House of Horrors: Call of Cthulhu Highlights

This week, Jess and Zorine take on the role of monotone Jack Walters as they try (and sometimes fail) to escape bloodthirsty townspeople and commit the seemingly simple task of closing a door.

Discussion

80 comments
vice45
vice45

This game is very close to my becos of the setting and the highly likeable main character (he even kinda looks like me, thanks for the compliment btw)

MasterTazo
MasterTazo

This game is hardcore. This is only the easy part, it gets harder after.

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

I still have this game on my original xbox!

blkgsr
blkgsr

Hell im just glad to see some girls who like to playing games, my last girlfriend hated games, and would bitch the whole time while I played them, and especially bad if i had friends over playing. The shows supposed to be fun some of you guys need to chill out a bit B======0

GeorgeSyll
GeorgeSyll

Well chicks generaly think of a million other stuff when doing something and never take it even a bit seriously,especialy playing video games,so i didn't expect anything better. 

Couldn't watch for more than one and a half minutes, i felt the need to punch something. I mean, the previous videos were OK but in this one i think you went overboard. If you don't like a game just don't play it, there's no need to make fun of it....

Bhemont
Bhemont

Played this game, very intense.  Was wondering if there is a full version of this video anywhere?

celtic_flav
celtic_flav

This show sucks ass, I agree. Too bad it is reviewed so childishly and not given a more sharp and polished approach. 

SoreThumbsBill
SoreThumbsBill

I enjoyed CoC back in the day. It was a survival horror masterpiece. It is supposed to be played in a 4:3 resolution, the stretched screen in the video looked horrendous.

BTW the two planed sequels "Call of Cthulhu: Beyond the Mountains of Madness" and "Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End" were canceled because no publisher wanted to risk releasing a first person game that was not Elder Scrolls or a CoD clone and thus Headfirst Productions got bust, which is sad.

Oh, and this show sucks ass. Just saying.

Csongli
Csongli

Try out The Cat Lady :D


2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

<3 this show, you're both so cute!  I'd recommend checking out Amnesia and also Cryostasis.

yeah_28
yeah_28

Great show as always.


And Jess, while playing dead space, music and sound effects at max volume. ;)

theCCyberDDemon
theCCyberDDemon

Excuse me, but this gameplay is being immature on purpose? Anyway, is a pity that this great game has been that degraded, to the level of someone writing his own name wrong.

madjack1812
madjack1812

Good stuff!  I was about to suggest Dead Space- I guess as it's tomorrow where you are then you already knew that...

maderrin
maderrin

FPS challenge for Zorine? Three words lasses: Clive Barker's Undying. The catacombs level almost made me piss my pants.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Thanks Jess. :)

Call of Cthulhu is one of the best survival horror games I've ever played. Hotel escape level (especially 'close/open the door & get to the roof' part) is almost exactly like original short story "The Shadow over Innsmouth" by H.P. Lovecraft. Game is quite long and hard. It can be really scary if you're playing alone.

Fursnake
Fursnake

If you haven't already, you girls should read some H.P.Lovecraft, that will really rock your socks off. I recommend "The Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath", it is the Alice in Wonderland of horror stories...and it has cats, the coolest cats ever.

johnd13
johnd13

With Dead Space things are gonna get serious. Looking forward to it!

sam441
sam441

ahhhhhhhhhhhh girls playing   

doi4in
doi4in

The Condemned games are worth a look (Origins, Bloodshot).

neOnSHiFT
neOnSHiFT

" Call of  Cthulu" or "Call of Cthulhu" (type missmatch ?)

VR_Verdugo
VR_Verdugo

I almost spit out my coffee when they walked into that room around 8:11, that was hilarious.

DuaMn
DuaMn

Please try playing a little slower next time if you play an adventure game. I know you have time limitations and all, but the way you play does no justice to this game. It was all you running around meaninglessly. Just let the game show what it's all about next time if it's an adventure game like this one. I still liked it, though.

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@GeorgeSyll It is pretty hard playing games as a girl - it's tricky to think about sneaking when I'm deciding what colour to paint my nails or what dress I'll wear the next day. /sarcasm

These videos are pretty well flagged in the title so if it's not your thing you should be able to avoid them. Conversely, if it's the highlights you don't enjoy you can watch us play the whole game on twitch.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@GeorgeSyll I take gaming pretty seriously, but I'm sorry if this episode offended you. It certainly wasn't our intention.

Bhemont
Bhemont

@GeorgeSyll People eliminate fear with jokes, its their way of handling it. :p

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@celtic_flav Hello! Sorry you didn't enjoy it, however this is the highlights reel of a two hour stream - not a review.

Saketume
Saketume

@celtic_flav Do you mean that you think this show is actually reviewing these games or do you mean that your review of this show is childish?

Vojtass
Vojtass

@SoreThumbsBill Yup. One of the lead devs (Lead Engineer I believe) finished PC version for free, because Bethesda didn't want to invest any more money. He did it, because he loves Lovecraftian lore so much. And PC gaming too I guess. ;)

Renunciation
Renunciation

@Vojtass Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.   : )

"The Lurker at the Threshold" was my first H.P. Lovecraft book, and one of my favorites.  


And, 
@Zorine -- Yay, you took up the little "challenge" I'd left in the Silent Hill II (part 2) comments.  : )   I hope it was worth your time!

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@Fursnake I was actually out of books to read, thanks for the recommendation!

maderrin
maderrin

@DuaMn True. This was the 'choppiest' episode so far. Also the commentary and the game sound overlapped resulting in a one huge glitch. The girls have to decide whether they talk or play.

crow1st
crow1st

@Saketume @celtic_flav  he probably means that if you want to see girls laughing and talking go out, if you want to check out games try another show...easy...

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@Renunciation You mean Fatal Frame II? Haha, I did, and it was unnerving, to say the least.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@Renunciation In Poland Lovecraft's most famous stories were published in "Call of Cthulhu" anthology. So I didn't read in proper order I guess. ;)

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@maderrin @DuaMn If you guys aren't a fan of choppy I can cut down on that. Mostly I edit it that way because it's the way I like to see highlights videos but I can always change it. Unfortunately, it is a live stream so we are required to both talk and play.

Saketume
Saketume

@crow1st

Yeah god forbid we watch something fun about videogames for the pure entertainment value.

Renunciation
Renunciation

@Zorine @Renunciation  Whoops!  Yes, I did mean Fatal Frame II.

That music unnerved me enough when I first heard it, I couldn't help but sit staring and paralyzed as the imagery developed in my mind.  The Fatal Frame II segments were equally eerie to me, so I tried synchronizing them, and...  well, now you know was that was like.  : )

(I hope it wasn't too unnerving, heh  ^^'   )