Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Review

15 May 2012

In case you're curious about the PC release of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, Rock, Paper, Shotgun is offering one of their customary "Wot I Think pieces about it, which ends with a cautious recommendation of the title. Here are the writer's conclusions:
I talked with Alec, who has touched the trenches with his finger, and we’re both of the opinion that it’s a decent game. I want to add decent little game, which sounds so back-handed, but it is a little game and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s a little game I’d like to see grow up, either through a direct sequel or through further application of the Chaosium ruleset. Some actual investigation work to go with the bayonets and bombardment would do wonders for the atmosphere and could offer alternative routes or characters. More could be done with sanity too, which as it stands is more like an extra health bar, with slight complications, rather than a unique device.