video, Matt. I really liked playing AITD, though part 2 is my favourite. I especially liked the fact, that players are never told the whole story, you are always unsure, what it is all about. One of the most sureal games I've ever played.
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another 10 mins of enjoyment keep em coming
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Shadow of the Comet looks interesting indeed. I hadn't seen it before now.

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