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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

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"Meh" seems appropriate

posted by Ragnex (SILVER SPRING, MD) Jun 19, 2006

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Member since Jun 2006

2 out of 24 gamers (8%) found this review helpful

I wasn't wowed. That's pretty much all of an overview I can give. Not a bad game, it had a solid engine, but they didn't do much with it.

Good story

Gameplay was weak
Slow paced
Graphically unstable

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Eternal Darkness: Overrated?

posted by linkboy222 (Bridgewater, VA) Jul 3, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful

Eternal Darkness is a pretty good game. Having played it through, I'm not exactly sure why it's one of the highest rated GCN games available. It's not bad, but it's certainly not amazing, either. Here are a few of my ratings on the game's qualities:
Graphics: 6
This game has a lot of strong points, but I'm afraid to say its graphics are not one of them. Considering the fact that it was originally intended for N64, they're not too bad. However, compared to some of the incredible graphics work of other titles for GCN (Metroid, especially), the graphics aren't all that great.
Gameplay: 8
A lot of cool gameplay elements are used here, including the ability to play about 12 different characters throughout the game. Unfortunately, you really only play each character once (barring Alex), but still a cool concept nonetheless! Another great element is the magic system. The player creates spells using many combinations of 3 alignments and about 12 runes. One part of the gameplay I didn't like was the combat system. While the real time combat is great, fighting in this game felt awkward and cumbersome. The other main part of the game was puzzles. I'll be honest: the puzzles in this game are overly simplified. Most of the time I felt like the game had been created for a 10-year-old because of the lack of complexity here.
Sound: 7
I have no complaints with the sound. The music tracks are good, and represent the time periods and settings very well. The sound effects are also pretty good, if a bit repetitive.
Story: 8
Story is, in my opinion, probably the most important element of any game, and the storyline in ED wasn't bad. It's pretty epic, spanning over 2000 years between the various characters. There were no notable surprises along the way and it follows a pretty linear plot: Girl finds dead grandfather; she swears to avenge his death; she fights lots of strange creatures; she must keep evil undead guy from summoning a demi-god.
Overall, not too bad, but why all the hype?

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Very Good

Sadly a little known jewel

posted by zsunda (COLLIERVILLE, TN) Sep 22, 2007

Member since Sep 2007

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Some games are good ;Fun, light, nothing amazing. This is not one of those games. The story was began slow .Basic beging to the plot then when the action comes its amazing. the sanity meter is amazing and infuriating .

The combat is fun and the controlls are tight .Graphics are not amazing but there running on the gamecube so there prety good considering . This is one of those games everyone needs to play just cause. Youll find yourself thinking of it fondly

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