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Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu (Windows)

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Description

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu is a fan made project based upon the Arkham Cycle Cthulhu stories by H.P. Lovecraft. More specifically, it is an adaptation of the pen & paper scenario Himmlers Schoggothe by Samuel Miller. The game is best described as a horror novel, using three means of storytelling: spoken word, filmed cut-scenes and playable content from a first-person perspective, built with the FPS Creator engine.

The player is cast as the hard-boiled private investigator Robert D. Anderson from New York. That is just a pseudonym however to hide his real name, Robert Dietrich. After an incident, he is forced to investigate his origins and travel to The Third Reich where the castle of his ancestors is occupied by SS troops and members of the Order of the Black Sun.

The game is divided into 15 chapters. In the playable sections players must explore the castle, talk to characters, solve puzzles and defeat enemies - combining shooter with adventure gameplay. Up to 20 weapons and spells can be collected, but it is encouraged to avoid confrontations.

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Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows After the long intro movie, you are presented with a book, containing the 15 chapters and extra contents of this story.
Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows Getting out of the room, we soon meet the soldiers, and they are not pleased. When near objects like doors you get hints on what to do.
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Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows Introduction live action video - the protagonist detective is chasing off some bad guys.
Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows A banana is a small health pickup, if you get hurt.
The sub machine gun at the far desk is something the protagonist won't touch, only pistols and revolvers for him.

Alternate Titles

  • "Проект «Андерсон»" -- Russian spelling
  • "Robert D. Anderson & Das Erbe Cthulhus" -- German title

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Shooterplanet Aug 16, 2007 63 out of 100 63
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Jeuxvideo.com Jul 23, 2007 5 out of 20 25
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Aug 16, 2007 1 out of 100 1

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Sciere (268629) added Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu (Windows) on Mar 13, 2008