– H.P. Lovecraft
Lovecraftian games’ reviews on the way!
Lately, I’ve been getting into the works of H.P. Lovecraft (again) and decided to check out some games based on his style of horror-fiction. I really like his idea that forbidden knowledge is attainable, but that a human will go mad trying to obtain it. I greatly enjoy that not all the answers will ever be available and sometimes things don’t make sense. I also really, really love that most of his stories are highly psychological. I also revel in how he peppers in things like superstitions, older-than-time fanatical and secretive cults and religions, unpredictability, fate, and a host of other things. I admire his ability to set into words a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere. There were other writers who came before and after him who were similar (Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King), but because of the bizarreness in his writings he made up, he stands out for me.
The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination. – H. P. Lovecraft