ESH | The Sinking City Review

Video games based on the uni­verse cre­at­ed by H.P. Love­craft have come and gone over the years, with sur­pris­ing­ly few of them hit­ting the mark. Sur­pris­ing­ly, most of the suc­cess­es, like Eter­nal Dark­ness, were not direct inter­pre­ta­tions, but more loose­ly inspired by the works. The Sink­ing City, a new action mys­tery game by the fine folks over at Frog­wares, does the best job I have seen to this day at more direct­ly inter­pret­ing these sto­ries by giv­ing play­ers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to solve mys­ter­ies in a mean­ing­ful way while fight­ing back against the tide of mad­ness.

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