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Darkness Within 1: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

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Explore disturbing corners of the human psyche. Delve into a dimension of nightmares, the occult and a tense psychological world created in classic Lovecraftian style.
As police detective Howard E. Loreid, you are tasked to solve the murder of Clark Field, a wealthy man involved in the occult. Your number one suspect is Loath Nolder; a highly respected private investigator. After mysteriously abandoning his last case and abruptly resurfacing five years later, one wonders how venerated P.I. Loath Nolder has turned fugitive murder suspect. Your seemingly routine investigation takes a dramatic twist as terrifying happenings begin to plague your psyche. Horrifying dreams and paranormal experiences torment your very being and the line between sanity and insanity becomes frighteningly blurred. Face dire truths hidden deep within the recesses of your mind, as you embark on a surreal adventure.Key features:A chilling point and click Puzzle Horror Adventure inspired by the Works of H.P. Lovecraft, now brought to Steam for the first time as a slightly enhanced edition with Chromatic Aberration and cinematic effects applied to the game's graphics !
Built-in Hint System with 3 Difficulty Levels – Players can choose to play in Standard, Detective, or Senior Detective modes.
Unique Inventory System – Utilizing the ‘thinking screen’ allows players to collect and examine items, and thoughts. Clues can also be researched, combined or used.
Dynamic Puzzles and Features – Traditional adventure game puzzles are complimented by deciphering dreams and underlining excerpts in documents to garner critical clues.
Enhanced Gameplay Experience – The proprietary game engine enables compelling special effects and stunning visuals in a panoramic first person game environment.
Eerie Gameplay Atmosphere – An immersive experience is created by a fascinating story, chilling real-time cut scenes, and haunting music.

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Zoetrope Interactive
Iceberg Interactive
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® 2000 / XP / Vista™
  • Processor: 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible or better video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
  • OS: Windows® 7 / 8™
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible video card with Shader 2.0
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
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Darkness Within 1: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder reviews and comments

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Hello everyone! So I bought the game due to the Positive Reviews, and packed some Hope into the Game! I really wanted to give the Game a Chance, but now after 11 Hours of Play I have lost my Mood. The Game has a really shitty graphics (Too dark, Slurred Textures, everything is Pixelated and lacks Animations everywhere that contribute to the Mood) Yes the Game may have been very much Already under its Belt for a few Days, but for me it is to today's point of view Just not playable with Fun anymore. The Gameplay is terrible in my Opinion night (how to Run how to connect things, Analyze texts, etc.) The Storry is Confus and gives you no Clear Line I know after 11 Hours still not yet what it is all about. (And there is far too much Text to Read with some info that you don't need and just explore the Decoration. The Game doesn't get creepy for me in a single Place. (What may be because of the Graphic above) The Dialogues are Okey, but certainly only if you are even better used to. Music and Sound Accompaniment wasn't really bad, but that's broken by the other Facts. The Puzzles are too abstract for me and put too much around the Corner thinking ahead. While I played the Game, only the Thought I spent on It made me play a little further, but now I don't like there are any more games that can do better. So The Game totally Failed me! (DENKT OF THE DARAN THE IS ONLY MY EIGENE SIGHT OF THE DINGE) Graphic 03/10 Gamepley 04/10 Horror Factor 04/10 Sound/Music 05/10 puzzle 05/10 Dialogues 05/10-------------------------------------------------------MFG. -NEXUS
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(+) The Vibe is really creepy, beautiful in this Game. As an H. P. Lovecraft fan, you definitely get your Money's worth here. There are two to three middleweight jumpscares, apart from that, the Horror is more subtle And generated by the sounds and Atmospheric Soundtrack, which often gives you a distressing feel. The Story is confusing, mysterious and sinister; Anyone expecting a Resolution Scenario à la Sherlock Holmes will not find it here. But This makes up the Lovecraft atmosphere and makes you think about the Story for a long time after the Game ... The innovative Idea of also having Hints (To gather thoughts) in the Inventory, which in turn can be combined with Objects etc., is in principle very good. The Game Graphics confused me a bit and I first made the Picture brighter, then I got into the surreal Glow and the Darkness (Only I omitted the constant Noise) and didn't regret it-you feel like you're in a Book by Lovecraft , the Colors and Effects capture the Mood terrific. Those who like Scratches will also like this Game. :) (-) Unfortunately, the Background in the Documents only partially worked for me, so not all Achievments could be unlocked and you could not find all The Clues that are important for further Resolution. Some Documents could not be deleted at all, although References were to be found in them. Still, you can finish the Game. In General, the Background in the Documents (although it is a good Idea) is not well solved, as you have to emphasize EXAKT what the Developers have considered (sometimes a special Word). This was not really intuitively solvable and rather frustrating. The Controls in the Menu are not particularly intuitive and somewhat bulky.
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