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Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

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Available on:PCAug 7, 2019

Developer: Stuck In Attic

Darkham, with its crooked gambrel roofs, dark alleys, and a past shrouded in secrecy, never really was a welcoming place, but nowadays? Kooky cults are popping up everywhere, and that most evil book, the Necronomicon, is spoken of in trembling whispers once more. Detective Don R. Ketype is on the case to retrieve the mysterious evil tome, but unsuspecting librarian Buzz Kerwan stumbles upon it and accidentally transforms his cat, Kitteh, into a walking, talking abomination. Being humanized? Quite a downgrade. Gibbous is a comedy cosmic horror game - a modern adventure that is classically inspired, features gorgeous HD art, detailed traditional animation, and a lengthy story that will see the three protagonists travel around the world and deal with abominations both cosmic and human-made, voodoo, and Things That Should Not Be. From Lovecraft Country to Transylvania, set off on a quest to get a very cynical cat to stop talking. FEATURES • Over 60 hand-painted, detailed environments inspired by Transylvanian architecture and nature; • Fluid traditional 2d animation with a Disney-esque look and feel; • Two protagonists and a talking ca--- Okay, three. Three protagonists; • Upwards of 70 fully voiced, crazy characters; • Special guest appearance by Doug Cockle, voice of the Witcher; • Contains most genuine Transylvanian accent in games and media, like, ever; • Over 4 hours of lush original soundtrack featuring live instruments; • A lengthy cinematic story that spans continents and more; • Moment to moment humor, darker arching plot; • Dynamic lighting, real time reflections and weather system; • Integrated hint system to help you when you’re stuck; • Fully animated cartoon cutscenes that punctuate important story beats; • Over 12,000 voiced dialogue lines; • Custom voiced responses for all the crazy combinations you can think of; • Lovingly made near Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace; • No cutesifying or making fun of the Old Ones, praise their Dark Names; • Did we mention the talking cat?

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Steve C
8 / 10

A Cthulhu Adventure is a real treat, and one of the most enjoyable games of its genre and textual influence I've played in a long while. It isn't the longest game by any means, but there are many Easter eggs and cool horror references hidden away to find.

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A solid first effort from the Romanian outfit, a good narrative just let down by some overly simple puzzling

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Unknown Author
7 / 10

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure is a classic humorous adventure that parodies numerous mystical stories with a touch of Romanian self-irony. Of course, the authors noticeably fall short of the standards of Monkey Island, but they try very hard to please their gamer. In any case, the cat Kitya is one of the most striking characters, which we shamelessly forgot, summing up last year.

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Gibbous skews its Lovecraft origins to comic effect, though it would have benefitted from more testing puzzles and less obvious humour.

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Gibbous is a classic point and click adventure game born of clearly felt love for the genre and with hand drawn graphics. Taking from the best practices of the classic comedy adventures like Monkey Island or Indiana Jones it delivers an engaging story spanning many diverse locations. As a fan of those and a token of appreciation to the author I’d love to rate it higher but

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