I'm in the mood for some lovecraftian horror influenced games like these, anyone got some games with a really oppressive atmosphere?
Made by euro devs, a pain in the ass to buy I think, and I think there is only one torrent out there on some russian forum, might be seedless now though.
Game's great and very lovecraftian, I think it even has some direct references to it.
Sunless Sea has a similar thing going on, but it's still basically a beta (not enough content yet)
Bloodborne isn't lovecraftian as much as the other two. Sure, it has a dark post industrial style, but beyond the visual mood, it's way too action based and violent to be a proper lovecraftian representation.
Sunless Sea for Lovecraftian
They Bleed Pixels for more Lovecraft.
Victoria 2 for Grand Strat Lovecraft.
Dominions 4 for when you graduate from baby-tier Lovecraft and go full Elderlitch.
>formless ones on the battlefield trampling over troops of Ulm
I'd say all the cosmic themes, maddening stuff and humans seeking out old evil shit to become smarter and succumbing to madness instead, great ones and such
also imagined yharnam to be a lot like the village in The Outsider and other stories like that, also a lot of the bosses are clearly lovecraftian inspired
Might be a bit too actiony to be horror but the themes and atmosphere are still there
>Bloodborne doesn't feel Lovecraftian at all
>the influence is obvious tho.
All the people going mad and be hideously configured in to non human shapes, mentions of old gods and one possibly sleeping under a lake and underground ruins inhabited by foul creatures isn't Lovecraft enough for you?
The plot for the first third of the game is Shadow Over Innsmouth, then you get Dunwich Horror, Haunter in the Dark, Whisper in the Dark, Rats in the Walls and several other stories getting put in there. For fuck's sake Miskatonic University is a small level.
Innsmouth no yakata
Been a while since I read Rats in the Walls, isn't that the one with the abandoned castle that has some portal to hell in the basement? How doest hat relate to any bloodborne level?
He said it's too focused on action to be a PROPER Lovecraft representation, meaning that while it is Lovecraftian is still a bit too video-gamey, there is nothing wrong with that, it merely shows the game wants to cater to a wider audience, and it seems they succeeded considering your level of comprehension.
>being this naive in 1994+21 /v/
He just googled HP lovecraft after playing bloodborne and paired the generic settings of the different stories slapping them on the various phases of the game, a bit like miyazaki did, you fucking fags know nothing of lovecraft, you are just secondaries jumping on the bandwagon pretending to be fans when you are just cancerous souls babbies wanting to fit in with LE EBIN LE CHTULU LE TENTACLES XDD MAY MAYS, fucking kill yourselves.
I haven't seen mad like this in a long time
>Any game where you are able to fight back to any meaningful degree and your actions matter by changing the outcome of the story
Yeah, Lovecraft never wrote about a human fighting one of his abominations, not once. He totally didn't describe some dude stopping Cthulhu from rising by sailing a goddamn boat into his head, no sir.
You mean the prison guards? Those were more based on D&D mindflayers than anything.
...Which are based on Cthulhu, so a secondary influence, I guess.
Tower of Latria definitely has that Lovecraftian vibe, though. Alien, oppressive, hopeless atmosphere and all that.
Reminder that the best Lovecraftian movie wasnt even based on Lovecraft mythos
Cthulhu started chasing the survivors out at sea, so they rammed him. It took him down long enough for them to escape, but they mention he was already visibly regenerating as they sped off, IRC.
>implying nolan isn't the single best creative mind working today
Then what did? Was Cthulhu just rolling over and whining "Just let me sleep for another millennium"?
"There was a mighty eddying and foaming in the noisome brine, and as the steam mounted higher and higher the brave Norwegian drove his vessel head on against the pursuing jelly which rose above the unclean froth like the stern of a daemon galleon. The awful squidhead
with writhing feelers came nearly up to the bowsprit of the sturdy yacht, but Johansen drove on relentlessly. There was a bursting as of an exploding bladder, a slushy nastiness as of a cloven sunfish, a stench as of a thousand opened graves, and a sound that the chronicler could not put on paper. For an instant the ship was befouled by an acrid and blinding green
cloud, and then there was only a venomous seething astern"
It's funny because you're the one who actually has superficial knowledge of lovecraft :^).
You're just like those goth kids from South Park! I had to google that btw because I'm a poser who doesn't even watch it.
drawing similarities to lovecraft doesn't neccesarily man they are done well, or even in a way that can be considered interesting.
Bloodborne's visual design is pretty great for these bosses, but the game relies on a lot of horror cliches like tentacles and spiders, rather than actual weirdness, although it's still a semi-respectable effort.
I think that even in a game considered worse, demon of song still represents something more odd.
There is a greenlit game out there called "That Which Sleeps." Looks damn good. But it ain't out yet, I don't think. Maybe early access will start someday soon, since it seems they have a playable build together?
Go ahead then. Name a single lovecraft story where the protagonist actually succeeds in turning the events unfolding around him for the better or even emerges from the experience unscathed.
Momentarily hindering something does not count as success.
>tfw you will never play a dream cycle rpg
Also I quite enjoyed the work of this guy
Anon that's just great. I love you.
>it is Lovecraft
>no it isn't
>yes it is
>no it isn't
OK. Someone define Lovecraft work for me.
I always found homage to be better than the real thing.
Dead Space was a pretty good "Alien" game and Demon's Souls a good "Berserk" game in that kind of sense.
