This is the review for the Windows PC revamped version of the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired point-and-click horror adventure Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder, by publisher Iceberg Interactive and Turkish development studio Zoetrope Interactive.
With enhanced graphics and Steam achievements, the developer describes Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder as sending shivers up players’ spines by taking them to a disturbing corner of the human psyche.
The graphics of Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder are well done with some of the scenes appearing almost painting-like. We gave the graphics a 4 / 5.
The sound of Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is very convincing, especially as you hear chilling noises from the shadows. We gave the sound a 4.5 / 5.
In Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder, you get to play as police detective Howard E. Loreid while attempting to solve a murder of Clark Field with your main suspect being Loath Nolder. The game will take you on bizarre twists and turns as you progress through the levels while trying to solve the murder. The more clues that you find about Loath Nolder’s motive of killing Clark Field, the more your sanity and life will be in mortal danger. The game includes exploration, code and puzzle solving, unlocking areas, which sometimes we found a bit frustrating, especially when you put your thoughts together on a clue and then find out that you have to start over. If you play on the easiest level (out of the three), you will get hints to get you unstuck. We gave the gameplay a 4 / 5.
The controls of Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder are simple – point and click. We gave the controls a 5 / 5.
Overall, Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is an old style point-and-click horror game. Don’t expect any goonies to jump out at you and scare the heck out of you. It’s creepy enough, but old-school style. Some scenes are quite frustrating, but we found it interesting enough to want to keep playing.
4 / 5