Eternal Darkness Review – Game Reviews, Episode 5

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Nov 19, 2018

There aren’t a lot of titles that have swung a console decision for me, but the game we’re about to talk about is one of those titles.

Summary: Deep, into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting… and working on this epic review! The Darkness has finally arrived on RTSelect and in this review I tackle one of my all time favorite games — Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem for Gamecube.

The announcement of this title for the Nintendo’s console was a deciding factor in why I passed up an Xbox in favor of the GCN, right up there with new Mario, Metroid, and Zelda titles. It’s at this point you might be asking yourself why you’ve never heard of this game.

Short answer: it flopped… hard. Despite low sales, Eternal Darkness was released to critical acclaim and has a diehard base of fans like me, who trumpet it’s praises whenever we get the chance.

Does that mean it’s a perfect game? Hardly. Do it’s shortcomings keep it from the upper echelon of survival horror? Let’s find out. Grab a flask of liquid courage and let’s embark on a journey… into the Darkness.

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Creator’s Note: It took an incredible amount of time to get capture footage of the “Save Files Erased” sanity effect. I didn’t encounter the effect on while filming until my third playthrough of the game!

Featured Music:
“At the End of It All”, “Eclipse”, “FIN”, and “The Awakening”
by The Synth Witch – https://thesynthwitch.bandcamp.com/

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