Although that PS2 Berserk game lloks fucking sick ;_;
Literally genius, in director, in film.
>mfw you get blood to be a "werewolf" but you can only turn your hand into a werewolf claw instead of going full furry on an invader
AYY-team does it again
Speaking of Dead Space, it goes full cosmic horror at the end of the DS3 DLC.
At the moment, the canon ending to the series is Earth getting eating by the moons, and there was fuckall the protags could do about it.
reminder that the best lovecraft movie is on youtube in full
Randolph Carter completed his dream-quest by overcoming several traps set by an otherworldly foe named Nyarlathotep and no harm befell upon him.
In fact, it could be argued that the only negative effects many of the main characters occur during Lovecraft's Dream Cycle are humanly ones, like homesickness, jealousy, or curiosity. Although there is also a great deal of madness and destruction in other stories in the Cycle, of course.
Have you tried Justine? If you haven't, I highly recommend you play it right now. In some ways it's better than Amnesia, only incredibly short. I tried the first Penumbra, but I was seriously frustrated by the controls. The recommendations here kind of make me want to try it again.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, though I don't think it's creepy enough. Also, Among the Sleep. Not exactly Lovecraftian, but it's definitely...unique. Try it for sure.
Also, Alan Wake if you don't mind shootan. Serena (free on Steam) is an interesting puzzle solver deal. You might like it. Lone Survivor, 2D pixel surviving. It has far more in common with Silent Hill, but the atmosphere is definitely oppressive. Sanitarium, old school adventure game, has some seriously bizarre atmosphere, but wouldn't really call it Lovecraftian.
My favorite LC's short story is The Thing on the Doorstep.
Do you get high off your own farts m8?
He's fucking trash
>LOOK AT HOW AMBIGUOUS MY FILM IS
>Never comments on what the film is about
>People form major philisophical interpretations of it
>few years later
>YEP, LEL, I TOTALLY MEANT THAT.
Except Sunless Sea is shit.
It's great for the first playthrough, but then you die.
And then you redo the same content.
And then you die.
And then you get the fucking point.
If I had savescummed my first playthrough, I probably would have liked it more.
It has some cool shit though, my favorite part is the sun machine in the bottom left, never thought someone could make the sun that spooky
you can emulate the fan-translated PS2 game from theisozone or play the PS1 game first on the emulator if you really wanna buy either. Although I don't see why you'd buy them.
Technically ST games are very similar to King's Field but with guns and more survival horror elements and with more weird alien encounters and caves etc, etc.
You should also add that the game is just a giant mess of lua triggers and flags. Easy to modify though so you should modify your save and just enjoy the story because its worth it (steal a lot from lovecraft and pratchett work) otherwise its grind and muh rougelike.
Also there's enough content for at least 8 hours of gameplay and that's without grind so don't worry about it.
Just don't buy it
Or how about Dunwich Horror where a bunch of scientists and some pissed dogs stop an old god from entering our reality.
Shadows over Innsmouth
he actually didn't write too much. they only recovered a few pieces from letters, etc.
I think if he'd live today, he'd totally post on /pol/, based as he was.
Not exactly lovecraftian, but Pathologic has an extremely oppressive atmosphere.
Lynch originally was working a variation of Jodorowsky's script. The movie was supposed to be much longer. Then the studios wanted it to be dumbed down, cut a bunch of scenes, and added a few without Lynch's input. He had his name struck from the credits because he hated how it turned out.
Buy the Necromonicon and just start reading the stories that has the most interesting titles, that's what I did
Funny thing is most of what Lovecraft himself actually wrote didnt involve bad endings with everyone dying or going mad. It was mostly later writers who interpreted his works and added to them that added that little niche
I still think it would not have been a great movie regardless.
Jorodowsky did not have a clue what Dune was about either. And I don't think having more footage would have made Lynch's better.
Heart plugs, cat milking, bald bene gesserit, stupid gross baron, an adult playing a kid in the first half of the movie, rain of Arrakis.
I am not saying a Dune movie should be strictly like the book, that would be impossible. Lynch stuck too much to it in some aspect and shouldn't have strayed in others
Just pick up any of the collections of his stories and get reading, none of them are particularly long so it doesn't matter too much where you start.
>I think if he'd live today, he'd totally post on /pol/, based as he was.
His views were largely consistent for the time period, but he'd definitely lurk 4chan if he were around today.
I've read a lot of his stories. Not all of them end with the narrator/protagonist in a bad situation, but a lot of them do. The one I mentioned is a pretty rare example where everything actually works out, if you don't take some ancient being coming back to life. But it didn't really appear malevolent, so whatever?
All Souls games have "lovecraftian" influences, Bloodborne just leans more heavily on that.
A friend of mine suggests that Bloodborne is DeS after the good ending, The Old One is put to slumber, the Soul Arts disappear and other entities seek to fill its vacuum.
The Miskatonic is being made, anything else has been posted above.
While there's no arguing that the engine and some of the mechanics have aged like milk, I really do think that if the first day wasn't such a fucking grind of fetching and exposition a lot more people would play/finish Pathologic.
Gotcha. The first ST just came out on PSN for like 5 bucks, but just wanted some insight into it. I'll emulate the first and then I'll buy if I like the first hour or so.
>playing video games instead of reading books or exploring old buildings while doing acid or going to africa dressed as a giant chicken leg or by having babies with an albino gorilla