I write reviews when I am able. Trying some different thigns out with my schedule this year in gaming.I will on occasion write for Steady Giveaways or Indie Gems . I also write on my personal which can be found here
Game Of The Year Recommendations
Possible 2020 Favorite Game (Will add titles as the year progresses) World Of Horror
The Innsmouth Case is a story book game set up in a choose your own adventure style. You play as a detective who is tasked if you so choose to search for a child in the strange town of Innsmouth. There are nods to the lovecraftian mythos everywhere sprinkled throughout but this game chooses to take a far less serious tone than the writings it is based off of. Throughout the dialogue there is a lot of tongue and cheek humor either from yourself or the characters you interact with. The characters you will meet are almost cartoonish in their animations much like something like Little Inferno, adding to the quirky feel this game has. There is a lot of story and pathways to discover and you will find yourself diving in multiple times to find all the routes. The game has a total of 27 endings. As you play you can press the escape key to skip dialogue which is helpful on finding alternate branches. The music is fitting and the humor is pretty on point.
The Minor Gripes
It's nice to see the quirky fun but I would have liked to have seen a few more situations that leaned closer to horror. I feel like as much as I enjoy the offbeat humor it would have been interesting to see a more balanced blend of the two. When I play games like this I like to rest my hand on the mouse so I don't have to keep moving to click every time I read and it may be just me but sometimes I get a bit click happy and accidentally skip text. There's no way to read skipped text which is a bit inconvenient. Lastly the only other gripe I have with this is just a small personal desire. There are a lot of choices and decisions and sometimes it's nice to know when you are heading in the right direction for a new path. I've seen in plenty of story games where a new decision appears differently than a choice you have explored and it would be nice to see it here as well.
(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ pros ♥
+Filled with quirky humor
+Nice Lovecraftian references
+A lot of choices and endings to discover
(っ>▬<)っ x cons x
-Personally would enjoy a bit more horror mixed in
-No text backlog
I know it sounds a bit circle logic since I've talked about how great the humor along with how much I would enjoy a more serious tone but it just works for this. It's nice to see a game about lovecraftian mythos not take the subject material serious and drab all the time. If you are looking for a deep dark mysterious adventure that dives into the dark derelicts of the lovecraftian universe than this isn't it. If you're looking for a quirky choose your own adventure that pokes a lot of humor in the dialogue set in a lovecraftian universe like the Penny Arcade games or Cthulhu Saves The World than this is probably for you. I've played the game for about two hours at the time of this review and have only found seven of the endings. It will be fun to dive in and discover more and I don't regret the purchase.