Wired’s Geek Dad Reviews Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
Ok, I feel I have to blog this – very chuffed to be reviewed on Wired! Woo!
Today is the 75th anniversary of the death of H.P. Lovecraft, and I can’t help but think that he would be fascinated that his creations still spawn so much interest. And I cannot think of a better way to celebrate his death — it is Lovecraft after all — than losing your mind playing Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land. I have to admit that I was totally addicted to this game for weeks, playing on my morning and evening commutes (don’t worry, I take trains), at night before going to bed and any stray moments I could find in-between.
… Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land combines the excellent gameplay of the original, with the convenience of playing on an iPad. The game captures the feel of the RPG combat I was used to playing back when we moved painted figures around on gridded maps. Admittedly the figures are now pixel rather than lead, but that saves all of the tedium of having to physically move them and roll dice.
Thanks to Jason for that. Following the review he sent a really ace tweet to me too:
And he’d timed the review so it came out on the 7th anniversary of Lovecraft’s death. +25 Geek Chic Points.