Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness

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Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness

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Available on:PCTBA 2021

Developer: PsychoDev

Publisher: PsychoDev

Genre: Adventure

Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness is a Lovecraftian point’n’click graphic adventure. Drawing inspiration, places and characters from specific stories by H.P. Lovecraft such as The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Mountains of Madness, this detective story sets you in the thrilling investigation of a horrifying mystery that will take you to iconic places like Innsmouth, Arkham and the South Pole. You play as the private investigator Lone Carter – but prepare to find yourself in the boots of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred, writer of the dreaded Necronomicon, and of H.P. Lovecraft himself… Private Investigator Lone Carter regains consciousness to find himself lying on a beach near Innsmouth. His body has been ripped apart. He tries to pull his last cigarette from the pack, but his arm fails to obey. As he fades away into death, terror growing in his eyes, he remembers in dreadful glimpses his fatal encounter with the Shoggoth… An endless period of darkness ensues. Then, some fire burning within awakens him, and he returns, completely recovered and unharmed – but he would never be the same. He is haunted by terrible visions, nightmares hinting at ineffable, horrifying truths. He needs to get back home, to understand what happened to him – but escaping from Innsmouth will only be the first step in his journey. In his hometown of Arkham, a mystery awaits for him. A disappearance. A ritual murder. A plot that intertwines different characters, different places, even different eras. An adventure that will test your wits and drag you to the very limits of your sanity… and perhaps beyond. Mountains of Madness is a new adventure game in the Chronicle of Innsmouth franchise. Set 10 years before the first chapter of this saga, these events will influence the events to come. Travel to ancient Yemen, playing in the role of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred, author of the Necronomicon, and step into the shoes of HP Lovecraft and guide him to unveil the mysteries of his bloodline. Features: - A mature, horrifying story, combining the thrilling mystery of a detective story with a cosmic horror setting - Inspired by The Mountains of Madness, but with many original elements to surprise you at every corner - Test your wits and deduction skills with clever puzzles, logical but challenging - Interact with many characters, both original and taken from Lovecraft’s works - Play as detective Lone Carter, but also as iconic Lovecraft characters as Abdul Alhazred – and even H.P. Lovecraft himself! - Retro art style rendered in 640 x 360 resolution, inspired by the early 90s Lucasarts classics - A brilliant unsettling original soundtrack

Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness Critic Reviews

Sometimes, less is more. Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness is a game that knows its limits and strives to do its best with the resources it has. The story is short, but well written and fascinating, the English acting is good and background illustrations are often inspiring. Considering that the team is small and so was the budget, their work deserves to be praised.

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If you’re a fan of 90s adventure games, or a fan of Lovecraft, and are willing to push through Mountains of Madness’ more taxing puzzles, you’ll get a kick out of it. The ending is a satisfying one that sets up a sequel without leaving you hanging. It’s just a shame that the game tries to stretch itself a little too far. As is, Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness is an interesting achievement, just not a great one.

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Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness is a fantastic title, able to fully experience the horror of the lovecraftian novel by the same name to anyone who approaches it: in fact, all the topical and typical elements of the father of the occult can be found in it, outlining an intricate narrative sequence, mysterious at the right point and full of well-characterized characters. Once again the graphic adventure proves to be the best videogame genre for Lovecraftian works of inspiration and / or transposition, as they are mainly focused on investigation. In short, a game that harks back to the glories of the past, managing to characterize itself and impress its mark, demonstrating the true strength of the Italian videogames industry.

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